I’ve been meaning to do a little tour of Oscar’s Nursery and now we’ve been put on indefinite quarantine it feels like the perfect time to finally show you. Mr S and I started designing this room as soon as we found out we were having a baby (it was the first time I ever saw my husband go on Pinterest!) and we put it together with so much love.
A safe cot is an empty cot but Oscar doesn’t sleep in here yet so the cushions etc in the cot are just for decoration.
When we found out we were having a boy, I couldn’t help but select a baby blue palette for the room. We searched high and wide for the cloud wallpaper, which was inspired by Toy Story, one of my favourite kids films! We were inspired for the theme of the room by our own travels and love of safari plus it helped that we were given so many animal toys for him!
We wanted all the furniture in pure white and we absolute fell in love with this sleigh bed from Boori and bought the set along with the changing table. We felt like we wanted somewhere beautiful to keep books too so were purchased the matching book hutch with the sleigh detail. We also bought these star shelves for bigger books and placed these super cute sheep stools underneath so one day this would be a reading nook. I fell in love with the Pottery Barn range from John Lewis so we purchased the chair as a place where I could relax and feed Oscar. It’s so comfortable, I ended up sitting there all the time!
We were given lots of gorgeous personalised gifts and this blanket was from Mr S’s sister and the cute name plate from a family friend.
We found the print on a cushion from the Sophie Allport website and bought even more of the fabric to make a blind, there’s another roller blind behind it to block out the light for when Oscar sleeps there. A few people asked why there was a TV in the room, the simple answer is that it was there before so we just left it!
The books filling the book hutch are mostly gifts but I also picked up a few of my childhood favourites, we have Dear Zoo, the Velveteen Rabbit and the Very Hungry Catepillar. Oscar gets a story or a picture book every night before bed.
Keeping to the animal theme, I bought two animal prints from Strawberry Valley to frame and hang above the book hutch. Oscar has lots of cuddly toys, most of which were gifts and a few we picked up from various hotel stays. The camel is from the Burj al Arab, goat from Six Senses Zighy Bay and the swan is from Four Seasons Geneva. The panda toy is really special to me as it was the first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant.
One thing that everyone remarks on is the huge giraffe! I bought it from Melissa and Doug at John Lewis and I love the statement it makes! My sister found the wall lights for me from Wayfair and I love the way that they match the wallpaper perfectly.
We envisioned Oscar’s name above the bed in white letters and it took me ages to find the perfect ones! In the end we bought them from The Wooden Letters Company and I think they look perfect! The grey blanket is a gorgeous soft cashmere from White Company (we got it in the sale) and the animal blanket is from John Lewis, I think it’s super cute and adds a little colour. The bird rug was another John Lewis sale bargain, as was the play mat!
I love this elephant mobile and it’s something I was eying up long before Oscar was born! It’s from White Company, like a lot of our stuff.
The safari and the elephant cushion are from Sophie Allport while I bought the cloud from The Modern Nursery. The cushion personalised with Oscar’s birthday is from My First Years which is just great for personalised stuff.
As this room was previously our spare room, we have quite a lot of built in wardrobe space which we now use to store Oscar’s clothes and other bits and pieces. The hooks for the towel and dressing gown are another purchase from My First Years.
Mr S and I were honestly so happy with how we put together this room for our little man. It’s my favourite room in our home! I really hope you like our safari nursery, have you got a nursery? How did you decorate yours?
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