Cadence's Midnight Sky

Cadence's Midnight Sky

Katie Steuernagle
Apr 12, 2012

Name: Cadence (2 months)
Location: Orlando, FL

I've never been a person who loved babyish spaces so when we found out we were expecting our first son, I knew I wanted to create a nursery for a little man instead of for a baby.

We wanted it to have meaning and be a space that he could grow into while still being calming and stimulating for him as a newborn. But most of all, we wanted to like the room since we have to be in there so much.

We decided to go with a "midnight sky" theme. We painted one wall in a dark navy blue and the rest in a stone colored white. Hand hammered metal stars and vintage astrological charts along with actual photos from the Hubble telescope came together in a gallery display on the accent wall over his crib. I made a mobile from Anthropologie's BHLDN line of metallic garland. We found an amazing globe ottoman at Urban Outfitters. Knobs from Anthropologie spruced up a white Ikea dresser, and a vintage record stand found at a local antique shop found a home on top of the dresser as a book stand. My husband's mom gave us the little drummer figuring which used to be my husband's. We put a drumstick and a vintage arrow in a little vase as a nod to our son's name: Cadence Archer. Inspired by another room here on Apartment Therapy, I made that light up canvas by painting a plain craft canvas with leftover wall paint and then punching little led lights through it. We also put little creatures of the night in the room... the little bat and chameleon were part of my beanie baby collection from my own childhood.

Thanks, Becka! Readers, visit Becka at Life as an Artistpreneur.

(Images: Becka Robinson, Studio222 Photography)


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