We’re back with another gorgeous nursery from the home of a Babyology reader. This time it’s lucky Elliot Felix, and he looks very pleased with it!
What a cutie Elliot is! We are reliably informed that he is totally mesmerised by his wallpaper, as you can see here! Elliot’s mum Jo tells us her precious boy is the result of lots of IVF, so of course his nursery needs to be just perfect. She explains how they got started with their design:
Our starting point was the Stokke furniture as this was a gift from Elliot’s godparents. As the nursery had stark white walls with very high ceilings we were concerned that it would feel clinical and sterile. We knew we wanted a room that was appropriate for a newborn but would transition easily for a toddler so that we weren’t faced with the expense of updating everything in a short period of time. It was important that the room be cosy, fun and approachable so we met with the designer Anna Spiro when we knew we were having a boy. Anna has two young boys of her own who both have gorgeous bedrooms and we had seen other nurseries she had designed which were full of colour and pattern on her blog.
Anna was happy to work with the existing Stokke furniture and replica Eames rocker which are both very modern in design. She had just finalized her own wallpaper range with Porters Paints and we were very excited to be able to use one of her designs, Higgledy Piggledy Stripe. Wallpapering all the walls floor to ceiling helped to transform the room, making it feel cosy and warm, which was exactly what we were chasing.
To offset the modern feel of the existing furniture she sourced a vintage bookcase and had it painted a bright orange to add a big pop of colour! It also meant we had the storage we needed to display some special toys and keepsakes, such as the Paddington Bear (purchased on our babymoon trip to visit friends in Germany) and the orange striped teddy (made by Elliot’s grandma).
Anna also had a pendant lamp made using a Mexican Suzani fabric. To complement the lampshade we sourced some colourful prints and Anna arranged these to hang on the wall above the cot. We used the Babyology website to help us find prints and it was incredibly helpful! The whole process took about two months.
OK – down to business. We know you want to know where everything came from! Here’s the all-important source list:
- Cot – Stokke
- Wallpaper – Anna Spiro for Porters Paints
- Bookcase – Anna Spiro
- Pendant light – Anna Spiro
- Paddington Bear – Fortnum and Mason
- Owl light – Have you met Miss Jones
- Squirrel bookends – Cocoon Living
- Prints – Nerdy Baby, Lo Cole and Sabor Design Studio
- Giraffe – Melbourne Zoo
- Mobile – Mama’s Home
Keep sending those nursery submissions in – we are so inspired by the huge range of ideas we are seeing. I’m off to paint some old furniture bright orange!
(images via Brenden Conolly)