There’s no sweeter room to style than a nursery. Little Oliver’s nursery is a testament to that, brimming with suave little boy style!
The planning for Oliver’s stunning nursery began when mum Meg reached the halfway point of her pregnancy. Keeping the baby’s gender a surprise meant that a neutral nursery was in order and though it sounds easy, neutral can be one of the hardest looks to achieve.
Meg created a beautiful design mood board (pictured below) of how she envisioned their sweet baby’s space, incorporating existing furniture and treasured pieces they already had in their home.
A vintage chair which Meg had restored in her twenties inspired the cool colour palette and set the tone for blue and grey hues offset by light coloured timber. You can see a glimpse of Meg’s chair in her mood board. We’re impressed by her cleverness – it looks amazing with its large print and retro frame.
“Our style throughout our home is a mesh of my fiancé’s masculine, modern preferences and my love of Scandinavian simplicity. While my ideas changed along the way, the mood of the room remained clear, we wanted Ollie’s room to be bright, simple and cheery as well as being practical.“
From start to finish, creating Oliver’s nursery took around two months, though Meg says she still tinkers with it now, adding new things when she sees them. Details dot the surfaces of this room, like a gorgeous lamp with a copper look base, coordinating houses and a charming vintage style, sage coloured alarm clock. A light box adds an element of fun where classic meets contemporary. Stunning!
And what’s Oliver’s favourite part of his room? At six months of age, this handsome boy is a regular Dr Doolittle. Meg says:
“He loves talking to the animals above his bed while he goes to sleep. His room is a little sanctuary and I’m so excited to continue to evolve it with him as he grows up!”
Meg, we think you’ve done a marvellous job of creating a divine space. Oliver’s nursery is as handsome as his sweet cherubic face and a wonderful base to build on as he gets older.
If you’ve spied something in Oliver’s nursery that tickles your styling fancy, Meg has helped us out with brand names and stockists below:
- Cot: Ikea Sniglar cot
- Dresser: Retrojan
- Sheets and change mat cover: Aden and Anais
- Light box : Typo
- Lamp: Domayne
- The London Clock Company alarm clock: Zanui
- House bookends (repainted): Temple and Webster
- Mesh storage: West Elm
- Chair: Vintage restoration
- Prints: The Animal Print Shop
- Frames: Ikea
- Nighty Night Owl Smart Sensor (in cot): Toys R Us
- Side table (repainted): Ikea Frosta stool
- Bookshelf: a DIY project, materials from Bunnings
Want to share your child’s nursery with us? Then just fill in the Show us your nursery form on our contacts page. While we can’t reply to every email, we’ll certainly let you know if your nursery is chosen to be showcased on Babyology. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to seeing your nursery!
(Photography by parents and Tim Coulson)