Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Nursery that is All BOY!

I've had a blast working with one of my clients on this nursery.  It is her fourth child and she has been-there-done-that with sweet blue/white, pink/white nurseries.  This round she wanted to do something different and go all BOY.

The room looked like this before for baby #3...

The inspiration for the nursery started with two things I found at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta.

The first is this fabulous lamp made from reclaimed parts from a John Deere Tractor factory.

The second were these old yarn spindles.  With these spindles I was imagining peg hooks or some sort of shelving.  I wasn't quite sure, but I knew we had to have some to play with for the room.  
These elements definitely got us going on a rustic track (which I always love!).

We were also inspired by the dog silhouettes in this fabric.  We wanted to use this fabric, but kept getting stumped on how to incorporate it into the rest of our developing plan.

After exploring a few fabric options, the client stumbled across this fabric that she loved, and we knew we wanted to incorporate it in a strong way.   

She already had a glider in this fabric from her first child...

So I paired these three fabrics for the crib, with the buffalo check glider.  I was still looking for a way to incorporate the dog silhouette idea. 

Piece by piece the room came to together, until it looked like this...

Circles are a repeating element from the polka-dot crib bumper, to the spindle shelves, and the circular parts of John Deere lamp.

I made this wall-hanging by running strips of burlap behind these inexpensive clip-together glass borderless frames and hanging the rows from sturdy hooks to form a grid. 

I used the tiny polka-dot print for the changing pad as well as the piping and ties on the crib-bumper.

I was concerned that the beigey/buff cream in the buffalo check would clash with the whiter creams in the other fabrics, but it's really not noticeable in the room.  Everything meshes together very well. 

Layering lots of shape, sizes, and textures of items gives these shelves a "lived in" look.

We chose simple, inexpensive window treatments to balance the price of custom bedding.  It turned out to be a nice break for the eye in the room.

I blew up a silhouette of a lab from the dog fabric that we loved, made a stencil and then painted this canvas with a simple cream background and the chocolate dog.  I hung it with a strip of burlap and a sturdy hook to give it more height.    

We painted the crib the soft sage color of the bed skirt to soften the look.  

Now this little guy is here, and he is LOVING his room. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. more beautiful fabrics and things use in boy room thanks for share ideas.

  2. What is the color on the walls? I really like it! Would love to know!



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