A Bright, Urban Nursery for Baby

A Bright, Urban Nursery for Baby

Lauren Hufnagl
Oct 2, 2014

Name: Miles Owen or Chloe Elise (the baby hasn't made his/her debut yet!)
Location: Downtown New Orleans, LA

A modern, bright, musical, gender neutral nursery in the city. I really wanted to stay away from over the top baby themes and instead wanted the nursery to be an extension of our urban, colorful apartment. Clean lines, bright, and modern.

I used books, artwork, and fabrics to incorporate color. I am also a big believer that house plants warm a space, so a trip to the local nursery was well worth it. Making the room gender neutral wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, since we didn't choose a "theme" and stuck to a mixture of colors that would work for either.

The frame with Paul McCartney's "Calico Skies" lyrics is our favorite detail of the room. It was the song we danced to at our wedding and the words are perfect for a baby coming into the world.

We were inspired by Joey's love for music and my love for pops of color/art. When my husband learned a James Shimabukuro song on his ukulele just for the baby, I was inspired to frame the sheet music along with other musically inclined pieces. We live in New Orleans, where music flows through your veins so it was really exciting to infuse this culture into the nursery.

Source List:

  • Crib: Babyletto, Hudson Crib
  • Rug: CB2
  • Rocking chair: IKEA, Poang
  • Bookshelf: Walmart
  • Quilt: Giggle
  • Baby Gym: IKEA
  • Mobile: Nordstrom
  • Numbers Pouf: Land of Nod
  • Canvas Toy Bin: Land of Nod
  • Rock with you Artwork: Etsy
  • Wee Society Prints: Wee Society
  • Floor Lamp: (only 30 bucks!) Lowes
  • Elephant Lamp: World Market
  • Shelves: Lowes
  • Metal Accent Table: Target, Nate Berkus Collection

Thanks, Melissa! Readers, you can see more of Melissa by visiting her blog, Photo Geekess Photography.


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