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Jenson’s Nursery

Hey, lovely RMF readers! If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that I had my little boy, Jenson, on Easter Monday. And today I’m going to be giving you a tour of his nursery. If you adore before and after shots then you’re in for a treat … scroll to the last slider in the header image above to see what the room looked like when it was just a guest bedroom/office/dumping ground!

In my inspiration post over on Rock My Style back in February I talked about how I was aiming for a ‘shades of grey’ colour palette, interspersed with white and natural accents, to create a fresh Scandinavian feel. Well clearly Rich didn’t get the memo because one Saturday he came home and announced he had spotted the perfect nursery chair in the ex-display sales bit of John Lewis. And it was blue. 

So the next morning at the crack of dawn, off we popped to John Lewis. And imagine his glee when he discovered the price had been reduced further. I was instructed to sit on the chair until the store officially opened so no one else could nab it. I must admit I did have my qualms, due to it being outside my strict colour palette, but the bargain-lover inside me just could not say no to a chair that had been reduced from £849 to £249. And although it’s blue, it does kind of fit in with the grey hues, and man it is comfy.

The Rest of the Furniture

I was really happy with the furniture I used in Lyra’s nursery and was keen to find a similar, classic style cot for Jenson’s room. So I was chuffed to say the least when Lottie mentioned that the lovely people at Boori wanted to collaborate and were offering a complimentary cot. (I know, I’m a lucky sod). The Sunshine cotbed fit perfectly into the look I was going for – it’s contemporary, practical and timeless. I also love the fact that there’s a toddler bed guard in the same range. I know it’s a long way off but when the time comes to take the sides off the cot, it will be nice to have a bed guard that’s made specifically for the bed (in Lyra’s room at the moment, her bed guard is just propped up against her cotbed by a chair because neither Rich nor I could work out how to attach it, and there have been numerous nights where we’ve had to go and pop her back in bed)!

We also decided to splash out on the matching wardrobe – there’s not enough space for drawers and a wardrobe in the room and when it comes to a decision between drawers and wardrobes I would go for the latter every time. At the moment the bottom of the wardrobe is stuffed with nappies and other unsightly baby paraphernalia and as Jenson gets bigger I have no doubt that the nappies will be replaced by all the plastic toys.

The Storage

One of my favourite parts of the nursery is the cloud shelf. I spotted it in Pottery Barn Kids when we were on holiday in Dubai and thank goodness for big suitcases as I have no idea what the shipping costs for this bad boy would have been. I love it so much that Rich has had to convince me that no, it is not an appropriate shelf to have in a grown up’s master bedroom. Ah well, I’m sure Jenson will appreciate it just as much. Ahem.

I’m a big fan of Ikea picture ledges – we have them in pretty much every room of the house – and I’ve used them in the nursery to stack books and cute prints on. I’ve also used baskets, a peg rail and a wicker underbed trunk – I am firmly of the view that you can never have enough pretty storage solutions.

The Accessories

I mentioned in my earlier post that the inspiration for the nursery was sparked by a certain grey mountains cushion that I had spotted at Country Road. Alas, I wasn’t able to hunt down that cushion, but I did come across Velveteen Babies’ just-gorgeous bear and mountains garland which set me off down the bear theme, which gradually turned into an all-creatures-great-and-small theme. I found Brian the Bear on Etsy, most of the prints are by Rifle Paper Co, and the Sleepy Animals wallpaper is from Hibou Home.

And my bargain of the room? The lampshade. I had been lusting after this Cam Cam one but stumbled across these gourd(!) shaped lightshades at Tesco, a mere £8 for two. I popped in a little dolls house basket from eBay and ta-da, a hot air balloon lampshade at a fraction of the price.

So there we have it. If there are any details I’ve missed then please feel free to ask away in the comments box below. Which themes have you gone for in your little ones’ nurseries? 

*The cot was very kindly gifted to me by Boori but all opinions are my own. 

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Lisa, it’s just beautiful!! And congratulations on the arrival of Jenson. Where are the lights on the shelfie image from? I love them! And is the print of the birds (I spotted some flamingos) from Rifle and co? I need it! Thanks in advance!

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Thanks Jennifer 😊

The lights are from Asda and I’ve just noticed they’ve been reduced to £6:

http://direct.asda.com/George-Home-Bulb-String-Lights/001785366,default,pd.html

Bargain. Just seen a load more lovely lights whilst I was scrolling through trying to find them, who knew that Asda did such epic lighting?!

