I think I am in shock that any day now we will welcome home our second baby, a baby boy! While mentally I am probably not ready (is it even possible to be ready?), I am excited to share that his sweet little nursery space is ready. I’m sharing the one piece that inspired it all, plus stories and sources for all of the vintage and new design pieces that we feature. Let’s take a look!
Our baby boy’s nursery (his name is still TBD, eek!) was inspired by this beautiful art print by one of my favorite local Atlanta companies, Helmsie. I chose the largest size as a focal point over his Wooster Crib and then kept the color palette of the space navy, kelly green and honey gold.
Isn’t it so silly that we “make the bed” for a baby even though they sleep in an entirely empty space? It’s always made me giggle but never stopped me from tossing in some throw pillows, swaddles and adorable plush animals for a perfectly styled photo. I love a neutral bed, so I chose this super soft crib sheet and layered it with a trio of color palette friendly throw pillows and stuffed animal friends.
I have a confession—I am currently addicted to swaddles. I am loving adding in different colors, textures, prints and solids. And I really can’t wait to wrap Baby Boy into these soft blankets!
Since this nursery space was once home to my now 2.5-year-old daughter, many elements remained the same and some items are new. This house shelf is new to Baby Brother’s nursery and I think it makes a really cute spot to perch a favorite stuffed animal and book.
This wall of books is something that fills me with joy! We hung the shiplap and book ledges when this was our daughter’s room (see the space when it was hers here) and have lovingly added books to the wall for over three years now. I’ve switched out the titles to some of our favorites that we can’t wait to share with our family’s newest addition.
The giant clock has been an essential! And, of course, a monitor is essential too! We will be using the Project Nursery 5″ Baby Monitor System.
Instead of buying all new furniture, we incorporated family heirloom pieces and items from around our house. This spindle leg table was my grandmother’s, and it proudly displays books from my husband’s childhood.
Another piece that made its way into the nursery is this vintage leather settee. It was a housewarming gift that my husband and I gave each other when we moved into our home. It’s been a comfortable spot for bedtime book reading with our daughter, and we look forward to making more family memories here—I love that we can all fit!
Flanking the window, we have hanging baskets that display special gifts, vintage books, and sweet toys and items that we have picked up from vacations and travels.
While I went simple with one large-scale piece of art over the crib, I choose to go gallery style on the other side of the room. Well, truth be told, when this was my daughter’s room, this was also a gallery wall. But, many elements were removed, switched around, and updated to create a look that is all Baby Boy’s.
Photos from our travels, handmade artwork by me, handmade artwork by friends, and a super cool lion head make up this half of the gallery wall. I made the ABC felt art when pregnant with our daughter, and the colors lent themselves so well to this space, it just had to stay!
At the peak of the gallery wall design is this sweet giraffe hook that holds a felt banner in all the right colors. I’m pretty sure it’s against the nursery laws to have a nursery or kid’s room without a whimsical string of garland.
Having meaningful artwork on the wall’s of my kids’ rooms is really important to me. I had the opportunity to create a few things for Baby Boy’s wall, including this simple green rainbow and some featured lyrics to a classic southern rock song that I hope he loves as much as I do.
A piece that is new to this nursery, but not new to nursery spaces is this vintage wooden dresser. It was actually the dresser that my parents used in my nursery as a baby! My husband put a little bit of elbow grease into it and we look forward to keeping this piece alive for our son.
I told you I had a thing for swaddle blankets this time…
I needed a little bit more organizational space in this nursery, so I pulled in a three-tier rolling cart. These pieces are genius for nurseries and kid’s rooms and since my daughter took hers to her big girl room, we grabbed a new one for Baby Boy in this amazing navy.
Yup, even our diaper pail is color scheme appropriate. This gold will certainly make diaper changes more stylish.
Alright! That is Baby Boy’s nursery! All we need now is a little baby boy.
Photographs by Heidi Geldhauser Harris
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