Wynn's Whimsical Meadow Nursery

Wynn's Whimsical Meadow Nursery

Beth Callaghan
Jan 17, 2013

Name: Wynn Charlotte Johnson (8 months)
Location: Utah
Room Size: 10x14

The inspiration for Wynn's room came from what might seem like an unlikely source: a thrifted rocking chair that Wynn's mom, Cate, fell in love with. Cate decided to make the butter yellow, armchair-style rocker the seed from which the whimsical meadow theme would grow. WIth nearly everything in the nursery "thrifted or gifted," Cate and her family were able to put together a special, soothing space for their new baby girl.

The yellow rocker also inspired Cate to change the room color from sunrise pink to robin's nest blue, in the process creating a serene space that works perfectly with the items she recycled and bought from thrift stores. Adding to the whimsy are the stuffed clouds, made by Cate's mom, and the beautiful wall mural her sister painted.

How would you describe the look and feel of this room?
Whimsical meadow theme. We live in the mountains and always have deer roaming our yard.

What is your favorite piece or element?
The deer mural that my older sister and I painted is by far my favorite part of Winnie's room.

What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?
Nearly everything in Winnie's room was either thrifted, gifted or recycled from other areas of my home. The biggest challenge was hoping that it would all come together.

You have a lot of accessories that look vintage or handmade. Are any of them family heirlooms? Do you make any of the handmade items? Where do you look for vintage accessories?
The cream dresser and mirror were mine from when I was a little girl. The plates hanging on the wall belonged to Winnie's great-grandmother and the vintage lace used for the bed skirt was a gift from my mother. I feel like life is far too short not to surround yourself with things you love or find beautiful! So when I am out thrift shopping, I only purchase things I really find inspiring and always end up finding a home for it. The clouds were made by my mother and I made the mobile.

We love your unique solution for a side table. How did you come up with the chair and books idea, and how is it working for you?
The chair and book idea has worked seamlessly. I wanted to incorporate the chair in the room somehow and that was what I came up with. The books were thrifted and recovered with coordinating fabric.

If money were no object, what's your dream source?
If money wasn't an issue I would be ordering everything from Land of Nod and Restoration Hardware! They have chandeliers I have been swooning over!

Source List:
Jameson Panel Crib: Restoration Hardware
Changing Table: Restoration Hardware
Puzzle Patch Floral changing pad: Land of Nod
Crystal knobs on changing table: Urban Outfitters
Vintage Washed Chenille Rug, in pink: Restoration Hardware
Stump foot stool and branch for mobile: T.J. Maxx
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Robin's Nest

Thanks, Cate! See more of Wynn's room and read more of Cate's adventures at With a Touch of Pretty.

(Images: Cate Johnson and Jen Herem)


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