The print of the birds is from Yellowstone Art Boutique:

http://www.yellowstoneartboutique.co.uk/store/p161/Some_birds_Print.html

Gotta love a flamingo! X

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Oh it’s gorgeous Lisa!

I’m SO jealous, you got the air balloon shade! 😍😍. Absolutely loving the wallpaper too and more lovely little touches than I can count. Good to see two of our fave books on the shelf too, E adores The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear.

Hope you’re all doing well and little Jenson is letting you have some sleep 💜💜x

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Wait… what..? I’ve just done my ‘go back and read all the words’ thing… you pretty much MADE the hot air balloon? GENIUS!! 👏👏👏👏👏

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Ha ha Karen…love the fact that you look at all the pictures, comment, and then do a ‘go back and read all the words’ thing! Yes I am extremely proud of my DIY hot air balloon x

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I got tired of waiting for the Everywhere Bear to come out in paperback so caved and bought the hardback and it’s now a firm favourite here too…

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It’s Lyra’s current bedtime story and I cannot wait to read it to Jenson too x

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Do you both love it Pip? I knew you would.

Lisa I do sort of read the words but then i always see something exciting that I need to comment on, so I have to go back again! 🙈X

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I never usually get that excited about nursery tours, not sure why, perhaps it’s because I’ve never had chance to decorate one (our domestic situation has always been in flux since Fern was born) or because they’re so specifically reflective of someone’s taste that I struggle to relate it to my own requirements/interests. I think I just have a mental block on anything interiors-related as I’m so far off enjoying doing my own…..

This one however is a massive surprise as I’ve devoured every detail. I absolutely adore everything about it. Probably because it’s bang-on my taste, grey/mountains/clouds/bears, I mean, what’s not to love? I’m SO envious of your chair bargain too. I don’t know if it’s just the way you’ve styled it or it’s Adam’s use of light but the subtle blue shade looks entirely harmonious. Love it.

And the balloon light! I’m swooning now. I can’t decide if my very favourite thing is the cloud shelf (customs must have been interesting! 😂) or the wallpaper. Just perfect. Love absolutely everything here and you’ve given me renewed motivation to kick some a$$ to get our renovation moving. I need to primp, goddamit!

Also HUGE congratulations on your gorgeous bundle. He’s an absolute treasure 😊

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What lovely comments Philippa, thank you! The aim was to make it a serene and harmonious space but Adam’s photography skills certainly help 😉

Luckily I took THE biggest suitcase to Dubai so I was able to squeeze the cloud shelf in there.

Looking forward to being updated on your renovation x

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The whole room us bloody gorgeous but the lampshade is a triumph. It’s adorable! X

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Thanks lovely! It involved a lot of scrolling through eBay one night searching for the perfect dolls house picnic basket … something I never thought I would be in need of 😂

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Hi Lisa. What is the size of basket required to fit the balloon? Also, where are your white/wood shelves from, I’ve been hunting for some exactly like this for yonks!

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SOO beautiful Lisa, there’s nothing I don’t love xxx

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Thank you Lorna xxx

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I absolutely adore this room and I’m very jealous of Lisa’s wonderful styling ability but I’d really love to see what the room looks like on a day to day basis. For example, the book shelves have framed pictures on them. My toddler would have those off the shelf in seconds! And all of the books are white and all the toys are soft muted tones. Do you have a second room where all the bright coloured items are stored? Or do you send a buying guide to friends and family to ensure you don’t receive the complete series of Elmer books or a collection of rainbow coloured teddies? I’m a massive fan of Instamums and I’ve twice tried to create my own Instagram style nursery (complete with homemade hot air balloon mobile) but within days of my children being born any hope of maintaining a sense of colour coordination when out the window as the piles of brightly coloured gifts arrived. Sadly it’s impossible to hide a V-Tech walker, ride on car and the obligatory Jumparoo in a wardrobe or tasteful under bed storage box!

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It definitely doesn’t look like this all the time, and all the huge plastic colourful stuff tends to be chucked in the garage at the end of the day 😂

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Kat maybe I’m too harsh but I’ve been known to send a few ugly gifts to the charity shop if they’re too gaudy! They definitely don’t make it in to the nursery anyway 😂 I have a box in the cupboard under the stairs for chucking the uglier toys into, my daughter inevitably gets them out now and again and that’s fine but they stay downstairs and get chucked in the cupboard at the end of the day. Likewise I have a toy box in the lounge and throw all the plastic tat in there, but during the day my lounge is a sea of brightly coloured plastic. I’m sure everybody’s is despite what you see on instagram! As for pictures I guess you just move them higher when baby gets mobile / starts walking! I still have nice pictures in the kids rooms but just not low down.

