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Colter’s Corner


This is our 1st baby! My husband and I had to relocate in the middle of our 3rd trimester and quickly realized that we were going to have to get creative with our nursery plans. We wound up with a terrific loft space that didn't exactly accommodate the nursery space we were hoping for. Meaning 2 bedrooms rather than 3. We know we're having a baby boy and refused to give up on our overall plans. So we rearranged some things, removed closet doors and hardware, did a lot of precise measuring, and ended up with a wonderful crib nook and better outcome than we could have hoped for. We wanted a cozy room with clean lines and less clutter while using a primary color palette.

Design Inspiration

We didn't want anything too babyish and have always loved Pottery Barns Classic Madras Plaid in Navy. We love the crisp white and bold navy contrast. The bedding, color scheme, and vintage planes really allowed us to create an overall fun, boyish theme that will grow with him.

Decorating Style

We consider it contemporary with vintage touches.

Project Details

We started by removing the closet doors and hardware. Followed by taping off the walls and painting. Paint: Navy-Behr Nocturnal Sea, White- Behr Polar Bear, Behr Disney Blustery Day ( closet ceiling). Clouds painted freehand.         Dresser and 4-n-1 Convertible Crib in Espresso "Melody" by Eden Baby. Bedding and Quilt, Madras Plaid in Navy by Pottery Barn. Vintage Planes by Pottery Barn. Oversized Chair and Picture ledges from Ikea. Lighting and rug from Target. Wall monogram from Baskets and mirror found and repurposed projects.Nautical Flags-

Favorite Items

It's tough to say, but we are in love with his crib nook. It was made for him and feels like it. Love that he has his own little sky view!


Research and the internet can be overwhelming but when you find an idea, color, or item that really suits your style, stick to it and build around it. Choose what feels comfortable to you as well. After all we will spend a lot of time together in the space we create. Search for deals, they are out there. Don't be afraid of bold colors or small spaces!


Saturday 23rd of August 2014

Where did you find the shelves for the book display?


Sunday 4th of March 2012

I really like the idea of the initials. Are they painted and if so, where did you find stencils? They look perfect.

Tasha Cune

Sunday 4th of December 2011

I like the effect of that lamp standing in the corner. I also love the stripe bedding and the fact that you made your son his very own monogram!


Sunday 4th of December 2011



The Airplanes are from Pottery Barn Kids.


Saturday 3rd of December 2011

Where r the airplanes from?