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Royal Nursery Finds

The birth of Prince George Alexander Louis is big news, and decor addicts are wondering what finishing touches are likely to surround the littlest royal. Here are some suggestions that tip their hats to British tradition.

How can you say no to a pram that’s named after Great Granny’s beloved Scottish estate? The Silver Cross Balmoral is the Rolls Royce of strollers.

A humble wooden rocking horse suited Prince William fine, but if desired he can seriously upgrade his son’s ride.

The Golden Jubilee rocking horse’s expression is mildly terrifying, but the extraordinary craftsmanship includes a royal emblem embroidered on the saddle pad to commemorate the Queen’s 50th year on the throne in 2002.

This British racing green roadster has the vintage look of European race cars, and will look sharp parked in a corner of Prince George’s nursery until he’s ready to take it for a spin.

Who understands more about royal needs than a royal himself? Viscount David Linley’s handcrafted sterling silver rattle is made by one of the U.K.’s oldest silversmiths, and would look spiffy on the change table.

Block-print wallpaper by venerable English firm Farrow & Ball would look smart in a boy’s room.

Restoration Hardware’s Kensington chesterfield is fun and appropriately child-sized, if a tad irreverent.

When a full-blown Anglomania sofa may prove too much, this Union Jack Decorative Pillow, also from Restoration Hardware, still injects a hit of the Jack in a hip nursery.

For more nursery decorating ideas, visit Katie Hayden’s blog.

Photo credits:
1. Posh Baby blog
2. BBC
3. Stevenson Brothers
4. Le Mans Pedal Car, Restoration Hardware
5. Silver Rattle, David Linley
6. Block Print Stripe (BP 753), Farrow & Ball
7-8. Restoration Hardware