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Henry’s room


Not knowing whether we were having a boy or a girl, I knew I wanted to keep this room neutral without doing a typical yellow or green paint color. We settled on a scheme that included a lot of gray and bold accent colors to keep the room looking fresh without feeling too babyish.  This room has a mix of furniture and finishes, giving it a more collected-over-time look.  Henry can grow and play in this room for many years without it feeling too juvenile.  It's a room that I think both kids and adults can enjoy!

Design Inspiration

I was initially inspired by children's (my students') artwork.  I love textures from nature, patterns, and bold and graphic design elements.

Decorating Style

cheerful, graphic, comfortable, collected....I like a mix of vintage furniture pieces in a room with a more modern aesthetic.

Project Details

Paint color - Comfort Gray, by Sherwin Williams / Crib - Babyletto Modo 3 in 1 convertible / Rug - Urban Outfitters / Dressers / Changing table - already owned, refinished and painted / Rocking chair - already owned, reupholstered in Duralee, Thomas Paul print # 20875-246 / Tree bookshelf - handmade by my dad / Pouf - CB2 / Dark bookshelf / side table- already owned, from Target / Large arch lamp - Target / Yellow table lamp - West Elm / Pillows - Target, Home Goods, World Market, West Elm / Storage baskets - Target / Crib sheet - Target / Curtains - West Elm / Roller shades - Smith and Noble

Favorite Items

The tree bookshelf is my favorite piece.  My dad (Henry's grandpa) made it for us after I showed him a photo of something similar from Pinterest. It is playful, cheery and modern. I think it will be an area of the room where Henry will spend a lot of time (perhaps a reading spot?)


In my opinion, there is nothing worse than a matching bedroom set. Rather than buying a crib, changing table and rocker that all go together, try using furniture that you already have, or look for deals online or at garage sales. You can unify the pieces with other accents and color or refinish them for very little money and have an updated, stylish grouping of furniture without being too "matchy matchy."

Tree Bookshelves That Creatively Display Collections In Style

Wednesday 30th of July 2014

[…] Although technically a tree bookshelf is for displaying books, the kids will probably enjoy more having their cute toys placed on the branches. You can use the design of the bookshelf to teach them how to be organized{found on projectnursery}. […]

Tasha Cune

Thursday 18th of October 2012

Charming room you have there. My eyes are on that rocking chair with ornately carved details.


Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

I would love to have that tree bookshelf as well... That is just ingenious!

Florence Amber

Saturday 29th of September 2012

Such lovely room. I super duper love that tree shelf! For me, it's the star of the show ;)