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Amos's Nursery: The Big Reveal

It's finally finished!

Months after those first inspiring design boards, Amos's nursery is finally complete. He's still sleeping with us most nights but he assures me he can't wait to spend a night in his new room.

Let's take a tour shall we?

 

The centerpiece of the room is the wall decal by Designed Designer. I wanted the main palette to be a soft gray and white with pops of orange so I painted the walls Sherwin Williams Grayish.

 

 We've been so happy with Griffin's Baby Mod crib that we went with Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1 Fixed-Side Convertible Crib for Amos. My mom sewed the crib skirt out of Waverly Cross Section in Charcoal, which also makes an appearance on the pillow in the rocker and and the closet curtain. My mom made all of these and I'm so grateful! The gorgeous hand crocheted blanket was a gift from my friend Annie.

 

 

The bookshelf is an original built by my stepdad. Griffin has an identical shelf, which I partially credit for his passion for books. I love how it makes books a part of the room and how easily accessible they are. The birdhouse nightlight was also crafted by my stepfather from a basic birdhouse bought at Michael's. I cut the little squirrel and bunny decals on my Silhouette using white flocked vinyl.

 

 

I got my Eames (ripoff) rocker as planned and added a grey knitted pouf from CB2 and Marius stool from Ikea. One of my favorite pieces in the room are the limited edition Heather Ross prints hanging above the rocker. (I had them first, btw!)

 

Beyond my original palette of gray, white, and orange, I brought in a light blue and green using the Give a Hoot Shower Curtain from Target. I bought one curtain to hang in front of the closet and an additional one for the rocker pillow and window shades. For the shades, I simply cut out some of the owls and used spray adhesive to adhere them to my roller shades.

 

The changing table was a generous gift from a friend which I painted blue to match the owls in the curtain. The color is Sherwin Williams Liquid Blue. I love the way the yarn initials fit above the table.

 

 

This tree is one of my favorite touches. I decided at the last minute to move one of the decals in to the corner of the room and then I added a black vinyl decal (cut on my Silhouette of course) that make it look like Nicholas and I carved our initials in the tree. Nicholas thinks it's cheesy but I don't care.

 

 

Below the tree is a table and chairs my grandparents gave to me as a child. As far as the closet, since I never EVER close Griffin's closet doors I decided to remove the doors in Amos's room and make it part of the room. I painted the inside of the closet the same orange as the birds. It was scary at first but I really like the way in turned out.

 

In fact, I love the way the entire room turned out. It's so serene and is one of my favorite rooms in the house. We took Amos's newborn portraits in there and I have to say he seemed pretty at ease there as well.




~ Sarah Stewart Holland

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Reader Comments (10)

It turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to see it (and Amos!) in person!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

beautiful! Love the little intimate touches- the tree carving and the birdhouse!

October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPreeti

Hi there, I love Amos' room, my baby is due in March and we have been decorating our room using yours as inspiration. I looked at hundreds of rooms and just loved the calmness of yours. I have the owl shower curtain and a blackout blind and am looking for the hem/trimming you have used on the bottom of your blind. Can you tell me where you got this from? I live in London so trying to find something similar here. Thanks alot. Vicky

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Victoria, you made my day! I am so flattered!!! The trimming is from my local fabric store who does have an online site. I'm not sure if they sell that there. If not, let me know and I might be able to send you some! http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersaltandnectar

Love the nursery! I'm wondering what color the birds are in the tree decal. I love the bright color! I went to Designed Designer on Etsy and cannot tell if it's the "dark orange" or "blood red" color that you chose.

Thanks!!

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGili

They are the dark orange. I think it's a panetone color of you want me to look it up.

January 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterSalt & Nectar

Thanks for the reply! Was it the "dark orange" from the color card that Designed Designer offers and is pictured for that tree or were you able to give them a panetone color outside from the choices they offer. If it's not too much trouble to find the color, that'd be great! I'm obsessed with it. :)

January 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGili

It is the dark orange card offered on the site but that color is an actual pane tone color. It's Dark Orange - 1665C.

January 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterSalt & Nectar

hi...how or where did you get the material for the trees? I wanted to make something similiar for my baby's room...what a great idea you have!! :)

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I got them from The etsy shop designerdigitals I highly recommend them!

March 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterSalt & Nectar

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