It’s always fun to learn how a particular design gets started. Anything can inspire a decorating theme! This featured modern forest-themed nursery was inspired by a pillow mama-to-be found by chance at a local in Colorado. We love all the nature-themed details and how uncluttered — and modern — the room looks due to the furniture choices. Scroll down and check it out…
Child’s Name: River
Child’s Age: 3 Months
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
In mama’s own words…
What I love most about River’s room is all of the unique, hand-crafted items. There is nothing generic or store bought about his room. One of the first items we purchased for River’s room was the squirrel pillow. We got it at a really neat shop in Colorado called Wandering Daisy — from there the forest theme and color scheme continued.
At first, I couldn’t decide between birch tree decals or a decal with a tree and blowing leaves for the wall behind the crib. It was a tough decision but I’m so glad we went with the birch trees. The framed letterpress items hanging above the changing table are all quotes from “Where The Wild Things Are” which was my husband’s favorite book as a child.
The changing table is one of my favorite items in his room. We got the IKEA Expedit storage unit — with drawer inserts, sold separately — and bought legs (they’re in the kitchen department) to make it a little higher. I found cute knobs at Anthropologie for a more sophisticated look. The two shelves on either side are also from IKEA. I have loved having the extra shelf space while changing River. I usually have something in my hands — like his blanket, pacifier, or a new outfit — and it has been great to have a space to temporarily set those items. Hanging on the left of the changing table is the diaper stacker I made using this pattern — and to the right is the washable diaper pale for the dirty diapers.
One of the challenges with his room were the amazing built-in book shelves. I was so thankful for the space but I didn’t want to fill all of the shelves with books. I filled the lower shelves with toys for easy accessibility when River is older. I sewed curtains in order to hide less visually appealing items, such as a breast pump, my husband’s medical books and our DVDs. I’m so glad I decided to do this because we really needed the storage space for those items but I didn’t want them to be visible in the baby’s room. I mean, most children don’t want to read out of a medical text book for their bedtime story!
Decals: Birch Trees from Paris Decals on Etsy.com
Crib: Gulliver from Ikea
Crib Bumpers: Made by Me! Fabric from Hobby Lobby
Crib Sheet: Organic Bamboo from The Greener Good
Crib Mattress: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Crib Mattress
Changing Table: Expedit Shelving Unit, Expedit Drawer Inserts, Expedit Shelf Insert, Capita Legs 8″, Various Knobs from Anthropologie
Shelves: Lack Wall Shelf
Letter Press Items: Raw Letterpress on Etsy.com
Diaper Stacker: Made by me using this pattern
Diaper Wet Bag: Planet Wise Hanging Wet Bag
Rocker: Hejka Rocking Chair from Ikea
Pillows & Ceramic Whales/Fish: Wandering Daisy, Breckenridge, CO
* Big thanks to Kate Leverenz of Kate Leverenz Photography for sharing her son’s nursery with us!
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