Name: Caleb ( 9 months)
Location: Ottawa — Ontario, Canada
We are THOSE parents. The ones who, if we were in the 70s, would name their child Love or Peace or something just as ridiculous. We are fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) not in the 70s but our son has a hippy dippy middle name just the same. It’s Orion. There are a million and one perfect, meaningful, bring a tear to your eye reasons why we gave him the second name of Orion. Most people out there get shivers hearing the story and agree that it’s absolutely perfect but I’m sure some of you are rolling your eyes right now and adding it to the list of North Wests, Apples and Blues of the world. Regardless, a child with such a name needs a nursery decor to match it… and that’s exactly what we did. Behold Caleb's celestial-ish nursery!
I didn’t have the luxury of setting up the nursery well before my due date. I didn’t get to spend a sunny Sunday hour in there reading or dreaming of my gorgeous baby lying in the crib just out of reach. I didn’t get to arrange and rearrange, organize and reorganize. Our house was being built, you see, with a move-in date that nearly matched my due date.
I may not have had time to nest but I had time to Pin and purchase online, and boy did I ever. I must have changed my theme a dozen times before I said there will be no theme, just a relaxing atmosphere. The problem was I bought items to go with almost every decor I was planning that week. This was my first lesson in having a baby: Got a plan? Great! Now toss it out the window.
Everything was in boxes when we got the keys what would be 4 weeks before Caleb came along, so the nursery ended up being a mashup of things. Regardless of what popular boys nursery pin was splashed across my screen each day, the floor-to-ceiling chalkboard with custom constellations was my anchor.
I planned, created my own schematics and built my son's big boy bed from scratch that will carry his nursery theme into the years to come. The design of the bed was heavily based on the Teepee Trundle by Domayne.com (the price was not!)
- Crib: Babyletto Hudson Convertible Crib
- Area rug: Magical Thinking rug from Urban Outfitters
- Bookshelves: RIBBA picture ledge
- Lounge Chair: Byrd Chair in Mila
- Collage Wall and Room Accessories: West Elm, Urban Outfitters, HomeSense, Indigo
- Chalk wall: Hand drawn lettering and constellations of my own design. Inspiration taken from Riley's Scandi-Style "Dream Animals" Room