25.8.16

a nursery for baby luca


On July 14, we welcomed our little baby Luca into the world. He’s the best guy ever and the past six weeks have flown by as we’ve been getting to know him. He’s currently sleeping in his bassinet next to me and I keep pausing to stare at his tiny body, with his arms up near his head and his legs curled like a frog’s. For weeks now I’ve been meaning to share photos of his nursery!

We didn’t have a specific plan for this room, as is usually the case for us when it comes to home decor; we just picked things we liked and hoped it all worked out. There is definitely a lot of white happening but it makes for such a calm, soothing room. It’s my favourite room in the apartment and even though it’s not currently being used (the baby sleeps in our room for now), I love taking him in there for diaper changes or spending a few moments in there organizing his tiny clothing. This room is one of the warmest in the apartment, but should be okay in the fall or winter (and who knows if we’ll still be here next summer). Oreo, that weird cat, loves it. She spends all her time in there no matter how high the temperature gets.


I found the round black decals on Etsy and applied them at random on one wall. At first I wasn’t sure if I loved the look, but I really like it now, and besides, they would be so easy to remove if I wanted to. The crib is from Babyletto.


I wanted to make my own star and moon mobile, but found this one on sale at Pottery Barn Kids.


A number of things in here are from Indigo: the Serenity Star (a thermometer/white noise machine), the bunny bookends, the pom pom storage basket, and a number of the books including the kitten-faced soft book on the shelf. I really love their selection of baby items!



These are little spice racks from Ikea! I got the idea from Erin.



This dresser was Geoff’s dad’s childhood dresser. He dug it up from the basement and repainted it a glossy white.


Hare silkscreened print by Melinda Josie.


Indigo pillow by Scout & Catalogue.


This is both a mobile and a working kite by Haptic Lab! I can’t wait to take it outside with our boy and fly it with him.


And here he is, our little Luca, on a Haptic Lab northern hemisphere quilt I spent many evenings working on. Each French knot (representing the Milky Way) and each stitch was a prayer that he would arrive healthy and happy.

6 comments:

  1. He's so perfect, and so is his nursery! So happy for you and Geoff! I can't wait to meet him <3

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  2. The nursery is beautiful, Anabela! Luca is going to love spending time there.

    Question, where did you get the wire book rack? I love it and would want one for myself!

    Patricia

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  3. The most darling nursery! He even gets the fancy plant ;)

    He is so sweet, those little baby legs are scrumptious.

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  4. I love everything you chose! I especially love all the rabbits. :) Is the white wire shelf vintage? I have a similar looking one that's brass - did you spray paint yours white?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's from an antiques shop. It was originally painted forest green!

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