Hello! It’s been three months since Baby Everett’s arrival and I’ve finally managed to get my act together to share his nursery reveal! I had no idea how much time a little human would require of me!
Of all rooms I’ve remodelled/redecorated in our house, I must say that Everett’s nursery is by far my absolute favourite. This room used to be our spare/guest room. It was full of clutter and boxes of junk that we never touched since we moved in nearly six years ago. It was so liberating to declutter all the mess and rewarding to see it transform into a cute little sanctuary for our baby boy. He totally loves being in here. He always wakes in the morning with a smiley face and spends tons of time observing all the little shadows and details from his crib. I love spending our hours here together – feeding, changing, and getting ready for his naps and sleeps.
Up until our 20-week ultrasound, I thought we were having a girl. I had grand plans for ‘her’ nursery. I had pinned a bunch whimsical, boho, and feminine room ideas, ready to be executed! When we found out we were having a boy, I was at a lost. But what I knew I wanted in this nursery all along, regardless of boy or girl, was the Oh Deer! Mural by Anewall. I fell in love with this beautiful wallpaper the first time I saw it and promised myself that if (and when) we had a baby, it would be a must. And so, believe it or not, the entire nursery was inspired by this statement piece. The colours of the nursery were pulled from the mural – soft greys, blues, and touches of blush and natural wood.
I was originally worried that the wallpaper would be too busy or too feminine. Therefore, we decided to apply it only behind his change station, which also happens to be set in a little nook and I absolutely couldn’t be happier with the result. We went with the vinyl adhesive option to give us more flexibility in case we ever decide to remove it. Now that Everett is more aware of his surroundings, I can see that he is mesmerized by the beautiful animals on the mural while I change his diaper which is a bonus because I don’t have to find other ways to keep him focused!
Once I had the colour scheme down packed, next on the list was the furniture. I knew just how important it was to find a comfortable chair since we’d be spending hours feeding, snuggling, and story telling. Not only did the chair need to be comfy for me but equally as suitable for Kyle. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner then La-Z-Boy of Southern Ontario who obviously has countless years of experience when it comes to chairs! We visited the showroom and had the chance to try so many different gliders and recliners. I loved the idea of a recliner but since we didn’t have much space to work with, the Midtown Swivel Gliding Chair was recommended to us which has a streamlined and slim design, made perfectly for city dwellers.
We absolutely love this chair. Its gentle gliding motion and the 360° swivel makes it really convenient to reach for items while seated. Hundreds of customizable options were available to us to choose from including fabrics, piping, wood finishes, and even cushions. We ended up with a beautiful cream linen-like fabric which I know some of you are wondering why on earth we’d choose such a light coloured option with a newborn. Amazingly, this fabric is part of La-Z-Boy’s iClean™ line of innovative stain-resistant fabrics and it is SO easy to clean! I can’t tell you how many times Everett has already spat up on this chair and all I had to do was wipe it down with a wash cloth, and voila, like brand new again.
I’m sure many of you already know that La-Z-Boy of Southern Ontario specializes in recliners, chairs, and sofas. But did you know they also offer specialized Design Services and many other furniture and decorative pieces? They have a big selection of tables, rugs and accent pieces in store, but if they don’t have exactly what you’re looking for in one of their 12 showrooms, they would be happy to assist in sourcing items to find you the perfect piece. I was so pleased that the La-Z-Boy of Southern Ontario Design Team helped us select a beautiful rug from the Magnolia Home x Loloi Holloway Collection, the blush leather Moroccan Pouf as well as the two tier marble side table. Since we opted for a chair rather than a recliner, the pouf is a great alternative foot rest option (and even as extra seating) and a side table is so key! It allows me to set his bottle down during his feeding or even my own cup of coffee when I am hanging out with him in the afternoon. Since the room is not that big, I love the fact that the rug covers most of the floor, making his room extra cozy.
Next up was the crib. We were so thrilled to partner with buybuy BABY in selecting Everett’s crib alongside a number of other nursery must haves. They carry SO many baby goods and we even did our entire baby registry with them (check out my previous here about our baby registry haul at busboy BABY). I had my mind set on this Babyletto 3-in-1 Lolli Convertible Crib the moment I started researching cribs. I love the simple modern design, especially the two-tone colour that paired so well with the flooring of the nursery. The fact that this crib also converts into a toddler bed was a no brainer. For the mattress, we selected the Naturepedic® Organic Cotton Element Mattress that has two sides, one suitable for a baby and the other, a toddler. We are so happy with this combination as I can’t tell you how much Everett LOVES his bed and crib. He started sleeping in his own room at six weeks and every time we place him on his mattress and crib for bedtime, he is in his best mood!
So many mom friends suggested that we plan for plenty of space to store books and I’m glad they did! Baby Everett enjoys a good read even at three months and I’m SO looking forward to the day he can pick his own at bedtime! This Babyletto Tally Bookcase via buybuy BABY (not carried at the moment but the Dottie Bookcase is an alternative option) holds all of Baby E’s books and also a great spot for displaying small toys.
These Cuddle + Kind hand knit dolls are super cute and the beautiful thing is that for each doll sold, 10 meals are given to children in need. Shown below are Elliott the Fawn and Noah the Dog in regular size.
As you can see, there’s plenty of natural light in this room which is wonderful, but not so much for nap time, am I right?! Installing these custom blackout drapes from Kamfair Drapes, a family run business that specialize in custom drapery and blinds, was one of the best decisions for this room. A soft grey linen fabric was selected for the front, while a high quality blackout drape layers on the back side. These work WONDERS and Everett is never bothered by the light during the day. If you’re planning a nursery and debating whether blackout drapes/blinds are necessary. let me tell you, DO IT!
I had originally planned to have Everett’s closet custom designed due to the limited space we had. I wanted to maximize storage and though that a custom option, though expensive, was likely the best route. But then when we visited IKEA, we stumbled upon this prepackaged storage shelving unit and it happened to fit like a glove in this small space and guess what, it cost under $200! We ended doing a bit of DIY and installed an extra clothing pole behind the front one you see in the photo to give more space to hang his little clothes. I then added some baskets and bins for extra storage and voila, glorious! And who knew little boy clothes are so cute!
This room is the most special in our house and I’m so pleased with how it all came together. The colours we choose for this room is very calming and adding the wallpaper accent wall as well as the wainscotting features separates this room from the rest. I can tell that when I bring Everett in here everyday he enjoys it as much as I do. I can’t wait to create more memories with him in here as he grows!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out his nursery reveal!
A very special thank you for the sponsors/partners, buybuy BABY, La-Z-Boy of Southern Ontario, and Kamfair Drapes for providing products for the nursery. All opinions are my own.