A Modern + Classic Mix in a Boy's Nursery

A Modern + Classic Mix in a Boy's Nursery

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Carrie McBride
Sep 5, 2015
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)

Name: baby boy on the way
Location: Milton, Massachusetts

We live in a pretty classic tudor, so marrying some modern sensibilities while tying in antiques can be a challenge. Even more so when it is our second child and we blew our budget on the first!

(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)

Baby #1 got all Dwell Studio. Baby #2, got Pottery Barn clearance for the crib and hand-me-down dressers and a rocker from our family farm. For all that 'deprivation' I think I prefer this space to anything we have done yet. It is homey, comfortable, and fun (as evidenced by my 2-year-old daughter Daphne who plays in it every day).

(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)

Incorporating our family pieces and already existing purchases just make it all the more familiar and easy. We had to try and restore the dressers on our own, lots of TLC, oil, wax, scratch filler, patch jobs, and weather a moth infestation, but we managed to emerge from the other side with a few weeks to spare before our son's arrival.

(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)
(Image credit: Noelani Zervas)

Source List:

  • The paint is Benjamin Moore, Del Mar Blue.
  • Dressers and rocker are family items.
  • Eames chair, from Abodeon in Cambridge.
  • Pottery Barn crib.
  • Serena and Lily curtains with Smith + Noble blinds.
  • Accent pillows, Land of Nod, Anthropologie.
  • Fornasetti plates and dogs dressed as human prints from Etsy shop Cocktail Zoo.
  • Metal shelves, Land of Nod.
  • Pom pom pillows, baskets and toy bins, Homegoods.
  • Metallic pouf and throw rug, Amazon.
  • Weaving over crib, H&M Home.
  • Lamb mobile, Serena and Lily.
  • Vases, Anthropologie.
  • Lamb side table, Ibride.
  • Standing mirror and dog head hooks, West Elm.
  • Lamb change pad cover, Land of Nod.
  • Change table basket, Pier 1 Imports.
  • Zebra rocker, Giggle.
  • Table lamp, Target.

Thanks, Noelani! Readers, visit Noelani at Mon Petit Chou Chou.

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