Name: Courtney and Jonathan Zielinski
Children: Stellan, 7 months and Ava, 4 years
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The line between masculine and austere may often be a difficult one to distinguish -- especially when dealing with a nursery. Graphic and Web designer, Courtney Zielinski, has managed to pull together a look for her son's room that is both masculine yet warm and inviting.
Take the full tour after the jump.
Working with repurposed furniture, a neutral -- yet boyishly fun -- color palette and great wall decals create a stellar space for baby Stellan. This is what Courtney had to say about the room...
TOUR STELLAN'S ROOM
Modern, masculine, yet cozy.
The wall decals.
Repurposing my daughter's white sleigh crib for a boy's room without it looking too feminine.
What Friends Say:
Everyone comments on the wall decals and on how cozy the room feels.
Yep, the decals again, if you can call that a DIY... I put them up, however I didn't make them.
Definitely the bedding.
Best advice for those approaching the nursery decorating process:
Take another look at furniture you already have that can be worked in to the nursery so it doesn't look too cutesy and match-y. I love how more "grown-up" pieces (in our case, the lamp, posters and tree wall panels over the crib that were previously part of the room's earlier incarnations as a guest room and then as an office) can make the room look more unique and also can help to transition the room to a more mature look as the child gets older.
Fawn and Forest or Design Public... they have the most amazing modern kids/baby/grownup stuff.
TOUR STELLAN'S ROOM
• The bed is from Land of Nod
• The dresser is from IKEA
• The shelves were found on Craigslist
• The glider is from Target
• The lamp is from West Elm
• The curtains are from Restoration Hardware
• The wall decals, bedding and owl print are from Fawn & Forest
• The bedding is Egg by Ollie & Lime
• The tree wall panels are from West Elm
Thanks for sharing with us, Courtney, Jonathan and Stellan!