UncategorizedBoho, Rustic, & Vintage Little Girls Nursery July 31, 2014In my line of work, I’ve always dreamed of the day when I would get to design a nursery for my little one. I’ve had ideas about the space (for boy or girl) for years. But now that it’s actually here, I feel this odd pressure to do it just right. I know the baby isn’t going to know or remember their nursery and nurseries are more for mamas, but I can only design this space once. And designing a room for such a special little person has it’s pressures. So, I started by laying out my goals for the room. I want the room to feel fitting for a baby, but not have a “baby” feel or traditional nursery theme. Does that make sense? I’m looking for a room that our little girl or guy can grow up in and enjoy. So for me, that meant no baby blue for boys and no baby pink for girls. I’m trying to design the room like I would another space in the house. Consider who lives there, how they’ll use the space, and what they’ll enjoy having around them over time. Here’s what I came up with for a little girl’s nursery. Sources: White Glider | Sputnik Light Fixture | Mid-century Credenza | “You are Loved” Art | Kilim Pillow | Kilim Rug | Vintage Floral Painting | White Modern Crib | Elk Herd Poster | Gold Cowhide Rug I assume if we had a little girl, she would be something like me (maybe that’s naive, but how else would I design the space?). To me, that meant a girly girl who loves rustic and wood and other non-traditional things for a girl’s room. I started with a rustic base. I knew I wanted some rustic in a boy or girl’s room because Chris and I both love it so much. I found the gold flecked cowhide at Rugs USA and fell in love! It gave me a rustic vibe, while still adding in a girly touch with the gold. The large black-and-white elk herd poster brings in another rustic touch. This has been one of my favorite pieces for years, so even though it doesn’t scream “girl,” I wanted to use it and then layer girly on top. I tried to stick to neutral big pieces like the white glider and white crib. I love the modern, straight lines of this crib. The mid-century modern credenza brings in some rustic wood tones and vintage charm and would be awesome as a changing table! For some girly touches, I brought in some vintage floral, a boho kilim rug to layer on top of the cowhide and bring in some color, and the soft-toned kilim pillow. And that light fixture. What can I say about that light fixture? I knew the light would be a fun way to bring in a girly pop of gold and something feminine and intricate. I love this Sputnik light fixture. Little Green Notebook did an amazing DIY of this and I might take a cue from her and do something similar. I just love the feminine feel and pop of gold. It balances the rustic items really well. I would use this item for a girl or boy, but I LOVE that “You are Loved” art from Yellow Bungalow Shop. The painted feathers make me so happy. I know that in actually creating a nursery (boy or girl), I will be searching for vintage and thrifty finds, so if we have a girl, I’m certain my nursery will not look EXACTLY like this. However, this is the exact feel I want to re-create and hopefully gives you a vision for where I would be headed! A little girl sure would be fun.