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Nash’s Nashville Inspired Nursery

With sweet little Nash Tucker being my 3rd boy-I wanted to do things different with his nursery. My first two boys had themes and there was just a lot to them so this time I wanted to have a somewhat “themeless” nursery and stick with the motto that less is more. This was an absolute challenge for me as I love themes and I love designing rooms that have themes so I had to think a little more outside the box this time.
Once we decided his name, I knew that I must have hints of Nashville included in his nursery. While my husband and I love Nashville (it’s actually one of our absolute favorite places) and country music…No-We did not name him after the city we just  simply loved the named Nash and knew it was the one from very beginning.
My inspiration was a country meets modern color scheme along with keeping the room neutral so he will be able to grow into it. I have always loved Buffalo Plaid Check patterns and it just so happened it was  super popular at the time. I needed to pick another solid base color that would mesh well with the black and white buffalo check patterns and that is where this pewter meets navy color came to life. Finally, I needed to use sliver or gold as an accent color and while at first I was drawn to silver, I decided to challenge myself and go with gold. I am not a HUGE fan of gold, I am more of a rose-gold gal but I knew that once I added all of these colors/patterns together-it would come to life. Pinterest was a huge inspiration for me as it always is! It truly made my vision of these colors come to life.
My favorite piece of any nursery is a name sign above the crib. This is the one item I put the MOST thought to as I feel it is always the focal point of a nursery. My husband and I were shopping at a local antique mall and we came across this large marquee light sign that had one of those famous lit up arrows that you will find at any bar in downtown Nashville. The the sign was advertising a George Straight show and I am convinced it was hand plucked from a bar in downtown Nashville back in the day. As much as I wanted this sign and immediately dreamed of way I could make it work- it was just too large for the wall in our nursery but that is when I knew I had to have Nash’s name in lights or a marquee lit arrow, so the search begin. I searched high and low for Marquee lit letters and arrows and could not find anything that I liked. I came across these black thin steel letters at hobby lobby and I just loved the way his named looked when spelled out with these letters. The search went on for a marquee lit arrow. After months and months of searching, I finally came across a company on Etsy that had exactly what I wanted and his name sign came to life!
This nursery is by far my most budget friendly nursery I have designed and I am super proud of it. It was a lot of DIY work at the hands of my handy husband. We put this nursery together in about 2 weeks all while adding an additional bedroom to our house and raising to other rambunctious boys-talk about crazy! I’ve listed all the deets below, hope you enjoy!

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Cozy Little Boy Nursery Ideas

My name is Julie and I blog at Happy Home Fairy – a place where I love sharing encouragement and fun ideas for moms.  After 4+ years of trying and then surrendering and then giving away allll the baby things from our other 2 babies (#irony!) – we were blessed with baby boy #3!  Anticipating this sweet surprise has been the best adventure.  And decorating his nursery was my favorite thing to do while dealing with pregnancy insomnia – ha!  I really wanted to create a peaceful space that reflected the qualities I pray our boy will have – strength, courage, and kindness.
Removable wallpaper is a very popular trend right now.  I really wanted to incorporate it somehow into the baby’s room.  When I came across Rocky Mountain Wall Decals, I knew they would have just what I was looking for!
I have a bit of a love obsession with buffalo plaid, so the Buffalo Check Wallpaper was perfect for the statement wall when you walk into the nursery.  My friend, Marcy from Project Artwork, offered to help put up the wallpaper and let me tell you – it was so much fun!  It took several hours, but it was really very simple!  The most challenging part was lining up the patterns, but other than that, the process was pretty easy.  I absolutely love how it turned out.
When I saw THESE beautifully styled shelves paired with the IKEA Hemnes dresser, I was so inspired to create my own!  At first, I tried to recreate the shelves exactly as the ones that had inspired me, but then it just wasn’t right.  So I kept playing with it until it became my own.  It was such a good lesson for me to not rush into copying something, but to be thoughtful and intentional within my own creative place.
Above our glider I had to hang some faux taxidermy because apparently that is my new hobby (see my boys’ bedroom reveal and also the preschool welcome center that I got to design).  These animal heads are handmade by the cutest little shop on Etsy called In Rainbows.
I definitely think my favorite thing about this room is the subtle messages of strength, bravery, and sweet peace it communicates!  I can’t even tell you how many times I have wandered in there to escape everything (ie. the older two brothers fighting to the death with a laundry basket – true story) and just pray/dream/imagine what life will be like with our new little wonder.
I hope he loves his room and I hope you do, too!
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Buffalo Check + Lucite Nursery
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Patrick’s Nursery | Buffalo Check Pattern with Lucite Nursery

As a graphic designer for the stationery brand, WH Hostess, I love bold prints, patterns and colors.  But when it came time to decorate my son’s nursery, I wanted it to be calm and serene.  A place to escape the chaos of the rest of the house (with an active three year old!), incorporating a lot of neutrals that would allow me to alter the look of it as he grows up.
We painted the walls navajo white, and beefed up the architectural interest in the very basic, square room, with crown molding and wider baseboards. I wanted the nursery to have a very updated classic feel – so I combined a bold, yet classic buffalo check pattern with lucite and brushed gold accents with our Pottery Barn Kids white furniture.  I’ve always loved the classic tales of Peter Rabbit, so I infused a few bunny accents in the artwork, table lamp and mobile above the crib.  To add warmth, I used a sisal rug and woven basket accents for storage.
There are two pieces in the nursery that are extra special: the gold trinket box that was my grandmother’s and the “Old Mother Hubbard” art hanging above the crib.  This piece has been in my family since 1915, and has hung in every baby’s nursery in my family since.  Starting with my grandfather, my mother and aunt, my nursery, my siblings and cousins, and now my niece and nephew, and my own children’s nurseries.  It’s such a special family heirloom and each child cherishes it as they grow up!

Kid's Cabin Themed Playroom
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Colorful Camp Themed Playroom

A fun kid’s camp themed playroom with wonderful pops of color! We turned a boring, no-storage office into an organized and fun camp-themed playroom.

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Farm Chic Boy’s Room

I loved changing Mac’s nursery into a big boy room that I call “Farm Chic.” Navy is one of my favorite colors and I added pops of green in the art, pillows and side table. For a touch of manliness I used my husbands pig mount and deer hooves hooks over the bed.