It’s a quiet Sunday. Aubrey is at work, Oscar is napping beside me. There is a blanket of snow outside, and beautiful light shining through the windows. As I walked upstairs today with Oscar, I thought to myself, that I really, really love his room. And seeing this room as you walk up the stairs is a perfect scene.
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.
This is the South Side of the Room…And this is the North…
The 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
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.
One 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
This side of the room needed something to cozy it up and I was inspired to do a headboard for this little Day Bed we’ve created. It makes this nook of the room a cozy spot to curl up with a book, and for a place for me to crash some nights.
Three big 24″ pillows are on each side of the bed making it couch like. I had 2 pillows in new fabric made, in a green ticking fabric & a soft baby blue velvet. MacFab here in Toronto did the sewing. The linen pillows were floating around our house (my Mom made them for me)
You can also see the white quilt I bought for the bed from Winners. It’s actually a Queen sized quilt with the extra quilting tucked behind the bed. It’s nice that it is so big as it’s great for curling up with.
Next up, bed skirt in some linen fabric I have. (DIY Instructions to follow)
So awesome how a simple headboard project can make a spot feel so much nicer! (Above, Before & After)