Katrina and her husband fell in love with the green color, she calls Artichoke Pear and knew it would play an important role in their son Avery’s nursery. “We love grey and think it’s the perfect calming color in a nursery. I also liked how green, light grey and soft blue looked together for a baby boy’s room,” says Katrina of Chic Little House. The rest of their home has a neutral color palette with lots of pops of color, but before this room was the nursery it was their junk room that we never got around to transforming into and office.
We did everything ourselves so it was a true labor of love to create a special room for our little guy. When you enter the nursery the first thing you see is the Jenny Lind Crib and Artwork above it. “It looks so sweet and inviting. I love his nursery and adore the Jenny Lind Crib, it’s a classic timeless crib that looks modern with the darling Menagerie Dwell bedding. I also love his vintage dresser I found for only $ 50 bucks at a Thrift Store and refinished in white, it has a ton of storage which is a must with a baby.
The dresser also serves as Avery’s changing table, and Katrina added a changing pad to the top. Above the dresser are two ledges she built to hold some of Avery’s books and toys. “I re-upholstered the ottoman in fun geometric print. What I love most in the nursery are the giraffe bookends and artwork I created and of course the green curtains! They make me smile.”
With only two full walls in the nursery , furniture placement was a little tricky. They placed the crib on the farthest wall from the door; to create the illusion the room is larger. The chair was put diagonally in front of the closet, so access to the closet is still easy. Across from the sliding glass door is dresser, and in the corner between the crib and dresser Katrina placed a basket to hold Avery’s tons and eliminate ‘dead space’. “I love pretty lighting and thought the light fixture we choose is the perfect ‘grow with me light fixture’ we also installed a dimmer, which is perfect for late night feedings.”
“We refinished the hardwood floors from a orange oak color to a rich brown and also increased the baseboards. I refinished the dresser and updated it with new hardware. I built the ledges that are above the dresser, and also made almost all the artwork in the nursery. I sewed two giraffes that go with the subtle animal theme to act as bookends. I also DIY the crib skirt with fabric found online.”
Soon to be in Avery’s nursery, a little chair Katrina had when she was a baby as a gift from her mom. “My grandpa made it for me, and I can’t wait to see it our son’s nursery. It means a lot to me.”
Thanks Katrina for sharing Avery’s room with us!