I've been a fan of Joanna Goddard's blog A Cup of Jo for a long time. Now that she has a little boy of her own, it's nice to see her spend some time on design for kids. Here are some shots of her son's nursery.
Favorite elements: Hand-painted window shade, sailboat mobile, and the DIY dresser (the red paint and baby blue handles are inspired).
I can imagine a beautiful nursery designed around one of these items from Anthropologie:
1. This Ordinal Dresser would be the perfect home for all those onesies.
2. The safari busts are made with papier mache covered in vintage French papers.
3. $16 for these Letter Hooks.
4. Anthropologie has a cute kid section, but these hand puppets are my favorite.
I was surprised by the selection of children's books. This Alphabeasties books, with all the illustrations done with different typefaces, would be my first choice.
I'm allergic to clutter. I like visually clean spaces, so I'm going to need lots of storage for all the stuff that comes with having a baby. That's why the Etsy shop modmomfurniture appeals to me. These toy bins are adorable. Added bonus: they are made with eco-friendly birch plywood, non-toxic finishes, and slow-closing lid support.
It's fun to shop unexpected places for nursery decor. Urban Outfitters has some finds that would bring a playful touch to a baby room.
1. The colors in this Mixed Media Shag Rug would make a lovely palette for a girl's room.
2. The Capiz Faux Chandelier Pendant is pretty in pastels.
3. This Paper Lantern is only $6!
4. Pin pillow
5. Night Owl print to watch over baby during sleepy time.
I'm a sucker for stuffed animals. Sleepy King has some cute ones.
I love when my DWR catalog arrives in the mail. It's not the most obvious place to shop for baby things, but some of their pieces would be perfect for a nursery. Whether you want to splurge on these (seriously) spendy items or shop for more affordable alternatives, it's a fun source of inspiration.
1. This Finn Juhl Pelican Chair looks like the perfect space to curl up with baby for storytime, and it comes in lots of delicious colors.
2. A bright yellow Angela Adams Betty Rug would be the perfect place for baby to start crawling.
3. How fun are these E27 Pendant Lights?
4. George Nelson's Fernando the Fish Clock makes me happy.
5. So does the Vitra Mini Eames Plywood Elephant.
6. I'm ready to cuddle with these Alpaca Wool Animals.
I'm interested in designing a nursery that won't need a drastic makeover in a year or two. Jenny Lyons' beautiful nursery (love!) transitioned easily into a child's room with minimal changes. Focusing on elements that don't necessarily scream "baby" can save time and money in the long run.
1. Baby's room shot by Melanie Acevedo for Domino Magazine. (Miss you, Domino!)
Favorite elements: Unexpected color on the ceiling, the dark accent wall, the sophisticated dresser, and an abstract mobile that becomes a piece of art for an older child.
For more photos of Jenny Lyons' impeccable home, check out Habitually Chic.
Etsy is a nice source for nursery items. These prints from krisblues would make wonderful wall art.