Being a graphic designer I knew I wasn't going to design a typical baby nursery. I wanted a bright color pallet to start with and to use things that were personal to me yet still very eclectic and modern at the same time.
I found inspiration in whimsical decor and used London accents, a fun mix of patterns and textures, and some vintage airplanes to create this colorful room. His room also has some sweet, personal touches, like the framed painting of a bomber plane which my grandfather flew during WWII. The nursery has a very eclectic feel and was pieced together from a variety of sources.
Modern, eclectic and colorful
Hemnes Dresser: IKEA
Bedding: Carousel Designs
Quilt: DIY sewn by my grandmother
London Underground Map: poster.com
Airplanes and Mirrors: Hobby Lobby
Bookshelf and Wall Shelves: DIY
Poster, Globe and Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters
Framed Wall Art: DIY
Letter H: RH Baby & Child
It's hard to pick one thing, but I really love the crib bedding and the airplane painting.
My advice when it comes to design is don't try to fit into a mold. Start with a color pallet and then use personal items and things you like. Try not to be so "matchy matchy" but use items that compliment each other both in color and style. And remember to have fun.