Julian Grey’s Bright, Handmade Nursery

updated May 6, 2019
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Name: Julian Grey (2)
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Room Size: 10′ x 15′, 150 sq ft

Julian Grey’s room stole my heart during my recent visit to the incredible Rummer home of Jonya and Bradley Streeper. It is full of handmade stuffed animals, cherished books and great design ideas for any space.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Jonya and Bradley are very creative in their work and home, so it comes as no surprise their son’s room would become an outlet for their skills. Jonya has knitted several of the stuffed animals her son pals around with, hung illustrated letter cards with cute clothespins spelling out Julian Grey’s name and included a powder pink mobile (love defying color gender norms!). The couple also decided to use removable wall stickers to add brightness and cheer without committing to paint color.

Jonya and Bradley love to rotate new artwork, mostly made by friends, into the room, to keep things fresh and fun. They didn’t follow much of a plan in this room, instead sticking with items their little boy enjoys and they feel good about too, mostly made by local artists and friends — sounds like a great decor philosophy to me!

What was your inspiration for the room?  
We wanted the room to be bright and fun.  We didn’t follow a theme, just added things we liked and that seemed to complement our little man’s personality.  

What is your favorite element in the room?
The Oeuf crib and dresser set.

Before starting, what did you know you wanted to include, for sure?
The Eames rocking chair.  

Were there any surprises? Good or bad?
We thought having a sink in the room would be fantastic, but actually it never gets used. Also, we don’t have a closet for the room, so that has been a challenge for us.

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What was your proudest DIY?
We like to keep the room fresh and change things up by rotating art, colors and keeping things interesting for all of us.

What was your biggest indulgence?
The Oeuf crib and dresser.

Any advice for other people starting this process?
Invest in a nice rocking chair.

If money was no object, what would your dream source be?
A dream item right now would be a wood playhouse from Modern Playhouse.  Also, Kids Haus and Minor Details websites are pretty amazing for inspiration.   

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Source List:
• Ikea shelf
• dresser and crib: Oeuf
• carpet tiles: FLOR
• window Coverings: Kate Quinn Organics
• rocking chair: Eames
• mobile: Pottery Barn Kids
• “The Bride and Bear” print: Lark Press
• Nelson pendant lamp (can be found at Design Within Reach)
• wall dots: Wall Candy Arts
• ABC cards: Julie Morstad
• squirrel piece above dresser and various wood toys: Spielwerk Toys and The Joinery
• stuffed animals: knitted by me, gifts from friends and Hazel Village

Thanks, Brad and Jonya (and Julian too!)

(Images: Leela Cyd Ross)

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