Aunty H has been busy preparing for the imminent arrival of the stork. The nursery is beautifully decorated, all those tiny babygrows washed and pressed to perfection and the moses basket in position. When I was preparing for the arrival of the girls, one of things I loved most was creating a perfect nursery for them to come home to.
There are so many wonderful themes out there you’re spoiled for choice, so I’ve picked some of my favorites to share with you.
The Nursery Window – A treasure trove of baby delights. This wonderful shop is adorned from floor to ceiling with everything you need to create a picture perfect nursery. From bumpers to blankets, everything is beautifully presented – the only difficulty is not buying the entire contents of the shop. They have a range of themes both neutral or gender specific. Pictured below is their famed bunny design which was my pick. I went for the cream fabric as I kept the gender a surprise until the birth. When everything was delivered to me the delivery man told me that Noel Gallagher’s baby’s nursery was decorated in the same sweet style – quite amusing considering his moody, rock star, persona – babies really do make everyone soft! The Nursery Window can be found on Walton Street or online.
The Modern Nursery – My Instagram find! This cool mama started The Modern Nursery while she was pregnant, as she couldn’t find cool modern nursery pieces to reflect her own personal style. Here you’ll find more monochrome with splashes of calming pastels than ubiquitous baby blue and pink. Quirky wall stickers, prints and accessories be found here to create a super-cool, affordable, nursery with its own personality. I’ll soon be designing a playroom for the girls and these cute cloud pillows £48.00 pictured below are already on my wishlist.
Jane Churchill – From the designer establishment for those looking for a more bespoke look. From Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood to feminine Flower Fairies, her designs take us back to a treasured childhood with forgotten friends. Beatrix Potter (see featured image above), is a great option if again you choose to have a surprise at birth. All fabric themes have matching materials so you can be really creative with blinds, upholstery and maybe add a little kitsch bunting to brighten up the walls. I had such fun creating Big D a dream girls bedroom using her Flower Fairy fabrics. With the help of a great curtain maker, we transformed her room into magical, fun fairy tale room fit for my very own fancy pants fairy.
Hollyhock Home – Another new find, this vintage inspired signature fabric is perfect for creating a nursery from a bygone era. Its creators were so inspired by a swatch of fabric found at an antiques fair that they set about remodelling it, freshening up the colours for the 21st century.
Creating lovely little spaces for precious packages is such a joy and it’s a delight to spend time in a beautiful room that makes you want to nest, nurture and love. If you’re expecting soon, good luck, and enjoy every precious moment.
If you would like to share any style secrets or a great find, I’d love to hear about it.
Love Mummy B