All photos by Ruby Jewel Studio
I gave you a sneak peek a while back in one of my New Mama posts, but I wanted to follow up with a full tour of my nursery. We were lucky enough to have a pretty large room to work with, which is great since we have a reallllly small living room to play in. We spend lots of time in Bowie’s room playing, reading, and just spending time as a family.
Since our home is Mid-Century Modern, we knew we wanted to keep the nursery clean, simple and someplace he could grow into. I had this paint color in mind from the beginning and knew I wanted to use a bold, graphic rug that could either transition into a big boy room later, or be used someplace else in the house. I found this one for a steal at One King’s Lane (it was actually the first thing I bought for the room!). The dresser/changing table is repurposed from another room in the house, but other than that we bought most of the furniture from IKEA. My one big splurge was the Pottery Barn Kids Glider – and I’m so glad! We have spent hours in that chair, washed the slipcover a couple of times, and the gliding part of the chair can be removed once we are finished with the “baby” years and we can put it somewhere else in the house.
I struggled to find bedding I liked – everything was either too “baby”, came in a set full of things I didn’t need, or was astronomically expensive! I settled on this pattern from Dwell Studio – gray dots. The pillows (which – don’t worry – I don’t keep in the crib while he’s sleeping in there) are from CB2 and Land of Nod, and are great for all the time we spend on the floor playing. They also got alot of use while he was in that “constantly toppling over backward” stage. While I was pregnant, we had a sudden outbreak of earthquakes in Oklahoma, so I was terrified to put something heavy or breakable over his bed. I found this cool fabric at a local shop (it’s leather over linen) and stretched it over a canvas.
My husband is a musician, so we have an abundance of guitars around the house. In addition to needing a place to stash one or two, we also knew that he would want to play for our son, so the music theme evolved pretty organically! We found the orange album cover in his vinyl collection, the orange guitar pillow, and the toy box (I couldn’t resist it!), and the color palette came together!
We had a ton of fun with the walls – in addition to the guitar and album covers, I found this great print of monsters playing music that fit perfectly with our color scheme. The black and white photo is from our newborn session with Alayna.
One of my favorite things in the room is the framed onesie. We didn’t decide on a name until after our son was born, but had been toying around with the name Bowie when we came across this onesie in a shop in Chicago and decided to buy it “just in case”. After he grew out of it, I put it in a frame I had…as kind of a subtle way of of putting his name up in the room.