A Sneak Preview at my Boy Nursery

my boy nursery decorative details

my boy nursery decorative details

We will cover Nursery & Kids Bedrooms during January 2011. To kick it off, I decided to give you a sneak preview at the decorative elements of the nursery of my upcoming baby boy.

I believe that a nursery should be fun. My design idea was to select a bolder color than pastel as long as it still feels peaceful. Plus, I did not want to go for the obvious blue nursery; especially since my husband gave me a light blue Eames molded plastic rocking chair. Instead, the color scheme of the DwellStudio’s Owls Sky bedding inspired me. I opted to paint the walls this nice fir stand green (P5036-41 by Para Paints). It is not obvious on my photo but the green on the walls is slightly paler than the green of the bedding pattern.

The room will be brighten by the pure white crib and the 3-drawer changer. Instead of a closet, I will put a pear stained wood armoire that used to be on my bedroom. It will be located on the opposite wall of the room. The pear stained wood should looks great next to great.

cameron bookcase at pottery barn kids

I have to see the Cameron 3-Shelf Bookcase first (I am afraid that it is too creamy white) but I am looking for something similar. It is not easy to mix furniture from several collections and with different finishes. Therefore, I will wait to see what how these pieces look in the room before I make my final decision.

It is still a work in progress. I will get a better idea when the movers bring part of the furniture in his bedroom. The rest will be delivered in a week or two.

  • Paulina (
    January 5, 2011 at 12:36

    Great idea for the colourful fabric baskets. Keep the room tidy and organized. One thing that i found useful when my son was a baby was to have an open basket with compartments for his diaper equipment. I got one from Ikea (designed as an utensil basket lol) and placed it on the changing table. It was also quite mobile – used it to change him on the couch, floor and even in the stroller.

    Exciting times Kim! 🙂

    You know where to look for a babysitter or nanny 😉

    • Kim
      January 5, 2011 at 15:22

      Nice tip, Paulina.

  • Stacy
    January 5, 2011 at 13:59

    Congrats on the news! I didn’t realize you were expecting! Yay! I have been a little out of the loop in blog world with the arrival of our first little one in October. 🙂

    P.S. I am having a cool little giveaway on my blog for mama’s if you’re interested!

    • Kim
      January 5, 2011 at 15:23

      No worries, Stacy. I can only imagine how my life will be busier than ever.

  • Nancy Gosselin
    January 5, 2011 at 20:40

    Félicitations Kim et Jérôme! Rita m’a annoncée la bonne nouvelle. I’m so happy for you. Your baby boy is very fortunate to have you as a mom. Embrace every moment and remember don’t sweat the small stuff! Take care.

  • Alain Sykora
    January 6, 2011 at 01:06

    Congrats Kim and Gerome, and welcome to the mature parents club! Preparing a nursery for your expected son, nesting instinct or what?…

    Before you rush headlong into creating the perfect nursery, there are some more practical matters you might want to consider. For example, a close friend of ours lost their first son to SIDS, so we were very sentitive and had our first son sleep in a drop down cot next to the bed. Also my wife breastfed him for the first 8 months making the nursery pretty much a clothes storage / nappy changing / baby washing area. Once he was ready for his own room, he moved into a “big boy bed” and the room was transformed into a toddler-friendly room.

    Fingers crossed for the both of you, and get ready for a very differnt lifestyle.

    Best wishes,

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