A sweet gray nursery for two! Expectant mama Jen emailed us pictures of the serene little nursery she put together for her twin girls (due in April) with a subtle woodland theme and lots of girly touches.
This mama-to-be chose a modern gray color for the walls that makes great contrast with the colorful feminine touches throughout the room — and created a little haven for her twins in the middle of New York City.
Child’s Name: Still a secret
Child’s Age: Due April 2012
Location: New York City
What was your inspiration for the room?
Knowing how chaotic life can be with newborn twins, I wanted a room that would be peaceful and relaxing. We brought in a subtle woodland theme with the wall decals and cute woodland plush creatures (bunnies, owls, birds, and a little fox). Given that we live in Brooklyn with a view of Manhattan, a big freeway, and general urban sprawl right outside the girls’ window, it was nice to bring a touch of serenity and nature into this room.
Describe your decorating style.
Our entire apartment is very contemporary and skews a bit masculine (lots of steel, aluminum, dark wood, glass, and grey colors) so for the nursery, I wanted a true retreat from the “grown-up zone”. Everything in the nursery is soft, cushy, and very feminine – it was my chance to indulge in all things girly.
Only one crib?
Yes indeed! The girls will be sharing a crib until they’re about 3-4 months (or whenever they start rolling on top of one another), then we have an identical crib in storage (and identical linens) that we’re bringing out. Another advantage of getting the budget-friendly Ikea crib!
Favorite items in the room.
We simply adore the loveseat for our nursery, and prefer it to a glider for many reasons. The loveseat not only accommodates overnight guests (it’s a full-sized pull-out), but also gives both my husband and I a place to sit and hang out in this room. When the babies come, it’ll be perfect for nursing twins, and as they get older, a loveseat is the only way to cuddle with both girls and read them stories at the same time!
Keep scrolling for more images and room details…
Crib: Ikea Hensvik
Changing Table: Ikea Gulliver
Loveseat: Room and Board Ian in Desmond Arctic fabric (easy-to-clean microfiber)
Bedding: Quilt and washed satin crib skirt from Restoration Hardware
Changing pad cover: Pottery Barn Baby
Changing table baskets: Badger Basket
Wall Decal: from Etsy seller NouWall — which were embellished with some poppy flower stickers.
Bunny Fishing Stars Print: Etsy seller Trafalgar’s Square
Fuzzy throw on loveseat: Z Gallerie
Wall Shelves: Creative Connectors Wooden Shelving Kit
Ceramic Owl nightlight: Land of Nod
Paint colors: Martha Stewart Cement Grey and Behr Gentle Rain
Stuffed Animals: Bunny – Bunnies by the Bay; Bird Pillow – Land of Nod; Fox – Etsy seller SleepyKing
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