Max's Calm, Cool, Collected Abode

Max's Calm, Cool, Collected Abode

Lauren Hufnagl
Nov 14, 2014

Name: Lincoln (almost 2)
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Link's room is my favorite place in our house - it's so serene and calm. I've always been drawn to the color blue, so when I had boys I knew exactly what I was going to do in their nurseries!

The room had already been painted blue from when it was our first little guy's nursery, and my husband was not keen on repainting. My challenge was to use the same color walls (and a lot of the same furniture) yet still come up with a nursery that looked completely different from the last. I'm so happy that I was able to achieve that!

The Boori Sleigh Cot is a much loved hand-me-down from my beautiful sister. Max (our oldest) used it when he was a baby, Lincoln is in it now, and it will eventually be our newborn's when he is ready to move out of his bassinet. The cot is made up with a stunning quilt made by my very clever mum, a 'love' and star cushion from my shop, a gorgeous Robin and Mould cloud cushion, a DIY pom pom trim cushion, and Lincoln's much-loved blanket (that he has called nee-nee for as long as he has been able to talk!)

The felt ball rug is a custom order from Etsy - I love that you can choose any color combination you like and have it made up into a gorgeous statement piece. The whale blanket that Link has is another favorite of mine from Goo Collection and is so perfect in this room.

The IKEA Expedit is another hand-me-down - I originally had it in here when this was Max's room, and it stayed when Link moved in. It's filled with so many things that he loves! Link has also really fallen in love with books lately and is always pulling books out and bringing them to us to read. Most days we end up sitting on the felt ball rug and reading together at least five or six times. The baskets down at the bottom hold most of his toys - they're sorted by type so that we can find things easily. One is for blocks, another for cars, planes etc., another for noisy toys, and the last basket holds cuddly toys.

The cloud mobile was a DIY project that I made as the room was coming together, and I absolutely love how it turned out.

The change table is a dresser I picked up second-hand from a thrift shop. It was originally dark brown, but I knew it would be perfect as soon as I saw it. I primed it, painted it with about a million coats of paint, and switched out the brass drawer pulls for silver ones.

The mobile above the table was a DIY that I did years ago (again it was originally for Max's room.) After we had ceiling fans installed I moved it from the center of the room to its current location. Lincoln adores it and loves to sing "Twinkle Twinkle" with us as we change him.

The mini gallery wall is full of special pieces of art, the whale is a custom ink original by Rhi from Hummingbird's Song and the 'Shine like the Stars' is from another Aussie seller, Billy and Scarlet.

Thanks,Tasmyn! Readers, you can see more of Tasmyn by visiting her blog, Max & Me.


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