Mom’s take note! Aidan’s mom sure did from cool sites and online nursery inspiration. Her selections are brilliant and we are so grateful that she shared the end result: A refreshing, beautiful and contemporary nursery!
Scrolling through hundreds of real rooms for ideas on Project Nursery, Coochicoos, Apartment Therapy and Flickr as well as catalog rooms on furniture and decal sites. Domino Magazine was also a big source, such as putting the wallpaper on the ceiling, very sad the magazine has closed! I’m a big animal person and always loved that elephants symbolize wisdom, luck and strength (depending on the culture) so I gravitated to designs with elephants. (Now a lot of our gifts have been elephants so they have taken over!)
Modern but user-friendly/comfortable. Most of our furniture is dark wood but we wanted it to feel light, bright, and soothing – and be very baby. Figured our son has years to dictate his room.
Paint colors: Benjamin Moore Matte finish, Bottom: Caribbean Mist 2061-70 Top: Rainforest Dew 2146-50. Wallpaper and rug: Designer’s Guild. Crib & Dresser: Nurseryworks from Albee Baby. Glider: Monte Design. Light: Hive Modern. Bookshelf: Ikea. Side table: Target (Trumpet). Decal letters: signnetwork.com. Photobox: Sugarboo Designs. Sheep mobile: Flensted Mobiles from MoMa store. Name cartoon in frame: Created by a very close friend who is a cartoonist, if you have any interest in obtaining one of your own, please let me know.
We love the glider, we love that it’s more modern than most we’ve seen yet it’s very comfortable with perfect arm height and the back is high enough to rest your tired head on. We also put our old iPod on the side table and filled it with Rock Lullabies off iTunes so we get to here lullaby versions of Coldplay and the like at night which we like.