I was asked to design my daughter and son-in-law's very first nursery...Hudson's room is a soothing, calm room with vintage elements, re-purposed furniture and details that have special meaning.
My son-in-law requested a nursery that centered around their (and mine as well) alma mater, Oklahoma State University. OSU's colors are black and orange - that color combo was a little too "Halloween-ish" for a nursery, so we started with a neutral backdrop. Adding in OSU sports memorabilia, a little black & orange, and mascots in small doses, I think we achieved his goal! (Go Pokes!) The two owls are a nod to his fraternity...
Calm and comfortable. I believe that interiors should reflect who you are and who you love.
- Scripture on canvas: DIY - letters cut from old book pages and mounted on a canvas painted black and finished with a water-based sealant. Jeremiah 29:11 is the verse they chose for Hudson.
- Mobiles: Crib mobile is made from an old lampshade form with black and white pinwheels and "Bullet"-OSU black stallion. Mobile over changing table is a embroidery hoop covered in ticking ribbon. The owl is made from menswear fabric.
- Shelf above daybed was made by Hudson's great grandfather and was originally used in my daughter's room as she was growing up!
- Other accessories, artwork are DIY
My favorite items are the re-purposed ones: The daybed was rebuilt by a carpenter from just my sketches and an old bed from Craigslist - I have a talented carpenter as a friend! The American Empire era dresser already had the stained-to-match changing topper on it when I bought it off Craigslist for only $50. I also enjoyed making the mobile out of the old lampshade form.
This room has humble bones... a daybed made from an antique bed, inexpensive pegboard hung above the changing table for baskets and shelving, inexpensive handkerchief linen for the crib bedding & shade and DIY 90% of the artwork, accessories. The only major expense was the crib...the glider was a gift. My advice would be to come up with a plan - put it together visually with photos saved in a word document, pinterest, etc. - if it looks good on paper, most likely you will like the end results!