above photos by Rachel Thurston
I wanted to share photo's of our little labor of love nursery for our sweet Theo. We wanted to create a neutral and minimal space, that had some masculine and eclectic touches.
I have a thing for wooden toys, they are just so pretty! I know all the plastic is inevitable, but for now when he is young we will enjoy the wood ;) Since Theo is born in the Chinese year of the 'wooden horse' the rocking horse was so fitting and the perfect touch from my mother in law.
I hunted and hunted for the perfect rocking/gliding chair, surprisingly hard to find a modern design that was comfortable. They all seemed to be stiff with low backs. But, I finally found the one! Land of Nod makes the perfect "Milo Glider' combing beautiful form and incredible function, and tops it off with a gorgeous copper base. I also went with Land of Nod, for Theo's mid-century dresser as well. It's called the "Blake Dresser,"I swapped out the nobs for Anthropologie knobs to bring in some gold. The Moroccan pouf used as the foot stool/ottoman, I found on Etsy. I love the dark leather, gives the space a more masculine feel. I debated what seemed like forever on the rug. I almost splurged at West Elm, yet I found this one at Urban Outfitters for half the cost. For a natural fibers rug, it's shockingly soft which is needed for a nursery. The lighting fixture is also from Urban Outfitters.
The lamb is a Target find, the base color ties in the dark navy wall on the opposite side of the room. The pillow sitting on the glider is Caitlin Wilson Design, I love the metallic gold - elevates the room and gives the corner some shine. The Dwell Studio crib is also mid-century, simple and clean. A purchase that will last all my kids, boys or girls. Lastly, are the sailboat prints. We found them at the Long Beach Flea Market, and matted and framed them ourselves. While making them, we came up with our family motto...
'Smiths set sail" ;)