Real Room Tour: Blue But Gender Neutral Modern Nursery

Jodie Okun of Jodie Okun Interiors (also the mother of twins!) designed this beautiful space for her good friends– and what lucky friends they are!

I love the color combination with the aqua blue and the persimmon orange of the notNeutral Season rug and the back of the bookcase.

Just a quick comment about the Jenny Lind Crib.  While it is in no way “modern,” I fully support anyone who loves the ultra-traditional Jenny Lind style crib.  The style comes from before the era of the sleigh style crib that drives me batty, so it’s a great choice for something affordable and that will give you an eclectic look.  I think I might have to start a pin board just to show you Jenny Lind cribs in more modern nurseries in case you still don’t believe me.

The reading corner here is cozy and bright, and the art wall around the changing area is totally wonderful.  You may have noticed that it’s all about art walls these days and Jodie has executed it perfectly.

Speaking of art, her daughter did the series of pig drawings that hang over the crib.  It would be a great idea to have older siblings contribute to a new baby’s room with a great project like this.  The mobile is Cyclephants from Flensted.

Since I know you’re going to ask, Jodie and her friend found the giraffe at Homegoods.  How come I never find anything cool at Homegoods (except in other people’s carts)?!

I love when there’s an inspiration board to share with a nursery tour.  It’s a great opportunity to show how these images translate into an actual space.  Jodie really brought her vision to life in this project.

Thank you to Jodie for sharing these wonderful photos and her creative design.  I look forward to seeing any nurseries you put together in the future.  Go ahead to Jodie Okun Interiors to see more of her work and read more about this nursery in her original nursery reveal post!

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Real Room Tour: Fresh Blue and White Nursery

Amy’s first nursery was all the rage throughout the blogosphere last year and I’m excited to show you what she has now put together for baby #2!

This fresh blue and white space has a grown-up feel but is a beautiful comfy space for a little boy.

The most striking feature in the room is the navy honeycomb fabric curtains.  As is Amy’s signature, she had the fabrics done at Spoonflower for a perfectly custom look.

The dresser and mirror are both from Ikea, and together they create a chic changing and storage area.

This small approximately 9′ x 9′ space functions both as nursery an guest room, so the sofa isn’t just a comfy lounge space, it’s also a Queen sized sleeper.

Amy made the balloon mobile (so cool!) and her photo of her sweet new baby is a portrait she did of him when he was just five days old.

For more information about this nursery including product sources and paint colors, visit Amy’s blog, the b-line, and take a look at the nursery reveal.

Also, please visit her photography site, Amy Bethune Photography, and be inspired by her fresh, modern style.  Amy also has an etsy shop with her own style of custom jewelry.  This woman is seriously talented.

Thanks so much for sharing Amy!  You have two lucky little boys!

My Modern Nursery #48: Colors of the World

Heidi was inspired by the Map Pillow from My Bearded Pigeon and asked me to come up with a “crisp, fun nursery” based on those colors.  I think I found a great selection of vibrant blues and greens to go along with clean natural and crisp white furnishings.

I just need your help picking some additional toy storage for this space.

1- Vintage World Map Cushion from My Bearded Pigeon on etsy- $140

2- Feather Mobile from Coral & Tusk- $136

3- Ikea Gulliver crib (Heidi already has)
Kidsonroof Mobilehome
(cardboard dollhouse)- $34

4- Farnsworth Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $600 (on sale)
Leaves Fitted Sheet from The Land of Nod- $24
Apples Skirt from The Land of Nod- $39

5- Car Free by Tatsuro Kiuchi on 20×200- $175 framed 14″ x 11″

6- Abacus from CB2- $120 (on sale)

7- P’kolino Table and Chairs– $129
Blue and Green OXO Candela Nightlight Pair– $40

8- Step Back into Fun by Mina Georgescu on society6- $49 21″ x 15″

9- Expedit from Ikea- $70

10- Kyoto Glider in Cream– $680
Yellow Ikat Pouf 24″- $110

Grand total= $2346 out of a total budget allowance of $2,500 leaves me $154 to find a toy box (which Heidi requested)

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My Modern Nursery #46: Blue and Green Boy’s Room

This space was a reader request.  Courtney already picked out Serena & Lily’s Blake bedding collection and a white crib, but wanted to know how to finish off her baby boy’s nursery.  This is what I came up with.

1- Whimsical Vintage Handpainted Dove Mobile from a little modern- $78

2- Kids Hang Ups: Childrens Bird and Birdhouse Wall Pegs at The Land of Nod- $15 each

3- Serena & Lily’s Blake bedding set– $395

4- Offi TerriBear Jr. Pet Lamp– $69

5- Offi Hide-n-Sit Armchair in Green– $149

6- Kids World Hemispheres Map Wall Art at The Land of Nod- $100

7- White Flat Top With Adjustable Shelves Bookcase at The Land of Nod- $300 each
SPÖKA Night light from Ikea- $15

8- Sweater Rug from West Elm 8′ x 10′- $500

9- ABC Canvas – Navy Blue and Green 20″ x 20″ from trendy peas- $76
Maritime by Blanca Gomez– $30
Kids Hand Puppet Wall Art Poster
at The Land of Nod- $80

10- Rolling Storage Crates from Serena and Lily- $188 for set of two

11- Mariposa Floor Lamp from Z Gallerie– $270
Portico Swivel Glider from Crate & Barrel– $1000
Blue Apple Pillow from Jonathan Adler- $98
ABC Blue Pouf- $164

Incredible Nursery Sale on Gilt

This is the last thing that I should be spending time on tonight, but it’s too good not to share.  The “Decorate Your Child’s Dream Room” event that started this evening on Gilt (click here if you need an invitation to join) is a unique opportunity to get great deals on the best in nursery style.  This is just a taste of what you can put together.

