I’ve always loved home decorating. I love searching for the perfect item for a space and arranging things into little vignettes that make a room feel cozy and like a place you want to be. This is probably why I became a wardrobe and prop stylist – it fulfills many of my interests in one outlet, but I digress.
After I shared the nursery I created for Fern the other day, I was asked by Babble’s editors if I’d like to do a nursery inspiration series, to which I immediately responed, “Yes!” Thus, “Little & Lovely With Lauren” is born!
The idea is that all of you readers will submit your ideas for nursery themes and I’ll work them into inspiration boards that will give you a jumping off point for creating the nursery of your dreams.
Today, I’m starting off with a theme that was suggested to me on Twitter and that is: The Northwest.
Obviously, living in Oregon, I adore the aesthetic of the Northwest. The first things you probably think of when you think of Oregon and The Pacific Northwest are: trees, lumberjacks, plaid and rain. While, these things are definitely all a part of the culture here, I didn’t want to get too literal with this theme, so I decided to give it a modern twist.
Here is what I came up with for a Northwest Modern themed nursery…
DIY Log Side tableI’m all about saving money where you can when decorating a room and DIY projects are a great way to do this. This log table would make a great DIY project for this nursery and could later transition to other rooms of your house if you wanted.
Tree stump table DIY from The Art of Doing Stuff/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#diy-log-side-table
Oeuf Sparrow CribThe clean lines and modern simplicity of this crib are fantastic and the walnut finish helps it to keep a bit more casual, where in white it might be a bit too modern for this room.
Oeuf Sparrow Crib ($730.00) from All Modern/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#oeuf-sparrow-crib
Gold Faux TaxidermyForest animals and taxidermy definitely scream “Northwest”, but i can be a bit overdone. This resin deer bust in it’s playful gold color adds a bit of fun to the room while still staying with our theme.
Faux Taxidermy ($129.99) from White Faux Taxidermy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#gold-faux-taxidermy
Joya RockerThe clean lines, yet undeniable “cozy factor”, along with the walnut base make this a perfect piece for this nursery.
Rocker ($895..00+) from Monte Modern Nursery Furniture/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#joya-rocker
nursery5This blanket combines two of my most favorite things in life: navy and polka dots. Perfectly classy.
Blanket ($47.00) from Angel Street Market on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#nursery5
Gentle Fox PrintThis print plays up the woodland animals found in the Northwest in a cute way.
Print ($10.00) from Nan Lawson on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#gentle-fox-print
California Gold No.1 Mountains PrintThis print is beyond fantastic and ties in perfectly with this color scheme.
Print ($30.00) from Lab Partners/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#california-gold-no-1-mountains-print
DIY Tree MobileArmed with a handful of supplies and a bit of effort you could make this great mobile to create a comforting little forest for your little one to enjoy.
Mobile DIY from You are My Fave/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#diy-tree-mobile
Gran Black Tree PillowTrees are synonymous with the Northwest, which makes this little pillow perfect.
Pillow (€35.00) by Elisabeth Dunker from Fine Little Day/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#gran-black-tree-pillow
Fire Kit LampThis quirky lamp will make for fun indoor camp outs with your little one.
Lamp (€130,00) by 5.5 from Skitsch/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#fire-kit-lamp
Jellycat Woodland RaccoonThese Jellycats stuffed toys are ridiculously cute and SO soft. My baby has one and it is easily her favorite.
Stuffed Toy ($20.99) from Yoyo.com/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#jellycat-woodland-raccoon
Somewhere With You PrintSweet and simple print for baby’s wall. I love the subtle trees woven in.
Print ($12.00) from Sibling on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#somewhere-with-you-print
DIY TeepeeFrom what I’ve read these teepees are actually easier to make than they look, so why not try your hand at this DIY? It would be a great piece to have in your nursery and would make for a wonderfully, cozy, little play or reading nook.
Teepee DIY from Baby Blackbird/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#diy-teepee
Rolling Storage CrateThe antique look of these crates adds a bit of texture and depth to this room to keep it rooted.
Storage Crate ($88.00-$118.00) from Serena & Lily/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#rolling-storage-crate
City PendantI adore this light fixture and the way it adds a simple and much needed pop of color to our room.
Light ($69.00) from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co./babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#city-pendant
Vintage Woodgrain Yellow Crib SheetThis crib sheet ties in the yellow/gold pops of color that have been brought in throughout the room and the woodgrain pattern is perfectly Northwest.
Crib Sheet ($38.00) from Baby Lovin on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#vintage-woodgrain-yellow-crib-sheet
Magical Thinking Triangle Chain RugThe patten on this is perfect. I want this for my grown up room!
Rug ($49.00-$89.00) from Urban Outfitters/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#magical-thinking-triangle-chain-rug
Dark Mountain PhotoYou cannot (or at least I can’t) have a Northwest themed nursery, without giving a nod to Oregon’s lovely Mt. Hood.
Print ($15.00) from Cre8ivepix on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#dark-mountain-photo
Cloud PillowA subtle nod to the Northwest’s rainy weather.
Pillow ($56.00) from Colette Bream on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#cloud-pillow
Vintage Black Modern DresserEverything about this dresser is perfect for the room. This is a one-of-a-kind, but you could find anything with similar lines in black and it would work. Going to thrift stores, yard sales and the like is a great place to find big furniture items like this and you can always make it your own with a coat of paint or changing up furniture legs and hardware.
Dresser ($700.00) from The Muffincup Boutique on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#vintage-black-modern-dresser
Sunset Arrow SetArrows in a grouping are a good alternative to plants if you have a black thumb like me.
Arrows ($45.00) from Fletcher and Fox on Etsy/babys-first-year-blog/2012/07/24/little-lovely-with-lauren-northwest-modern-nursery/#sunset-arrow-set
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