George’s Nursery: A Green Dream
George just visited the doctor for his two month appointment, so I figured it was about time I tell you about his nursery. When Clary Bosbyshell and I started talking about the design, we liked the idea of green, but finding the right wallpaper took us a minute. As soon as I saw Scalamandre’s Raphael in this new-to-me shade I knew it was perfect, as it had the muted tones I loved while pushing us in a slightly different direction.
An English-Inspired Space
Clary’s vision for this space was for it to feel very English, so she picked a bell jar style light fixture from Circa that fit the bill. The chair, by Lee Industries, is one we’ve owned for eight years and just recovered in a lovely textured fabric. Clary had an ottoman made in the same gingham that flanks our balloon shade and crib skirt (also custom). We had the closet built out and added wallpaper behind it, which was a pretty touch too. Finally, I found some nest prints at Scott’s Antique Market that we had custom framed (ironically considering we then had a real life nest in our midst, as you’ll know if you’ve been following Instagram stories). The chest was also a Scott’s find, and the mirror was custom made at the framer’s (who knew you could do that!). Our Fortnum and Mason hampers evoke a romp in the English countryside and one of our final British touches was leveraging the (custom embroidered) Land Rover Defender-laden bag from Jennings’ second birthday party as our laundry spot. Perfect for the space in so many ways!
Bits and Bops
Honestly, besides the wallpaper, some of my favorite parts of the nursery are the crib sheet, our collected baskets and our crib. I also just ordered this lovely crib sheet by my friend Riley Sheehey which evokes the space so well. I also like this ruffled crib skirt (which is a pretty green shade, albeit in a solid). Our diaper pail didn’t make the photos but matches, of course! I’ve found the trick is to use the bags that come with the pail (not just regular trash bags). Another question I often get is about our closet baskets, which we also have in our pantry (which needs its own post one of these days)! They’re the prettiest I’ve found. We also have some sweet green baby towels.
During my pregnancy with George I spent time collecting small objets to act as an added layer of decor around the room. The green books were found at a local antique shop and this cavalier, by a British ceramic company, represents our Birdie boy, and was a favorite find on Etsy!
I hope the room acts as a source of inspiration for you, and am forever grateful to Clary for putting her talents to use by creating another perfect space for our family.