Nursery for our little one

As soon as our bathroom renovation was complete, I felt an overwhelming desire to work on the nursery. I remember waking Stu up at 4 one morning to talk about cleaning out the 3rd bedroom aka study/storeroom so we can get started. I don't think Stu heard anything I said that time but he sure got the message.

That weekend, he cleaned out what was the old study room, scrubbed and sanded the walls, gave it a fresh coat of paint so I could get started putting furniture in and decorating. Today, I'd love to share a few photos of the nursery, put together with both our love for our little one.
We envisioned a room that was bright and light with little pops of colour to add interest and fun. We went for off-white walls and furniture so we had a clean canvas to work with. We found a surprising great range of nursery furniture at Big W that not only had rave reviews but was also very affordable, leaving us with extra dollars to splurge on accessories.

I fell in love with this Down to the woods felted ottoman as soon as I laid eyes on it and it really provides the perfect addition of colour and texture to the room.  On the chest of drawers are: a squirrel night lamp and baby's first gift from me - a set of puffin children's classics.

As baby's gender is still a mystery to us, we went with a jungle safari theme (Both boys and girls enjoy the company of animals, right?). I found this jungle mobile with six delightful hand-knitted animals from etsy store Patricija to keep baby entertained while in the cot. Above the change tables, we've added four baby animal prints from The Animal Print Shop so baby can get acquainted with them while I change his/her nappies.
The nursery is most definitely my favourite room in the house. Just being in it makes me so happy. Every morning, I sit quietly on this rocking chair (a relica Acapulco from Sokol) with Frankie for company; imagining baby's presence - sleeping, crying, playing, and that brings a big smile to my face.

56 Responses to Nursery for our little one

Belinda said...

What a beautiful room!!
May I ask where did you buy the squirrel lamp? I love all things squirrel & I am hoping for our babies room to have a 'woodland' animal feel to it...
You are so much more prepared than I am!!
Hope you are well!
xo

trishie said...

Hi Bella, the squirrel lamp is from Orson and Blake. I bought it years ago though so it might not be in stock anymore. Hope you are well, mama-to-be!

A little bit of quiet said...

It's beautiful, Trishie - just perfect! Preparing the nursery (and spending time in it while waiting) is the BEST fun! xxx

A little bit of quiet said...

It's beautiful, Trishie - just perfect! Preparing the nursery (and spending time in it while waiting) is the BEST fun! xxx

Gaby said...

it looks amazing! we have the sharon montrose animal prints above our change table as well. c hasn't noticed them yet but i'm sure she'll love them once she does x

Michelle said...

It is exactly as you wanted it to be light and bright. The all white furniture and walls are a great canvass for you to work with and as the bub grows up you can change the decor easily. I love the little animal prints and decor. Its so adorable I bet your getting all warm and fuzzy inside now :)

Sue xx said...

It's so lovely, restful and clean and so very calm(enjoy that calm for now;))
xxx

Sarah morethanadored said...

LOVE how you used the ottoman as a pop of colour! We sell those at the shop I work at and I love the rugs :) they're so worth the price.

Sarah
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OtherMix said...

Very nice! I like how it's not typical boy or girl but just neutral :]

Tina Bradley said...

What an adorable nursery! You did a beautiful job! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Marina said...

Wow, I can see why is it your favorite room - it's perfect!

burntfeather said...

so special! I love all the little touches, I'm getting exciting for you!

Sam said...

Congrats on this beautiful nursery, it came out wonderfully!

cquek said...

wonderful ! i want to be in the room too...

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Such a wonderful room! x

Anouka K said...

This looks so pretty and neat! Really, well done to both of you.

Genevive said...

what a beautiful nursery you got there! im like looking into a homestyle magazine! cant wait to see photos with your baby in it :)

Jane said...

i love this! this is so so sweet! and i love the animal print shop! so awesome to see it here!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely nursery to welcome your little one into.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ananka said...

