After learning that we were pregnant with a boy I definitely had a moment of panic over decorating the nursery. I had been in "girly mode" with Fletcher's older sister Lilly, so to switch gears was a little intimidating. All needless worry of course as boys' rooms are definitely just as much fun.
I started by inviting some of my favorite interior designer friends to contribute to a Nursery Design Series to get some ideas rolling. The nursery boards these women (like Caitlin Wilson, Angie Hranowsky, and Amber Lewis) came up with were incredible to say the least, and were a great starting point for me to get my ideas running. (You can see all the moodboards and their sources here)
My main goal for the room was to give Fletcher an eclectic, comfortable, and safe space to call his own. I wanted to look beyond the "matchy" set of furniture and bedding that can be typical of nurseries. While it wasn't my intention, I like the voyager feel that the space has. I also chose items that would grow with Fletcher. For example, instead of a changing table I chose the voyager steamer dresser to work double duty. Likewise, I envision Fletcher and Lilly reading books together on the JA mini sofa for years to come.
The nursery renovation took probably 3 months from beginning to end. This includes all the time I spent gathering inspiration, shopping around, placing orders, and eventually completing the room. Fletcher was born 5 weeks early so we had to be quick to complete all the final touches once he arrived.
What do I think makes the space? The Madeline Weinrib rug definitely adds visual interest to the room. But beyond that it's the sentimental items that are in the room. Cuddling up in the middle of the night is much more cozy with the navy & white throw blanket that my Granny knitted. And while Fletcher isn't sitting in the chair just yet, I'm glad that I was able to find the cowhide element that my Dad was adamant about seeing in his grandson's room. And I smile every time that I look at the painting that my friend Sally King Benedict painted for us as a baby gift.
(Thanks again, Chassity!! If you have a room tour you'd like to submit, please email us)
Wall Color - Valspar's Gray Plank
Mini Sofa - Jonathan Adler
Elephant Pouf - Serena and Lily
Rocker - Joya
Lamp - Restoration Hardware
Rug - Madeline Weinrib
Cowhide Chair - Celadon
Crib - Oeuf Sparrow Crib
Crib Bedding - Little Auggie
Dresser/Changing Table - Restoration Hardware
Vintage Peddle Plane - Restoration Hardware
Velvet Drapes - Pottery Barn
Colorblock painting - Sally King Benedict
Watercolor Map Print - Jessica Durrant
Boy On Bike Art - Kiki and Polly
Do Good Art - Twamies
Driftwood Shelf - Moss Woodshop
You Are Simply Wonderful Print - Sarah and Bendrix