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Henry’s Vintage Airplane Nursery


A sophisticated, yet still boyish nursery for our son. It is centered around aviation, deep rich colors and personal hand made touches from loved ones.

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration is my father. He was a fighter pilot in the Navy, so we used his experiences for Henry's nursery. We were able to find so many aviation inspired decorations, it was easier than I expected!

Decorating Style

The style for this nursery is fun, yet something he can grow into. I didn't want to create a nursery that was centered around infancy because I want him to be able to keep many of the pieces as he gets older.

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the hand made pieces by family and friends. My mother in law made the "Pittsinger Propeller and Parts" sign and I was blown away by her creativity and how perfectly it fits in the nursery. My friend also made the name sign on his door. I also love the Braniff Airline tin sign because my parents met while my Dad was a pilot and Mom was a flight attendant for Braniff. The last "favorite" is the wooden propeller. This was hanging up in the house I grew up in, and now it is hanging in my son's room. I'm in love.


Pick something that has meaning. Whether it is a theme, or just a central piece to draw inspiration, make sure you love it. Don't worry about what may look nice to others, just make it your own. The nursery is a space for you to enjoy with your tiny one, so as long as you feel at home and comfortable in it, that's all that matters!

Amy Pittsinger

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Jill, the door sign was a handmade gift from a dear friend!


Saturday 4th of January 2020

Where can I find the airplane sign for the door?


Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Where did you find the large red hanging airplane? It's adorable!


Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Hey Tammy, It says above that it was purchased at HomeGoods.


Thursday 13th of September 2018

Six years late to the party, but this nursery is breathtaking. I was searching for teal colored nurseries and when I saw this I said WOW this is the look I'm going for. I love that you decorated with meaningful pieces. I wonder how the room looks now..

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