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Nordic Nursery

by Katie
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)

Nordic Nursery

Nordic Nursery

Our heritage and love of all things Nordic and Classic inspired this nursery style. I also feel like the decorating is simply timeless. My inspiration was encouraged when I found a print of Hansel and Gretel by the artist Willy Planck. I knew that I wanted to create a vintage, nordic nursery - almost as if you are in the woods of your favorite, classic storybook.

The paint color is Sensible Hue by Behr. We also painted the trim white (it was originally a blonde oak).

We bought a Million Dollar Baby Jenny Lind Crib from "Oh Baby!" a boutique store in Edina, MN. Our furniture was pieced together here and there. Red Million Dollar Baby Jenny Lind Crib, second-hand glider and ottoman, antique children's bench, antique table lamp, and a lesvik changing table from Ikea.

I used red gingham bed sheets from Pottery Barn Kids and the quilt that is draped over the glider and crib is from Ikea.

The window drapes were from ikea (my husband’s mother, grandma Kathy, hemmed them and added the rick rack), the antler tie backs were made by daddy (from deer he has hunted), the shelves are from pottery barn (painted to match the antique table lamp).

Additional antique touches on the shelves include antique wooden blocks and toys. Another special touch is the custom oil painting we have hanging above our changing table. The painting shows two bear cubs playing in

the woods. My mother (grandma Koblish) painted this painting for the nursery.

Although we have a teeny tiny closet, daddy was able to add more shelving and an extra clothes rack. So, we are fortunate enough to fit almost everything in the closet. The items that we have on the closet shelves have baskets in them with labels for easy organizing.

The nursery process started this fall (September '09) and was completed this winter (December '09). Although it took a few months, things were added little by little and we took our time finding just the right things to add. We didn't want to do things in a hurry and regret our purchases later on. We waited until we found just the right pieces for our special new room!

My husband did all of the labor (painting, hanging curtain rods, blinds, shelves, re-vamping the closet, and moving furniture around) and we both contributed our ideas for the rest of the nursery decoration. We spent a lot of time on craigslist, ebay, antique stores, and other shops, as we hunted for the perfect pieces for our Nordic Nursery.

The part we love best about our nursery is the warm, unique, vintage feel to it. It really feels like you are stepping into a page of your favorite poem or storybook from childhood. We know our little one is going to feel warm, cozy, and inspired in his Nordic Nursery!

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by: Meredith

Wow! You are amazing! I love all the little touches! Your little one is going to feel so loved every time he walks into his room!

Sweet Storyland!
by: Joan

Looks like you and Tom put a lot of time and love into planning each detail of your cozy nursery - a place where your little one will have many special memories!

Love It!`
by: Anonymous

It is so warm and sweet... and very unique...
Love it!!

So creative and cute.
by: Kim Nee

Love the color palette and the idea of a Nordic nursery. The antlers are such a great idea as a tie back. It's classic but clean, perfect for baby. I'm definitely stealing some ideas from here. Thanks for the great inspiration!

by: Sarah

I like the idea of taking it all from a picture. Looks lovely!

Very Warm
by: Anonymous

Wonderful idea, very warm and cozy feeling!

by: Anonymous

I love it. Just perfect for the little guy! Carol

Cute Theme
by: Anonymous

Georgeous room! I love the story book idea.

The Nordic Nursery
by: Linda Mae

I looooove this nursery. It's so darling and unique. It could be tweaked for either a boy or girl!
Great idea using a different color than the usual ones that are out there and what a wonderful theme.
Red crib....so cute!
I like the use of new, old, and original!
Who did that painting? Is it available in prints? The painting would also look great over a fireplace in a lodge or something!
I rate this nursery 5 stars! Lucky baby who gets to sleep here!

Thanks for Sharing Your Nordic Nursery
by: Helen

What a wonderful, original idea - I absolutely love the tie-backs!

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