I just can’t wait any longer to post this mid-century modern-inspired nursery reveal. I have my reasons: exhaustion, feeling completely brain-dead at this point, and/or the fact that I’m measuring about 2 weeks ahead. That means baby could be here within just a few weeks (or less.gulp).
Refresher: Baby’s room is the smallest room in the house, and was formerly a guest room. Just as the nursery rhyme about the old lady that swallowed the fly, so too went the office. The nursery ate the guest room, the guest room ate the office and the office is now eating a small corner of the master bedroom.
I had the molding removed and the walls re-textured and repainted. We added a light fixture where there was previously none…and splurged on a Nelson Bubble Lamp from Modernica. With all the downsizing and shifting around, I had to sell my Adrian Pearsall Chair. Adrian Pearsall funded George Nelson. I’m so happy with the fixture, I could eat it.
I wanted to go with a neutral paint color again because I knew I’d be working with a pretty wild color palette.
A wonderful aunt of mine sowed the curtains…
Drum Roll please?
Grandma gifted us a teal lava lamp which will work as a little night-light! Not a bad idea!
The side table above was found on Target.com (thanks to Elena!!). It brings some warm and earthy wood tones which you simply must have in mid-century modern design. Wink.
The gray ottoman pouf is from Walmart.com. (The vinyl ottoman I blogged about buying for the space was too large, and clashed with the rocker. It is now providing a pop of color in our den.)
I had a very loose forest animal theme. I started by designing a mid-centuryish room I wouldn’t mind living in, then added a few kiddie touches here and there. The diaper basket was a very thoughtful baby shower gift-and perfectly compliments the changing table.
We had the art in our old office…I think it works pretty well with the space…
I repainted the crib in “granite” gray in keeping with the theme.
Tchotchkes to be added to the Target floating shelf later on, when I’m feeling less spent creativity wise..
That my friends, is all she wrote. Minimalist, but ready. Small, but functional. I love how much of this room has history. The reupholstered atomic era rocking chair, the Ikea crib (that belonged to my son, then my niece, and has been repainted for the baby), the flea market-found credenza. The bookshelf was a Goodwill piece that I repainted and even the toys were inherited from my eldest. I think the mix of old and new came together pretty well! I hope you enjoyed it. Now all we need is the newest and most important addition of all. If you’re interested, resources for the room are listed below.
Paint: Sherwin Williams, Navajo White, Eggshell Finish
Saucer Lamp by George Nelson: Ylighting
Crib: Ikea (model no longer available)
Hourglass Accent/Side Table: Target
Framed Woodland Animal Art: Etsy.com/AldariArt
Bird Mobile: Babies R Us / Skip Hop Treetop Friends
Atomic Rocker: Craigslist Find
Rocker Fabric: Etsy.com/Tangerine Orange/ PopDecorFabrics
Faux Sheep Skin Rug: Ikea
Urban Ottoman Pouf: Walmart.com /in Gray
Credenza: Long Beach Flea Market Find/ Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium
White Floating Shelf: Target
Drapes: HGTV for Joann’s Fabrics/ Boxed in Peacock
Psst! If you like the color scheme and modish things, this super-cute diaper bag is available at Babies R Us.