Mum Maya was certainly busy during the last trimester of her pregnancy, not only was she busy growing a gorgeous human, she was putting together a stunning attic nursery!
Of turning this magnificent sun-drenched space into a nursery, Maya says: I designed the nursery in the third trimester of my pregnancy and given the sex was a surprise, I wanted to create a unisex theme of grey and yellow with Scandinavian influences such as the wood throughout the room to make it peaceful and modern.
Decorating a unisex nursery can be difficult, but we think Maya has executed it beautifully. I’m amazed that a bit of imagination and DIY prowess has transformed a humble Ikea drawer unit with change table attachment into something that looks like it came off a high-end designer store floor. Maya says of her change table transformation: I hacked the Ikea product by painting the drawers grey and legs yellow, replacing the drawer handles with vintage knobs and using overlays to add texture and pattern. Maya’s DIY didn’t stop there either, she’s a whizz on the sewing machine too – running up the change table pad cover and curtains.
I personally adore the way that the contemporary feel has been attained with clean lines and space, but scrupulous thought has still been given to storage with the nook and cranny shelving, book cases and storage baskets. The light blue retro chair is an impeccable choice and I’m sure there will be many a sweet story told and late night cuddles to be had there.
Since the time of these nursery photos being taken, Maya has welcomed a son, Felix into this world. We’re certain Felix is going to love exploring his space and it will continue to grow with him for many years to come Maya. A job well done!
For more information on where Maya sourced some of her nursery items, see her list here:
Retro Chair – Freedom Furniture
Side table – Freedom Furniture
Leander Cradle – Danish By Design
Hemnes Drawers – Ikea
Change Table kit – Ikea
Change table storage baskets – Baffin Bags on Etsy
Deer Head (on wall) – Matt Blatt
Animal wall prints – The Animal Print Shop
Yellow striped wall prints – Dalloway Place Kids on Etsy
O’verlays for Hemnes drawer fronts – My Overlays