Welcome to the sweetest little nursery for the sweetest little baby ever (except Elliot’s and Charlie’s and of course all of yours, obviously). It’s teeny, tiny, but kinda perfect just like that new little baby that sleeps there. The best part? All, yes all of the furniture and accessories are from my (America’s) favorite retailer, Target. It was fast, easy, affordable, and totally steal-able. Hop on in, little bunny.
We were at Jen and Jayson’s home, meeting about the upstairs playroom makeover when she showed me the room for their expecting baby. I said, “Jen, no offense, but …may I?” They had just moved in and the furniture was too big and bulky for this room (don’t worry, it was handed down to a friend). I was going to be shopping for kids furniture anyway, installing at their house anyway, and honestly nurseries have become old bonnet to me because I’ve done so many. They are easy, fun, and I figured really good content.
So we lumped it in and we designed/styled that room as well. Here’s what it looked like before:
We created a mood board using a combination of Target’s new Pillowfort line, baby, Oh Joy and Threshold – the whole gang is playing together here perfectly.
That wallpaper became the hopping off point (HA) of the whole nursery, then we layered neutral furniture and punched it up with the accessories. Keep reading while I break down the whole process – or just watch the video of the whole makeovers:
From now on I’m only designing rooms for the unborn. It’s just so easy – you only need a few small furniture pieces (crib, chair, changing table, maybe storage, rug) and none of those pieces tend to be too expensive so there is less stress in the design process, and then yea, the client almost always approves.
This room was actually only a temporary nursery – for the first year. Upstairs, by the playroom near Sienna’s room will be this baby’s real kid room. This room is really close to the master bedroom and will eventually be the guest room, so we didn’t want to do anything too permanent on the walls. Enter this amazing temporary wallpaper. We found it via Chasing Paper and it is basically just contact paper that you put on your walls. Its perfect for a temporary room as its not pasted and won’t last forever. They recommend a really smooth wall for best application. Our wall had a bit of texture but we were fine with it. Our wallpaper installer was not, though and he found it hard to install because he’s a total perfectionist. I think when it comes to temporary wallpaper you don’t hire someone, do it yourself and don’t obsess too much about matching it perfectly. You can shift it, peel it off and replace, and just know that making it perfect can be hard.
It’s such a sweet color and pattern – not too busy for a small space but with enough life to add personality (which means you don’t really have to do a lot of other things to make it look exciting.)
The changing table is part of the Babyletto collaboration which is so simple, warm and great to transition into a bigger kids room. We didn’t put anything above the dresser because babies have go-go-gadget arms and can rip anything off the walls. We mounted the mirror in Charlie’s room with insane glue, and we have definitely hung little mobiles over changing tables, but otherwise keep those little bodies safe.
I have these stacking white bins in our playroom, too, and while they aren’t fancy or particularly stylish, they are so practical – Charlie can access toys easily and help put things away afterwards. For the shoot we styled them out all cute, but as you can imagine ours certainly don’t look like that right now.
I love how the whole room turned out – simple, happy, sweet without a lot of bells and whistles and yet it feels impactful and stylish. Here are a few things you might be thinking:
1. No blackout shades. Jen and Jayson have some rolling blackout shades on their way, but they weren’t there for the shoot – so don’t worry, they are coming.
2. You may have noticed that there is a mobile hanging over the crib in the video but not in the shots – its a funny story. We made a DIY pom pom mobile for the nursery and it was all sorts of adorable, but I didn’t know that Target has agreed to all Safe Sleeping guidelines which says nothing in the crib or over it. Whoops. So we had to edit the DIY out of the video and photos. The wallpaper was so hard to photoshop that we had to send it out to a retoucher to get it done right which is why it took this post so long to get published. There is some footage of it in the video that you can sneak a peek at if you’d like.
Jen was 36 weeks pregnant there. Yes, life is unfair. And Ive seen her since and she looks like nothing ever happened.
I love this adorable little happy family of three that just got their world rocked by adding another child. While we were shooting I did a decent amount of warning about how exhausting the transition from one to two young children is. I think they were like ‘ok, i get it, its going to be hard’. Then when I saw them a couple weeks they both looked at me and said ‘YOU WERE RIGHT THIS IS CRAZY HARD’. It gets easier, sweet family, hang in there.
No makeover story is complete without a proper before and after:
All the before furniture was gifted to someone else, don’t worry.
I hope you enjoyed this little bunny themed sweet nursery. If you are into it you can go get that look yourself:
1. Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible White Crib | 2. Striped Fabric Floor Bin | 3. Leno Weave Sheer Curtain Panel | 4. Leaping Bunnies Wallpaper | 5. Floral Bear Throw Pillow | 6. House Shelves With Pinboard | 7. Column Gold Heart Table Lamp | 8. Stackable Laminate 2-Compartment White Bin | 9. Babyletto Bingo 3-Drawer Changer Dresser | 10. Blinky Bunny Stuffed Animal | 11. Party Hedgehog Figurine | 12. Toucan Multicolor Mini Pillow | 13. Round Brass Mirror | 14. Glass Ball Table Lamp | 15. Babyletto Bento Glider | 16. Heart Ottoman | 17. Marlton Marble & Gold End Table
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