Now that we are 3 days away from meeting our little man (whose name you will soon know!), I am thrilled and ready to share with you our boy’s nursery reveal today. I would be lying if I said I hadn’t somewhat been dreaming of this space for the past two years since we started trying for this baby. Last fall when we found out we were having a boy, I started pinning like crazy to a secret nursery board, and gathered all of my ideas. I knew I wanted a space that was peaceful and cozy with modern touches as well as special elements that reflect our family. In January I shared the plans I had for this room, and over the last few months we’ve worked on making those dreams a reality. I’ve shared progress along the way, but today is the official reveal of our serene earthy modern vintage boy’s nursery! (I have used affiliate links throughout as well as in a curated boutique at the bottom of this post. I make a small commission on purchases made through those links.)
Our budget was pretty tight but thanks to craigslist, facebook marketplace, DIY, gifts from family and friends, as well as collaborations, we were able to achieve the look we wanted. The very first piece we got for this space was the gorgeous soft cloudy shag rug from Boutique Rugs. It’s an awesome rug at a great price and right now you can also get 40% off using the code MOM40. I chose this rug back in the fall just after we found out we were having a boy as I knew it would set the perfect foundation for this space.
One of the most important elements, of course, in any nursery, is the crib. It’s the place where you hope your baby will sleep soundly through the night starting around 5-6 weeks… right? (My first two kids did, so I have high hopes!) We selected the Babyletto Modo crib in gray. Babyletto brand has fabulous reviews and their aesthetics were exactly in line with mine. The Modo crib is a gorgeous modern style crib with chunky block feet. We were very lucky that my parents wanted to give us the crib as a gift as well as the green and eco friendly crib mattress we wanted. Above the crib I hung a beautiful Declaration Home flag that really set the whole tone of this room and inspired me.
The mobile was handmade for me by my friend Gisele who has the cutest baby mobile etsy shop. She had told me to pick any motif I wanted that I saw in her shop. While we don’t have a theme in this space, we all loved the dinosaur mobile. Sawyer was dinosaur obsessed as a toddler and young child, and is still very much into them. Our family loves Jurassic park, and this mobile just seemed like the right choice. The colors just fit this space perfectly.
To the left of the crib along the wall with the lone window sits a big leather chair that I found free on Craigslist. It was quite the story getting it into this room, but I am so glad we managed! This chair is large, but oh so comfortable and will be the perfect chair to nurse the baby in. I added a hanging lamp from Ikea, a vintage arctic animals poster I found, a hand me down table from a friend, and a DIY slipcovered boho denim pouf. My parents gave me the adorable hedgehog storage bin which holds the small selection of toys we have for baby as well as a matching hedgehog play mat. We put up the blindster blinds a couple of years ago, and they are pretty enough that the windows don’t need additional treatments.
To the left of the chair sits what is my absolute favorite element of the room…. the wallpapered closet! I shared all of the details on that just last week.
But seriously I can’t even tell you how happy this closet makes me! Here you can see how it all flows together. I love the natural earthy browns the leather chair, free facebook marketplace dresser, and blinds bring to this side of the room.
Following the room around, on the next wall sits the vintage sideboard my friend handed down to me. She thought I could sell it at Sweet Clover, but it was actually the perfect piece to use as a changing table. The height is just right for me!
Aside from the right height, I love the classic vintage vibe it adds to the room. Eventually when we don’t need a changing table one day, the sideboard will go and the dresser will come to this wall, freeing up closet space. Above the changing table sits a gorgeous framed print from Minted that I fell in love with for the color and woodsy vibe. Next to that hangs a bear silhouette that my friends signed on the back for me. I love how he fits on this wall! To the left I hung a vintage accordion hanging rack which now holds his 3 hooded towels, ready for bath time (not pictured here!). The hamper has already been put to good use as Emmy and I have found loads of baby clothes at thrift shops, brought them home and put them in the hamper until I wash them.
To make the sideboard into a changing table we simply added a changing pad with a buckle to the top. I used this constellation cover from Target to bring in some of the blue. The baskets hold the wipes, Babyganics soap and lotion, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, and of course, diapers.
In the corner of the room between the sideboard and the crib lies another favorite space. Our house is a Cape Cod style home, so there are dormer windows and some odd nooks and crannies. This room features a nook that I added shelves to a few years ago. I painted the background Hale Navy for this room, and of course filled the shelves!
On the very top of the shelves I added a wall hanging from Ore & Wool, and on the shelf some vintage bears I’ve found, a disco ball, and a print from Our Humble Abode that I won years ago. Below that, I filled the shelves with some of our favorite books that I saved from when Sawyer and Emmy were younger, some fun accessories including the owl oil diffuser (similar here), and various art pieces. The fantasy woodland animal pieces were once in Emmy’s room about 6 years ago, and I thought they were perfect for this space. They’re from This Years Girl on etsy, and I never tire of them. The abstract piece was done by Emmy for this room, and the watercolor seahorse print was made for my by my instagram friend, Mika, who makes beautiful watercolor pieces with a tropical vibe.
Just underneath the shelf I piled loads of pillows. I figure that when baby is mobile he can relax in this little corner with a board book. Of course when he is mobile, these shelves will also be restyled in a safer manner. 😉
And that’s a wrap on the nursery!!! I can’t wait for the occupant to arrive in just a few days!
If you’re interested in any of the items shown, I’ve created a shoppable boutique for you below. If there is anything that you don’t see that you are wondering about, feel free to ask in the comments or email me! 🙂