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Design Reveal: Historical Boy’s Nursery

We recently completed a historical boy’s nursery that has a very special place in our portfolio. It is our 100th design, and it just so happens to be in a 100-year-old home—now that’s destiny! The home itself was built in the Arts and Crafts style, and the homeowner wanted to make sure that the nursery for her new little baby boy flowed with the rich history of the house while also standing on its own.

The first thing we did was to choose some really beautiful and heirloom quality nursery furniture. We chose a classic style crib from Newport Cottages in a dark stain that matches the traditional Craftsman style dresser, which is made to impeccable quality standards.

Neutral Craftsman Style Nursery Design

The home has such beautiful architectural details, like the door frames and moldings around the windows. We wanted to make sure those features weren’t covered up but rather highlighted, so we made sure to select window treatments that could be pulled open to reveal the windows themselves, as well as the spectacular ocean view.

Neutral Nursery with White Glider

The homeowner wanted to add a subtle music theme to the nursery because it is sentimental to her and her husband. We used the existing crown molding to create a custom musical art piece displaying 2D and 3D music notes and the baby’s nickname laser cut out of wood (in a period-appropriate font, of course). Over the crib, we hung three vintage piano book covers, framed with plexiglass for safety. We also included a Craftsman style bookcase that we filled up with vintage books and toys.

Custom Music-Themed Nursery Art

We stayed within the historical color scheme of the home, so the room flows even with the exterior of the house. Beautiful sage greens, deep reds and rich browns really made this nursery fit right in, while the custom touches like the wall art and crib bedding make it stand out.

Craftsman Style Home and Nursery

A big thanks to baby Mac for letting us complete our 100th design in his 100-year-old home, and a big thanks to Project Nursery for sharing this historical boy’s nursery design reveal!


Thursday 17th of November 2016

I am looking on the Newport Cottages site and can not find this crib. I also have the same style of home and have arts and craft furniture and would like to keep this style. Could you help me find this crib?


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

Bravo!!! You guys are amazing. We have so much admiration for you both.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

You ladies are simply marvelous. Congrats. Wow, 100!! That's some serious designing.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

Congratulations, ladies! 100 designs, what an accomplishment! Your work is impeccable as always. Here's to many more beautiful room designs!