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Come Fly With Me – Grayson’s Vintage/Modern Nursery


Wanting to instill a love of travel in our little one, we desiged Grayson's nursery around all things travel in a vintage/mordern way. From the antique dresser, buffet, and globe, to the modern chervron rug and travel fabric, this room clearly is all about traveling the world. For a personal touch, we also framed vinatge maps of San Francisco (my hometown), Denver (my husband's hometown), and Phoenix (where we currently reside and where Baby G will be born).

Design Inspiration

Inspiration for this room began with the airplane mobile. I didn't want a room that was all about airplanes, but this was the perfect accessory to build the room around.

Decorating Style

Vintage Modern. I wanted to use a combination of old vinatge pieces, but throw in modern patterns, like in the rug and fabric. Using pieces of furniture and accessories with some history made the room that much more warm.

Project Details

Restoration Hardware Airplane Mobile
ny Lind
Chevron Rug
Chair and Ottoman
Pad and Cover
Clocks: Cities were cut from vinyl on my cricut
Framed Monogram: Frames, Burlap, and Letters from Hobby Lobby
Changing Table: Buffet from an antique store that we refinished
Dresser: My husband’s childhood dresser that we refinished
Bedding and Pillows: Made my wonderful Mother In Law
Valences: Made by my wonderful Mother In Law
Vintage Suitcases: Found at local antique store
"Antique" CD Player: Found this gem on craigslist! Looks like an antique radio, but is actually a CD player.
Wall Mounted Book Shelves: Made by my wonderful husband
Vintage Pictures: Boat, car, plane, train: Printed by my sister who is a photographer
Vintage Maps of CA, CO, and AZ: Found at a local antique store


Favorite Items

I love the suitcases to use for toy, blanket, and book storage. They are usable accessories that add to the vintage theme. I love thinking about who they may have belonged to and where they have traveled.


Reuse, Reuse, Reuse! There are so many ways to repurpose and reuse items to give your space a personal touch.

Frauline Melfi

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Striped walls, chevron rug, framed maps. These are my faves in this room.