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One room I’ve looked forward to designing in our home has been the nursery. Ten months of being pregnant and having lots of time to think about the space will do that. When it came to picking out furniture, the tones, and materials for the room, I wanted it to feel like it belonged to the rest of the house. A continuation of the design story that already was.

Our home is appointed with natural materials, subtle tones, and warm hues. There are lots of antiques sourced from our travels combined with clean lines and modern furniture. Our priority has always been to create an environment that feels calm. Especially after a very hectic decade spent on the road for work, our home has been a quiet refuge for us to return to. When it came to Sophie’s room, we knew we wanted to continue this theme.

I went back and forth on the nursey design several times. Whether to do darker tones, lighter woods or go with a pop of color. Ultimately, I’m super content with where we landed. The nursery has a natural and calm ambiance to it. With materials like light oak and woven rattan with earthy tones, it feels peaceful. And after a few late nights with Sophie, I’m glad the space feels calming.

Woven throughout the nursery, there are elements of antiques and timeless pieces. We’ve searched high and low for meaningful pieces for the rest of the home, so I wanted to continue this in the nursery. Getting a few pieces that had history to them was an important part of the design process. And for me, a piece of my French heritage felt like the final touch on the room (more on that below.)

So here is a look at the nursery and all that is inside!

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Neutral Nursery Reveal

Neutral Nursery

Main Furniture

We sourced most of the main pieces from Leanne Ford’s line for Crate & Kids. I loved the curves in the dresser and crib, which matches the arches we have in our home already. We already had the two-seater couch, so this was a great piece to keep while we waited for the glider to come in. Eventually, when Sophie can walk, this piece will go and that side of the room will turn into a small play area.

On the walls, we’ve kept it quite minimal as I am still on the hunt for a piece of art above the crib — hoping we will find one during our travels this year. To the right, I’ve hung a woven huacal basket for stuffed animals which I love the organic look to this.

We have one piece of art to the left of the crib that we commissioned from Art De Avalo when we found I was pregnant and it compliments the room just perfectly. Taking our time to put up decor has been part of the process for this room.

Canyon Spindle Crib by Leanne Ford
Kids Canyon Natural Wide Dresser by Leanne Ford
Dream Swivel Gliding/Recliner Chair
Feather Dot Shag Rug
Two-Seater Chair, old from Room & Board

On the Wall:
Huacal Basket for books
Neutral Art Piece commissioned from Art de Avalo
Wall Mounted Basket Wall Organizer

Other Decor:
Stacking Mushrooms
Kid’s Suitcase

Antique Pieces from Litt Concept House

As I started to pick out the final touches for the nursery, one of the elements I wanted to bring in was antiques. Treasured finds that have history and age to it, similar to the pieces in the rest of our home. I connected with Litt Concept House, a furniture and art store based in Sherman Oaks that has been in the business of sourcing global antiques since the ’70s (and they create their own line of beautiful furniture). I was intrigued by their collection of antique French mirrors as I was on the hunt for one above the dresser.

Partnering with Litt Concept House, we worked together to select two pieces to bring a touch of my French heritage to the room. The first piece was a one-of-a-kind three-panel French mirror from the 1800s. Its delicate soft green details and beautifully worn look were exactly what I was looking for. The painted wood mirror feels subtle and has that perfect vintage feel to it. And with the French roots, it felt like the right tribute to my French heritage. It was a tough choice for the mirror, this carved wall mirror caught my eye as well as did this antique walnut mirror.

The final piece was a vintage French woven brass lamp. The nursery needed another source of lighting and this golden side lamp was perfect to place next to the dresser. We use it a lot, especially late at night. The woven materials pair great with the material on the dresser as well.

Litt Concept House has a wide range of antiques and new furniture both in their store and online. And if you’re on the hunt for something in particular you can always work with the team directly to find the right piece. Their expertise in sourcing “vrai” antiques is truly a coveted talent and I appreciated their insight when it came to making decisions for our nursery.

Nursery Essentials

Aside from the fun decor and pieces for the room, we have a few essentials for baby Sophie that we absolutely love to use. These are some of the more “functional” baby items and we did our best to have them be as appealing to look at as possible.

Diapering Essentials:
Keekaroo Changing Pad (highly recommend)
Ubbi Diaper Pail
– thought I didn’t need one, 10/10 glad we have it.
Diaper Caddy (I have 2, one for feeding and another for the changing table)

Sleep + Bedding + More
Organic Breathable 2-Stage Crib Mattress
Ellsworth Floral Organic Baby Crib Fitted Sheet
Honeycomb Organic Baby Blanket
Hatch Sound Machine
Woolino Sheepskin
– great for her to lay on
Moses Basket – we use this for naps, linked a similar one
Baby Bjorn Bouncer – loving this as she is getting older

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