Baby Mila’s nursery


Baby Mila’s nursery




I am so excited to be sharing the result of our House of Hawkes team effort to help our colleague and friend, Marli, prepare of the arrival of her baby girl – Mila. Charly and I were just about as excited for baby’s arrival as the gorgeous mum-to-be was and we are happy to report that the little cherub has since arrived safely and is as cute as a button! We pulled together a gorgeous, budget friendly nursery that doubles as a guest room in their bright and lovely Downtown apartment. All this went down the day before baby arrived – and I had thought we would only get to show you this reveal a few weeks from now, but Super-Marli managed to shoot the room and edit images that same day. Go new mama bear!

With a few crafty DIY’s and IKEA hacks (just look at those spice racks that make the cutest shelves), we kept within budget with winning results. I particularly loved the set of IKEA drawers that Marli painted in green and finished off with golden knobs. The Mulig Clothes Rack is a great investment and can be used anywhere in your home, even in damp areas! We used the clothes rack to display Mila’s adorable outfits.

We essentially had two walls to work with and didn’t want to over clutter the space so we kept things pretty simple without any compromise to the cute factor. Keeping the dual purpose nature of this baby room cum guest room in mind, Marli opted for lots of raw wood and a calm palette of paint colours (that winning combination of Jotun Skylight and Soft Skin), while we accessorised with a selection of accessories from Maison du Monde and H&M Home – including cushions, wall décor and the adorable hanging height chart.

The Bunny Print from LÁmour Fou Print Shop is created by a Los Angeles-based artist who brings her love of photography and illustration to dreamlike designs. Be sure to check out her Etsy Shop – you can download the digital files and print her artworks to any size you need. The Bunny Head from Maison du Monde made for a sweet match. The sheer simplicity of this raw wood Sniglar Cot made it the perfect choice for this neutral space. The bed can be assembled at two different heights and the durable materials have been tested to ensure they give little babies the support they need. I am a big fan of it’s simple and practical design.

We hope the precious new bub is settling in well.

all images Marli Smith Photography


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