TEDDY’S NURSERY REVEAL

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!

design darling nursery serena & lily harbour cane convertible crib ducduc savannah 5 drawer changer quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue

design darling nursery quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue nanit plus baby monitor

design darling nursery quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue one kings lane myrna wall mirror ducduc savannah 5 drawer changer

design darling nursery quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue

design darling serena & lily harbour cane convertibe crib quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue

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. 

design darling quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue duc duc savannah 5 drawer changer

design darling nursery ducduc savannah 5 drawer changer

design darling nursery quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue one kings lane myrna mirror ducduc savannah 5 drawer changer

design darling nursery ducduc savannah 5 drawer changer drawer

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.

design darling nursery wisteria bookcase

design darling nursery books

design darling nursery bookcase

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.

design darling nursery quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue birch lane lily swivel chair spinnsol optic white

design darling nursery peppermint bee applique monogram pillow cover

design darling nursery birch lane lily swivel glider in spinnsol optic white

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.

design darling nursery closet quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue society6 cobalt blue and white wide circus tent stripe wallpaper

design darling nursery ralph lauren the iconic quilted car coat

design darling nursery closet

design darling nursery closet quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue

design darling nursery closet shoes

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!

design darling nursery container store water hyacinth storage bins with handles

quadrille arbre de matisse reverse wallpaper china blue in design darling nursery

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!

Quadrille Arbre de Matisse wallpaper  //  Serena & Lily rug

Home Depot beadboard  //  Home Depot chair rail  //  Behr ultra pure white trim paint

Serena & Lily crib c/o  //  Wisteria bookshelf (similar here and here)

One Kings Lane mirror  //  ducduc changer c/o  //  Ubbi diaper pail

Birch Lane glider  //  Oomph side table

Quadrille Arbre de Matisse roman shade  // Peppermint Bee appliqué pillow

Nanit baby monitor c/o  //  28 Centre Pointe Nantucket pillow  

Container Store baskets  // Jellycat puppy  //  Gund singing elephant  //   Jellycat teddy bear

Society 6 striped wallpaper  //  Amazon lucite closet rods

Serena & Lily hooded bath towels  //  Ralph Lauren quilted jacket

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  1. Love everything about this room, and am particularly intrigued by the price point of this chair! I’m expecting a baby boy in March, and am starting to think about furnishing the nursery. Can I ask- how do you like this “swivel” chair, versus a glider/rocker?

  2. Mackenzie, this room is so beautiful and you are such a talented decorator/interior designer! You should offer design services!

  3. This space turned out LOVELY and is so aesthetically pleasing! But can we also talk about how satisfying your hanger spacing matching up with the stripes is? I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the house!

  4. What a beautiful nursery! Can I ask you a question about your glider? (I am expecting my first baby–a boy–in April, and I am starting to plan our nursery too! ) I noticed on Birch Lane that the chair comes totally assembled–did you have a hard time getting it up the stairs/in the room? I have a historic home like yours and I’m a little concerned about it getting around the corners/ through the door with the dimensions they listed on the site. Thank you for your help!

    1. Congratulations! So exciting 🙂 We didn’t have an issue getting it up the stairs or into the nursery door but I’ve totally made that mistake before (I once had a canopy bed delivered that had to be returned because it was too tall for our stairwell… 🙈) so definitely measure twice and order once! 🙂

  5. Just the most adorable nursery! You put us much thought and work into it and it shows. Teddy is a very lucky baby to have wonderful loving parents and grandparents.