Planning a nursery is fun for every mommy-to-be, and even more for me, as I am an interior designer. I feel like my own worst client because I like so many things! After honing in on the soft, classic look I wanted, designing Henry's natural nursery was a treat for me, and I loved every second of preparing my little nest!
When I found the piece of antique crewel fabric at an estate sale (now on the custom ottomans flanking the armoire), I was immediately inspired by the rich jewel tones. I kept these colors as the only "pop" in the room besides the artwork (vintage book pages) over the antique blue chest. Stumbling upon the classic ticking stripe fabric during client shopping only solidified the organic, tactile look and natural color scheme. Combined with the other vintage elements in the room (the pram, the old doll's bed, the rocking horse), the fabric and colors really spoke to my style.
While making our house a home, I’ve had a ball collecting pieces over the years, rummaging through grandma's attic, scouring antique stores, and incorporating my obsession with textiles, linens, and fabrics - all to reflect my modern traditional style approach while keeping things comfy. It's no secret, I'm a pillow junkie! And I love taking family cast-offs and bringing them back to life. Luckily, no one has really fought me over anything. Yet! Our home is a combination of things that makes it "ours". I enjoy adding things here and there....a quirky objet de art, a pretty plant, or a funky lamp. Like my taste, my home is constantly evolving.
The baby bed is the highlight of the room. Everyone always loves it! Bratt Decor makes such beautiful children's pieces. The alphabet prints were found on Etsy - the best resource for pillows and art! I made the light fixture, and found the antique blue chest at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta. The white mirror is a Target purchase from a few years ago, and the window treatment fabric was found at Artee in Atlanta. The pram, the armoire, the doll's bed, the rocking horse, and little wooden rocker are all family pieces. I love Henry's simple linen bedding, by Pom Pom at Home. I keep it fun by changing up the crib sheets in different patterns!
I love the four-poster iron baby bed! It's the focal point of the room, and fortunately Henry loves it too! Another favorite piece is the antique blue pram. My husband was pushed and strolled in it as a baby by both his mother and grandmother.
Keep your eyes peeled....search thrift stores, antique malls, and Etsy for usual pieces with a bit of patina. You don't want anything that looks too "new"! And symmetry goes a long way in making a room feel more complete...the mirror flanked by prints on each side, a pair of ottomans, a pair of wall sconce, etc.
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