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Paddington Bear Nursery


Paddington Bear inspired nursery.

Design Inspiration

My Grandmother immigrated to the United States during WWII and as a child I enjoyed all of her London/British prints, books, and knick-knacks.  My parents recently moved and in the process found my childhood Paddington Bear, from there this project took off!

Decorating Style

When it comes to nurseries I like them to be comfortable spaces for the whole family to spend time together.  I keep things fairly traditional with vintage elements, fun artwork, a variety of patterns and textiles, and classic furniture.

Project Details

We started with the walls.  This room received board and batten trim as well as a nice, thick crown molding.  A dark blue paint called, Knighthood, was applied above the trim.  Framing tea towels was a great way to add a large pop of color to the walls and keep the costs low.  I added extra dimension to the space with the patterned fabrics for the drapery, pillows, and linens.  We finished this room using family keepsakes and on-theme accessories.

Trim and Crown: Lowe's

Paint: Knighthood (S550-7) by Behr Paint

Fabrics:  Dear Stella - London Calling & Blue Soldiers

Double Decker Bus Art:  Tea Towel by Victoria Eggs

Map of London Art:  Alice Tait London Tea Towel (call St. Martin in the Fields to order)

Paddington Bear Prints: I used the title pages from a book called, "Paddington's Picture Book."

White Frames and Red Mats: Michael's Arts and Crafts

Dresser: Purchased at an antique store and refinished

Rocking Chair, Armoire, Vintage Luggage: Bauer International

Crib: Babies 'R Us

Jenny Lind Bed: Family Hand-Me-Down

Fan: Purchased at a warehouse sale

Cricket Bat and ball: Amazon

Buckingham Palace Advent Calendar: Old Durham Road

Golden Shred Marmalade (Paddington's Official marmalade): Amazon

Star Sheets: Target

Duvet: Lexington @ The Company Store

Quilt and Sham and Drapery: HomeGoods

Crib Sheet: Target

Paddington Bear: Purchased in London in the 1980's, vintage bears or new bears

Cadbury produced a series of tins called "Vehicles of London" we used the double decker bus and the trolley.

Books: London in Colour, Paddington's Picture Book, A Bear Called Paddington

Union Jack Pillow: Zulilly

Pillows, Burp Cloths: DIY

Favorite Items

How can you pick just one?!  My top three favorites -- the Alice Tait Map of London tea towel, my childhood Paddington Bear, and the Cadbury Tins my grandmother gave me for the nursery.


Thursday 9th of July 2015

You should check out the Paddington Bear collection by Trend Lab!!