This post has been a long time coming! Jack’s nursery. It’s become my favorite room of the house, without a doubt. Originally when we moved in, I thought for sure the smallest bedroom would be the nursery eventually. But when I was actually pregnant, I realized it was going to be a much more efficient use of our space to make Bedroom #2 the nursery and Bedroom #3 a guest room/office. It worked out even better than I bargained for and now our baby boy nursery nice big space to play in every day plus a spare bed and trundle.
I’m going to do my best to link to everything at the end of this post, but if I forgot something or if you have a question, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to source it for you.
When I was thinking about designing a baby boy nursery, I immediately started scheming what would work best. I really wanted to avoid anything too babyish and instead keep the big elements fairly neutral so they could “grow” with our son over time. Of course, as a reader of my blog, you know I was going to be heavily inspired by all things blue and white… and I wanted little pops of red throughout. I love how bright, cheery, playful, and sweet the room is.
Baby Boy Nursery
I was pretty set on doing wallpaper with wainscoting… and I purchased samples of Sister Parish’s Serendipity in blue/silver and blue/orange. They were close to what I wanted, but not perfect for my vision. I had a slight issue with my order of samples and ended up DMing with the Sister Parish and they told me they were coming out with a blue/red version!!!! Sold. It was just the nursery inspiration I needed and everything else fell into place after that was decided.
For photos, I kept this little poof, but in reality, I’m using the glider’s matching ottoman. It’s way too big for the space, but this poof feels too small when I’m nursing in the middle of the night. The ottoman I got also glides, which I would not recommend– I find it weird that it moves with me… I prefer it stagnant, so I actually twist it sideways so I can push my weight against it without it gliding. If I were to do it again, I would skip the ottoman, but get a more substantial poof. I love the added texture and warmth.
I always get questions about the radiator cover… they were here when we moved in and I’m pretty sure someone had them custom built at some point. Every room has the custom covers and they’re all slightly different sizes/shapes. I love the one in this room with the shelves. Perfect place for easy to reach books in a baby boy nursery, of which Jack has so many.
Photography by Julia D’Agostino
Crib + (crib sheets are PB Kids but sold out and skirt company went out of business unfortunately)
Wallpaper (Sister Parish kindly gave me a friends & family discount)
Roman Shades (can be customized– White Linen with Regatta Scenic Blue trim)