As an interior designer, I come up with room schemes on a daily basis for clients, but when it comes to designing for ME? That’s a whole other ball game. I don’t know why its nearly impossibly to settle on a design for myself, maybe its because I’m a Libra, maybe its because I know how many options are out there…I have no idea! But this nursery did NOT come easy. I had an idea in my mind for the longest time that for some reason just was not working, and now I’m at a place where I’m happy where its gone. Hopefully this kid will like it as much!
As a starting point, I knew that black and white would play a huge role in the room…originally I was toying with some wallpaper ideas, but in the end went with a simple colorblocking for the room that allowed the color from Will’s budding art collection to take center stage above. And for the record, I would have gone with this color scheme if I had had a girl too…I find it timeless and easy to accessorize to get the color in there. I chose art that weren’t all necessarily for kids, and mixed in some tactile pieces like the pompom mobile and vintage W. For furniture, I went with pieces that didn’t cost a ton, but were still modern and would carry through his toddler years. The biggest splurge was probably the glider, but it was the most comfortable one I tried and since I’d be doing the bulk of his nursing there, I figured I might as well be comfy. Its classic enough to work in our living room once he’s outgrown snuggling in it with me.
When it came to framing art, I already had a bunch of West Elm and IKEA white frames, but for the larger or newer pieces like the map or Hulk photo above, I worked with Simply Framed and they couldn’t have been easier to work with. To stick with the white theme when framing the art, I used their Gallery White frame, but they have tons to choose from if thats not your style. I liked how it worked well with my existing frames, and sending the art to them was a breeze.
Rug: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Crib: Babyletto Hudson crib
Crib mattress: Simmons 2 in 1 crib mattress
Glider: Como glider from Monte Design
Side table: UM Project
Bedding: The Land of Nod
Mobile: Themis by Artecnica
Framing service: Simply Framed
Hanging light: Signal pendant from Fab
Art from left to right: ABC NYC print by Mr. Boddington, Mint horseshoe from Cast and Crew, Red eye by The Great Lakes Goods, Less is More poster by Holstee, Baby porcupine by Animal Print Shop, Mini painting by Mark Mulroney, Vintage W from Harper’s Flea, Alligator print by Linda & Harriett for The Land of Nod, World map from Future Mapping Company, Hulk by Amy Stein, Pompom mobile by Dana Haim
Grey paint: Benjamin Moore Witching Hour 2120-30
Picture rails: Ikea
[images from Brklyn View Photography]