This beautiful nursery is so much more than just an amazing room created by a very talented mum. For a long time it was a cathartic imaginary space where happy thoughts resided through a long IVF journey.
This stunning nursery belongs to little Asher, a seven-month-old, much longed-after little girl. Mum Skye says she remained positive throughout her IVF journey by using the nursery as an imaginative outlet. So she spent hours scouring stores for perfect nursery items, and creating Pinterest boards. Once Skye did become pregnant she didn’t find out which gender the baby was until well into the pregnancy. Here’s how it unfolded, and the subsequent creation of the room:
At 31 weeks pregnant, having had finalised décor selections for both boy and girl, my husband and I hosted our much-anticipated gender reveal party, where I was genuinely shocked to discover we were expecting a girl! I confess to ordering much of the décor online at 3am after the gender reveal (I couldn’t sleep after all the excitement!).
There are several animal/bird prints and items throughout the room, however there is no fixed theme. I believed so long as I selected items I truly loved, everything would work harmoniously together. I used colours from the beautiful Love Mae ‘Confetti’ Wallpaper as the colour palette and had a felt ball rug and garland custom made to match. I love the 50s aesthetic of the Ubabub Nifty Timber cot and (finally) found the perfect bookcase, bedside table and tallboy (which we use as a change table) from World of Empire in Perth, which complement the cots mid-century design and have the added bonus of safe rounded edges!
Skye was keen to select pieces that would last the test of time, so she thought outside the square and avoided baby stores. Here is how Skye describes her favourite pieces in the room:
- The colour and pattern of the Love Mae ‘Confetti’ Wallpaper. It makes me smile every time I enter the room.
- The Ralph Hobbs’ artworks (Flamingo, Masked Owl, Red Robin, Bluebird, Giraffe, & Elephant) from Hardtofind. I love the impact created by grouping the bird artworks together, and Asher loves to gaze at the black and white Giraffe & Elephant artworks during nappy changes.
- Having a Gallery Hanging System is fantastic; I can display artworks without drilling hooks into the beautiful wallpaper, and I’m free to adjust the position of the artwork as desired.
- The mobile my Mum and I made; lovingly punching and sewing hundreds of circles together to complement the wallpaper, whilst creating something visually stimulating.
- Bits and pieces we gathered during our Buenos Aires babymoon – a Mini Cooper, miniature Spanish children’s books from 1907 and a Wind in the Willows tin suitcase – all from the Feria de San Pedro Telmo vintage markets.
If you adore Skye’s style as much as we do, and want to take advantage of all of the leg-work she’s already kindly completed, here’s a list of stockists for many of the pieces in Asher’s room:
- Wallpaper – Confetti Love Mae
- Ralph Hobbs’ artworks – Hardtofind
- Rocking Egg Chair – Incy Interiors
- Heidi Ho The Elephant – Down That Little Lane
- ‘Sleep Tips’ Fitted Cot Sheet – Down That Little Lane
- Red fairy door – The Fairy Door Store
- Felt Ball Rug & Garland – Down That Little Lane
- Phoebe Lamp – Hardtofind
- Zuny Bookend Elephant & Hippo – Top3 By Design
- Moneyphant Moneybox – Georg Jensen
- Uimi Indiana Organic Cotton Blanket – Uimi
- Ubabub Nifty Timber Cot – Ubabub
(Photography by Sharon Graham)