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Decorating A Nursery

Well, it’s official. I’ve come to that age when all my friends are having babies! In fact, I am the very proud uncle of a rambunctious 2-and-a-half year old. He and I were debating whether or not a fabric store was ‘yucky’ on the weekend. I assured him fabric stores are anything but yucky.

My dear friends, Kristin and Ryan, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl (Anna) on June 28th and her insane cuteness has got me inspired to find stylish nursery options. This is new territory for me and a design style that I hope not to try out at home for a while yet! I’ll leave that to my friends.

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Crib

Let’s start with the crib. The centre of any nursery, the crib is important but doesn’t have to be tricked out, in my opinion. I love the clean simplicity of this Gulliver crib from Ikea. I also love its $140 price!

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Mobile

How about hanging this adorable, vintage-inspired mobile from Restoration Hardware over your Ikea crib? So fun!

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Quilt

I have to be honest, I’m not loving most of what’s out there linen-wise for cribs. Let’s keep it classic, shall we? You can buy quilts like this online or make one yourself.

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Hippo

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Giraffe

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Elephant

Another nursery classic is the mural. If you can’t draw or paint one yourself, you can find these charming decals at Pottery Barn Kids. Love these.

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Pink Wallpaper

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Boat Wallpaper

Or, if you want to go Michael-Penney-crazy, you could wallpaper! How sweet are these two options above from Thibaut?

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Rug

Finally, even babies need accessories. How about a wool hooked rug that’s soft under little knees? This one’s from Dash & Albert.

Photo Blog July 26 Decorating Nursery Tea Cups

Tea time anyone? Invite your teddy bear and pull out the good china — this set is from Ten Thousand Villages and costs just $30. Okay, maybe newborns don’t drink tea, but they will some day! And my nephew better not even think of calling it yucky.

Photo credits:
1. Gulliver crib, Ikea
2. Vintage Airplane Mobile, Restoration Hardware
3. Too Cool Quilts
4-6. Wall decals, Pottery Barn Kids
7. Lily of the Valley, Thibaut
8. Barnegat Bay, Thibaut
9. Red Roses Wool Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert
10. Ceramic Toy Tea Set, Ten Thousand Villages