The Nursery Tour

I know I’ve been promising for months now to post a full tour of my son’s nursery, and have yet to do it. Well, today’s the day! I’ve attempted to clean it as best I can, and have put Charlie in a “fancy” outfit to help model his tiny abode. A little background: when I was pregnant last year, my husband and I were living in Manhattan trying to figure out what we were going to do with our lives. One of the things that I longed to do, as each month came and went, was decorate my future baby’s nursery. I would have been happy with a closet, I didn’t care. I just wanted some room.

To make a long story short, we moved to Charlottesville into a house that had a perfect space for a nursery. Originally intended to be a library or study, the room was painted yellow and maroon when we first arrived. So, obviously, our first step was to paint. We chose gender neutral colors because we didn’t know if I was having a boy or a girl; the walls are painted in Sea Spray ( 7613M Duron) and the molding/shelves are done in a white white. The shades and bumper we had made, the fabric I believe is a Summer Hill aqua ticking. The philosophy in decorating was just to go baby. Most of the things we’ve used were actually in my nursery that my mom lovingly saved and gave to me to use. This includes the Beatrix Potter figures and some of the vintage toys. The silver baby cup collection includes several different family member’s including my grandmother’s and my husband’s. And all the cute old-fashioned Feltman Brothers outfits were gifts from my mother-in-law. Baby clothes and shoes are so cute. Why hide them away in a closet when you can have them on display?


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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One Response to The Nursery Tour

  1. Margaret says:

    I love it! I can’t tell you how jealous I am of all those built-ins! What amazing storage, and it totally confirms what I’ve been thinking about nurseries – you have to display the toys, otherwise you forget about them and then end up unused in a box. Great job!

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