Nursery Ideas

Whimsical Woodland


1. Young America 2. Kari Herer 3. Sunday in Color 4. unknown 5. Darling Clementine 6. Rifle Paper Co. 7. Dwell Studio 8. Restoration Hardware Baby and Child

Urban NYC Inspired


1. Young America 2. Oeuf NYC 3. All Modern 4. Crosley Radio 5. Young America 6. Unknown 7. Darling Clementine 8. Restoration Hardware Baby and Child 9. Dwell Studio

The past couple of weeks I have been playing around with themes for the babies nursery. I want the room to be colourful, functional and something that the baby can grow with. I have looked online and at a bunch of stores in Calgary for a crib and I think I have finally decided on one called Lyric from the furniture company, Young America. The crib grows with the child and eventually becomes a toddler bed and later a double bed. It is available in a bunch of beautiful colours and finishes and would work well for a boy or girl.

Finding the right crib bedding has proved to be a huge challenge. This weekend I stumbled upon a company called Dwell Studio. The baby bedding is colourful and whimsical but not too juvenile. The girl’s bedding is called Meadow and is inspired by Scandinavian design and the boy’s is called Skyline and has an urban NYC feel to it.

I thought it would be fun to lay all the furniture out and see how everything is going to fit into the room. Below is a layout that I did through the website Urban Barn, it is super easy to use and you can arrange your furniture in the exact dimensions, so you know how everything will fit before you buy any of the pieces.

We find out on Wednesday whether it is a boy or girl, so I will not know which theme we will go with until then. I love both of them equally and can’t wait to start decorating!

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  • October 22, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Cheryl - One word of advice from a mom of three. Okay two.

    A chair in the nursery isn’t all that useful until they are older (toddler) because those night time nursing sessions are intolerable without something for you to look at. Unless you have an iPad or laptop in the room.

    And, avoid the convertible bed. Teething kids bite the crap out of their cribs. You won’t want to convert it to the double because it will be full of little bite marks and chips in the finish.

    Good luck tomorrow! Hope it is everything you wish for.

    PS LOVE that hot air balloon light fixture.ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    Ellen Thompson - It has been a while since I changed diapers but remember that a changing table was well worth the cost. You will be doing a lot of bending with little ones so save your back as much as possible. When choosing a crib make sure the slats are not wide enough apart that the baby can get themselves stuck. Baby is a blessing joy to you all.ReplyCancel

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