Max is now seven months old and he finally has a (decorated) room to call his own. He was due in March and we were scheduled to move in June so we never planned a designated space for Max in our old home. Instead, we incorporated his nursery furniture in our master bedroom and made a little nursery nook. After we moved, getting his nursery set up was a priority but with a lot of custom and Etsy-created goodies, it took some time to come together. I am SO, SO happy with the result – I just love it! More importantly, it’s a Max-safe place to play and hang out and he seems quite happy in there.
We played around with other room layouts and kept coming back to this one with the Stokke crib as the focal point of the room. It’s such a gorgeous piece of furniture! When Max was sleeping in our room, we used the Sleepi Mini bassinet configuration and as Max grew, so did the crib!
Melissa of D’Nile Design created custom Stokke crib bedding and the adorable coordinating quilt. I knew I wanted modern fabrics in white, gray, aqua, teal or black patterns. When I saw the adorable giraffe fabric I knew that would be the “thing” in the room – the “theme”, for lack of a better word. Even with some giraffes throughout the room isn’t “theme-y” and, hopefully, the white furniture unifies the room.
We’re renting this house (and will likely move in two or three years) so we can’t paint walls. White walls combined with white furniture could be boring but I think because of the fun wall hangings and busy fabrics it works. One of the splurges in the room was the Senn and Sons custom nursery painting. I sent her fabric swatches, she suggested color combinations and the result is amazing. Easily one of my favorite things in the room.
I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy rocking and nursing in the small Lexington Modern rocker. I didn’t use it much when it was in our bedroom, but now I use it several times a day as part of the “please go to sleep” routine.
I absolutely love the giant bookshelf from IKEA. All the Max-friendly toys and books are low so he can grab them off the shelf himself. Higher shelves are perfect for displaying pretty things like the Boon Glo Night Light and custom tiny giraffe Blocks.
One of the best things I did was order a yard of each of the main fabrics used in the bedding. I used them as a fabric mat for some photos (including an Instagram print!) and even framed one fabric just as decoration. It also totally saved the day when I realized the curtains I’d ordered were too short! My mom added some of the giraffe fabric to the bottom of the chevron panels = crisis averted.
- Crib: Stokke Sleepi
- Custom Stokke Crib Bedding, Quilt and Curtains: D’Nile Design
- Bookshelf: IKEA Expedit
- Changing Table: Stokke Care
- Dresser: IKEA Malm
- Chair: Lexington Modern
- Rug: IKEA Gislev
- Custom Giraffe Gallery Paintings: Senn and Sons
- Mobile: Little Nest Box
- Fabric Pennant: Starlit Nest Gifts
- Hanging Letter: Dwelling
- Pillow Covers: Modernality
- Floor Lamp: IKEA Holmo
Thanks for checking out Max’s room! What do you think?