Henry Otto’s Nursery

Friday, March 7, 2014

boy nursery inspiration

Happy Friday!  I’m excited to share the nursery my talented friend Erica put together for her adorable little boy, Henry Otto.  This room is just so perfectly boy.  She says they wanted to keep his room comfy and light, and also fairly neutral.  They kept the gender a secret from everyone until he was born!  That takes a lot of self-control.  I don’t think I could contain that information for so long once I knew it!

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Don’t you love the mural?  She found the inspiration on Pinterest, and her husband worked on the design and she painted it while 8 months pregnant.  That kind of makes me tired thinking about it!  I love how it turned out, and it looks pretty great on the shades, too. (White Hudson Crib by Babyletto).

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She found that vintage ottoman at a local antique market, and her mother reupholstered it in that fantastic aqua.

The beautiful alphabet print below is available in her shop (love the colors!) and the red metal basket is vintage (will be super great for toy storage as little Henry grows) as well as that amazing chair.  She recovered it herself in mustard covered vinyl.  So perfect.

And how awesome are those animals?!  She scoured thrift shops for months to build the collection.  She painted them gold to make them work well together, and added a few pops of aqua for fun.  Erica custom designed all the artwork in those frames, and that awesome giraffe is a custom paper (hand!) cut based on Charley Harper’s baby and mama giraffe illustration (amazing!).

I adore that dresser.  It’s a craigslist find that she painted a very light teal.  Below is a little more of it.  I really love that hardware!

I love all the pops of yellow everywhere.  It looks like little Henry adores his space!

Thanks for the tour, buddy!  (And, hey, Gingiber pillow up there in the rocker!)

How cute is that little goat up there on the mountain top?  And just because I am sure you want to see a close up of those animals like I do, here is some more detail (they are so fierce!  So perfect for a little guy’s space):

Erica cut out his name for the door.  She says he points to his name every morning and they say “Henry’s room!”  He loves it.   (She offers custom ones here, and check out the gorgeous calligraphy version here.)

Hope you are inspired!!  Be sure to check out Erica’s shop to view all her awesome prints, cards, stamps, and more!



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19 responses to “Henry Otto’s Nursery”

  1. Andrea says:

    What a sweet room – LOVE it!! I’m a sucker for a neutral base with pops of color but it was fun to see things switched up a bit. Loved the greige base and the alphabet print and door decals are in the prettiest palette. Erica is one talented lady. šŸ™‚

  2. Laura says:

    Best child’s nursery ever! Chic, modern and playful at the same time. Personal and sweet, but easily adaptable to baby #2.

  3. Kendra says:

    That is one lovely nursery – the colors are neutral, but with a twist. That mural is beautiful!

  4. I really love the ideas you have shared here. You have matched all the colors, interiors and decorations with each other. All these ideas are great for a toddler room. Also I like the idea of handmade animals. Well done!

  5. angela says:

    Hi! On bloglovin and explorer your posts are cut off. The top 60% of the screen is composed of the navigation boxes. Just in case you were not aware.

  6. Melanie H says:

    Beautiful! Would really love to know where the red wire basket came from. I’ve never seen one in a color and think it’s fantastic.

    • jonilay says:

      Hi Melanie! Isn’t it great? It’s vintage – she found it at Scott’s, a local monthly antique market. Hope that helps!

  7. Betsy says:

    This nursery is fabulous! What really caught my eye however was his name. We came so close to naming our son Henry Otto. We changed the middle name at the last minute, but I was amazed at the coincidence. It’s a wonderful nursery.

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  9. Pam says:

    Where are those roller shades from, with the mountains on them?

  10. wow, this is just stunning šŸ™‚
    My first impression was that the pointed mountains are a bit too pointed, too aggresive, but when one looks on the entire room, it fits.
    I love the design

    wow, I want to have a baby… šŸ™‚

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  12. Angela says:

    Such a gorgeous nursery! So inspiring! I can’t seem to be able to open any links to Erica’s page. Please help!

  13. Melissa says:

    Love love the colors for the mountain wall!! I am working on doing something similar in my sons room – I have about 7 grays narrowed down and can’t make up my mind! Do you mind sharing your paint color combos jQuery21100982379699125886_1465308488472 That would be oh so helpful!! Thank you!

  14. Amanda says:

    This is so cute! Is the mom willing to share her color paint/brand choices? We are looking at neutral tones and are having a hard time nailing down exactly what we are looking for. These compliment so nicely!

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