Henry’s Nursery

So here it is- finally- Henry’s nursery reveal! It’s taken a long time to complete, but I am so grateful to Wayfair for helping outfit this room with some seriously dreamy items! As you know, I went with a serene scheme aimed at calming not only the little guy but myself as well. I knew I wanted to do a scenic wallpaper and chose this Susan Harter muralpaper (Calmsden in Grisaille) to base the room on. It’s SO gorgeous, a real work of art. We want Henry to love being outside, so hopefully this starts him off on the right foot.

For the crib I chose the ducduc Campaign crib and I am OBSESSED. It’s the perfect mix of modern and boyish with the greyish stained wood supports. It’s an amazingly well made piece of furniture too.  The bedding here is from Rikshaw (quilt and sheet) which I have loved forever, and the mobile I got from a maker on Etsy (the brass finish is INCREDIBLE in person against the paper!)

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The rug was last minute replacement to one I really wanted and you know what? I love it.  Would work great in any kind of space.  On top is the most lush, yummy sheepskin rug that the dogs love, but Henry does too.  On the windows we did custom made blackout roman shades in a Robert Allen buffalo check.  We wanted lots of animals in this room, and so I had to spring for this RH Baby & Child stuffed giraffe made of wool and leather. :)
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The Jonathan Adler Sputnik fixture is awesome (but very bright so have a dimmer on it).

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I chose the ducduc Morgan changer because, well, it rocks.  The wood stripe matches the crib and the whole vibe is very “boy” but in an modern, unexpected way. The leather pulls just slay me too.  Above that I hung a lion photograph by Sharon Montrose.  He’s so regal, and yet looks huggable.  The changer pad cover is from Land of Nod– I HAD to get some stripes in here!

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We did the Dwell Studio Kinney Glider in linen paired with this cute leather pouf (I also have the Kinney Ottoman too which I will probably swap in if I feel it’s more comfortable).  The fabulous Christina Baker painted this amazing modern piece for Henry and I love it- one of the colors in in matches my wall color (Benjamin Moore Alaskan Husky) EXACTLY!  The floor lamp is Aerin Lauder for Circa and the adorable pillows are from Alegria Home (I got a dash of otomi in here!)  I LOOOOOOVE the Z Gallerie side table for it’s quirky style.

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I know this Jonathan Adler etagere (20% off today!) caused some arguments about safety, but this is anchored to the wall, incredibly sturdy and I love it.   Shall it ever become a safety issue, I will move it somewhere else. On it is a variety of items I love, including the Dwell Elephant Bookends and a globe from Target.  The horse sculpture from Homegoods as are most of the frames (no better place to get frames).

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We added some sentimental things like a picture of Andrew’s grandpop (whom we gave Henry a middle name in honor of) and a picture of my dad and me at my wedding (his other middle name is his mother’s maiden name).  Also poignant, the fact that I had this Eiffel Tower sculpture in here for months, and Henry was born on the day of the horrible Paris attacks.  We want him to learn to love Paris as we do, so it’s extra fitting now.

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The vintage model cars are my dads, and if I know anything I know he will teach Henry his love of cars!

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The closet KILLS me. I am so, so, so happy I did this Nobilis wallpaper inside. It’s heaven.  The ceiling fixture from Schoolhouse Electric is one of my favorite things too!  The little stool is from Serena & Lily and the owl hook is from Anthropologie.

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I added these adorbs giraffe hooks from Pottery Barn (now sold out) on the inside wall.  I worried about animal overkill, but I think since everything is funky and not babyish it’s okay.  The buffalo fleece suit is from Old Navy, by the way :)

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I still need some more storage (I think I’ll do a toybox under the window next to the bookcase with a cushion on the top for the dogs to hang out on).  But in the meantime this cart from Land of Nod is handy (plus I wanted something small and clear that would not block the paper.  The basket is from Serena & Lily and I plan to get another one to store more blankets, toys and stuff.

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I am really happy with it, and hope you like it too. :)

And just because, here’s a picture of Henry from yesterday’s trip to the pediatrician.

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*The good pictures are by Sarah Winchester– the obviously crappy ones are by me, professional iPhone photographer. :)

 

114 comments

  1. Beautiful nursery! Would love to know what the paint color is if you have a chance. Thank you and congratulations!

  2. You are such a darling girl and seeing you hold Henry is pure joy. I have a Henry, now grown and recently married who charms the socks off everyone he meets and always has! You have a wonderful eye for design, but it is your personal story that draws me into your blog – the only one I check on a regular basis. Plus I am a grandmother and definitely do not fit your demographic. Thank you for creating something so lovely, authentic and thoughtful.

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