Midtown mom Lauren gives us a peek into her daughter Isla's nursery.
“We wanted the room to be fun and playful and not take itself too seriously. I have a pretty hard time sticking with a strict theme or color scheme, so the nursery could probably best be described as ‘hodgepodge.’ But I think it works, and I like that we’re not too limited when it comes to adding or switching out toys and accessories as Isla grows and our needs change.”
“These lockers were the best Craigslist purchase I’ve ever made (and were a total bargain, too). They’ve lived with me in a handful of places and look right at home in the nursery. I like that they’re a little unexpected, and I love how practical they are for storage. Oh, and I love a good mid-century modern vibe, so this crib was a shoo-in.” Ubabub Nifty Timber 3-in-1 convertible crib, $600; Winter Water Factory crib sheet, $44
“For Christmas the year we were expecting, my thoughtful mom got my husband and me a super cool poster of all the national parks. It comes with little pine tree stickers to track all the parks you’ve been to, and since ‘Visit all the national parks’ is on our bucket list, the gift was spot-on. We decided to hang it in the nursery, and use it as a starting point for the rest of the room. We can’t wait to show our girl all the beauty her country has to offer.”
“As renters we were thrilled to find removable wallpaper that was childlike but not cheesy. We moved when I was 32 weeks pregnant, so I wasn’t able to do any work on the nursery until then. By the time we were ready to hang the wallpaper, I was too big to climb a ladder and valued my marriage too much to entrust the task solely to my husband, who is slightly less of a perfectionist about these types of things than I am. So when my dad, from whom I inherited my anal-retentive tendencies, came to town to meet his granddaughter, he and my husband tackled the project together. They make a great team!” Chasing Paper temporary wallpaper, $40 per panel; Lil’ Pyar hot air balloon mobile, $60
“I must have looked at hundreds of rugs, but when I saw this gingham option, I knew it was the one. I imagine it having so much potential for playtime in years to come— hopping from black square to black square or lining up animals in a row for a tea party.” FLOR Fitted & Flecked area rug, from $210
“This handsome dresser is the perfect size—we keep diapers in the top drawer, clothes in the middle and blankets in the bottom.” Umbra Hub oversized mirror, $150
“We’re so grateful for the big window in the nursery. It faces west, so the light that streams in during the afternoon and evening is stunning and makes our sunset storytimes feel pretty magical.”
“We found the bunny print on Etsy and had it printed and framed by Framebridge. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. As for the rocker, everyone talks about how important it is to invest in a good one, and I feel like we nailed it with ours. It’s not overstuffed or oversized, so it’s super supportive and comfortable to nurse in for hours on end.” Monte Jackson rocker, from $1,195; Shak-Shuka cushion, $85
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