Now that our bundle of joy has arrived, I thought I’d share some photos of his new living space. Sweet baby Ferris was born on March 18th, and it was such an exciting moment to bring him home and snuggle him into his new nursery.
Here's what it looks like:
When we found out we were having a baby boy, I immediately went to Etsy for nursery inspiration. Like all new moms, I wanted to create the perfect little space to welcome my precious new babe into the world. With so many fantastic goodies available, it was impossible to choose between the fun tribal prints and the oh-so-sweet woodland decorations. Rather than choose between tribal and woodland designs, I decided to do a hybrid "hunting" theme that could incorporate both, and so I dubbed it the "wild game" nursery.
With illustrations of baby animals and plush taxidermy on the walls, our “wild game” nursery imparts a little cute and cuddly into the more traditional hunting style. “Hunted animals” became the focus of the nursery, which allowed us to combine elements from both woodland and tribal themes and in so doing, make the nursery a charming blend between forest and plains.
This plush buffalo head from KelseyDavisDesign looks so cute on the wall overlooking the crib.
I ordered these six prints from Trafalgar's Square. Aren't they just adorable?
We purchased our beautiful crib bedding and precious quilt from Fern Leslie Baby.
The quilt, which was our first nursery purchase, actually became the guide for all of the other color decisions in the room.
Though geometric designs and arrows are perhaps more naturally "tribal", they still fit beautifully into our nursery theme (which worked out great since I fell in love with this changing pad cover from FernLeslieBaby too).
We hung these plush fox and raccoon tails from ColetteBream on the wall like a little fur trapper’s treasure. While they’re great for display now, they’re actually made with a small clips so that they can be worn and played with later. How fun!
Of course, what would my nursery be without some vintage wallpaper? I used it in a couple of different spots...
First, I selected this neutral and tribal-esque 1970s geometric from Retro Wallpaper and applied it to a canvas using Mod Podge to create instant and charming nursery art.
Secondly, I used a couple of different 1960s wood grain papers to create cute woodsy letters for Ferris’s name. After applying the wallpaper to precut cardboard cutouts from the craft store, I finished the letters by gluing twine along the edges.
You can find more retro wood grain wallpaper here.
The dreamy cloud and stars mobile hanging above the Ferris letters was made by Baby Jives Co.
And for the finishing touch? This mama and baby wolf puzzle from LittleWoodenWonders and wooden rabbit from Hill Country Woodcraft sit sweetly on the shelf. They make precious nursery decorations for now, but in not too long, they'll make even better play things for our growing baby boy.