When we lived in the city our guest room also functioned as our nursery when our son was born. When we moved into our little house we added a bedroom, which gave us a dedicated guest room again. The first thing we did with this room was paint over the purple walls with a warm and cozy white from Benjamin Moore. We then added Belgian linen curtains from Restoration hardware and installed a new light fixture with a mid century modern style from West Elm to replace what looked like an old oil lamp. After becoming pregnant with my daughter I realized we could either give up on the guest room or merge the two again. We decided to make another multifunctional space.
The room is pretty small, about 100 square feet, which meant getting creative on the layout of the pieces. I’ve always kept bedrooms pretty minimal, because my feeling is that these are spaces for rest not play, and I wanted to make sure my daughter’s nursery felt restful.
We used an old print we had framed as a headboard above the guest bed to anchor it, and minimal pillows to keep it visually calm. For my daughter’s furniture I wanted light colored, modern pieces, and landed on this dresser and this crib (links below). We had a tight budget for this space and so when it came to decor I decided to do some DIY projects as well as an etsy purchase. I made the artwork above her bed by hammering pansies into watercolor paper, a tutorial I found on Pinterest and purchased the frame from a craft store. Above her bed I found this beautiful dream catcher , and I hung lavender to dry that we picked at a local lavender festival. For her bedding I made two duvet covers from Liberty of London fabric that I purchased here, and the knit blanket my mother made from Quince and Co.
Room tour below with more product resources attached to image numbers.
1. Babyletto Dresser and the changing pad cover is by Oeuf from Amazon. 2. Her Nantucket basket has two of my favorite books by Elsa Beskow, a Mademoiselle Mini doll, a Hazel village doll and a slumberkins Sloth 3.Right before we moved in this was her room, the walls were much more purple in person 4. Bed and Swedish bedding company Garbo and Friends. 5. Babyletto Dresser and floral artwork. 6. Her Tripsy shop dreamcatcher and the lavender we picked at our local lavender festival 7. Bedding on guest bed is from Ikea and Parachute Home.