From a London print that gives a nod to his British roots to adventure wallpaper inspired by his parents travels and all the special moments in between, Hudson’s nursery is the perfect example of beautifully designed and totally personalized. Plus it mixes neutrals and really cool prints like a boss. Tour the full space crafted by mom and designer, Jennifer Swadling of Amy + Jen, along with sweet photographs by AMBphoto.
We had dreamed for so long of becoming parents that when it became a reality I already had an idea of the look and feel of the room I wanted for our babe. Our little one’s gender was always going to be a surprise which made the design process that much more fun!
Our home is a fixer upper and not the lovely kind with gorgeous doorways and exposed brick, we are talking putrid green tones and essentially a lot of work. In saying all this I am a self described procrastinator and with two months to go I told my husband we had loads of time to get everything together.
My pregnancy however took a downturn and I was hospitalized with severe preeclampsia at 32 weeks. Bed rest, amazing chats (and cries) with my fellow warrior soon to be mommy’s was super helpful in pushing me to press purchase on all my outstanding’s (crib included). Creating a room from a hospital bed makes you realize how very wonderful the people you work with are.
In the end we lowered windows, added wainscoting, wallpapered, and gave the room a lovely and fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Dove White & Simply White Paint.
My incredible vendors were wonderful in keeping up to speed with facetime chats, texts & emails and even without me physically there they took the time to understand what I wanted and made it happen.
There are so many things I love about Hudson’s room and each and every piece is intentional. The London Rifle Paper Co Print is a salute to his British Heritage, the Safari Wallpaper speaks to adventure and is an ode to how my husband and I met in Australia on our very own adventures.
We have lots of stuffed animals in the hopes that his love for them will match mine. His rocking chair is Canadian made just like him. His room is bright and beautiful and it is most definitely our favorite in the house. It makes me smile each and every time I walk in. (well maybe not during the night feeds)
Photography: AMBphoto | Design and Styling: Amy & Jen | Florals: Vintage from Presh Floral | Makeup: One Fine Beauty | Hair: Showpony Hair | Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete | Blanket: Baby Mori UK | Crib, Dresser, Bookcase, Wooly Rocking & Elephant Toy: Restoration Hardware | Hudson's Outfit: Le Carrousel Paris | Jen's overalls: Anthropologie | Jen's white dress: Aritzia | Pennant: This Paper Book | Print: Rifle Paper Co. | Rocking Chair: Fab Baby Gear | Rug: Urban Outfitters | Toy Stacker: Sarah and Bendrix