I’ve always loved home decorating. I love searching for the perfect item for a space and arranging things into little vignettes that make a room feel cozy and like a place you want to be. This is probably why I became a wardrobe and prop stylist — it fulfills many of my interests in one outlet, but I digress.
After I shared the nursery I created for Fern the other day, I was asked by Babble’s editors if I’d like to do a nursery-inspiration series, to which I immediately responed, “Yes!” Thus, “Little & Lovely with Lauren” is born!
The idea is that all of you readers will submit your ideas for nursery themes and I’ll work them into inspiration boards that will give you a jumping off point for creating the nursery of your dreams.
Today, I’m starting off with a theme that was suggested to me on Twitter and that is: The Northwest.
Obviously, living in Oregon, I adore the aesthetic of the Northwest. The first things you probably think of when you think of Oregon and The Pacific Northwest are: trees, lumberjacks, plaid and rain. While, these things are definitely all a part of the culture here, I didn’t want to get too literal with this theme, so I decided to give it a modern twist.
Here is what I came up with for a Northwest Modern themed nursery…
DIY Log Side table 1 of 20I'm all about saving money where you can when decorating a room, and DIY projects are a great way to do this. This log table would make a great DIY project for this nursery and could later transition to other rooms of your house if you wanted.
Tree stump table DIY from The Art of Doing Stuff
Oeuf Sparrow Crib 2 of 20The clean lines and modern simplicity of this crib are fantastic and the walnut finish helps it to keep a bit more casual, where in white it might be a bit too modern for this room.
Oeuf Sparrow Crib ($730.00) from All Modern
Gold Faux Taxidermy 3 of 20Forest animals and taxidermy definitely scream "Northwest", but it can be a bit overdone. This resin deer bust in its playful gold color adds a bit of fun to the room while still staying with our theme.
Faux Taxidermy ($129.99) from White Faux Taxidermy
Joya Rocker 4 of 20The clean lines, yet undeniable "cozy factor," along with the walnut base make this a perfect piece for this nursery.
Rocker ($895..00+) from Monte Modern Nursery Furniture
Gentle Fox Print 5 of 20This print plays up the woodland animals found in the Northwest in a cute way.
Print ($10.00) from Nan Lawson on Etsy
California Gold No.1 Mountains Print 6 of 20This print is beyond fantastic and ties in perfectly with this color scheme.
Print ($30.00) from Lab Partners
DIY Tree Mobile 7 of 20Armed with a handful of supplies and a bit of effort, you could make this great mobile to create a comforting little forest for your little one to enjoy.
Mobile DIY from You are My Fave
Gran Black Tree Pillow 8 of 20Trees are synonymous with the Northwest, which makes this little pillow perfect.
Pillow (â‚¬35.00) by Elisabeth Dunker from Fine Little Day
Fire Kit Lamp 9 of 20This quirky lamp will make for fun indoor camp outs with your little one.
Lamp (â‚¬130,00) by 5.5 from Skitsch
Jellycat Woodland Raccoon 10 of 20These Jellycats stuffed toys are ridiculously cute and SO soft. My baby has one and it is easily her favorite.
Stuffed Toy ($20.99) from Yoyo.com
Somewhere with You Print 11 of 20Sweet and simple print for baby's wall. I love the subtle trees woven in.
Print ($12.00) from Sibling on Etsy
DIY Teepee 12 of 20From what I've read these teepees are actually easier to make than they look, so why not try your hand at this DIY? It would be a great piece to have in your nursery and would make for a wonderfully, cozy, little play or reading nook.
Teepee DIY from Baby Blackbird
Rolling Storage Crate 13 of 20The antique look of these crates adds a bit of texture and depth to this room to keep it rooted.
Storage Crate ($88.00-$118.00) from Serena & Lily
City Pendant 14 of 20I adore this light fixture and the way it adds a simple and much-needed pop of color to our room.
Light ($69.00) from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Vintage Woodgrain Yellow Crib Sheet 15 of 20This crib sheet ties in the yellow/gold pops of color that have been brought in throughout the room and the woodgrain pattern is perfectly Northwest.
Crib Sheet ($38.00) from Baby Lovin on Etsy
Magical Thinking Triangle Chain Rug 16 of 20The patten on this is perfect. I want this for my grown up room!
Rug ($49.00-$89.00) from Urban Outfitters
Dark Mountain Photo 17 of 20You cannot (or at least I can't) have a Northwest-themed nursery without giving a nod to Oregon's lovely Mt. Hood.
Print ($15.00) from Cre8ivepix on Etsy
Cloud Pillow 18 of 20A subtle nod to the Northwest's rainy weather.
Pillow ($56.00) from Colette Bream on Etsy
Vintage Black Modern Dresser 19 of 20Everything about this dresser is perfect for the room. This is a one-of-a-kind, but you could find anything with similar lines in black and it would work. Going to thrift stores, yard sales and the like is a great place to find big furniture items like this and you can always make it your own with a coat of paint or changing up furniture legs and hardware.
Dresser ($700.00) from The Muffincup Boutique on Etsy
Sunset Arrow Set 20 of 20Arrows in a grouping are a good alternative to plants if you have a black thumb like me.
Arrows ($45.00) from Fletcher and Fox on Etsy
Have a nursery theme you’d like to get inspiration for?
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