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Nash’s Nashville Inspired Nursery


With sweet little Nash Tucker being my 3rd boy-I wanted to do things different with his nursery. My first two boys had themes and there was just a lot to them so this time I wanted to have a somewhat "themeless" nursery and stick with the motto that less is more. This was an absolute challenge for me as I love themes and I love designing rooms that have themes so I had to think a little more outside the box this time.

Once we decided his name, I knew that I must have hints of Nashville included in his nursery. While my husband and I love Nashville (it's actually one of our absolute favorite places) and country music...No-We did not name him after the city we just  simply loved the named Nash and knew it was the one from very beginning.

My inspiration was a country meets modern color scheme along with keeping the room neutral so he will be able to grow into it. I have always loved Buffalo Plaid Check patterns and it just so happened it was  super popular at the time. I needed to pick another solid base color that would mesh well with the black and white buffalo check patterns and that is where this pewter meets navy color came to life. Finally, I needed to use sliver or gold as an accent color and while at first I was drawn to silver, I decided to challenge myself and go with gold. I am not a HUGE fan of gold, I am more of a rose-gold gal but I knew that once I added all of these colors/patterns together-it would come to life. Pinterest was a huge inspiration for me as it always is! It truly made my vision of these colors come to life.

My favorite piece of any nursery is a name sign above the crib. This is the one item I put the MOST thought to as I feel it is always the focal point of a nursery. My husband and I were shopping at a local antique mall and we came across this large marquee light sign that had one of those famous lit up arrows that you will find at any bar in downtown Nashville. The the sign was advertising a George Straight show and I am convinced it was hand plucked from a bar in downtown Nashville back in the day. As much as I wanted this sign and immediately dreamed of way I could make it work- it was just too large for the wall in our nursery but that is when I knew I had to have Nash's name in lights or a marquee lit arrow, so the search begin. I searched high and low for Marquee lit letters and arrows and could not find anything that I liked. I came across these black thin steel letters at hobby lobby and I just loved the way his named looked when spelled out with these letters. The search went on for a marquee lit arrow. After months and months of searching, I finally came across a company on Etsy that had exactly what I wanted and his name sign came to life!

This nursery is by far my most budget friendly nursery I have designed and I am super proud of it. It was a lot of DIY work at the hands of my handy husband. We put this nursery together in about 2 weeks all while adding an additional bedroom to our house and raising to other rambunctious boys-talk about crazy! I've listed all the deets below, hope you enjoy!