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Major’s Nursery Reveal

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After holds her newborn son Major in his newly designed nursery in her connecticut home

Sooo… not to pick favorites, BUT the kids’ rooms are my favorite rooms in the entire house!  I had an absolute blast designing both Marlowe and Major’s rooms, and I’m so excited to share Major’s nursery with you all today!  As soon as we found out we were having a boy, I got super pumped about the nursery.  I knew immediately that I wanted to put a space together that was cool, graphic, bold, and NOT blue.  I find that you end up with so much blue stuff whenever you have a boy that I wanted to work against that for his living space.  I also wanted it to feel like a space that wasn’t too babyish and would allow him room to grow in to it.  The room itself is really small (by far the smallest bedroom) so I focused a lot on maximizing the design impact to get the most out of a small space.  I started with this AMAZING Flat Vernacular wallpaper (I saw it and fell head-over-heels) and the kelly green crib, which injected the room with a ton of energy and allowed me to mix in lots of black and white prints without it looking too crazy.  When we inherited the room, it was carpeted– and I was a little scared about what may lie underneath.  I wanted hardwood throughout the house, but I didn’t know what we would be working with.  When our contractor pulled up the carpet, there was gorgeous hardwood under there! We refinished the wood to match the rest of the house, but boy was that a lucky break!  I also made sure to choose organic bedding and changing pad covers– and a totally organic, chemical free Naturepedic mattress (I’ve used their mattresses from day 1 with my babes) so that I have peace of mind that his environment is healthy for him. I got the mattress from Sprout San Francisco, a natural and organic Children’s boutique in NYC, Chicago and the Bay Area.   I love spending time with Major in his fun nursery, and I can’t wait to see how it transforms over the years as he grows older.

Eva Amurri Martino hold her newborn son Major in his graphic and bold nursery

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

details of the Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

Nursery designed by Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After for her newborn son, Major

 

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Design Sources

Crib:  Land Of Nod

Rug:  Lorena Canals

Wallpaper: Flat Vernacular

Changing Table:  DwellStudio

Mattress: Naturepedic

Crib Sheet & Changing Pad Cover: Woolfwithme

Glider & Ottoman: Custom by Monte (similar)

Wood and steel End Table: Room & Board

Brass and Marble Side Table: One King’s Lane (similar)

Patterned Storage Bins:  Land Of Nod

Table Lamp:  Target (similar)

Tiger Pillow: Land Of Nod

Patterned Poufs: Target (similar)

Curtains: Pottery Barn Kids

Zebra Heads: Target

Gallery Wall Art:  Various collected over the years, Garage Sale finds (reframed) & “Don’t Grow Up” Print

 

 

Photographs by Stephanie Elliott Photography

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    So gorgeous! Loving that it’s different from the traditional blue!
    You have such a great eye for detail 😘

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  2. Leslie M. says:

    Do you choose pieces as you go or find everything before you decide on a theme? You make decorating look effortless!

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    • When I decide on my inspiration for the room, I do a little preliminary search and see what kind of things are out there that might be great for the room. Usually I fall in love with one piece or detail, and build an entire room around that! Then I usually purchase some main furniture items, but acquire the details of the room over time and from different vendors. I find that buying every little thing from one place makes the room look a bit boring and common.

      11.18.16Reply
  3. Kendra says:

    I love it! I love when a nursery is whimsical and charming but still a space the child can grow into. It’s fun without being too “baby boy” if you know what I mean. And I totally agree with everything you said regarding the Naturepedic mattress! I was on a tight budget decorating my daughter’s nursery, but we splurged on that mattress. They can be filled with so much crap (like formaldehyde- gross!) And their little faces are pressed right up against it.

    Beautiful room! I can’t wait to see yours and Marlowe’s!

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  4. Glenda says:

    Love it! Love how you mix prints and colors without looking crazy.

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  5. Susan says:

    So adorable!

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  6. Amber-Lynn says:

    So beautiful. Love that you didn’t go with blue. I did the same with my son’s room. Green is the best. I love love his crib. (it’s also my favourite colour) I love how he can grow into it as he gets older .. even though growing up is a trap 😉

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  7. Joana says:

    The cutest room ever! so much colors…and the green crib it brings so much life to his life and your life too. Amazing job!

    Xx

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  8. Jamie says:

    LOVE! This is such a great room.
    I’m expecting my first in April and all things cutesy and baby just make me cringe. My husband and I are both architects so we have a pretty strong opinions on things and a clear vision of a nursery that doesn’t scream ‘baby’.
    Seeing this makes me excited to start really thinking about ours!
    Awesome work.

    Jamie

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  9. Chloe says:

    What a gorgeous room ! I noticed you have coconut oil, what do you use it for on the baby ? Can it replace diaper rash cream ?

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    • Yes! I use it for anything and everything! Diaper rash cream, body cream, hand moisturizer for me, coconut oil hair mask for him before I give him a bath (prevents cradle cap), and even nipple cream if my nipples are cracked!

      11.18.16Reply
  10. What a sweet bedroom,love everything about it 🙂

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  11. Jen says:

    I love it!!!! My kids nurserys were always my favorite rooms in my house too…..as my children grew I would decorate according to their age and likes, but not before taking pictures of Thier old rooms. I even framed a piece of my childrens nursery wallpapers. I still have thier crib bedding too packed away…. Enjoy!!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕

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  12. Rebecca says:

    Love this room!!! I almost purchased that crib for my son’s room because I LOVE the color but ended up with a white one that was a bit more affordable and used color in other places. It’s a beautiful room for such an adorable little guy.

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  13. Holly says:

    What a gorgeous nursery!! Love the kelly green crib SO much! XO

    11.13.16Reply
  14. Melissa says:

    Wow it’s so beautiful, I absolutely LOVE the green crib and the tiger wallpaper!! My 7 year old daughter Maddie is obsessed with tigers and has always been from a young age. I am going to see if I can still find that tiger pillow for her. I love how you made what looks like a small room feel so cozy and warm. What a lucky little boy!

    01.03.17Reply