When we first found out we were having a boy, I knew I wanted to design a whimsical nursery that reflected my husbands and my love for nature. I envisioned a space brought to life with a landscape of trees, furry animals friends, and magical storybook tales. But it was important to me that the space not only evoked imagination, but also carried a classic sophistication. There were times that I had a hard time balancing the two and remembering that this is a BOYS nursery. I often lean towards feminine and ornate designs so I had to keep myself in check!
My favorite part of the nursery is the mural of trees lining the crib's wall. I felt like it carried me into a scene of Peter Rabbit and I used that as the inspiration behind the nurseries design. Because it was the focal point, I wanted to find things that were subtle and wouldn't interfere with it. I kept the furniture a soft white so that the colors in the wall would show through while coordinating with the pops of blue in the patterned rug, pillows, and wall paint. The playful touches like the pom pom trim curtains, woodland animal pillow, and plaid rug kept the space playful while the elegant furniture pieces helped balance the space. Some of the furniture pieces were thrift store finds that I refinished in a shabby chic style. I love finding antique pieces that are unique and tell a story, plus they often save me a lot of money!
The nursery is ready but won’t be complete until our bundle of joy arrives. My hope is that as he grows, he finds this space as special and inspiring as we do and shares our passion for nature and imagination.
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