As trends go today, nurseries seem to be an extension of the rest of the home. Antiques, pretty colors and chandeliers typically reserved for grown-up spaces are all now quite normal features in little baby’s room. Gone, for the most part, are nurseries adorned with themed murals and décor that look like they came straight out of a Baby Einstein video (which is what my nursery looked like, along with many of my friends’). New moms spend a LOT of time in their nurseries, so it makes perfect sense for this space to be calm and pretty for the parents, as well as for the baby. And with some luck, these modern nurseries may actually grow with the child a bit more than those of the past.
Today, we visit four nurseries. The first belongs to Elizabeth Thuy La, the daughter of Kendra, the co-owner of The Plaid Rabbit, a baby and child’s furniture and clothing store, located in Brentwood and Green Hills. The other three represent customers who all leaned heavily on The Plaid Rabbit for advice, furniture, fixtures and accessories.
Mattie Ann’s room:
This room is a blush pink with metallic furniture. Monograms and vintage photographs bridge several generations within this one room and show the support network for this little one, and for her mom!
I was able to see one other sweet baby girl’s nursery–this one (pictured below) within a historic Nashville house. With high ceilings and hardwood floors, the sophistication of the room seemed completely in keeping with the house. Welcome to baby Vita’s room:
This baby boy’s nursery (pictured below) is also calm and pretty. What’s appealing to me about this room, like the girls’ rooms above, is that the colors are slightly muted, rather than being the expected pastel pinks and blues we associate with “baby” colors. I think these colors allow these rooms to read with a touch more sophistication than what I recall from my own baby days.
Each nursery I visited was filled with family photos. I really love that. They aren’t just for everyone else; they are for their children to grow up surrounded by, as well.
One other thing I noted? Not a single traditional rocking chair among these rooms! It’s all about cozy and comfortable, texture and softness, peacefulness and a place to breath deeply. Yes, these rooms are now an oasis in the sea of craziness that is parenthood!
For more on The Plaid Rabbit, see: www.plaidrabbitgifts.