July 27, 2015

A Nursery for Henry


Helping a new mom-to-be design a nursery is such a fun process, but what’s really rewarding is getting to see baby Henry enjoying his new room for the first time!

Photography by Bax Miller.


While I love nurseries, I’m pretty strongly against rooms that are too ‘sweet’ or too ‘baby-like’. My favorite nurseries are sophisticated enough to feel like a part of the rest of the house, but are still soft and comfortable enough for a baby to feel at home.


For Henry’s nursery I wanted to make selections that would last for years to come, even after he’s grown into a little boy. Examples of this include items like the hunter green indoor/outdoor rug, the woven storage baskets, plain white blackout drapery on simple iron rods, and the ‘adventure’ themed artwork.  All of the furniture pieces in the room (with the exception of the crib) can transition with him as well. The white swivel glider is nondescript in color and style, and the changing table top can be removed to create a simple wooden chest of drawers.



These precious arrow crib sheets are one of my favorite details in the room. The petite scale of the pattern adds a fun detail and the orange brings a pop of color to the crib for whimsy.



The green tufted ottoman has a hidden storage compartment where Henry can store his treasures once he’s a little older.



The pillow in the white swivel glider is a find from a trip I made to Turkey. The faded colors work perfectly with our palette of blue, green and orange.



One wall is accented with hand-stamped star wallpaper. This was our big splurge for the space, but the look was 100% worth it!



I hope sweet Henry enjoys his room for many years to come! Be sure to check out this children’s room as well!