Llewyn's Vintage-Inspired Nursery on a Budget

Llewyn's Vintage-Inspired Nursery on a Budget

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Carrie McBride
Aug 14, 2015

Name: Llewyn Monroe (6 months)
Location: Richmond, Virginia

When it came to deciding on the style for my little man's room, I was going for an eclectic, vintage-inspired look that would allow me to incorporate special pieces that were my husband's and my Dad's, as well as other antique finds that would give his room a sense of history and meaning, in addition to be being cute. I didn't want to break the bank creating his nursery, so I worked hard to find pieces at thrift stores or places like IKEA and Amazon that would give me the look I wanted for a really affordable price.

I knew I wanted the main colors to be gray, navy & mustard yellow, but I didn't want it to be too "matchy" overall. So, I chose to mix furniture pieces that were white, dark wood, and natural wood. I also replicated those colors in the gallery wall and throughout the other small details and decor.

IKEA was definitely a win with the chair, cubby bookshelf, and the spice rack book displays all of which were super affordable. But my favorite items in the room are the ones with special meaning. The custom embroidered cat prints of our pets and the custom silhouette portraits of me and my husband make for a fun "family wall" in his room while still being so fun and artsy to look at.

I also love the touches of my husband's baby blanket draping over the antique rocking chair, and the vintage Mickey Mouse pull toy that was my Dad's as a little boy. I also really love the wooden "L" sign and the mini letter blocks that were made just for him by dear friends. These things mixed with the more modern prints and furniture helped me achieve the eclectic, vintage-inspired, handmade look I really wanted for his room.

Source List:

  • Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
  • Chair: IKEA Poang,
  • Throw Blanket: Marshall’s
  • Cubicle Shelf: IKEA
  • Yellow Wire Baskets: Target
  • Footstool: Goodwill
  • Rug: RugsUSA.com
  • Mini Antique Chair: Thrifted
  • Dresser: Thrifted
  • Crib: Amazon
  • Book Shelves: IKEA Bekvam spice racks
  • Diaper Bag: Fawn Design
  • Custom Cat Portraits: Party O’Clock
  • Cameo Paintings: Wallflower Company
  • Bunny Rabbit & Elephant Stuffed Animals: RH Baby & Child
  • Things from Etsy: Toy camera, Star Wars print, changing pad cover
  • Mobile: Gifted to us
  • Aztec Blanket: Gifted to us
  • Free Nursery Printables: Found on Pinterest

Thanks, Tori! Readers you can see even more of Llewyn's room and Tori's wedding and lifestyle photography on her site, Tori Watson.

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