One of the very first things I did when we moved into our house this July was start on Fox’s nursery. Why? Well, he was 7 months old by then, and up until that point, had not had a room of his own.
Fox was born in Italy, two months before we were set to leave to move back to America. We didn’t have a lot of space in our apartment at the time, so I didn’t bother setting up a nursery for him for such a short time, and it was kind of better that way anyway, because our furniture was about to spend 6 months in storage, in transit back to America, and then waiting in a warehouse for us to find a house while we lived with my mom.
I missed out all that that essential nesting that happens when you’re pregnant — but that didn’t stop my mind from planning. Needless to say, when we moved into our house, I was ready. I knew exactly what I wanted Fox’s room to look like, and had been collecting things for months to decorate his room.
When I was pregnant, I had always said I wanted a Wes Anderson-themed nursery. If our baby was a girl, I had planned on making it more Grand Budapest Hotel-esque — like Mendel’s bakery — and if it was a boy, I wanted more Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox style. How convenient that we also had a boy named Fox! I didn’t want it too over-the-top theme wise, but was inspired by a lot of the vintage touches in Wes Anderson movies and mostly, the color palette – mustard, army green and navy.
His room is filled almost exclusively with vintage stuff or upcycled items. One of my favorite pieces is his dresser, which I actually upcycled from a white dresser we’ve had in the family for years. It’s actually a faux map dresser from a tutorial I followed on I Spy DIY. It was the first DIY I had done in months and was really what I needed to get back in a creative space. I also love the giant print behind his crib, which is a colored engineer print from Parabo Press of a photo of mine that I took when I was pregnant with him in Switzerland.
Fox’s room is one of my favorite spots in our house – it’s really cozy and feels like a kid’s room, but a room that can definitely grow with him. I love sitting on the wool rug and just watching him pull out books, or nursing him in the big yellow armchair. It’s such a serene but playful space.
- Yellow armchair: Thrifted
- Quilt: Made by a friend, Kimberly Quade
- Bear rug: Pottery Barn Kids
- Dinosaur print: Brendola thrift store in Italy
- Curtains: Target
- Mini rocking chair: Thrifted
- Giant fox stuffed animal: Gifted
- Faux map dresser: Upcycled from hand-me-down. Tutorial here.
- Mountain print: Purchased in Garmisch, Germany
- Red globe: Maisons du Monde
- Smaller Fox stuffed animal: Gifted
- Crib: Wayfair
- Crib sheets: Target
- Flokati wool rug: Thrifted
- Large enginner print of hotel: Personal photo, printed by Parabo Press. Use this code for $10 off your own order: YZMSVD
- Fox garland: TJ Maxx
- Book shelves: IKEA
- Happy basket: Purchsed from market in Marrakech
- Wooden pinocchio: Antique
- Sound machine: Amazon
- Cube storage baskets: Lowe's
- Frog basket: Thrifted from Urban Mining Kansas City
- Fox table: Gift
- Toys in windowsill: Assortment from Flying Tiger, Target and collections from travels