Baby Boy H's Nursery Design

Before I knew whether I was having a boy or a girl I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to design the nursery for either one.

For a boy I knew I wanted the nursery to be simple and clean.  I did not want it to scream baby boy with the traditional pale blues.   I wanted it to be sophisticated but not too sophisticated that I felt like it wouldn't work for a baby.

Here are some of the inspiration photos I pinned:

Jenna Lyon's of J.Crew nursery- one of my all time faves!



The main colors I planned to work with were gray, white, and navy.   I knew I wanted a "pop of color" but I wasn't sure yet what that color was.  I was intially leaning toward yellow or red but then I came across a bright orange rocker that I fell in love with.  

Here is my inspiration board for the nursery:

1. Pottery Barn Kendall Fixed Gate Crib in Simply White-  I never intended to purchase a PB crib.  While I love their furniture I was leaning toward a more moden looking crib as seen in the first and third photo.  After a lot of online searching including Pinterest, blogs, and furniture sites I just kept coming back to this classic crib and knew it had to be mine. 

2. Pottery Barn Harper Bedding in Navy Blue- I also had no intention of buying baby bedding from PB but once I saw the Harper bedding set in navy I knew it had to be mine.  I haven't purchased it yet but this is what I'm planning around.

3. Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray-  The nursery isn't huge so I wanted a light color on the walls and I knew I wanted gray.  Gray is the hardest color to choose! Every gray swatch I tried was too gray or too green except for Stonington Gray

4. Dresser Color- Benjamin Moore Hale Navy- I have an antique solid wood dresser that belonged to my Gigi (my dad's mom).  Gigi passed away in 2006 and I inherited her dresser.  I knew immediately when I received this piece of furniture that it would be in my baby's nursery one day no matter what.   We are going to paint the dresser navy blue and put new knobs on it.

5. Pottery Barn Rugby Stripe Blackout Panel- I'm leaning toward sriped curtains and I think these might be it

6. Minted Nursery Art- I'm still on the search for artwork but Minted.com has some great nursery opitons.  I want to make sure the art work I pick is cute and works well in a nursery 

7. Orange Slip Covered Rocker-  I scored this great orange slip covered rocker from a yard sale in my new neighborhood.  It was only $100- which is a steal for a rocker! The back is tall enough for both me and Kyle (which is  a must ) and the rocker itself has a small footprint so it won't take up too much room in the nursery 

8. Pottery Barn Ultimate Changing Table- I know a lot of people are using dressers in place of changing tables but I knew that I definitely wanted a defined area for diaper changing and I didn't want anything too bulky.   This is the one I've been drawn too- but I'm open to suggestions. Does anyone have a changing table they recommend?

This is just the beginning of the nursery and I still have some essentials that we will need to add. I promise to add progress pictures as we work on it.   If anyone has advice of items I need/don't need for the nursery I would love to hear.



  1. I love your color palette with pops of orange!!! Definitely for a boy but so modern and fresh! Can't wait to see more pics!


  2. i love wallpaper on the ceiling - its definitely something i'm keeping in mind for when i decorate a nursery!!

    a peek of chic

  3. Love the idea of orange, gray and white...simple, clean, white.

  4. I love your color scheme and ideas. We didn't do a changing table, we got a dresser with the attachment on top that can be removed when he's older, it's plenty of room for everything we need to change diapers/dress him without having another piece of furniture in a fairly small room.

  5. Love!! I am so in love with that PBK bedding. We almost used it and I think we will incorporate it into big boy stuff when the time comes. Great choices!

  6. Wonderful! Love the color choices - strong and classic. I can't wait to see the finished room!

  7. It's going to be so cute! I can't wait to see the progress- literally the most fun room you will ever decorate!

  8. Oh... I absolutely love this!!! So sophisticated yet fun! Love Love Love!

  9. Live this, Nat! I love non-nursery type nurseries :)

  10. Love your nursery plans! Can't wait to see it all finished! I have that changing table and honestly it's mostly wasted space now. We put 6 baskets on it to store things but once the kids started moving around, all they wanted to do was pull everything out.

  11. I LOVE all your ideas, your nursery is going to be fantastic! I starting following you on Pinterest because you have amazing style!! And I have been thinking of painting a wall in our nursery Hale Navy because of you :) Cant wait to see what you do with the baby's room and the rest of the new house!!!

    {love jenny xoxo}

  12. Such great inspiration pics. I agree that I love the non-traditional nurseries that aren't all blue or too baby looking. Can't wait to see the final outcome of the nursery!!

  13. I love these inspiration pictures! any form of stripes is great with me. the nautical room is so so cute!


  14. ooh looks very nautical with the navy and white!

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