It’s been almost three years to the day since we’ve checked in with the creative and talented Bethany Dyer, of Kiss Me Darling. We featured her two older sons’ shared adventure-themed boys’ room then, and now we are back and Bethany is busier than ever after adding a third boy to their family. Baby Cruze’s nursery is eclectic and has a unique layout that makes for a truly special nursery that you are going to love. Congrats, Bethany, on your newest addition, and thank you for once again letting us into your beautiful home!
Hi! I’m Bethany, the writer behind the blog Kiss Me Darling. As a mom of three busy boys, I wanted to create an outlet for myself and others alike to explore everything from affordable clothing, beauty tips and home decor. I truly believe style is a reflection on everything from what you wear, how you do your makeup, to what pillows you choose for your living room. I also share “Mom Hacks Mondays” and talk about everything from parenting advice, baby items, decorating kids room, to kids clothing. I hope you all will stop by!
Where did you pull inspiration for your nursery design?
My main inspiration was a photo my good friend sent me of this star map. From there, I knew what I wanted the nursery to be, and I was able to find unique items to really bring in contrast and interest to the room.
Gray Glider | Leather Pouf | Floor Lamp
What part of the design process did you enjoy the most?
Decorating the area around the dresser was by far the hardest and most enjoyable. As you can see, the shape of the nursery is a bit funky. So, it proved to be a bit challenging when decorating that space. I was able to find truly fun and unique items like the lamp and cowhide rug that tied the whole room in together. It ended up being really fun, and when it all came together, I was ecstatic.
Cowhide Rug | Blue Dresser | Table Lamp | Pom Pom Bin | Sloth | Wall Shelf
What is your favorite part or detail in your nursery?
The star map for sure. It shows the star constellations seen on the night Cruze was born. It has such a special meaning and gives a unique spin on a traditional nursery.
What is one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when starting their own nursery design project?
I would find one item you absolutely must have in the nursery and base your color scheme and decor off of that. That way you have something to revert back to if you’re unsure if a certain item will look good in the room or not. I created a private pinterest board and added the items I was considering ordering. It helped me get a more clear picture of what the room would look like with the items I chose.
X Book Caddy | Pom Pom Blanket
Photography by Bethany Dyer
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What is the paint color used in this room?
Do you mind sharing where you found your light fixture? It’s exactly what I’m looking for!