Project Description

This couple was expecting boy/girl twins and wanted a nursery that was gender neutral but not boring.  To add to the excitement, they were moving out of their condo from the Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square and moving into a vintage farmhouse in the western suburb of La Grange.

Inspiration

As interior designers, we find inspiration in the strangest of places.  For the inspiration of this nursery, we got hooked on an animal theme after finding a stuffed fox at Ikea.

What We Did

For this nursery, we selected all of the furniture, designed custom artwork and selected the accessories.

Project Highlights

  • To keep the nursery gender neutral, we picked a muted paint tone and selected furniture that had a rustic modern feel.
  • Bill created a piece of custom art featuring a fox that is the focal point of the nursery.
  • Instead of selecting a borning changing table, we found a standard nightstand that has ample storage for diaper supplies and other baby clothing.
  • A large metal bird sculpture offers plenty of space to showcase accessories.
  • Critical to any nursery is a comfortable rocker or recliner. We focused on finding one that was comfortable and didn’t look like the standard wood glider that you see in every nursery.
  • A bold turquoise rug helps add a punch of color to the nursery.
  • The large ceramic sheep not only makes a bold statement, but acts as a toy for toddlers to hold on to and crawl on (and can double as a footrest for adults).
  • White shadow boxes were used to display hospital bands and other mementos from the birth of the children for all to see instead of hiding them away in a baby book.
  • A webcam with infrared night vision offers an excellent (and affordable) way to keep an eye on the children during the day or night.

Nursery Video Overview

Other Nursery Decorating Projects

Want to take a look at some other nurseries we designed that are similar to this one? Click one of the links below to see more photos and examples of our work.