It is no secret that here at Fount we love all things motherhood! One very large part of motherhood is designing the spaces our families live and grow in. When we got this recent submission by Brooke Whitney that included images of the nursery, we knew we had to feature the nursery on its own. Yesterday, you met this sweet family during their newborn session. Today, we hear from the momma about her inspiration for her little one’s nursery. Enjoy!
What was your inspiration for the nursery: My husband and I decided to let the sex of our baby be a surprise, so I needed to create a space that was appropriate for either gender. For a theme, animals felt very “neutral” and I have always been obsessed with Highland Cattle, (random, I know!) I love their sweet faces and shaggy, slightly “unkempt” persona, which ultimately makes them even more endearing. From there, shaggy, long-haired animals organically became the inspiration behind the room.
What feeling/atmosphere did you want for the nursery: It had always been a dream of mine to design a white room. My past career was commercial interior design, and white spaces just aren’t practical for those types of spaces. My husband craved color in our home, so I had never really had the opportunity to create the crisp, tailored serenity a white room elicits until we found out we were expecting. I wanted to create a space that felt warm and inviting, yet peaceful and soothing at the same time. A space where shoes felt optional, but that still evoked a slight sense of sophistication.
What’s your favorite part of it: My favorite part is the Highland Cow and Calf print. Before Beckett was born, I used to sit on the floor in the nursery and stare at that photograph for long periods of time. Momma and calf are walking into the wind on a blustery day in an austere landscape, and the calf, totally dependant on his mother, is following unquestioningly behind. I think that is what I’ve loved most about motherhood so far ~ the total and complete trust your baby radiates towards you is humbling and awe-evoking. I just pray every day I am worthy of that kind of trust!
Dresser & Crib: Land of Nod (Now Crate&Kids)
Linen Glider: Crate&Kids (I loved this piece because the slip cover can be removed and washed)
Floor Lamp: Arteriors Lighting
Ceiling Light Fixture: West Elm
Pouf Ottoman: CB2
Accent Rug: Serena and Lily
Stump Side Table: Etsy Shop: Wearecaribou
Crochet Bunny: Etsy Shop: Unepelotedelaine
Llama Planter: West Elm
Ceramic Succulent Pots: Anthropologie
Animal Prints: Various Pinterest Pages
Various Gold Accessories: West Elm
Toy Boxes: Pillowfort for Target