Little Rockstar Nursery Design

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

It’s Joni again!  Today, I’m excited to share another nursery from The Land of Nod fall catalog.  This is my “little rockstar” nursery design and it has a bit of a science/astronomy feel with a modern edge.  Here is the inspiration board we started with:

Little Rockstar Nursery Design - Mood Board

 

Bear on the Moon Canvas / Little Twigs Wall Mirror / Star Bright Decals, Silver / Electron Pendant Lamp / Origami Wall Shelf / Between a Rock and a Lamp, Black /  Carousel Crib, Kelly Green / Cube Bookcase / Shine Print / Chalk Around the World Globe / White Campaign Dresser / Periscope Floor Lamp / Milo Glider / Star Pillow /  Framework Metal Letters /  Iconic Baby Bedding (Drops) /  Tailored Rug

And below is how the room all came together.  I’m really crazy about the new green Carousel Crib, and it makes such a gorgeous focal point in the room.  The bright white walls make everything feel so dreamy, and the silver metallic accents of the stars and the mirror really brighten the space.  I think I could live in here!

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I also love how neutral it is.  This room could easily be used for a girl or boy, but it doesn’t feel generic at all.

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The light fixtures are also fantastic.  Everyone’s favorite rock lamp looks super chic in black (I’d like this in my bedroom, please!) and that Periscope Floor Lamp would add the perfect glow at bedtime.

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The Twigs Mirror adds just the right bit of texture to all the straight lines and geometric shapes elsewhere in the room (love that geode detail!).  I’m also a big fan of those Origami Bookshelves.  They are super versatile; you can line them up on the wall, or place them on a shelf.  Such a fun way to display books!

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This Milo Glider is super clean and sophisticated with clean lines and white fabric (and it has a copper base!), but it looks very cozy at the same time – such a win for a nursery chair!  What do you think about this dreamy nursery design?  Hope you are inspired!

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.

 

Timothy’s Nursery Design

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay.

Timothy's Nursery Design

I was really excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with The Land of Nod to create a special space for my friend Keri’s youngest baby, Timothy.  He came along very shortly after his older brother (they are 15 months apart!) and he arrived right after his family moved into a new home, so Keri was thrilled to get to have a space made just for him in the midst of being a bit unsettled.

To start the design process, I asked Keri what she would like the room to reflect.  She said baseball is a big part of their family (she grew up loving it, and her husband played it often growing up, and his father is an umpire) and they also love hiking and the outdoors.  In an effort to bring in those two elements, I had Keri find some old photos of her husband playing baseball as a kid (so cute!) and found some vintage outdoor photos and postcards to incorporate as well.  We went with a classic blue and white color scheme with pops of yellow.  Here is the inspiration:

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I love how the paint on the walls turned out!  (The white is Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound, and the blue is Sherwin Williams’ Buoyant Blue).  The room isn’t very large, and has an angled ceiling, but painting the lower half of the walls blue really complements the angles without making it feel awkward.  It also makes the room feel larger and more airy.

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There is also a long 4’ wide dormer, so to make use of it, we turned it into a little reading space with bookshelves and a comfy pouf. It’s a fun challenge to try to make the most of the space in a room, and I think this is the perfect use of that little nook!

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I adore this crib.  The finish is just beautiful and it’s great for a girl or a boy, so Keri can use it again if needed.  It feels like an heirloom with the spindle details!  It also goes so well with the Jenny Lind bookcase nestled close by.  I made that canvas wall hanging for Keri from a vintage postcard.  It says “be brave and courageous,” which I meant as an encouragement for little Timothy, but she says it has been a great reminder to her as she is enduring some health challenges with Thomas, his older brother.  I love that a nursery can be a place of inspiration for everyone in the family!

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The campaign chest is just gorgeous!  It has the feel of a hard to find vintage piece, but works like new.  This dresser will be able to grow with Timothy, and is a natural fit for a big boy room and beyond.  It’s always a win when you can find pieces that will outlive the nursery.

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The rocker is also beautiful – it has the feel of a vintage mid century piece, but with modern proportions.  It’s really comfy, and the wood tones go really well with the crib.  And those shelves – ahh, I love the gold brackets!  Such a pretty way to keep books and essentials close by, or to display heirlooms out of reach of tiny hands.

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This was such a fun project; the Land of Nod team is so fun to work with and they made the whole process a joy.  It was honestly a great reminder of why I do what I do at Lay Baby Lay; I love inspiring other moms to create happy, imaginative spaces for their little ones, and the beautiful pieces created and curated by the Land of Nod are such a perfect complement!

Joni Lay is the author of nursery decor blog Lay Baby Lay.  She began writing and curating in 2011 shortly after the birth of her first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience on the side.  The blog is her creative outlet and it is her hope to inspire others to create spaces for their families and little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and also be a place of encouragement in the crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.