Nurseryworks Loom Crib, Petit Collage on Wood, Momeni Waves Rug
Bananafish Crib Sheet, Folding Storage Cubes, ShiShu Bamboo Blanket

Nurseryworks Loom Crib, Petit Collage Print, Nurseryworks Storytime Rocker
Bananafish Crib Sheet, Crystorama Wall Sconce, Momeni Bubbles Rug

Nurseryworks Loom Crib, Bamboo Mobile from Petit Collage, Loom Changing Table
Squirrels Wallpaper from Aimee Wilder, Nurseryworks Bungalow Rocker, Momeni Retro Critters Rug

Lots more from Nurseryworks, Aimee Wilder Wallpaper for Kids, Petit Collage and Momeni Rugs.  There are also a few glider options, bamboo blankets, more chandeliers, storage solutions and artwork from Toast Slice (shown below).

If you are furnishing and/or decorating a nursery, you don’t want to miss this sale.  Hurry because these sales end on June 30th and supplies are limited!

My Modern Nursery #41: Miami Vacation

I’m totally digging the triangle trend* and my inspiration for this board was the Equilateral Triangles Crib Quilt from Carson Too.  For some inexplicable reason, the quilt took me in a Miami Vice direction and the theme turned into this 80s, Miami, modern, sunny, summery, vacation mood board.  We’ll just say it’s because it’s my sister’s birthday and she used to live on South Beach.  (Happy Birthday Alexandra!)

1- MIA Welcome to Miami print from Studioeighty- $50

2- Baby Mobile, Airplanes in Teal and Orange from Cactus and Olive- $36

3- Ikea Somnat Crib– $100

4- Ocean Drive by Parvez Taj- $36-$638 depending on size

5- Archive Credenza from CB2- $900

6- Korsor No. 2 Rug– By Second Studio

7- Equilateral Triangles Crib Quilt from Carson Too– $360

8- Blu Dot Watt Table Lamp- $200

9- Blu Dot Strut Side Table– $250

10- Monte Grano Glider Recliner– $1200

*my favorite triangle design example

Real Room Tour: “Fit” for Hunter

This nursery was put together by Meg from the fitness and lifestyle blog “Be Fit. Be Full.”  This crisp and colorful space is almost as cute as their little boy, Hunter.

In the view from the doorway, you can see the Poang Rocker from Ikea as well as the chocolate dots curtains and the stripe that zips around the room.

The opposite view, from the rocker, includes the Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn Kids and a matching bookshelf.

The crib bedding is the Transportations Multi Set from DwellStudio and the initials are from Operation Letters. The letters are custom made by Kim Rosenfeld and are designed specifically to go with your space.  These are a really unique gift idea so be sure to check out Operation Letters.

The changing area includes the coordinating Transportation changing pad cover and a simple white dresser with changing top.

One of Meg’s favorite parts of the nursery is the Cardboard Safari set that adorns the wall.  Remember, his name is Hunter… get it?

This shot of the closet rounds out the room and I’m going to have to recommend putting a custom closet system in here.  We have the exact same kind of closets in our boys’ rooms and the first thing we did when we moved into the house was put in a closet system.  It tripled our storage space and we fit (almost) all the boys’ toys in their closets.

Thanks you so much Meg for sharing the photos of Hunter’s room– and congratulations!  He’s adorable!

If you want to see more about this nursery, visit Meg’s nursery reveal post and take a look at Be Fit. Be Full to follow her health and fitness experiences as a new mom.

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Real Room Tour: Judah’s Cozy Nursery

Rachel from A Serene Life said her goal for her son Judah’s nursery was for it to be “modern and playful with a few vintage touches here and there.”  I’m sure you’ll agree she accomplished just that.

She explains, “Kid’s rooms are a great excuse to unleash your inner child and decorate with things you may not be able to get away with in the rest of your house.”  I completely agree– that’s why it’s so much fun to do!

The orange, green, brown and light blue color scheme is unexpected but looks fantastic!  I love how the colors look cohesive, but any other color goes in the room as well because the pillow on the chair ties them all together.  Kids tend to have lots of colorful books and toys so why not embrace the rainbow!

The dresser/changer (Baby Mod Olivia) has a fun circle design detail that you’ll see carried on throughout the room like with the orange paper globes.

The chair and ottoman were found at Kohls, and positioned next to the bookcase, they are a perfect place to sit and read.

The crib is an Olivia Crib by Baby Mod, and is an excellent choice for $300.

Click to see more about this cozy nursery…

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