Hey friends! Having a new baby will teach you a lot – one of them being that you, in fact, can’t do it all. 🙂 However, I’ve also learned as of late that not only does it take about 9 months to create a baby, it also takes about that long to write and publish a blog post about their nursery. Regardless of my lessons learned, I’m so excited to finally be sharing Bowen’s nursery here with y’all. It was so much fun seeing it all come together as we prepared for our precious little miracle’s arrival. Her whimsical boho themed nursery all started from this incredibly darling wallpaper I found looking through Etsy one day. As soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect for the sweet, yet sophisticated space I was trying to achieve for her nursery. I love how it turned out by mixing some old and new pieces throughout her room. I’m so excited to share Bowen’s boho nursery reveal…let’s get to it!
A Boho Nursery Reveal – A Mix of Old and New
One of my favorite concepts to Bowen’s nursery, and design in general, is mixing old with new, specifically family pieces that hold meaning and history. A few pieces that really stand out for me and hold a special place in my heart are those I’ve held onto for years from my Granny (Hazel Bowen Kirkland), who Bowen just so happens to be named after. I can’t help but think I’ve held onto them all this time just for Bowen and her special room.
Once I’d found this OH Deer mural wallpaper on Etsy I knew she was the perfect one for Bowen’s nursery walls. I had this vision of a sweet and sophisticated nursery theme. I wanted a space that felt feminine and calming for our new baby girl to rest in, yet a room sprinkled with sophistication for her to grow into as she sat and played in well into her toddler years – the result: a Boho nursery that I feel accomplished both feminine sweetness and sophistication. I already had most of the furniture from Brooks’ younger years and I really wanted to reuse as much as I could – being the third child in my family, there’s something nostalgic about a good hand-me-down. Her dresser (and changing table) was from a consignment store I found and refurbished when we lived in WA, and her crib was something my grandparents bought us for Brooks when he was a baby.
The only furniture piece we really needed was the rocker. I found the most comfortable swivel glider at Restoration Hardware. It’s a little pricier than the traditional rocker but with the durable linen fabric and down cushions for that extra cushy comfort we love it so much and use it all the time. While I wanted her room to have touches of blushes and pink I didn’t want it to be overwhelmed so I added some soft feminine blush tones with the ottoman and table lamp. One of my favorite pieces in her room is the floor lamp I found scrolling through Anthropologie one day. I love it’s throwback, vintage feel – it actually reminds me of a floor lamp my Granny had in her living room when I was a little girl.
The ceiling was already painted this peachy, blush color from this room being my office space, and I already had the gold frames and tassel chandelier hanging. I used to have fashion magazine clippings in the gold frames as photography inspiration in my office, but for Bowen’s nursery I knew they needed something a little more ‘earthy’. I knew I wanted a series of vintage-inspired botanicals to fill the gallery wall, so my good friend Allison helped me find these beautiful botanical series on Etsy. A quick #nothingiseversponsoredhere plug – Etsy has quickly become one of my go-to places to shop for special pieces that also benefit purshacing frmo a small business. As long as you can wait a little longer for shipping, I would highly recommend looking at Etsy for all handmade gifts, decor, and special pieces for your home and loved ones. I even got these (very) special pages from the book Peter Rabbit and framed them for little decor nooks around Bowen’s room. To make the space feel more of a cozy bedroom rather than an office, I added this plush cream rug from Anthropologie and linen curtain panels and gold rod from Pottery Barn.
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[Curtain panels / Curtain rods / Floor lamp / Lamp shade / Dresser (old) love this one / Ottoman / Diaper pale]
[Rug (unavailable) similar here / Chandelier (unavailable) similar here and here / Crib (old) similar here & love this!]
[Frames / Botanical prints (Etsy unavailable) similar here / Animal rocker / Basket (HomeGoods) similar here & here ]
[Lamp / Lamp shade / Block letters / Wooden horse rocker / Book (random find) similar here & here]
Boho Nursery – Family Pieces Passed Down
I don’t know what to say, I’m just a sucker for a family piece. G doesn’t always see my vision for them and the way we compromise is…we don’t. Momma wins every time y’all. I love a story, a memory, a connection to a piece of furniture or textile and for me all of these family pieces passed down have a memory or meaning for me (even if it’s something from G’s past, it’s staying in our family). The pair of blue birds and light pendant are from my Granny’s house I took when she passed away. I remember as a little girl when we would stay there during the summer or holidays loving that swaggy pendant light. When my Granny moved after 60+ years from the house my mom grew up in I took that pendant light and kept her in safe keeping, just waiting for the perfect place to hang her. 15 years later she has found the perfect place to be hung in Bowen’s Boho nursery. The little wooden rocking chair and white baby doll crib were both mine when I was a little girl and I can’t wait to see our little girl grow up to play with the same pieces I did at her age.
Bowen at 4 months old…oh how the time passes too quickly
Thank y’all for checking out Bowen’s Boho Nursery Reveal! Subscribe and stay tuned to upcoming posts – next up I’m sharing my MUST HAVES in ‘The 4th Trimester’ for mom and baby. There is so much information out there on ‘what to pack for the hospital’ or ‘all the gadgets and gear you need for baby’. I’m hear to tell you a stripped down version of what you need to make life a little easier in the first few months of newborn life.
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