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Bowie’s Music Themed Nursery


A Music Themed Nursery

Design Inspiration

Since our home is Mid-Century Modern, we knew we wanted to keep our baby’s nursery clean, simple and someplace he could grow into.  My husband is a musician, so we have an abundance of guitars around the house.  In addition to needing a place to stash one or two, we also knew that he would want to play for our son, so the music theme evolved pretty organically!  We found the orange album cover in his vinyl collection, the orange guitar pillow, and the toy box (I couldn’t resist it!), and the color palette came together! I also knew I would be incorporating the rocking was my mother’s when she was a child...I had originally planned on painting it, but now I’m so glad I decided to leave it as-is.

Decorating Style

modern, simple, playful

Project Details



Crib: IKEA

Bedding: Dwell Studio (discontinued pattern)

Pillows: Land of Nod, CB2 (patterns no longer available)

Rug, One King’s Lane

Glider: Pottery Barn Kids

Ottoman: Target (no longer available)

Lamp: IKEA

Toy Box: IKEA

Bookshelves: IKEA (spice racks)

“Good Night, Sleep Tight” Print: Roll & Tumble Press (found at a local shop)

“Shake A Leg” Print By Invisible Creature: Poster Cabaret


The dresser/changing table and some of the other smaller items in the room are repurposed from other rooms in the house. 

Favorite Items

One of my favorite things in the room is the framed onesie.  We had been toying around with the name Bowie, when we came across this onesie in a shop and decided to buy it “just in case”.  After he grew out of it, I put it in a frame I kind of a subtle way of of putting his name up in the room.  


We really tried to use what we had (for the wall collages, especially), and shop for items that could be re-used later either in a "big-boy" room, or someplace else in the house.  That way we get the most mileage out of our purchases and avoid anything too "baby" that Bowie will be tired of in a couple of years.  

For more pics, advice and info, you can check out my "New Mama" posts on Prairie Hive!

Fay Brown

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Can I ask where you got the Bowie romper from? It's amazing!!

Millie Miller

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

For those of you asking, it looks like the paint color is: Sherwin Williams Embellished Blue (I had to look on her blog for the color.) Hope that helps!


Tuesday 29th of January 2013

So cute! I love your son's name too. I love David Bowie but unfortunately for me my husband wouldn't never agree to let me name our child after him.


Wednesday 21st of November 2012

I love the wall color - can you share what paint color you used?

Tasha Cune

Thursday 18th of October 2012

Cool room with a cool theme. And that looks like an interesting yellow lamp below the onesie in a frame.