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Vintage Modern Pop


A fun vintage modern nursery for our first born baby. The funky layout of the room forced us to get creative...

Design Inspiration

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

Decorating Style

Vintage modern. Everything we "love" seems to be at least 50 years old!

Project Details

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 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.

Favorite Items

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 :)

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  1. avatar Coley says:

    LOVE it! Baby Sawyer is one lucky man!

  2. avatar Amanda says:

    Unlike any nursery I’ve seen before – what beautiful, clever work. Kudos to you!

  3. avatar cjko says:

    I love your room. The changing table is so unique and I love the chandelier. Your chair is great too. It is one of the first things I noticed. You are right about sitting on ideas for awhile. I have changed my vision multiple times and still don’t have it completely nailed down. Love the rug too, very unexpected.

  4. avatar KylieDurkin says:

    Thank you so much everyone! I am so happy you like it and I hope that I have been able to provide some new ideas for you :)

    Sarah -I’m so happy you like the room :) I got the rug from Tandy Leather…. It is an “hair on” rug which is way softer, I just went to there website and the smaller cowhides are currently on sale for $99! whoot whoot (I got my in person for $159…I think it is the “larger ” one though? I could measure if you want to know)

    Kym…I got the bedding from . The site rocks,you design it yourself!…. I was shocked when I started looking for bedding how pricey it was. I ended up spending $250 or so after shipping (which isn’t THAT cheap or anything) but I was able to design it exactly how I wanted and the quality is fantastic. I bought regular sheets from Buy Buy Baby ..but the rest is from ..have fun.

  5. avatar Kym says:

    I love this room! Where did you get the crib bedding?

  6. avatar littlewillow says:

    This is one of the most original nursery’s I’ve seen in awhile. Bravo!

  7. avatar mscott218 says:

    Five stars, Kylie!!! I absolutely LOVE your room! You did an amazing job! :)

  8. avatar Alisa says:


    sorry- just saw your previous response to someone else re: the prints. You can disregard! thanks

  9. avatar Alisa says:

    Love it! can you tell me about the prints on the wall over the crib? they are great!

  10. avatar Sarah says:

    I love what you’ve done with this nursery!! I’m also in the process of creating our nursery and I completely agree with you…craigslist is the way to go!!! Great pics too! I was wondering where you got your cowhide rug? I’ve been looking for one similar and not having much luck. Thanks!!

  11. avatar bibzees says:

    Love the crib…the finish and design are such a unique and gorgeous blend!

  12. avatar KylieDurkin says:

    Thank you so much :) The prints are on paper, although they are screen prints. You can still buy them (even though they are vintage ) they are dead stock & the artist , David Weidman is still alive and will sign them for you. I’m glad you enjoy the nursery :)

  13. avatar Dandelion says:

    I like so many things about your room. I adore the vintage crib, the rocker and ottoman, that boat on the wall, the African mobile, and the framed artworks. Are these artworks prints or are they fabric?

  14. avatar Pam says:

    I really love the vintage vibe in your son’s nursery. The details are unique and interesting. Your site is totally up my ally because I love bringing life to old pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  15. avatar KylieDurkin says:

    Thank you so much! I have just been boppin’ around your blog & you have just a great design eye, Bravo! :) I’m so happy I found your blog & think I may attempt the Roman shades !

  16. avatar erintwinmama says:

    Super cute! I just found this site and uploaded mine too. One of my favorites I’ve seen in a long time. Amazing job!