A little girl on the way, of course this must mean a room dressed in pink for this Perth family!
When graphic designer and mum-to-be Rebecca found out she and her husband were expecting a little girl, she couldn’t wait to get stuck into decorating the perfect space for her pending arrival. The family’s 1930s home inspired a beautiful vintage theme for the nursery with eclectic details.
Rebecca started with the sublime Laura Ashley wallpaper, which turned out her husband was a dab hand at applying, and the decorating plan morphed from there. Rebecca’s dad, a woodwork enthusiast, made the rocking horse and change table for his granddaughter and I’m sure both pieces are destined to become family heirlooms. A quick lick of paint and new handles spruced up an already owned wardrobe and drawer unit and the knockout chandelier definitely adds a touch of glam!
Of creating her nursery, Rebecca writes: The inspiration for the nursery really came from the rest of the house and the fact that we were having a little girl so of course everything had to be pretty and pink! Our house is very old, 1930s, and we have decorated the entire house quite vintage and eclectic styles so we wanted to carry this through to the nursery. I love the wallpaper which to me has quite an art deco feel to it and this wallpaper was the base to the room where we started from.
We also have a lot of wood featured in our house as my father is a keen woodwork artist so we got him to re-model an old chest of drawers into a change table. The room was done on quite a budget… we had the wardrobe and large chest of drawers already in the spare room. However, they were a lighter colour wood so we decided to paint these white and get a white cot to match. Then all it took after that was the finishing touches! The large cream rug softens the darkness of the floorboards and the chaise lounge matches the style of the other furniture perfectly and will be great for bedtime stories once Audrey is older.
My two favourite pieces in the room are the rocking horse which my father made for Audrey and is a fully working rocking horse, with real horse hair! My other favourite feature is the chandelier!
We love this enchanting space you’ve lovingly created Rebecca and we’re sure the room will grow with your sweet little girl Audrey – what fun she will have discovering the collection of dainty, eclectic touches you’ve added!
For information on where Rebecca sourced her nursery items, see below:
- Cot – eBay
- Chaise Chair – Recollections
- Antique handles on wardrobe and drawers – eBay
- Owl mobile – Drops of Colour
- Rug & curtains – Spotlight
- 4 x Owl prints – Sunshine Prints Co
- Princess Print – Designed by me – The Paper Parlour
- Mushroom Lamp – Henry Hiccups
- Pigs on dresser – I used to have these as a child, antique from England.
- Chandelier – Beacon Lighting
- Wallpaper – Laura Ashley