The Heater family of Grants Pass, Oregon, welcomed baby Hendrix to the clan last summer. His mom, Alex, knew she wanted his room to feel bright and airy, so she did what most of us do—headed to Pinterest for inspiration. “Creating a calm, happy space for Hendrix (and me!) was the goal,” Heater shares. “I wanted it to be a room that we all enjoyed playing and hanging out in.” Many pins and one fabulous cow print later, sweet Hendrix’s castle was complete. Here are Heater’s tips for recreating the room’s mood.
“I compromised a little bit on function with the modern rocking chair. It’s comfortable for reading stories or a quick rock, but a larger, more cozy chair probably would have been a better choice for those late night nursing sessions.”
Although Hendrix’s nursery looks like a million bucks, it was a surprisingly affordable endeavor. Heater notes that Hendrix’s furniture and decor are an assortment of affordable items (she found the faux animal trophies and white bookcase at Target!) and things they already had in their home. “I really didn’t splurge on anything in his room,” she confesses.
“I’ve created two other nurseries before this one, and I think my biggest takeaway was that I really wanted to go for a more timeless design overall that could truly grow with Hendrix as he becomes a toddler. I tried to avoid too many ‘baby’ things, and went for items that I knew could easily transition to a ‘big boy’ room.”
“One piece I really love in this room is the Highland cow print that we hung above the crib. The cow is so cute and quirky and has so much personality—and his unruly red curls are just perfect for my Hendrix. I also
love his crib. It has clean lines and a modern design, and I really like the natural element of the wood combined with the white.”
“My husband and I redid the six-drawer dresser from IKEA. It was fun to put our own touch on it and create something together. We did a white wash along the sides and top, stained the front of the drawers and slightly distressed them, and then found some super fun knobs at Anthropologie.”