Sunday, 17 June 2012

Oh Baby!

I have been paying a lot more attention to nursery design lately, mostly because I know so many people who are currently pregnant (or have recently given birth), but also because there seems to be a new trend emerging which like to refer to as Baby Glam. Nurseries ain't what they used to be folks:

Photos | Apartment Therapy
Photos | Domino Magazine 

This look is distinctive in its "grown up" feel, and is quite practical in the sense that it is a space a baby can grow with, needing only minor changes to transition into a big girl/big boy room.

Photos | Little Green Notebook

Photo | Heather Elizabeth Designs

Photo | VivaFullHouse

To emulate:

+ Transitional Is Key | Convert a classic dresser into a changing table to help achieve the adult look. This is also practical as you can use it as a dresser again in the future.

+ Colour Outside The Lines | Gone are the days of pink vs blue. Go neutral with gray, or monochromatic with black and white. Use graphic wallpaper with a chair rail and/or wainscoting. Add punches of colour with textiles, accessories or even a painted ceiling if you're bold (a la Jenna Lyons' nursery via Domino, shown above)

+ Let There Be Light
| Smart lighting goes a long way and can be the finishing touch to your glam nursery. Use a chandelier as a statement piece.

 1.Grellow Dresser, CB2 $530. 2.Round Mirror, Anthropologie $348. 3.Iron Lamp Base, John Lewis £75. 4.Sanderson Chevron Wallpaper, stocked at John Lewis £39 per roll. 5.Rope Chandelier, West Elm $260. 6.Ribba Frames, Ikea £7.29 - £21. 7.Handmade Felt Mobile, Etsy $78. 8.Cot, Mothercare £199. 9.Ikat Pillow Cover, Etsy $34. 10.Dwell Studio Fabric Pillow Cover, Etsy, $70. 11.Replica Bentwood Rocker, Ebay £95. 12.Flatweave Rug, Woven Ground £155 - £840. 13.Sheepskin, Ikea, £25. 14.Grass Ottoman, Oriental Furniture, $99.

 15. Hemnes Dresser, Ikea £179. 16.Ceramic Table Lamp, Lamps Plus $235.91. 17.Sunburst Mirror, Graham & Green £115. 18.Cole & Son Hummingbirds Wallpaper, stocked at John Lewis £95 per roll. 19.Oak Cot Bed, Mothercare £300. 20.RAR Rocking Chair, The Conran Shop £425 (Replicas start at £59). 21.Pink Check Rug, John Lewis £55-£95.


  1. I heart this post, well done 'Rona!!

  2. I love these posts! I recently posted about a Woodlands-inspired nursery and I love that you gave us some advice as well as inspiration! Thanks! Milla at


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