So, news flash…….I’m PREGNANT! I’ve been busy designing obsessing over my BABY BOY’s room since the positive pregnancy test.
I knew from the get go, I wanted a sophisticated baby’s room. I want this room to feel like the rest of my home, NOT like a baby store threw up baby blocks, animals & sailboats. I just can’t do the typical baby nursery décor. The sophisticated design will grow with him. At least that’s my goal with selecting items for this room. I want to stay classic, timeless and not too trendy. Some items below I have purchased already, some are on my wish list and some are inspiration for vintage finds that I am hunting for.
CRIB: I really focused in on the crib first and foremost. The crib we chose is by Babyletto it’s the Harlow. It was on backorder for months and became available last week, I purchased it and 3 business days later it was delivered! It’s currently unavailable again, and I know why…it’s a really great crib. I mean they had me at the acrylic front slats. Hello gorgeous modern crib. The acrylic sealed the deal for me, however the base is really different and nice as well.
BOOKSHELVES: I have a pair of the bookshelves flanking the window, they are from IKEA & a total steal at $59.99. Underneath the window is a sideboard turned changing table that was a family piece passed down, with lots of storage.
AREA RUG: The area rug is one of the pieces that I have not purchased yet, because I cannot decide! I really like the pop of color it could add. Although I’m worried I won’t like it after some time. I tend to work with so much color that in my own home I stay away from it. I need neutral, I always love it no matter my mood.
WINGBACK CHAIR: The wingback chair is from Target and is amazing. I haven’t purchased it yet, but it will be mine. I can’t see spending hundreds of dollars on a rocking, gliding chair that style wise I despise. I’d much prefer to have a classic chair that could go anywhere in the home should it out grow baby boy’s room. I know, I know, what about rocking baby to sleep. Well folks, I’ll be standing and rocking. Different strokes for different folks. I am hoping this won’t be my biggest regret in the design. I just CAN’T do the nursery gliders, it feels like I am throwing money away.
ACRYLIC KIDS CHAIR: Can we talk about how rad the acrylic kids size slither chair is?! Why are kids size chairs so stinking adorable. Let’s be honest, everything kid sized is adorable. This chair is by no means necessary, but by all means amazing. The price is pretty amazing too, available at Domino’s online shop.
ABSTRACT ART: The abstract art piece for over the crib I really love this particular piece above; however, I am hoping to find a great piece of vintage abstract art that needs some love. I am also on the hunt for a brass trunk for baby’s toys….have been stalking craigslist and am soon going on a vintage shopping day around town.
OYSTER PRINT: I love this print so much, I don’t have it yet….but as you can see it’s a perfect fit. Some inspiring words for baby boy to enjoy.
MINI MARINERS TABLE LAMP: This cute little lamp from Restoration Hardware Baby would be perfect as a night light to check up on baby boy while he’s sleeping.
NUNA LEAF CURVE: I just love this little seat, and so does my yorkie Louis. This modern designed baby seat is genius, I hope that baby boy will agree. It had great reviews, and the simplicity really sold me.
SHEEP PIGGY BANK: My mom has bought piggy banks for all of her grandchildren so mine was no exception. I however steered her towards this modern cutie from Anthropologie.
FRESHLY PICKED MOCS: I mean come on, so CUTE. I have yet to purchase these for baby boy, but I think he needs them don’t you? I feel connected to this brand as she debuted on Shark Tank, and I am an avid Shark Tank watcher.
GOLD WIRE SIDE TABLE: This lovely side table I already own, and now it has a perfect spot in baby’s room by the wingback chair…..coming soon! This table was from Target and has been long gone, but they get lots of cute side tables in all the time now….so keep your eyes pealed.
GOLD MOROCCAN POUF: The perfect little place to put my feet up or another seat in baby’s room while we are staring at him. This gem is so versatile, I have one in the living room and will be getting another. I bought from One Kings Lane, and sometimes they go on sale for….wait for it $99.99- that’s when I pulled the trigger. Hoping for that again for #2.
JELLYCAT BUNNY: This was a gift from one of my best friends for baby boy. The Jellycat stuffed animals are super cute, modern and soft.
That pretty much sums up baby boy’s room. It’s my style…which will be baby boy’s style. Just because we have kids doesn’t mean our style goes away am I right?!