Hudson’s Nursery

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We wanted something contemporary, and not too baby-ish, lol. It started with the wallpaper, and grew from there. We have incorporated old and new into this room and I love the way it feels.

Design Inspiration

The wallpaper was probably my inspiration.  I liked the mod feeling of it, and loved the colours.  We weren't sure whether we were having a boy or a girl at that point and I felt it was fairly gender neutral.

Decorating Style

I don't think I have a decorating style, I just try to put things in my space that I truly love; if you love everything in the room, you will love the room as a whole too. 

Project Details

There are a few DIY projects in this room:

1) painted the blue dresser - we decided to paint this a similar colour to the "keep calm and carry on" poster to tie things together.

2) sanded/stained/painted the change table.  This was a piece we used to have in our old apartment as a kitchen island. We finished it to compliment the crib.

3)I repurposed an old bed skirt (from a queen sized bed) for the crib bed skirt.

4) the boxes under the change table are bankers boxes that I covered in faux alligator vinyl. 

5)the curtains are from ikea and sewed the orange ribbon on top to tie it into the wallpaper.

Favorite Items

the wallpaper; the light; the glider (Rena by bestchairs) and the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster.


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    Nice modern nursery. And hey, your light looks really interesting. What’s it made of? Paper?

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    Thanks!  It’s plastic,  the base is from an ikea light that is very similar, though I liked this shade better, so we used it instead.  We found it at a little boutique in Ottawa, but I’ve seen them in a few home stores.

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    Thanks, I love it too! It is the Rena glider by Best Chairs, from their storytime series.  It is in pumice and trimmed in nougat. 

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    Cool nursery. And you’re right. It’s not baby-ish. Your “Keep Calm and Carry On” is not “baby-appropriate,” but I think it’s appropriate for whoever us changing the diapers. =)

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    Thanks Ysczabel!  That was the idea, I laughed when I found the poster, I think it gives a bit of humour to the room… I’m sure there will be times when it will come in handy :)

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    Love your white frames by the changing table. They’d look lovely if you get really nice prints that would attract your baby’ attention while he gets his diapers changed.

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    Wow, those lights could have fooled me.  They don’t look anything like plastic in the picture!  Thanks for answering and thanks for sharing this room :)

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    Hi Hazel06: Your humor worked too :)  I’ve showed this nursery to a cousin of mine who is due in June and she loved it!

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