IT’S HERE! After months in the making (and spending way too much time obsessing over every little detail) I’m so excited to share our little nursery for baby boy! My initial plans involved way less color and matched more of the overall vibe of our home, but then I had a major “omg, duh” moment and realized I should just let a kids room BE A KIDS ROOM.
From there, everything just seemed to fall into place. I always knew that I wanted to paint the back wall the same dark matte grey that we painted our bedroom. I felt like it framed the crib nicely and added just a tiny bit of sophistication. After that, I played around with color schemes for a bit before deciding on the palette below. I had this really rad framed Tame Impala screen print just sitting around for a couple years and I’ve always loved the neon coral color of the sun in the piece. And then a few months into our pregnancy our friend gifted us the CUTEST baby book that was the same neon coral color which easily made up my mind to make that a core color in the room. I had also been hoarding that Steven Harrington palm tree screen print in my garage since 2013, which I have always loved but never had a home for, and I really liked the seafoam green color with the neon coral. I like that those aren’t “traditional” boy nursery colors and just using them as little pops around the room made everything feel light and fun!
Our only two splurges for the room were the rocking chair and the rug. Both needed to be super cozy, yet DURABLE, and when that’s the case I’m okay with spending a little more for the quality. We bought the crib from Ikea (for $80!!!) as well as the dresser, which I wanted so that we could use the top as a changing table with the Keekaroo Peanut Changer. We decided to use the closet just for toys and other baby storage since we lack storage throughout the house and wanted to keep most of baby’s things all in one place.
Lastly, it was super important to me that baby be surrounded by art and books that Mike and I both really love. For the past few years we have been collecting cool kids books when we travel, so the floating bookshelves were the first thing we installed. I really wanted the books to be accessible to him as he grows so we placed them low to the ground and topped them off with two Stevie Gee prints. Fun story about those prints: When Mike and I were dating I had the Stevie Gee motorcycle print hung in my apartment in LA. Mike loved it and ended up purchasing the bike print for his place in Huntington Beach. When we got engaged a year and a half later and bought our house we decided to have them framed to match. I love that we each had something from our own places that we can share with baby in his new space!
I’m so proud of how it all turned out and I can’t wait to show it to our little guy in just a few short weeks! I’ve done my best to link all available products below, but if you see something I missed, feel free to ask!