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Liam’s Classic British Baby Blue Nursery


I wanted to create a beautiful & classic nursery for our first baby - a boy we named Liam.  I wanted it to be pretty and suitable for a newborn yet still boyish, so we went with a blue colour palette but the decor had a soft vintage feeling overall.  We opted for pretty white furniture to contrast against the baby blue wall colour.

Design Inspiration

We love British culture so an English UK influence was definitely present in the design.  I fell in love with the Union Jack trunk, which we use as a toy chest, and the Goodnight Keith Moon book - an hilarious spoof on a classic children's book.  My husband and I are big fans of the band Oasis, and the poster you can see on the wall is a limited edition poster print from a Noel Gallagher concert in Toronto.  I felt it fit the theme and colours within the nursery perfectly!

Decorating Style

I love clean designs, but also with a bit of interest - be it vintage touches or keeping everything overall modern.  I don't like to mix and match too much - I prefer however to pick a colour palette and try to choose items and colours within it.  I'm not too concerned about having a perfect match with every item as long as the room flows together fairly well overall.

Project Details

There are lots of unique items in Liam's nursery, but here's a general list:

White 'Chelsea' crib and double dresser - Natart Juvenile

Blue, aqua & white paper poms - Etsy

Lamp, white book case, faux silver alarm clock - Home Sense

Small white coat hanger - Home Depot

Chandelier - Home Depot, painted off-white by hand DIY

Mirror - IKEA, spray painted white DIY

Sweet Lambie Nursery Bedding, Lamb Mobile, white floating shelf - Pottery Barn Kids

Framed poster - Limited edition Noel Gallagher concert poster from Toronto 2011

Union Jack trunks - The Brick

Union Jack guitar bank (a miniature of a guitar Mommy really owns, signed by Noel Gallagher) - Green Earth

Blue polka dot change pad - Toys 'R' Us

White REGOLIT Pendant Lamp Shade - IKEA (love the soft light it casts)

White glider rocker from Dutailier (not pictured)

All images are copyright Lisa Mark Photography -

Favorite Items

The framed poster - Limited edition Noel Gallagher concert poster from Toronto 2011


See what you have already and if you can paint it (we had the chandelier from our old photography studio and decided to paint it white and use it in the nursery).  Also, keep the room fairly clean and simple as once the baby is born, the room fills up SO quickly with their toys!  Having the trunks as storage space is great for clothing that our son hasn't grown into quite yet, or has already grown out of.


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Tuesday 30th of December 2014

[…] Liam’s Classic British Baby Blue Nursery by Lisa Mark Hines Melisa, of Project Nursery, says, “There is something so classic about this boy nursery. The soft shade of blue and the playful accents, like those Union Jack trunks and the colorful tissue poms, make this room unique and just lovely to look at.” […]


Thursday 30th of January 2014

What brand and shade is the room painted in, please?

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Tuesday 19th of November 2013

The sheep mobile is so adorable!