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Connor’s nursery


A little boy's nursery inspired by the woods surrounding our home, my husband's love of motor vehicles and our family's Scottish roots.

Design Inspiration

Our house is surrounded by trees and nature so I liked the idea of using a lot of neutral colors (browns, tans).  The pop of red was inspired by the Motorcycle print which has long hung in our house.

I was  reusing the white crib and chair from my daughter's nursery, so I wanted the rest of the decor to offset the lighter style of the furniture, plus I wanted a room that Connor could grow up in so I decided on stronger, more neutral colors vs. traditional baby pastels. 

Decorating Style

I would describe my style as comfortable, yet eclectic.  While I love very clean and modern decor, I like to match the style of my rooms with the style of my house - which is currently very cottage-like.  I prefer to re-use and re-purpose things from around the house as much as I can and give them new life in a different setting. 

Project Details

The crib bedding was originally a Madras quilt from Pottery Barn Kids that I had remade into the bumper (and I used the left over fabric for a small quilt to drape over the chair).  I also had two crib sheets made from a duvet (also PBK).    We re-used my husband's dresser from his childhood (This End Up) which was much heavier wood.  It serves as both Connor's changing table and dresser.  

Favorite Items

Although new, both the vintage style car and toy box, plus the sock monkeys bring a lot of personality to the room and add a bit of "kid-ness" to the space. 


I have always had luck starting with a single element that I love and working from that - in this case it was the madras quilt and the motorcycle print.  Everything else fell into place. 


Sunday 24th of September 2017

Love the nursery! Where is the rug from?


Wednesday 7th of May 2014

Where did you find the toy box? I LOVE it!


Friday 11th of May 2012

II absolutely love your nursery! I would like to know where you found the vintage toy car? I’ve seen some online but they don’t as good. Thank you!


Wednesday 15th of February 2012

I absolutely love this!! I am very interested in the painting you have above the crib. Is it a pure red or does it have an orange tint to it? In the picture it looks to be more orange than red.


Saturday 11th of February 2012

This IS the inspiration for my baby boys room :) I found it and instantly fell in love with the vintage feel and there's no cheesy theme! I've been having a hard time finding the right color of plaid though :( Wish I could just buy it from you lol. Thats how much i adore this room!