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Well Suited


A nursery for my soon to be adopted son.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration was Men's suiting fabrics.

Decorating Style

I enjoy transitional style, but can appreciate any style as long as it is clutter free. I gravitate to metals, woods, leather, and texture. If it can't be used in any room in my house, I don't want it.

Project Details

This room was inspired by Menswear and I call it "Well Suited". The wall paint color is Behr: Amphibian, Trim/Ceiling: Sherwin Williams: Amber White. The plaid lamps, studded mirror, plaid pillow cover and storage containers came from HomeGoods. The Amber colored Houndstooth Rug is from Garnet Hill(clearance). The blinds and side tables which are outdoor tables are from Lowe's (clearance). The glass lantern, striped sheets and tweed magazine holder are from Target (clearance). The Mayfair Steamer Trunk is from Restoration Hardware outlet (deeply discounted). The Luca glider is from Monte (in Stone with charcoal piping) and is recycled from my previous nursery. The stuffed puppy is from Sam's Club. The boy's clip on ties, bow ties, hats, and stuffed animal clothing came mostly from thrift stores. The crib is the two toned Babyletto Modo crib which can be purchased online at a number of stores (also recycled from the previous nursery). Curtains are from Ikea.

Favorite Items

It is hard to choose. I made the mobile myself. I love the color and pattern of the rug and I have hunted for the Mayfair steamer trunk for years for a more reasonable price. I nabbed it at the outlet for so much less.  The combination of the three items in the same room are my favorite.


Think outside of the box! Your nursery doesn't have to be the "Nursery in the Bag" purchase.  There are no rules when it comes to design. Since I am budget conscious and like to change my home often, I like to buy items that can be used in any room in my home. Therefore, I stay away from kiddie themed items..but the nursery still feels warm and ready for a child.  In this case, I like different textures/patterns together on a well dressed man so I decided to translate it to a room.

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Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Manly, but fun. Well done!


Tuesday 29th of April 2014

LOVE this!!! I have been working on my nursery and this is the closest to what i am doing that i have found (brown, blue, leather & antiques)! Love the sophisticated look! Where did you get the metal work to make your mobile!?


Friday 14th of February 2014

Really cute but sophisticated. I like that you got items from multiple locations... it's well put together without looking too match-matchy.