Bo's Timeless Scandinavian Nursery

Bo's Timeless Scandinavian Nursery

Nora Taylor
Feb 2, 2016
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Name: Bo (8 Months)
Location: Oslo, Norway

When creating a bedroom for our son Bo, we wanted it to tie in with the rest of our apartment and not be overly babyish. Baby specific decor rapidly gets outdated and needs to be updated, as kids grow older. So instead we opted for a more timeless and ageless look, with furniture that lasts (in terms of function, aesthetics and quality) and can grow with him.

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I had already painted the chevron stripes on the floor and that added a fun element and some personality to the room without being overly childish.

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The only extra thing we did was paint the wall behind the bed a dark gray, creating a cozy nook for sleeping.

Bo's bed is the Kili bed – a reproduction of a Danish 40s classic. It expands into a junior bed, allowing him to use until he's about 10 years old.

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The lounge chair is another Scandinavian classic - Futurum designed by Norwegian duo Rastad & Relling in 1965. My mom rescued it from being thrown away from her workplace and I have sanded and whitewashed the wood and had it reupholstered in a blue-ish gray. It is super-comfy for nursing or reading books.

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The cushion has an illustration of Onkel Blå (Uncle Blue) by Swedish children's book author Elsa Beskow. It reminds me of my own childhood.

Thanks, Tuva! You can see more of Bo's room on Tuva's blog Drill & Design

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