We don’t usually tour big kid spaces, but as this one is in my own home, I’m making an exception.
The product sources are in the design board we published earlier, but take a look at how it all turned out!
The space isn’t “styled” just for the photos, this is just how we use the room on a daily basis– at least when it’s not a huge mess! The bed isn’t always made but this is what it looks like a few times a week.
One of our main problems upstairs is always book storage. We replaced a small bookshelf in the nursery with this hanging shelving system, but there STILL isn’t space for all the books. Also, stuffed animals are a problem. Every so often I try to get rid of some, but somehow more are always added to replace them. Ah well… always a work in progress.
We didn’t have room for the glider in this corner, so lucky me… it’s in my bedroom! This little reading corner works with a beanbag chair though.
Maybe one day I’ll clear out the clutter and photograph a more stylized version of the space, but for now, I hope you like the “real” Real Room Tour.
Chelsea, (aka Sissy) of the design team at SISSY + MARLEY, has just completed the transformation of her almost 5 year old son Sebastian’s room. The room is right on trend with the black and white and features SISSY + MARLEY’s Lucky Star Wallpaper. It also reflects Sebastian’s love of Legos and Superheros in a beautiful and sophisticated way. I LOVE it!!
I’m already sold on black and white, but this space is executed to perfection. Thanks for sharing, Chelsea!
All photography by Marco Ricca.
We saw Jessica’s nursery board a few weeks ago, and today she’s giving us the grand tour of the completed space!
Planning our second nursery for our baby boy who is expected any day now was very different than the first time around. This time it was all about making the room practical, something he could grow into and something that was easy to keep clean and organized. I was really surprised at how quickly our older child needed a “big boy room” and was thankful that his room was easy to transition that way. While I love a few very babyish touches and subtle themes can be nice, they can definitely limit you when it comes time for your toddler to transition to a bigger bed and when it’s time to incorporate his or her interests.
I think I struck a nice balance between having a modern room that feels like it’s for a baby and a room that will grow with our son.
I’ve been inspired by a lot of the gorgeous black and white nurseries I’ve seen around lately, but knew that I wanted color this time around.
I found a few key pieces like the cloud garland and the pillows from Juniper Wilde and allowed myself the freedom to build the room simply using things I loved. I’m usually more of a planner than that, but this time, I think it worked out well.
The room is a peaceful, calming and serene space with some fun playful touches. I love the industrial and modern style pieces that we’ve incorporated and can’t wait to raise our son here.
I’m sharing some details about my inspiration and thoughts on the room process on my blog as well.
Paint color: Valspar Lake Breeze
Painting: Certapro Painters of the Northwest Metro. Steve and Amy were fantastic to work with!
Babyletto Modo Crib with grey bottom. I painted our espresso Modo bottom but you can purchase the crib with grey on the bottom here as well.
Yellow striped crib sheet
Eames style rocking chair—I actually purchased one on Amazon but can’t find the link.
DwellStudio Myles Glider in charcoal
Nyvoll Dresser/changing table
Turquoise cart for swaddles and shoes
White industrial stool
Grey aden+anais bamboo changing pad cover
Black round captain’s mirror
Moon tassel mobile from Minnesota-based Splendid Supply Co. on Etsy
5-day forecast cloud garland. Sadly, the one we have is sold out and I LOVE it. But this one is a close second.
You are my Sunshine print
Rainy cloud custom color print
Wall mounted whale bought from Target but painted white. This one would be amazing as well!
Book and wall ledges
Be Awesome Today print
Be silly, be honest, be kind print
Raccoon screen print
Geometric circle print
Yellow wooden camera by Twig Creative
“Goodnight” cloud and mountain pillows
Whale pillow: A gift from Amber, Nick, Ramona and Beckett from Wills Casa! Love!
Star stickers on ceiling. I don’t love these in our room and may take them down, but they have looked great in other people’s rooms.
Roman shades were a Pottery Barn-esque DIY using inexpensive blackout roman shades and ribbon.
Metal spheres from Home Goods. I painted an orange one yellow, but the other two colors are available at most Home Goods stores now.
Be sure to check out Jessica’s post on her blog for more photos! The room looks perfect Jessica! I can’t wait for the little one to come home and enjoy it.
From the design duo at Little Crown Interiors, this modern lime green nursery is simple, but super stylish. Bright pops of lime green, a patterned rug and fun wallpaper are the perfect accessories for the sculptural furniture pieces that include the Maclaren (Netto Collection) Louis Crib and Dresser (now discontinued), a mid-century side table and a beautiful Eames Lounge with Ottoman.
With a patterned wallpaper, Little Crown Interiors’ Wood Wall Heart is a simple graphic art piece on the statement wall.
I love how the room has neutral, natural feel with a distinctly feminine flair.
The room is equally comfortable for both mom and dad… and apparently the dog as well!
I’m so happy that Laura chose to share the photos of her baby Sebastian’s nursery with me! Just scroll through these photos are you’ll see why I’m so excited.
