We’ve been meaning to post nursery pictures for a while now, but we’ve been adding little touches here and there to make it feel complete. A curtain, some coat hooks, the perfect bedding and miniature wooden hangers definitely helped, but a certain addition (3 weeks early, I might add) finally brought the nursery to life.
Meet Henry James.
Someday, I’ll tell you a little more about the day this tiny old man came into the world and how much our hearts have flipped upside down with love and first-time-parent-fear, but today you get pictures of the cutest room in the house.
Brian and I have both agreed that the nursery is our favorite room. It’s the most intentional since we basically started from zero, thoughtfully finding each piece and taking the time to make it right. It is also is a good mix of both of us, kind of like Henry (sorry… had to).
We knew we wanted a simple crib that we could use again and wouldn’t get sick of. We almost got a classic Jenny Lind crib and also highly considered the Gulliver from Ikea, but neither was right. We finally settled on this one because it’s simple, sturdy, and a good price.
Brian made this geometric mobile as one of the first additions to the nursery. He puzzled this together with just some straws, strings, and gold spray paint, making it look way too easy. It’s also nice that it’s extremely light weight since it is hanging over our darling son’s face.
I know, you aren’t supposed to have pillows in a crib. Don’t worry. These are just for fancy’s sake. The orange pillow is from Target and I made the other two. The mountain pillow was made from a really easy pattern from Design*Sponge.
One of the best parts of the nursery is this Brahmin Rocking Chair that we bought off of some guy’s front porch for $25. We never would have been able to afford a mid century rocker like this otherwise. It is unbelievably comfortable and so good looking.
The animal curtain was inspired by this French wallpaper by Minakani that is muy expensivo. We just bought 4 yards of blackout shade fabric and I painted it myself. We hung it higher up than the top of the window for some extra drama.
The wool rug is from Land of Nod.
This room doesn’t have a closet, so Brian rigged up a hanging rod under some wall mounted shelves. We basically just have it to show off some of the extra cute stuff and have the rest of his clothes in this dresser turned changing table. We only keep what he can fit into now and have sorted tupperwares in the basement of the rest of his abundant wardrobe.
What can I say? The boy loves stripes.
All of the little decorations and baby treasures are currently just for our benefit, but we’re sure Henry will like them, too. Alexander Girard blocks, Charlie Harper coloring books, my dad’s old Lionel train set, little animal figurines, and faux taxidermy.
Brian also made this animal coat rack after I spotted the how-to on Say Yes to Hoboken. The only difference is he filled the hollow animals and drilled them into place where the tutorial just calls for some hot glue gun action. It just seems sturdier this way. SAFETY FIRST.
I know it’s hard to tell, but we think Henry is totally into his room. He even cried for the big reveal! It’s design-worthy and perfect for his practical baby lifestyle.
I mean, look at that face. He’s clearly cool with it.