Living in a historic neighborhood just outside of Washington, DC, the houses are quaint and the rooms are small. The nursery was designed to maximize the space while still making the room unique and beautiful. The project brings together our love of travel with the desire to share with our daughter a sense of wonder and adventure.
The nursery introduces the wonders of the world, from the wallpaper of famous sites and one-of-a-kind matching mobile, to the cityscapes, and hot air balloons, while providing a romantic vintage feeling through the travel cases, pictures on the wall, ferris wheel, and chandelier. The elephants play into the theme through the children's books about Babar and Celeste, and a whimsical sense that the world has no bounds.
Anthropologie-inspired, romantic, whimsical, vintage
Most of the Room is Etsy, Craigslist, and DIY
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids (Craigslist)
Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids
Dresser: Craigslist, Restored by Maggie Jane's
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids & LavenderLinens on Etsy
Mobile: NouvelleLuneStudios on Etsy
Bunting Banner: BerryAlaMode & LovelyBonesEmporium on Etsy
Artwork: MarkandRuby on Etsy, Geministudio on Etsy, Petit Collage
Lamp: CharlotteRays on Etsy
Light Plates: Various Etsy
Cubby and Drawers: DIY Repainted and Recovered
Hamper: Home Decorators
Pouf: Restoration Hardware Kids
Curtains: Bed Bath & Beyond
Mirror: RevivedVintage on Etsy
Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids
Ferris Wheel: Anthropologie in 2010
Travel Trunks: Ebay and Craigslist
Baby Blanket: Custom Made by Friend
Bookrack: Pottery Barn Kids
Number one favorite is the wallpaper and matching mobile. Runner up is the dresser. It was a labor of love and the transformation of an old dresser to become the focal point of the room far exceeded expectations.
1. Don't skimp on the details. They are what add up to create the overall feel of the room
2. With Etsy you can create a very custom look on your own. Anything you want to do, there is someone willing to help you.
3. Romantic and girlie does not have to be super pink and frilly. Blue is ok.