A cheerful and colorful nursery for Matias, inspired by vintage children's illustrations and family heirlooms.
My initial inspiration came from a whimsical Babar poster, and the rest of the room fell into place.
Vintage European charm, with a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of DIY.
Bedding: DwellStudio for Target
Changing Table: Pottery Barn Kids consignment find, repainted
Rocking Chair: hand-me-down, repainted
Dresser/Bookshelf: consignment find, repainted
Art: family heirlooms, previously owned art, and allposters.com
Curtains: Target, with ribbon added
Elephant Pillow: DwellStudio
Floor Pillow: Moolka
Wall Paint: Behr "Silly Old Bluebirds" and "100 Acre Sky"
It's difficult to say as there are so many elements in the room that make me smile, but a few favorites would have to be the two-toned green changing table and the many lovely gifts (including cross-stitched name picture and handmade quilt) and heirloom pieces from family and friends.
Start with that piece de resistance to avoid design cliches and instead focus on building a room that reflects you and your baby--let every aspect of the room tell a story, if you will.