Mary Wyar is a professional photographer who does stunning wedding portraiture. She doesn't shoot photos of babies or nurseries, so we certainly feel lucky that she shared with us these beautiful images of her newborn son's room. We love the clean, modern lines, while the bold use of color keeps it playful. The collection of framed pieces pop against the backdrop of the white wall like an art gallery, and the one blue wall is bold without being too baby boyish. This is definitely a bright, happy space that will grow with sweet, baby Locke.
What was your inspiration in designing this room? In general, I'm always inspired by color & modern design. Specifically, I wanted the space to be full of colorful & fun pieces that would spark his imagination & grow with him. I didn't want to have to redo the room in 2 years when he was ready for a "big kid room" and I also wanted to use decor that if he did outgrow it, I would use elsewhere in our home.
What was your biggest challenge? The biggest challenge was dealing with a 10'x12' room & being able to fit everything into it. We painted the wall furthest from the entry door dark blue with goal of it giving the illusion of being further recessed and the 3 white walls making the space feel bigger. It was also challenging finding curtains from a store that fit the aesthetic... I ended up sewing them myself after not finding anything.
What is your favorite part of the room? I love how the little gallery wall turned out. I adore every piece on that wall... The bright green vintage clock was an exciting Etsy find. The vintage padlocks is a super fun play on words with his name (Locke)... The postcard plays homage to my hometown of Cleveland. I really love every part of the room... The colors put a huge smile on my face everytime I am in the room. It's such a fun kid's room!
What is your proudest DIY project? Well, we took the room down to studs & redid the drywall, floors & moulding... so the boring answer is the bones of the room. The fun answer is our Ikea hack... putting the bright blue backing on the shelf to match the CB2 side table. I also love how the vintage camera we spray painted turned out.
Do you have any advice for other parents who are just starting on the nursery design process? I would highly recommend putting together a folder of items you fancy as soon as you find out you're pregnant. I had a boy's room & a girl's room design board at 15 weeks... Of course I made a lot of changes over the months before we got to this final process, but putting everything together virtually, making sure it worked together before purchasing everything was the best thing we did.
Paint colors: Benjamin Moore Paper Mache & Bold Blue
Photography: Mary Wyar Photography
Crib: Oeuf Sparrow
Changing Table Dresser: True Modern
Side Table, Wall Hook: CB2
Chair, Shelves: Ikea
Rug: Surya Flirty Blue Stripe
Lamp: Room & Board
Dog Pillow: Ross Menuez
Rise & Shine Print: Keep Calm Gallery
Sheep Mobile: Flensted Mobiles
Solar System Print: Steph Says Hello
Curtains: DIY Premier Prints ZigZag
Illuminated Moon: Urban Outfitters
Animal Illustrations: Ryan Berkley
Postcard, vintage clock, padlocks: Etsy and Ebay
Bulldog onesie: Baby Gap
Astronaut Sleeper: Kids Ink
Thank you, Mary! Readers, please be sure to check out Mary's website to see her breathtaking photography portfolio.