We don’t do a lot of baby talk around her but the truth of the matter is that so many of my friends have recently given birth or are about to have little ones of their own that it’s hard not to get caught up in all the fun from time to time. Tiny shoes, glowing mamas and – my favorite part – designing the nursery!
You may have caught our previous posts (here and here) about this very special nursery design I collaborated on with my friend Sara and one of our favorite go-to sources, Serena & Lily, and today it’s finally time for the reveal!
A little background: Sara is my former work-wife and design partner in crime. Where I go chintz, she goes boho. Her eye for vintage and my eye for timeworn meld well, and we both love playful elements and classic accents. Sara really took the lead on designing the nursery (it’s her home, after all!), and we worked off of some of the pieces that she already had in the space when it was her office: the vintage pink chair, the bold boho rug, and – my favorite – the huge chest that she’s now using for massive amount of onesies and diaper storage!
I hard a hard time coming up with a name for this style but I think Vintage Cottage suits it well! Ok, maybe a splash of boho with that rug…
Newer additions included a whole bunch of goodies from Serena & Lily, and one cute baby girl. I think she approves!!
The Webster crib was an immediate must-have for both of us. The classic spindle style in the white (and the fact that it converts well into toddler life) makes it timeless and an option that they will use for any future babies too! With so much color in the rug, part of me wanted to go really crazy with bold art and other fun elements to balance the rug, but when we ‘shopped’ the rest of the house for artwork, Sara pointed out this juju hat and I agreed – it was perfect above the crib!
With that in mind, we kept the rest of the accessories super neutral. Striped sheets and a tiny quilt, and the crib was all set.
I had this great bin storage set that wasn’t being used and it perfectly meshed with Sara’s pull to more industrial style, so we decided to stuff it with some of her favorite baby books and toys! I like that it doesn’t take up a ton of room and can accommodate a variety of toys as baby girl gets older.
Across from the crib, the massive chest of drawers has turned into the perfect storage for alllllll the baby things. They seem to come with so many gadgets these days! On the practical side, Sara keeps the largest of the set of baskets to the left of the dresser for laundry, and uses the big drawers for diapers and onesies to have on hand, as well as more books and toys.
For the record, I have major envy for those french doors that let in tons of light and fresh air! But don’t worry, those custom curtains are 100% blackout.
Can we talk about the cuteness factor of that felted wool lamb layered over the wallpaper?? Both of these items also came from Serena & Lily and I love them so! Let’s talk about the wallpaper for a minute here because this was a tough choice!
We had originally looked at several more patterned and whimsical options, all of which were still very neutral. We agreed that we didn’t want to compete with the rug too much, but – let’s be honest – rugs are more replaceable than wallpaper! So keeping that in mind, we decided that going with something sweet, but still sophisticated enough to last longer than a few years, would be key. What I love about the miniature pattern is that from far away it almost doesn’t register. That means layering all kinds of artwork and textiles on it in the future will be fun and easy.
Just behind the sweet vintage chair, a small closet is the perfect storage for bebe’s first wardrobe…
Aren’t baby clothes just the BEST!? And those tiny hangers!!! I die! While the shallow shelf and low hanging rod might be awkward for adults, this closet is just right for a kiddo. I can’t wait to contribute to that shoe collection for years to come.
Planning your own nursery? Here’s how to get the look with these quick shopping links!
1. linden wallpaper in gray | 2. felted wool sheep head | 3. oxford stripe crib sheet in sand | 4. la jolla baskets | 5. webster convertible crib | 6. clark flush mount | 7. cambria mini quilt in sand