I’m so excited to share photos of Teddy’s nursery today! This is the only completed room in our new house and I think it’s my favorite space I’ve ever decorated. It’s certainly come a long way since it looked like this before shot!
The nursery is our smallest bedroom at 10’ x 10’ so it took some trial and error to figure out where each piece of furniture should live. I originally wanted the crib on the far wall so it would be the first thing you see from the doorway, but it didn’t leave us enough space to open the drawers on the changer all the way and my mom pointed out it was probably best not to position the crib directly under the air vent anyway. This layout manages to fit the necessary crib, changer, and glider as well as a bookcase for additional storage so I’m happy with the end result!
I’d been coveting this Quadrille Arbre de Matisse wallpaper forever and decided to splurge in this small space. My dad installed the beadboard and chair rail to add a little architectural interest and keep things light and bright, plus it meant we could get away with ordering half as much wallpaper. We used this inexpensive beadboard and this chair rail (both painted this color) and it looks like it’s always been part of the house.
The cane crib was our next decorating decision and I’m so happy with how it looks in here. It was hard to get a photo without a wide angle lens but it’s absolutely beautiful in person! I wanted to avoid putting a bunch of nails in the newly hung wallpaper so we went with the floor stand option for our baby monitor (which we continue to be obsessed with — more in this post). When I first dreamt up the nursery, I imagined hanging a few pieces of art, but we ultimately decided it would actually detract from the wallpaper and opted to keep things simple.
The next piece I ordered was this custom changer from ducduc. I knew we didn’t have space for a separate changing table and dresser, so this piece functions as both with a separate topper we can remove once we’re past our diaper-changing years. My mom and I made a trip to their showroom in New York to check out all the different options in person and decided on this Savannah dresser with five drawers, nickel hardware, and interior drawers custom painted to match the wallpaper. The quality of their pieces is incredible and the sky is truly the limit in terms of customizing each design to fit your space.
This bookcase previously lived everywhere from our living room in Dallas to our dining room in Greenwich and I’m so happy we could find a home for it in Teddy’s nursery. It’s the perfect spot for books, stuffed animals, and baskets filled with diapers, wipes, and blankets. It’s such a bright and happy sight when you first walk into the room! I wish this exact piece were still available, but I found similar styles here and here.
We considered a number of different gliders and I’m really glad we went with this one in the optic white. It’s risky to buy a chair without sitting in it first but thankfully it’s super comfy and the color is the perfect crisp white. I topped it with this adorable appliqué pillow that matches the blue in the wallpaper pretty closely. Speaking of matching the wallpaper, I ordered a custom roman shade in the same fabric and even though we rarely bother with closing the shade in this room, it’s a nice finishing touch that instantly made the room feel more polished and pulled together.
Teddy’s closet is my favorite! My mom surprised me with this peel-and-stick wallpaper in a coordinating blue stripe and then my dad replaced the previous wooden rods with these lucite rods (we bought one rod and sawed it into two pieces). Both details transform an otherwise boring closet into a playful custom moment that makes me happy every time I open the door!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour! I’m excited to roll out more room reveals in 2020 but we’re taking our time since we plan to be here for a long time and don’t want to rush any big purchases. I’ve tried to link everything below but let me know if I missed anything in the comments!
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