EXCITED to finally share Navy’s nursery! I’m so happy I decided to design this room on my own…such a sweet process, and even more special now having her here. The room has life…literally! I really wanted this space to have a familiar family tie while also working in newer pieces that she will hopefully have forever. The perfect mix! Every detail is special or holds meaning in some way. Being a mom has always been my ultimate dream in life –creating a safe, warm haven for her brought me so much joy.
Big thanks to Domino for capturing the heart of this room in such a beautiful piece! More of the process and finished product below! Can’t wait to hear what you guys think.
For the nursery, I’ve always envisioned a neutral color scheme — linens, earth tones, washed woods — organic tones that can transition from baby to baby but paired with a stronger hue to create a unique feel. No question, tobacco was my choice for Navy James! I’ve been dying over this color the last year — in fashion, interiors, and travel. Paired with neutrals this color felt calming but still joyful. We actually got the small bird pillow in Tulum on our baby moon. That specific piece is what inspired our color scheme. Then I found rattan bed from Anthropologie and my vision for the nursery began to take shape.
I love the dresser we chose – also from Anthropologie. This is one of those amazing pieces I wanted Navy to be able to use as she gets older. Rather than having a built in changing station, we secured Navy’s changing pad to the top of the dresser which gives us more versatility.
Navy LOVES the gallery wall! I chose each of these pieces myself and MINTED helped design the layout. She is completely mesmerized when we’re feeding and during playtime – so rewarding as I spent manyyy a late-night obsessing over which pieces to hang! Love the OPEN CRAZY LATE.
Cribs can be a hard decision. For me – safety was most important, but I didn’t want something that felt really bulky or heavy. We ended up choosing the Oeuf Sparrow Crib from The Tot – it has a really light and slender feel and put to rest all the worries of this first-time mom. I love how the light birch plays well with the rest of the nursery color scheme.
Navy’s mobile is one of my favorite pieces in the space. I’m not crafty by trait, however I was determined to create this mobile and am super proud of how it turned out! I searched high and low and couldn’t find a mobile that fit the space. I wanted something old school that felt nostalgic and simple. I teamed up with a local wood maker, Andy Gray (who also did our custom wood wall in our master bedroom) and gave him sketches of blocked geometric shapes and talked through the sizing. It’s made of cedar so it’s super lightweight and good for movement. I love how it pulls the space together and feels really personal.
The blackout curtains are also a godsend! Seriously don’t know what we would do without them – we used Loom Decor – and they have amazing custom window treatments that perfectly matched the vibe of the nursery.