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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!

boy nursery inspiration

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).

boy baby nursery inspiration

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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Melanie H"Beautiful! Would really love to know where the red wire basket came from. I've never seen one in a color …"

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plum and aqua baby room ideasI adore this nursery sent in by Amy.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  The color palette of aqua with that rich plum/aubergine color is just delicious.  She handmade the curtains and crib bumper, and found most of the items vintage.  The natural wood ceiling and those incredible round windows are perfection – all topped off with a baby girl named Coco James.  How precious is that?  I imagine this is a very well loved space.

Just for fun, here is one of my favorite snapshots from this week.  Grandpa came to visit, and he brought a little surprise: turkey feather headresses he made.  Aren’t they adorable?  Vivi has been sick this week, so having company certainly brightened our day!  The week is always long with a sick toddler!


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Joni Lay"Hi Maritza! It's a white Jenny Lind crib - found here: http://www.amazon.com/Davinci-Jenny-Lind-Convertable-White/dp/B002T1HH1I . I used the same one …"

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Becky D"The GREATEST picture of your little one!!! what a proud grand-dad :) "


I’m excited to share some real nursery inspiration today, highlighting a few nurseries that have recently been sent to me.  (We are working on a better nursery submission process!)  All of these are great examples of making really sweet spaces with neutral walls, which I’m sure will be inspiring for many of you.  First up is Heather‘s simple and sweet nursery.  I love how she kept it simple, and relied on the simple beauty on the pieces she collected to bring warmth to the room.  She did this room on a serious budget, and that lovely dresser is from craigslist!  Nicole on Chic & Cheap Nursery also featured Heather’s nursery earlier this week if you want to find out more details about this sweet room.

Next up is the nursery sweet Coryann created for baby Vivienne.  I love how she kept the palette simple and bright for a clean look and a cheery space.  Check out her site here for more pictures of the room and her beautiful family.

I love some of the details in this masculine room Alyssa created for baby Ryan.  I think that banner above the crib is such a great solution for above the crib art that you won’t have to worry about since it is so lightweight.  She bought that amazing tufted velvet chair at a vintage store, and those metal magazine racks are a great storage solution for books!



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Stephanie"I LOVE that first nursery! Where is that crib from!? I want it for my baby! "

Joni"Haha, aww, thanks, Colleen!  It was great meeting you, too, and I really enjoyed chatting!  Fun to know another Georgia …"

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