Nursery Tour: Roman's Modern Nursery

Nursery Tour: Roman's Modern Nursery

Sep 12, 2007

Name: Keith and Natalie, and baby Roman
Location: Kirkland, WA

Just 7 days old, Roman is already living in style! This nursery caught our eye when we saw Keith's DIY Alphabet Cards, and we knew we wanted to see more. Lucky for us all, new parents Keith and Natalie didn't let a little thing like having a baby this week get in the way of sharing their peaceful nursery with us. You can see baby Roman, along with lots of great nursery photos, in the Slideshow.

Keith and Natalie, who own the design company Natalie Eden, also generously took the time to give us a little more information about putting Roman's nursery together...check it out after the jump.

How long did it take to put your nursery together? Nine months.. of course.

Inspiration for this room? Inspiration was that we envisioned a nursery that incorporated vintage pieces with an overall modern and clean feel. We were inspired by the Wise Ol' Owl Mobile we discovered at Calypso Enfant & Bebe in SOHO while six month pregnant. Also, we have a love for illustrated childrens books and had collected over the years and we wanted to make sure they were a focal point around the room.

Proudest DIY in the room? Our Alphabet Cards! After endless searching the web and not finding anything that was classic or high contrast I made our own. It made sense since both of us are designers that we incorporated something original.

Biggest Challenge? Designing a room for a boy. When searching for bedding we got discouraged because a lot of the boys bedding we were finding was heavily themed. We were thrilled to find the Dwell Forest Sky Linen Crib Bedding and loved the high contrast.

Favorite Element in the Room? The Wise Ol' Owl Mobile.

Best Advice you'd give a parent starting their own nursery design? Take your time and accumulated special pieces throughout your pregnancy, because in the end your nursery will come together and you will be able to look around and each piece will have a special meaning.

Working with Color - any color advice for other parents? Don't commit to colors early on... Draw from elements within the room.

Famous last words? Roman's room is now our favorite room in the house and we look forward to spending a lot of time with him in it.

Thank you, Keith and Natalie, and of course Roman, for sharing this inspiring nursery with us all.

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