If you’ve been keeping a close eye on my Insta lately you might have seen some sneak peeks of a blissful boy nursery we just finished up. Our client was expecting her third little man, so this wasn’t mama’s first rodeo and the ‘bones’ of the nursery were already in place with some key pieces she already had – a crib and feeding chair that had been used in the nurseries of her two older boys. For both sentimental and practical reasons, she wanted to use these for the new room too. Our brief was to create a calming space with fresh a fresh colour palette and a touch of whimsy.
Our starting point was the accent wall for the cot – a tile herringbone wallpaper by Milton and King that we’ve used before and love, complimented by a Ila Y Ela Raffia Lion head from Martin and Ella. This wall had an alcove towards the one side that we transformed into a built in cabinet for additional storage and open shelves to display books and cute accessories. The balance of the walls were painted as a colourblock, also something we have used a lot lately, but there is honestly no easier or more cost effective way to give a space some instant character. We used Skylight and Exhale both from Jotun. Exhale is part of the 2020 Lady Collection and this new shade on the block is ticking all the right boxes, a real pastel beauty that brings a sense of calm to the room as the name suggests.
A special piece of artwork from our client’s own childhood room made for a perfect pop of ‘colour and fun in the space. We love adding a vintage or quirky ‘odd piece’ to any room design and this one happened to be perfect. We also added some adorable baby animal prints in the passage entry area.
You’ll no doubt recognise the custom-made dresser that multi-functions as a changing station as we’ve used this in so may nursery designs over the past year (See it here, here and here) – every time in a different colour, and with varying widths that suit each space. We love it’s flexibility and streamlined design and we have to credit Linda Dekkers of LiveLoudGirl for inspiring what’s become somewhat of a House of Hawkes staple. We experimented with another new Jotun colour for this one, Serene Blue, a beautiful dusty tone.
The grey daybed was a fabulous find at an amazing price point from Pan Emirates (so good, I bought one for myself!) and the installation of a new wooden floor from Nordic Homeworx (installed directly over the existing tiles) really elevated the room to a new level. Last but not least to soften those baby falls, we chose a soft chunky handwoven rug from The Loom Collection and a selection of cute accessories from Big Stuffed, H&M Home, Ooh Noo, and Fabelab, to name a few.
We are thrilled with the end result of this cozy, textured and peaceful yet modern nursery, we would love to hear your feedback.