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Little Léo’s Nature Room


One of the first things our client told us about her son when she asked us to design his room, is that he was a nature lover. When we finally met Léo, there was no mistaking it...he likes to spend all of his time exploring the outdoors; rain or shine! So we decided that his room was going to reflect exactly that.

This was going to be Léo's first big boy room, as he was getting evicted from his current nursery to make room for his soon-to-arrive little brother - YAY! The bedroom that he was moving into was left with walls in very poor condition on the bottom half from the previous owners. So the first order of business was to find the best way to treat the walls, and we settled on some beautiful beadboard (installed by Léo's very handy dad), which tied into the nature theme perfectly.

A few pieces that we were asked to keep in his new bedroom were the recently converted crib and Léo's current dresser.  With just a few tweaks to the original colour story, everything seemed to work together perfectly.  Our original floor plan was designed around a single bed that we were going to use, so although the toddler bed fits right into the room, there is also enough space once Léo is officially ready for his big boy bed.

Léo's mom thought he had more than enough stimulation throughout the day and wanted his room to be more serene.  Done! The walls were painted in a soft, calming grey and the custom bedding was made to match (by Léo's talented mom) - with an adorable bird pattern to boot. Beautiful birch wallpaper spoke to our client's Finnish roots and she loved the idea of a play tent in his room for some quiet reading.  We sourced this fun chevron fabric for a small pop of colour and our client once again took the reins and made the tent herself! Isn't it great?

The rest of the small details for the room fell into place once the main design pieces were chosen. We had so much fun finding all of these great little nature inspired accents for Léo's room (tiny branch crayons!? Come on!), but our favourite is definitely the custom wood slice wall hanging. We found out that an old high school friend and her father have an amazing local business together and make the most beautiful hand made wood ornaments and accessories.  It was the perfect finishing touch for little Léo the adventurer's room.

Playful Spaces

Monday 20th of June 2016

Hi Julia, the fox and raccoon were purchased at a local baby store here and are linked in the sources list for this room. They're Organic Farm Buddies by Apple Park

Julia Adams

Monday 20th of June 2016

Where did you get the stripped fox and cat stuffed animals?