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Nursery Inspo: Classic + Eclectic

Nursery Inspo: Classic + Eclectic

Baby nursery with crib, dresser, window in rich, dark tones.

There are so many ways to prepare for a new baby’s arrival, but perhaps one of the sweetest is putting together the nursery. From picking out furniture to choosing a color palette, every thoughtful detail is an echo of how loved and anticipated your soon-to-be little one is. 

Here, we’re sharing inspiration for a baby boy’s nursery from a Solly mom in Texas. It’s classic, eclectic, and designed to grow with him over the years.

Nursery crib and changing tableVintage crewel embroidered art of duck taking flight on a lake

Solly: What was the look and feel you were going for as you designed the nursery?

I wanted something that felt like it could grow with him over the years, so thinking of classic pieces and patterns was important. I'm big on mixing colors in a space and have been loving light blues paired with deep reds and greens.

I had a lot of family ask me if we had a theme for our nursery before he came, and we really didn't—however, after everything was set up for his arrival, I noticed there were birds in art and other items we had been saving for the room. That helped us decide on hanging the last piece over his crib—an embroidery of ducks that my mother-in-law made for my father-in-law when they were dating back in the day. It finishes the nursery perfectly, and I love that it was made by his grandma.

Pair of vintage brass swans on a nursery dresserLight blue dresser/changing table with vintage trinkets and art above

Solly: Can you share a little bit about the process of putting it together?

My husband renovated the room before I was pregnant, and he spent countless hours cutting and installing paneling and new trim as a way to hide how beat up the walls had gotten over the years of different families living here. It was the perfect blank slate after that.

Then, I started putting together a mood board for the nursery before we knew if we were having a boy or girl as a way to distract myself—I couldn't wait to find out. What we ended up with definitely feels like it would work if we had either, and I love that.

Over the years, I collected art and trinkets from estate sales and antique stores that in the back of my mind I knew would be so sweet in a nursery, so it feels surreal to see those pieces in his room now. 

Solly: Did you add or change anything once your little guy arrived?

We started accumulating toys pretty quickly after he was born, and even more since he's grown and developed, so we got storage baskets for under his crib to help us tidy the floor after a day of playing. We also got a vintage accordion rack to put by the door for anything we might need to grab on our way out of the house. 

Solly: Favorite thing about the nursery?

I love how it looks in the afternoon light. The sun sets through his windows, so we always get such pretty golden-hour light for his last playtime of the day when we're home from work. It's a room we were hardly ever in before he was here, and now it's our favorite place to be. 

Nursing chair and ottoman with a lamp and bookshelf

Side table
Dresser - We got the white one and lightly sanded it and painted it blue
Crib - Navy
Crib Sheets - Driftwood Stripe + Pepper
Solly Wrap - Swell
Glider + Ottoman
Floor Lamp
Accordion Rack - Vintage from Etsy
Art - Vintage
Table Lamp - Vintage

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