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Nursery, Final Reveal

What we used to call the Nursery is now officially Oscar’s Room. Although little elements will be added over time, we can pretty much say that this room is finished. And so a final reveal is in order.A little background…

We knew all along that we were having a boy, but even so, designing a room for a little boy I found difficult. I was never drawn to trucks and airplanes, dinosaurs or ducks and lambs. A true nursery theme wasnt my style and yet I didnt want a grown up bedroom. All of the things I knew I didnt want, and yet I found it hard to find inspiration for what I *did*. The turning point was buying a few key pieces that I loved, that brought the room together; First, it was the huge Giraffe that my Mom gave Oscar, followed by the Lion Art Print above the crib and the Sharon Montrose Photographs that solidified the animal consistency.

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This is the South Side of the Room…And this is the North…

blog_headboardThe daybed is one of our favouite elements to the room. We turned a simple Ikea bedframe sideways and created headboard (DIY project here) making it a cozy reading area, and nighttime snooze spot for one of us.

Here are some of our other favourite elemets to the room

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Above, The dresser we found beat up in a local store. Originally it was going to be a dresser with a lamp, but it quickly became a change table. Stanley the Giraffe looks over Oscar as he change him, and now Oscar knows Stanley by name and pets him on the nose after being changed. And above the changetable are our favourite pieces, the Sharon Montrose Photos that we framed in Ikea Frames.

birdyOne of my favourite little elements is the birdy that looks over Oscar as he sleeps. When I was readmitted to the hospital after delivery, I was pretty upset and stressed at the hospital. With a new baby, nervous and not sure what was going on, Aubrey brought me this little bird at the Hospital gift shop. It instantly made me smile, and has a special place now in Oscars room.


Sarahs work is enjoyed by Oscar as he lies in bed.

And most importantly, Oscar loves his room. 😉 We have great fun in in, and hopefully it will be a place where he feels warm, safe, and loved, like throughout the rest of the house.

To remind you, here is what the room was like when we bought it

Sources for the Room, South Side
Jenny Lind Crib – Dear-Born Baby
Rena Glider – Dear-Born Baby
Dresser, Change Table – Bronze
Dresser Knobs – Lee Valley
Giraffe – Mastermind Toys
Animal Photographs above Dresser – Sharon Montrose
Lion Artwork above Crib, Take me for a walk – Sarah Jane
Bunting Flag Above Crib – Free, Designed myself (Click here for your own)
Monkey in Crib – Manhattan Toys (retired toy)
Drapes – Tonic Living
Sources for the Room, North SideQuilt on DayBed –

Headboard – DIY but with Fabric from InVU
Pillows – Custom. Sewing by MacFab, Fabric from Designer Fabric
Bunny on Bed – MastermindToys
Carpet – Alexanian Carpet
Wall Colour – Cloud White by Benjamin Moore
4 Light Drum Chandelier –
Manor 3377 Yonge Street, Toronto (Manfactured by Remington Lighting)

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    {About Natalie}
    October 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I adore it! Great job!!

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    October 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm


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    christine, just bella
    October 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    It's such a calm and relaxing space, you did such a great job! I love how everything came together!

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    Liz @ It's Great To Be Home
    October 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    SUCH a charming room – I love everything you did!

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    October 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Looks fantastic! I bet Oscar is very proud! : )

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    October 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Looks Awesome- Bravo!

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    October 29, 2010 at 12:55 am

    It's just lovely! 🙂

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    October 29, 2010 at 1:06 am

    What an amazing transformation! (And ADORABLE baby!)

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    October 29, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Oh Lindsay – I adore it, especially the little bird. I was drawn to the bird as soon as I saw it, and then when I read the story about where it came from… I loved it that much more! 🙂

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    Edin's House
    October 29, 2010 at 2:36 am

    The space is so serene – love it!! Everything is so well thought out and perfect, but I have to say that I really like the idea of a day bed – a place to sleep if baby needs you close at hand – in the nursery. You've done a wonderful job!

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    Tia Brumbelow
    October 29, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Simply beautiful. I love how understated it is and it just looks perfect!

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    October 29, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I LOVE what you did with the space! The daybed is fantastic- I wish i still had one that i could recreate this look with! 🙂

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    Megan {Honey We're Home}
    October 29, 2010 at 4:55 am

    This nursery is so simple and whimsical. I loved the print when you first showed it and now that I'm seeing the whole room complete, it looks even better. The headboard you made is awesome. We have a big giraffe in our nursery too. So fun:)

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    October 29, 2010 at 5:02 am

    What a lovely room for your little man! Well done.

