Modern Orange and Mint Boy Nursery Full of DIY Love

modern orange mint boy nursery window

When it came to designing her son Chase’s nursery, Cristi of Charm Home wanted it to be a room full of  little moments, just like her child’s life. In every corner of the room, she tried to create something special. Decorating her nursery since before she was pregnant, her design started out with all primary colors. “As I moved forward, it slowly evolved into orange and what I would call blue-mint. I’m so glad it morphed into what it is now.” She got a good start with the room by painting the walls in Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.

modern orange mint boy nursery inspiration board

As a designer, Cristi jumped at the chance to tackle creating her own child’s nursery room. After designing so many others for clients throughout the years, it was special to get to put her stamp on her own. Like many other parents, she put together an inspiration board of items she loved to form a cohesive design for Chase’s room.

modern orange mint boy nursery custom DIY crib bedding

Her journey to her bedding was so difficult, Cristi ended up designing her own. “I love designing bedding so it as only fitting that I designed Chase’s.” Thanks to a suggestion from one of her blog readers, she was able to get the fabric that she really wanted for his crib skirt and pillow at an unbelievable deal.

modern orange mint boy nursery DIY hand painted pattern rug

That wasn’t the only DIY project Cristi put her stamp on. The most buzzed about is the custom painted rug. When she found out that a West Elm she originally wanted was going to break her budget, Cristi opted for her own DIY version, hand painting a run from Ikea in her matching orange hue with a funky design.

modern orange mint boy nursery crib bedding and reupholstered glider chair

modern orange mint boy nursery reupholstered chair

modern orange mint boy nursery pattern blanket and stuffed owl

“I never intended to use the Serena & Lily glider that was on the inspiration board, but I wanted to find one similar to have slipcovered.  After looking and looking on Craigslist, I had almost given up on ever finding one that was the style I wanted and within my price range. Then someone emailed me to let me know that they wanted to sell the glider they had used with their children.  I was so excited, especially when I saw how pretty the form was. It was just what I was looking for.” She reupholstered it in a pre-washed ivory linen for the slipcover so that she could easily throw it in the wash and bleach it clean.

modern orange mint boy nursery bird mobile

modern orange mint boy nursery mugs

modern orange mint boy nursery bird houses on the wall

modern orange mint boy nursery baby shower banner now hangs on bookshelf

“I think my favorite details are the vintage style coffee cups that spell his name. They came from his baby shower. The other is the bird mobile over his crib.” The bird mobile was the very first thing that Cristi bought for the nursery, months before she was even pregnant. “I knew I would use it whether I had a girl or a boy.”

modern orange mint boy nursery wall art gallery

The gallery wall consists of art from Etsy as well as two of Cristi’s husband Billy’s artwork he made when he was a little boy is included in the gallery wall above Chase’s crib. “It was so special for us to be able to use those pieces.” The little painted swallow was gifted to me from a dear artist friend.

modern orange mint boy nursery changing table corner

Thanks for sharing your little man’s room with us Cristi!

Info and Sources:  Overhead pendant light – Ikea Boja Pendant Lamp

Wall paint – Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

Stuffed owl – Pier One

Curtains – Ikea Aina with custom banding added

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