Baby Reed's Nursery from Ruth Eileen
May 20, 2013
Baby Reed is one lucky little boy. Not only is he blessed with dashing good looks (I dare you to not want to squish those cheeks), he also gets to grow up in one of the loveliest nurseries I've ever come across. Designed by his talented mother, owner of Honey & Fitz, it's soft, it's pretty and it acts as a comforting backdrop to grow, and flourish and begin a wonderful little life. You might want to check out the rest of the gallery, Ruth Eileen did such a wonderful job capturing this sweet little space.
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From Dina of Honey & Fitz... Reed’s room evolved during a time when the rest of our house was in a complete state of disarray. At four months pregnant, my husband and then 1 ½ year old son relocated from North Carolina back to my hometown of Boston, sacrificing square footage for proximity to family, friends and the city we both love. Amidst boxes and craziness in every other room in our house, my nesting instincts kicked into overdrive as I dove into planning the nursery. 

As someone who designs and blogs about children’s rooms, it was difficult for me to nail down exactly what I wanted to do with this space. I had lots of ideas for a super sweet-as-can-be girly nursery but that all went out the window when we found out we were having another boy. Following the same advice I often give clients, I focused first on the feeling I wanted the room to evoke rather than a theme or color scheme. Perhaps it was in reaction to Reed’s late December due date, but I knew I wanted something really light and bright to get me through the dark New England winter. I kept the walls a pretty and calm cream color and put the focus instead on the ceiling, DIY’ing a version of a favorite wallpaper using just paint and some contact paper. Babies spend so much time on their backs that I think it’s nice to give them something really special to look at!

From that one point of inspiration a loose celestial them evolved – light and peaceful with touches of dark wood to warm things up and loads of different textures. I DIY’d many of the room’s elements, working during my toddler’s naps on everything from bedding and curtains to various art projects and pulled in lots of accessories and furniture pieces that we already had. The constellation star chart was a gift from my husband the year before and the campaign dresser was a Craigslist find that I painted and used to live in our guest room in NC. I loved giving these pieces a home in a new place!

Design by: Dina of Honey & Fitz | Photography by: Ruth Eileen Photography | Ceiling: DIY tutorial | Drum Pendant from: Overstock | Crib Hudson from: Babyletto | Changing table/Dresser: vintage from Craigslist | Rug from: West Elm | Curtains: DIY details | Crib sheet: DIY details | Rocker from: Nurseryworks Empire | Ottoman from: Overstock | Angel wings over changing table: vintage from Brimfield Antiques Fair | Heart – DIY | Constellation embroidery hoop art: DIY details | Constellation star chart:| Floor lamp: Jonathan Adler Meurice Pharmacy Floor Lamp | Storage baskets: Restoration Hardware