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    October 29, 2010 at 6:10 am

    What a stunning room. I love Stanley. Oscar is very lucky to have such a great room. The composition of the bookcase is also really good.

    Take care,

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    October 29, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I love the room. You're so right-it is so difficult to design a room for a boy. Well done!

    By the way, where is the shelving unit from? It is not listed on your Sources.

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    [email protected]
    October 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Wow – the before and afters are incredible. wish i would have seen this a couple of years ago when i was doing my sons' rooms.
    Great job. Love the daybed idea. what I wouldn't do to have a love seat in my son's room for the sleepless nights! Looking forward to reading more – just joined.

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    October 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    It turned out SO great! The little seating area is adorable and the picture above his bed is just as sweet! Cute room for a cute baby boy!

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    Centsational Girl
    October 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    This room is so stunning, it takes my breath away. If I ever had another baby, this serene space would certainly inspire me. Love this so much!
    PS Posting this in a roundup, it's so fab.

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    October 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    AMAZING! Hello, Ohdeedoh…


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    Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints
    October 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I absolutely love it!!! Such an adorable baby room!!

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    October 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I love the colors the "look" the layout and the whole "feel" of this room. Great Job!!

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    Chic Coastal Living
    October 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Such an adorable baby's room! Makes me want to have another! :0)

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    Amy Meyer
    October 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    That is a beautiful nursery! Such a change and such a difference!

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    October 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Oh my god this is GORGEOUS! Congrats! WHat a perfect room.

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    christine {bijouandboheme}
    October 30, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Absolutely love it! I adore the print above the crib with the lion- so precious! The colour palate is so calm and the elements in the room so whimsical- all together, it is totally sweet and such a happy looking room to be in. Oscar is a lucky boy!

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    October 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    You did a terrific job. It's lovely. I love the giraffe! My only caution would be the framed pictures over the crib. I don't know how you hung them, but at some point Oscar might try to pull them down and get hurt. Kids do that.

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    Brooke Hall
    October 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    i love what you have done! i was the same, didn't have a theme and are so creative! myt son is 9 months next week. i also had to go back into the hospital one day after we got home. very scary and sad. love your ideas!thanks for the inspiration!

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    October 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness. I just love this. So simple, sweet, chic, and timeless. No frills and gimmicks. How beautiful!

    One tidbit, as our little man got older and more wiggly, I started using the changing station on the floor and would slide it in and out from under the dresser. And now, we have a little lamp on the dresser for nighttime reading. Maybe you will get your lamp in there at some point too.

    Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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    Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design
    October 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    It looks perfect! I especially love the art and the vintage changing table.

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    October 30, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Good jobbie! Lucky Boy!

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    Baby Nursery Wall Decals
    October 31, 2010 at 4:12 am

    What a transformation! I so love this nursery, white sorroundings is best for kids.

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    October 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    This is incredible!!!!!!!

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    Sarah La Rose
    October 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    The before and after is amazing! I just love what you did with Oscars room. It's so bright and cheery! I really love the day bed and your art work. Oscar is a lucky little guy. Enjoy it together. x

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    October 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Gorgeous. Just perfect for a little boy, or girl to be truthful. In fact, i wouldn't mind spending a bit of time in there either. Great job. 😉 xx

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    October 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    love this room! i adore the giant giraffe!

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    Fancy Pants
    November 1, 2010 at 12:18 am

    OMG this is incred!!!! Amazing job!

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    Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    absolutely perfect! you did an amazing job!

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    Roncy Vic
    November 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Definitely ne of the nicest nurseries i've ever seen. I love all the details.

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    November 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love Oscar's room! I was wondering what happened to the solar system mobile that you had bought? I really loved it.

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    November 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I'm doing a feature on fabulous nursery spaces and want to include Oscar's (with links to your amazing blog). Hope that is ok and hope you can check it out!

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    Charlotta Ward
    November 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    It's amazing!! I love all the detail and the balance of them. You really have done so well!
    Sarah's photos are fantastic as is the gigantic giraffe. You know little Oscar will grow up as either a great expedition leader, an explorer or national geographic photographer.. ! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    x Charlotta

    P.S. I have an 'Oscar' too!

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    November 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I'm on the hunt for an affordable glider. How much was yours?

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    January 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Anonymous – I'm so sorry, I just saw your note now.

    Rena Chair by Best
    $749.99 CDN

    It was purchased at Dear-Born Baby

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