Paddington Bear inspired nursery.
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!
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.
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
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
Star Sheets: Target
Quilt and Sham and Drapery: HomeGoods
Crib Sheet: Target
Cadbury produced a series of tins called "Vehicles of London" we used the double decker bus and the trolley.
Union Jack Pillow: Zulilly
Pillows, Burp Cloths: DIY
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.