Paddington Bear Nursery

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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.

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