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Harry’s Nursery Design…

It has been a while since I participated in Moodboard Monday over at the blog Pewter + Sage.  However, I have been feeling pressured inspired to get moving on Maddie and Harry’s rooms in our new home.  So, when I saw that this week’s inspiration was a crib from Bonavita I thought it might be a sign to put pencil to paper and get moving.

And, while we are at it I have to share a photo of the “client.”  Am I a lucky mama, or what?

Anyways, here is the crib I am using for inspiration.

Bonavita Francaise Lifestyle Crib

I should mention as you look at my board that Harry does already have a crib.  It is iron in a matte pewter finish….it is about the only purchase I’ve made for the poor kiddo to date!  In any case, here is what I have come up with.  If you follow my blog, you know some of this has been kicking around in my inspiration files for a while.



The starting point for the room was the Julia Rothman wallpaper for Hygge & West.  Babies spend a lot of time looking up….and my little man will fall asleep and wake up to these beautiful birds.  I do realize that this feature will have to be replaced in a few years but I do not mind.  He’s likely my last baby and you only live once!

The carpet will be a custom cut Stark carpet in “Logo.”  I am only leaving a 6″ perimeter of wood around the room.  I am adding wainscoting 5′ up the walls (see example below) and I am adding crown moldings as well.  All woodwork will be an off-white (Navajo white by Benjamin Moore).  The upper few feet of the walls will be Benjamin Moore’s Galveston Grey.

On the windows I’ll likely go with roman shades.  Currently, I am thinking China Seas  Fiorentina, Dark Yellow on White.  I’ll band them with Christopher Farr linen in Silver (I scanned the fabric sample I have and it reads beige here.  In reality it is a grey linen with a slight silvery sheen).  The bumper and crib skirt will be done in the silver linen as well.  Ties on the bumper and a peek through on the skirt will be in the China Seas Fiorentina (similar to the style below).  I’ll find a yellow tape to match or may have the skirt bordered with the China Seas fabric….still deciding.

The glider is a hand me down from big sister Maddie’s nursery before we moved.  I honestly have not decided if I’ll go to the time and expense of getting it recovered.  They jury remains out on this one.  The black armoire (photo from the showroom floor) was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought when I remodeled my first ever townhouse.  It was my first “adult” furniture purchase and is sentimental to me.  The black dresser was purchased at a tag sale and is doubling as the change table.

I still need to work on art.  I am kicking around ideas like French Alphabet postcards, a silhouette, a monogram, family photos.  We’ll see……

So, there you have it.  Harry’s nursery progress to date.  I am currently in the process of bidding the woodwork and painting….so we are making progress and hopefully you will see some real photos of the finished room in the near future!  Now, hope on over to Pewter + Sage to see what other fabulous nurseries everyone has come up with using the Bonavita cribs!