As the mom of two sons, home stylist Debbie from Dasp Creative Co., knows a thing or two about designing a baby boy’s nursery. Conscience of the fine line that exists (or should we say, Instagram vs. reality) Debbie focuses on creating a beautiful yet functional space. When Debbie worked with healthy lifestyle blogger Maria, from Spinach for Breakfast, she knew Maria wanted soft neutrals but also needed to incorporate her husband’s desire for color. Maria wanted the space to feel like a little boy’s room, but without it needing to be overtly obvious or too stereotypically cliche.
The foundation for the nursery is the timelessly designed grey oak Jameson furniture from Restoration Hardware. Maria loved that the mature style of these pieces will grow with her child. The crib also converts into a twin bed.
She also wanted a more modern approach for the baby’s glider, and to accommodate living in an apartment she also needed as much storage as possible.
To store the never ending supply of blankets, toys, and diapers, Maria utilizes the beautiful Classic Nailhead Storage Bench which also adds additional seating.
Keeping everything based off of warm neutrals (optic whites, levels of soft greys, and creamy beiges), Debbie added little accents of French blue seen in the World Market area rug, RH Baby&Child bedding, and shelving accessories. As Debbie says, “The key to adding color is that a few hits goes a very long way.” The wardrobing hooks further give the room a personal touch and adds another dimension to the wall.
From a styling perspective, Debbie likes layering the rugs for texture, adding multiple pillows and throws for a cozy element, and greenery to add life and softness to every space. Additionally, there is also the realness factor of the baby’s books and plush animals that she’s worked into the nursery’s decor.
Maria and her husband could not be happier with their modern masculine nursery. She describes the space as bright and uplifting, while also providing a sense of calm. She loves that much of the decor can grow with her child, and that the room flows with the rest of her apartment. “The best part of working with a designer is that in the end nothing remains unfinished,” says Maria. “You have a vision, and the designer makes that vision comes to life while adding aspects to the space that you didn’t even think of. When the nursery is complete there are no open ends, you and your new baby just get to enjoy it.”