It’s no surprise that Hallmarkers’ homes are filled with endless creativity and great decorating ideas. Those ideas become even grander when decorating for their sweet kiddos! Join us over the next few days as we take a peek inside three beautiful nurseries that are simply overflowing with inspiration and love.
Our Managing Editor here at Think.Make.Share, Tobe R., is up first! With a love for brass and interior design, Tobe’s attention to details and color is evident in the nursery she decorated for her sweet daughter, Elin. Enjoy!
When we found out we were expecting a daughter, I began imagining a very neutral Zen nursery for her. I envisioned white walls, a white Beni Moroccan rug, natural wood elements, and quiet artwork. It seemed like a soothing palette that would be perfect for the newest member of our family. But then I remembered the gorgeous Persian rug I’d purchased months ago and realized that the nursery would be the best home for it. Once that vibrant rug came into the room, further decorating progress stalled. Months passed and our little Elin Mae arrived. After just a few weeks with her, I knew the all-white-with-a-pop-of-color theme didn’t suit her. (Plus, to be totally honest, it’s completely out of character for me to decorate so minimally with color!) So I scoured my favorite shelter mags and decided that the lightest of blue-greens on the walls would draw out the hues in the rug and still maintain the serene feeling I had imagined so many months ago.
I pulled items from other rooms (the dresser formally in our dining room before it got a makeover, a lamp from the guest room for the changing station, a ZZZ plant, and woven baskets from our living room to hold books and blankets), and scored a few items here and there along the way (the copper and marble top side table from Target, sweet plush characters from Hallmark Baby, brass teddy bear bookends from a local antique shop, a rattan rocking horse found on a family road trip, and a bamboo rocking chair via Craigslist). I’m clearly a big fan of vintage!
The ottoman transitioned from my older daughter’s room. A few pieces — like the mobile and the air plant vase — were items that my mom had been holding on to from my own childhood.
Most of the art and other decorative elements were gifted or purchased from very generous and talented co-workers here at Hallmark (prints from Amber Goodvin and Lynn Giunta, a sweet swan pillow from Cece Merkle, an illustrated pillow from Tuesday Spray, a plush llama friend made by Lisa Hadley that my older daughter selflessly insists she wants “Baby Sister” to have, and vintage Scandinavian treasures from my team at work).
In the end, Elin’s room is a pretty, quiet little sanctuary with just the right amount of energy. It’s the perfect reflection of our little love and the beautiful story of us that was being woven before she even came into our lives.
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Photography: Jane Kortright