Oh wow that looks really nice :-)

Not long to go now!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I love it! Lots of light. That colorful pouf is just the perfect touch and all the other details.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it. SO sleek and cool.

Did you make the mobile?

cleartheway said...

I love that pom-pom ball and the mobile!

Kate from Clear the Way

Kim Alston said...

It looks so beautiful! I love it and I love the jungle/safari theme. You made a great choice. I love when things are white and everything else brings color instead of vice versa. Gorgeous!
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Sarah Jane said...

Your nursery is so gorgeous Trishie! It looks so happy and peaceful. It's such a lovely space.
Sarah oxx

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a lovely space! You guys did a great job. I think if I have a baby I'd like to be surprised by the gender at the birth, so I like your theme here that isn't gender specific. I'm so excited for you guys! :)

Deanne Langford said...

It looks wonderful! Love the fresh white feel, with pops of colour! Glad you kept baby's gender a surprise!

Amy said...

oh...you guys really did a great job in preparing the nursery. It's beautiful! I love how bright and clean it is. :)

Beauty Box said...

Wow I'm so inspired now...your nursery is just gorgeous! The safari theme is fun...I like that the mobile is not your typical tacky kiddy type that you find at a big chain store. I should take a leaf from that and check out etsy too...

My Garden Diaries said...

It is PERFECT!!! Light and bright and happy!! I love the accessories you chose too! Super cool and that rocker....LOVE! I am so happy for you!!!

Loz said...

gorgeous. I love the jungle animals, that mobile to so cute. It looks really peaceful and comforting, good luck :)

ps.. have emailed you :)

Zara said...

You have created such an inviting and beautiful space.
It must bring a smile to your face every time you enter. x

...Nina Nixon... said...

Oh my gosh Trishie - that is beautiful. I'd like a room like that myself.

Nina x

::little projects in style:: said...

oh how precious!! love the jungle theme!!

Susannah said...

Trishie you've (and Stu) done such a great job. I absolutely love the ottoman and the mobile. You have a very lucky baby!
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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Your babies room is so beautiful and you have done a great job.
Exciting time waiting for your precious little baby

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Your babies room is so beautiful and you have done a great job.
Exciting time waiting for your precious little baby

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

greenthumb said...

Your baby's room looks wonderful, you have done a great job.

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Aw, I love this nursery!! So so sweet. Your baby will be so happy there :)

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by sweety!

The Braided Bandit said...

This is honestly the cutest nursery I have EVER seen! I love the ottoman, the fresh whiteness, and the amazing pops of fun color! You did such a great job!
xo Hannah

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Stylish By Nature said...

Amazing !! Love it :)

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Ann Jones said...

You did a great job, it's beautiful!

rooth said...

This is so utterly cute and where did you get that big POOF in the middle - I love it

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

It looks perfect! I recognized those adorable Animal Shop prints immediately- so cute.

alwas, koru kate

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

This is just lovely. I adore how you used cream walls with the white furniture--so subtle and beautiful! That chair is great too, I just love all of it and I know your baby will too!

xo Mary Jo

Linda B said...

Awww, cutest little nursery room ever! :)

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Iliska Dreams said...

Love it.... Love the clean lines with pops of colour! This is what we did in Jarvis's room

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Beautiful, nice job - love the giraffe and the squirrel lamp!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

It looks beautiful!

Briseidy said...

wow! this is absolutely beautiful! love all the light and the pops of colour! I'm sure your baby will love it there!
thanks for sharing!

Gillian said...

It's so lovely. The felted ottoman is my favourite thing (I've wanted a rug like that for years but they cost about £1000!) and the little pops of colour are gorgeous. Love the animal mobile and pictures too. I remember getting my nursery ready and just enjoying sitting in it for hours when i was near my due date. Happy days. xx

Julia said...

I just love the nursery! It's very light and bright... a very calming space for a new mom and baby!

aliceinbo said...

Love your nursery!
The mobile is absolutely incredible!

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curly purplepig said...

so cute! loving all these inspirations!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I love it. I'm jealous of all that natural light. The ottoman is to die for.