I used our Ogden fabric, one of my personal favorites, in two colors for the roman shades in this room. I love Roman shades because they are very functional, can easily be black-out lined and use less fabric compared to more formal draperies. I took these shades up a notch by following Sister’s classic advice and adding a trim. Using contrasting trim in the same fabric is an easy way to interest and dimension!
I love the graphic botanical print in our Vreeland fabric and knew I had to use it as the upholstery on the swivel chair. I also knew I wanted to carry the print over to the bed but because it is wood and not upholstered, I had my local workroom stitch up a matching quilt! The quilt turned out beautifully and was such an easy way to add a custom element to the room.
I used our Treillage and Ollie prints throughout the room in subtle ways through throw pillows and lampshades. Having a few different textiles in the mix helps create layers and provides places for your eye to move through the room.
I chose Summer Lime from Benjamin Moore for the walls which is the perfect compliment to all of the print and pattern by giving the eye a place to rest. The color is simply divine, reminding me of that perfect summer day every time I enter the room!
One of Rees’s favorite pieces in the room is this 5 foot tall stuffed giraffe, a similar one can be had here from John Derian. While stuffed animals are a must in any child's room, playing with scale can create an unexpected and joyful focal point!
I absolutely adore the look of faux taxidermy and found these cheerful papier-mâché hares from Cody Foster & Co. Not only do they tie into the bunny motif of my grandmother’s collage, they also provide another layer on the wall in addition to the framed works.
I chose this simple bobbin style crib for several reasons. First, I love the milky white color (a classic in any nursery!) and second, it is fully adjustable and can grow with Rees into toddler-hood. Furniture can be a big expense so finding pieces that can work for the long term is key.
While a bar cart in a nursery seems highly unconventional, this one from Serena and Lily serves us well as a night stand while the bottom shelf is a place for Rees to store books and toys. When the time comes, I know that this bar cart will be right at home in my dining room, serving its intended purpose. After all, what mom doesn’t need a cocktail every now and then!
I always recommend, if space allows, to include both a crib and a twin bed in a nursery. Not only does the twin bed provide a place for you to rest, it means less redecoration when your little one grows out of the crib! For the bed, I pulled in one of my favorite shams from Sister’s vintage D. Porthault collection which contains all the colors of the nursery and is a nice reminder of our family history.
An instant classic, our Burmese Baby Pillow is the perfect pillow to have on hand in any room. While it is perfectly at home here in a nursery, it is sophisticated enough that I would use it on my own bed or as an accent on a chair. One of my favorite ways to use our baby pillow is as a cushion for my head while taking a relaxing soak in the bath, even if it is a rare occurrence these days!
My wonderful grandmother, shopkeeper and artist Apple Parish Bartlett, gifted me this decoupage work when Rees was born. She traced an old gate at our summer house as the base and pasted a wonderful scene of bunnies and vegetables over top. I love that Rees will grow up surrounded by artwork from those who love him.
Made sustainably from fabric leftovers, this stuffed bunny is comprised of several prints used in the room. I always recommend having your work room save any leftover fabric for you as there are a plethora of ways they can be used from throw pillows to quilts to charming little stuffed bunnies-- the opportunities are endless!