This is our third child, first boy and so we wanted to make his room something that would last him a long time and transition easily. We love non-baby themed rooms for nurseries and found this one to be a joy to work on.
We wanted to stick with some element of the outdoors and really the color palate of grays and the bright bold yellow. We started with the curtain fabric, pillow fabric, sheet fabric and the large brown owl with yellow eyes and everything else grew from there.
We love mixing old and new, antiques with modern.
Crib - craigslist
Dresser- local Antique Store
Chair - IKEA poang chair recovered in Herman Miller Fabric
Brown Canvas Bins - Target
Rug - Rugsusa.com
White bench - IKEA
All fabric related items were hand created by myself using fabrics from a local fabric store called Fields, JoAnn's, and IKEA.
Gray Owl- Pier 1
Puppy Dog - diapers.com
Pegboard & mirror were both designed and built by my husband.
Crates & brown footstool: local antique shops
Items on shelf were found at various local stores throughout West Michigan.
Favorite item in the room (I don't know if I can pick only one): The brown owl with yellow eyes was carved by my late grandfather and that brings so much sentimentality to the room. We love the unique mix of pieces that we were able to find to create this room's identity.
We also LOVE the rug - we think it looks like leaves on the ground.
Don't go to your big box store to look, shop local and find an Etsy store owner or someone local who can create the perfect fabric pieces for your room. If you find something at a local antique shop - pick it up right away, you never know if it will be there the next time you walk in.
Don't be afraid to be bold with color or decorating choices, and to try things, even if it means you'll paint over them again. Design sometimes = risk and you will be surprised with what you can create.