Baby Bear Nursery by Lay Baby Lay

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

I’m excited to share some nurseries created in collaboration with the Land of Nod for the fall catalog.   I love creating inspiration for new and expecting moms looking for ways to make meaningful and imaginative spaces for their little ones, and for these boards I pulled mostly from the beautiful new fall collection, and the Land of Nod team put together the rooms to photograph.  It is so fun seeing the designs come to life, and I hope you are inspired to translate some of these ideas into your home!

First up, is the Baby Bear nursery.

Baby Bear Nursery Design

Adventure a Day Banner / Hanging Around Lamp, White / Overcast Wall Shelf / Aloha Ukelele / Vintage Postcard /Car Love /California Pennant / Black Brimfield Crib / Green Squirrel hook / Blue Bear Hook /Campsite Nightlight / Two Ring Table Lamp Base /Ellipse Dresser /Cinema Floor Lamp / Bear Pillow /Orange Arrow Bedding /Streamline Metal Nightstand / Backpacking Banner / Lattice Floor Bin / Numbers Pouf / Green Patina Rug /Where the Heart Is Map

This room has a taste of adventure and the outdoors, but still feels clean and bright. The whites in the pillows, shelving, lighting and other details add a bit of polish to keep it from feeling too rustic.

And here is the room, all put together:

Nursery Ideas from Lay Baby Lay: Baby Bear Nursery

I love the rich green pops of color, and all the camping artwork is just perfect.  Don’t be afraid to mix wood tones; the black in the spindle crib and the rich walnut of the dresser pair well together.  Everything doesn’t have to match, and the space will have a more custom feel when you mix finishes.

Lay Baby Lay's Nursery Design: Baby Bear Nursery

I love the simple and graphic bedding.  It keeps the traditional spindle crib feeling a bit more modern.  Adding in collected vintage treasures, like the green children’s books, hand me down baby boots, and postcard mementos make the space unique and special.

This palette will work great for a girl or a boy room, so this is excellent inspiration if you are waiting to find out the gender, or if you would prefer a less frilly space for your girl!

Joni Lay is the author of nursery decor blog Lay Baby Lay.  She began writing and curating in 2011 shortly after the birth of her first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience on the side.  The blog is her creative outlet and it is her hope to inspire others to create spaces for their families and little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and also be a place of encouragement in the crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.

A Sophisticated Yellow and Grey Nursery

Post by Niki of Papery & Cakery

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Hooray hooray! We are beyond thrilled to share Baby Miles’ nursery today. It is filled with lots of wonderful things, but most of all, Miles! A huge {massively bigger than huge} thank you to Land of Nod for the incredible nursery details!!!! We love you to Land of Nod pieces!!!!

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Miles’ pad is painted in Sherwin Williams “On the Rocks”. Since Ali didn’t want to find out Miles’ gender, she went with a pale shade of grey that looks airy and soft in all kinds of light. This white rocker is perfect with the yellow pouf or the grey ottoman and the striped canvas storage bin. These bins hold everything from books to toys to blankets oh so stylishly!

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The grey daybed is a perfect couch by day, bed by night. Miles dressed it up with lots of fun throw pillows from Serena & Lily.

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The Nod hexagon shelves are BRILLIANT. They store everything from books to trinkets to Sophie the Giraffe. And of course Pete the Cat, the coolest cat on the block.

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This is the Nod dresser all dolled up with these knobs. And the Nod laundry basket that Miles adores because for being so little, he sure creates a lot of laundry.

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Hello adorable whale kleenex box. Aren’t you fun?

The tray is Jonathan Adler and Aunt Niki sells it over at papery & cakery. It’s loaded with Miles’ favorite Honest Company products.

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He’s the start of the gallery wall. Love this Nod clover mirror {hello zebra friend, we see you!}. Miles’ birth announcement is hanging as well as an adorable Sharon Montrose print. Papery printed this “Love you for Miles” card. Miles loves a good pun.

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Miles loves hanging in his crib. Pattern mixing is a blast. Like these sheetsthis pillow and lots of furry friends.

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The rug is a beauty from Serena & Lily. It’s soft and delicious to play on. The crib is Oeuf. It’s clean and simple.

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Art is life. Like this Nod zebra and this camera that keeps a watchful eye on Miles at night.

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Miles’ closet was designed by Elfa at the Container Store. It’s exceptionally brilliant because the shelves and drawers can be moved around on a whim. Here’s a little glimpse into his teensy tiny wardrobe. He’s one cool dude.

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Already quite the shoe collector. {It runs in the family}.

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Mini Heat fan. Obviously.

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This measuring stick growth chart will surely track Miles’ progress. And we love these zinc letters.

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Ali painted his bathroom wall in dalmatian print when she was nine months pregnant. Talk about a labor of love.

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It’s nice to hang his bunny towel somewhere fun!

Well bye for now! Hope you enjoyed the glimpse behind the scenes with Miles.

xoxo,

Niki, Ali + of course Baby Miles : Papery & Cakery