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Oh my gosh I LOVE it, so gorgeous Lisa! I saw thar chair in John Lewis recently and adored it but the price tag made it a complete no-go, you’re so lucky you got it so massively reduced! I’d have snapped it up too at that price! I definitely think it’s on the grey side of blue anyway… I love all the bear / animal touches, I’m going for this theme in my baby boy’s room too (he’s 8 months but we’ve just moved so will be decorating his new room soon). I’m going to be using yours for inspiration (copying basically) now! I’m going for this wallpaper though as I’ve been coveting it for about 3 years… https://www.fermliving.com/webshop/shop/wallpaper/half-moon-wallpaper-mint.aspx
Congratulations on the arrival of Jenson! 😍 X

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Love that wallpaper Sarah 😍 Do send us pics when you’re finished?! And you cannot beat an animal/bears theme x

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This is so lovely Lisa. I seriously couldn’t wait to see the whole room after the sneak peaks on Instagram. It’s quite hard to say which bits are my favourite but the wallpaper is definitely up there and I’m slightly obsessed with peg rails too – I think pretty much every room in the house needs one. At first I thought the lampshade was the camcam one so you’ve managed to fool a fair few people with your super clever diy. Hope your enjoying being 4 xx

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Yes to peg rails in every room Kat! This one was meant to be in the hallway 🙈

We are absolutely loving being a family of four. Good luck with YOUR impending arrival! X

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So beautiful! And congrats on your new arrival. I’ve been loving your home tours but have never commented until now. Funnily enough I’ve had my eye on the Cam Cam lightshade for my baby’s (due at the end of the month) nursery too – what I great idea, I might have to copy you. Also, could you tell me where the white shelves with wooden brackets are from? I’ve been looking for similar ones x

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Thanks so much Fiona 😘 Copy away! The shelves are just B and Q. X

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Thank you! x

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Lisa am dying to know where the silver moon mobile is from?! its lovely!

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The nursery looks beautiful. Jenson is a lucky boy!

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Thanks so much Claire B x

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That cloud shelf! 😍

I totally see it working in a grown up room… or a bathroom, maybe?

Everything here is gorgeous, and it looks so calm.

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My thoughts exactly! And yes I reckon it would work in a bathroom, I’m sure I’ve seen a similar cloud loo roll shelf 😂

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I love everything about this room, and that sofa is definitely grey. Where can I source a man that would spot such a bargain please and do they take part ex?

Also planning mega storage for the tat toys, of which we have many… the barn living room is ringed by a deck walkway (thanks uneven levels) that will have drawers that roll out- I’m stuffing everything in there.

I also love that there are actual lots of books on the shelves- unsurprisingly- as I find it weird when you see an Insta kids room with like 3 or 4 books, even though you know there’s probably a pile somewhere else. Books are our massive problem…

Oh lord I’ve only just sat down to be able to write this. Go for a fun family meal on a weeknight with a toddler and newborn they said, it’ll be fun they said…

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Ha ha thanks Lucy, I will be showing Rich this comment! We haven’t braved a restaurant with both yet… x

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Lisa, I absolutely love this nursery, Jenson’s such a lucky lad! We’ve got grey walls and all the same Rifle Paper prints in my three month old’s nursery – he’s called Noah so we’ve run with the animal theme! X

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This is too cute Rebecca! X

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Lisa, It all looks incredible! So delighted to see our Mountain Bear garland hanging there so perfectly. Love how you’ve styled it all together! Coral x

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Yey Coral, I’m so glad you like it! Xx

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Hi Lisa, I’m a bit late to this post! I love the cotbed, did it come with a Boori mattress? I’m having a mattress cotbed dilemma as to what to buy!?

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Hi Sarah. We went for the Boori universal standard mattress. Lyra’s actually been using it on her cotbed and she seems to like it! X

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Wow! What a lovely room! Where did you get the grey globe and animal parade from please? Thanks 😊

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Thank you Ki 😊 The grey globe was from a little gift shop in Solihull and the Animal Parade is from teaandkate.co.uk x

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