Inspired by Animals wallpaper from Minkani Lab, this bright, creative room was a labor of love. Unfortunately, Minikani wallpaper is all but impossible to acquire in the US, so this resourceful mama scaled the design in Photoshop and painted it as a mural on the wall. While the project took 40 hours (!), I think you’ll agree that it was worth her efforts.
The furniture in the room is the Baby Mod Olivia collection and storage is thanks to Ikea’s Expedit, which is customized with legs to match the crib and dresser. I also love seeing the Modern Geometric Crib Quilt from Barbara Perrino in this space.
Opposite the mural, this wall with the colorful bunting and library is almost as fun.
Sebastian is a lucky little boy with all the fun toys and accessories his mom has collected for him.
He’ll also really enjoy selecting books on his front facing wall bookshelf.
This room would simply not be the same without the colorful display of books.
Thank you Laura for sending these amazing photos. This is a room filled with love and awaiting all the adventures that come with a new baby boy!
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SISSY + MARLEY‘s nursery designs are usually aspirational, but with a view like that, this one it truly at the top… literally!
While the design of this elegant modern nursery is subtle and sophisticated, the room is actually overrun with a menagerie. It’s hard to count up just how many animals decorate the space, especially if you include the elephants in the Baby Elephant Walk wallpaper.
Another reason I find this nursery exciting is it’s use of ducduc furnishings. It’s hard to find photos of these pieces used very often, but this nursery features an Austin Bookshelf…
and a Morgan 4 Drawer Dresser.
SISSY + MARLEY really know how to find all the most beautiful and luxurious pieces and bring them all together. Congratulations on another phenomenal job. Daniel is a lucky little man who seems to be starting life with the best of everything.
All photography by Marco Ricca.
You KNOW that when the gorgeous family behind Puj adds another beautiful baby to the bunch, the nursery is going to be designed to perfection.
Liberty Faith’s space is like a breath of fresh spring air and is perfectly restful and calming.
Featuring Spot on Square’s Ulm Crib and other natural wood tones on a green base, this modern nursery is a park-like refuge from her three rambunctious older brothers.
For more photos and information about the items used in this incredible nursery, visit Puj’s nursery reveal post. It includes many product discount codes as well as a giveaway for gift cards to The Land of Nod!
This room features a subtle safari theme highlighting the Giraffe Wallpaper from SISSY + MARLEY for Jill Malek.
No place is cozier than this sunny window seat.
The room is personalized and accessorized to perfection.
And what safari nursery would be complete without a faux taxidermy head? This one is a sweet gazelle by Tamar Mogendorff.
Dylan is really starting off in style! Thanks to SISSY + MARLEY for sharing the photos of this special space. You have extraordinary taste and I’m blown away by all the special details.
All photography by Marco Ricca.
With darker tones and a masculine flavor, I wasn’t surprised that this baby boy’s nursery was created for a first time, single dad. With dark wood floors and trim throughout the house, Amy Sklar had her work cut out for her when looking for a way to add some fun and light to the space.
Amy explains, “If we had started painting out the trim to make it lighter to work with the majority of the nursery bedding on the market, it would have really impacted the continuity with the trim and floors in the rest of the house, so we set out to find a bedding that would have the sweetness that the client wanted, but also work with the fixed dark elements of the house.”
The bedding she found, Ferm Living’s Mountain Friends, achieved the perfect tone and tied black and brown in with light blue. Amy used Farrow & Ball’s “Parma Gray” on the walls and the amazing wispy clouds were done by decorative painter Olivia Raeburn.
Apparently Amy reads BuyModernBaby too, so it’s no wonder
In addition to his nursery, this lucky little boy enjoys playroom perfection as well. With an Expedit full of Ugly Dolls, the play table that’s on my personal wish list, and some colorful art and accessories, this room will be fun and functional for years to come.
Thanks for sharing the photos of this incredibly dramatic yet super sweet nursery and the sophisticated but fun playroom, Amy! You do amazing work.
Browse more of the talented Amy Sklar’s projects on sklardesign.com.
We talked about SISSY + MARLEY’s new wallpaper launch yesterday, and today we’ve got brand new images of a room that uses my favorite design from the collection.
This shared room for Avery and her baby brother Sebastian is a sophisticated and chic yet fun kid’s space. The room, featuring Lucky Star wallpaper, is curated to perfection by the multi-talented ladies from SISSY + MARLEY.
The wall is adorned with some of their signature favorites, a print by Sharon Montrose and a pair of Jonathan Adler sconces.
For good measure, a few extra stars by Colette Bream adorn the Oeuf toddler bed.
The reading area is anchored by a Monte Joya rocker and the books on the wall function as art.
Thanks to Chelsea for sending the photos of this special space and congratulations to SISSY + MARLEY on the launch of your wallpaper line! As always, I’m in awe of your work.
All photography by Marco Ricca