When we found out we were having a baby boy I knew that I wanted to create a warm, inviting, unique atmosphere for our special little guy. I was inspired by Restoration Hardware but wanted subtle hints of sweet and masculine features to be incorporated as well. My objective was to maintain an environment that had more than just a baby feel, but even gave a warm feeling to whoever walked in.
I was most inspired by the modern feel and unique textures found in the pieces of the book shelf. It was the vintage football and baseball glove that set the stage for my theme originally. Being a sports fan, I knew this was something I wanted to incorporate into the nursery but didn't want it to the primary focal point. I immediately started making a Pinterest board with "boy theme" pieces focusing on sports, cars, planes, trucks, etc.
I have always been attracted to modern lines. I wanted the industrial feel to describe a baby boy while incorporating my own modern taste. The soft color palate of the bedding and rug are complemented by a few bold colors to help certain pieces pop.
Crib: Million Dollar Baby
Orange Accent table and Number Cart: Coyote Candle, Lubbock, TX
Spot Light Lamp, B Marquee Letter, Chandelier: Restoration Hardware
Circle Shelf: World Market
Globe: Hobby Lobby
Jax: Stein Mart
Chair Glider: Little Castle
Rug and Changing table: Pottery Barn Kids
One way sign, @ sign, white elephants, binoculars, etc.: Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx
Books and stuffed animals: My Cup of Tea, Baby, Lubbock, TX
My favorite items are:
"Breck name train:" My husband and I had a hard time coming up with a name for the baby we both agreed on. As soon as I found this unique piece and saw his name spelt out on the train tracks I immediately knew in my heart it was perfect. The colors of the train in conjunction with the wood texture are a staple piece of the room.
"Number Cart:" Another piece I absolutely couldn't live without. As soon as I found this cart I knew it would be perfect for Breck's nursery. The industrial wire baskets with bold colored locker drawers fit perfectly into the theme. It was a combination of the two that helped me completely tie the room together.
And last but not least is the photograph of my husband and I on the nightstand. This picture was from our engagement session. To share this special moment with our little guy is such an honor. It is a simple reminder of how God has blessed our marriage with a wonderful baby boy.
Start by collecting ideas that resemble you and who you are. It will be more meaningful if it truly has you and your new babies personality. Find a few key pieces you can't live without and go from there. Don't get in a hurry. You will find items randomly that will help tie it all together. It doesn't have to be all completed in one shopping trip. Enjoy your project and don't be afraid to branch out. Remember sometimes less is more.