A Sophisticated City Themed Nursery
April 13, 2015
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Dreaming big is probably something every parent wishes for their child so why not put it in bright lights? The idea of big city exploring is woven throughout this gilded and golden nursery designed by Threaded Together Photography for her cute baby girl. A little girl who has a really good accessories collection and marquee lights glowing above her crib. See the full tour here.
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Before I knew if we were having a boy or a girl, I decided on a color palette of navy, gold and wood accents. If it was a boy, I'd leave it at that and if it was a girl I'd play up the gold for some glam and add bright pink to play against the more traditional boy colors. I also knew I wanted to do some sort of travel or jetsetter theme. Little baby turned out to be a girl and when I came across the Oliver B City of Dreams crib sheets, they became the inspiration for my travel turned city themed nursery. Pottery Barn had the sweetest gold dot quilt and tulle bed skirt as well as a bright pink bumper to complete the bedding. I loved the mid-century look of the Babyletto crib and the fact that I could do anything with those end panels. I considered chalk board paint but ultimately added a blue and gold printed paper.

The centerpiece in the room is the lighted marquee sign my husband and I DIYed. I have seen versions of these sold at various places but I love how ours was made out of a stained wood which made it warmer and gave a rustic contrast to the more glam elements of the room. It is surrounded by a gallery wall of whimsical pieces with city elements and a gold foil Bible verse we chose as an anthem for our girl. The art pieces and frames were sourced from Etsy, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx and Marshall's.

I love a good Ikea hack and there are a few in the room. The HÖNEFOSS mirror was given a 3D twist by adhering the tiles to a few wood pieces. I found the wood pieces at Hobby Lobby and they just happened to be the perfect size! I also gave the popular Hemnes dresser an update with hot pink geode pulls I made. Lastly, I adore the VITTSJÖ shelving unit painted gold and filled it with family photos, a piggy bank, classic books, fresh flowers, headband tray, storage boxes and a little dress display. The graphic rug is also Ikea and is super soft under tired feet.

Instead of a changing table, I found a vintage suitcase and removed the top. The case had little pockets on the sides perfect for holding baby balms and creams. No nursery is complete without a comfortable rocking chair. I made a little cozy corner with a chair by Dorel Living, Target side table and storage ottoman, and lightweight throws displayed on a vintage orchard ladder. The "I love you more" pillow I found at Home Goods and it was one of the first things I purchased for the room.

Other fun touches are the vintage rocking horse and mail cart hamper I found at an antique store, home made city mobile (you can find plain ones on Amazon and add your own paint and toys,) and gold San Francisco skyline decal above the closet I purchased off of Etsy. An Etsy seller also provided the tulle curtains she hand stamped with gold dots. Isla was born on February 24th and we have enjoyed showing her around her bright and fun nursery. We hope one day she will inherit our love of travel and be a little jetsetter herself!
Vendor Credits
City Onesie And Bird Dress
Rug, Shelving Unit, Dresser And Mirror
Rhinestone Headband
Luxie Blooms
New York Art Print
Paper Plants
Crib Skirt And Quilt
Pottery Barn Kids
Ottoman, Navy Dot Dress, Side Table