A fun vintage modern nursery for our first born baby. The funky layout of the room forced us to get creative...
We wanted a peaceful baby boy "lounge"....a place that we enjoyed as well as our son will enjoy. Fun, creative, young yet hopefully a room that could grow with him as he gets older
Vintage modern. Everything we "love" seems to be at least 50 years old!
We were so excited to be able to design a baby room! We had all sorts of ideas flowing threw our heads. One tip that we could give is when you think of an idea, before running out and buying something sit on that thought for a few weeks in case you think of something better/different. If it is something that you truly love you won't forget about it...trust me! If you want to get the most bang for your buck, stick with buying vintage pieces or items off of Craigslist. I wanted an iron crib so badly but they are typically over $1,000 (on the lower end side!) and so I was patient and checked Craigslist routinely and scored our for $100. :) All the major pieces came from auctions, estate sales, craigslist etc. Some of the pieces didn't look as pretty when we purchased them. For example when we bought the changing table it was hiding under numerous bad paint jobs, so we stripped , sanded, oiled & added the fabric to make it look the way we wanted.
The rocking chair & ottoman! My husband and I are very happy with the way it turned out. When we first purchased the rocking chair my husband kinda made fun of me because he didn't see what I saw at first. But after finding the ottoman to go with it, then having the two pieces reupholstered in a worn grey leather to match the rocker became his favorite piece in the room as well!
Don't feel like in order to design a "baby's room" you need to buy "baby things". Buy pieces you love, pieces that once your child is a few years old you won't need to get rid of/replace :)