This is officially my favourite room in our apartment. We converted our spare bedroom into his nursery and this was an absolute labour of love.
Sox is a massive Manchester United fan and he kept saying he wanted to do a full Man Utd nursery.
I don’t think he was even joking.
I just imagined this poor baby being permanently overstimulated in a bright red room. Yikes! I eventually said to him: “I’m going to be outnumbered by you boys, the colour red and watching Man Utd forever… IF he wants a soccer bedroom later on, by all means, but please, just give me the nursery!”
Victory! We both had input into the nursery and I loved doing this project with Sox.
Let me take you on a tour and then I’ll let you know where each piece is from too:
I wanted a space for him that would be tranquil and beautiful, since we will both be spending a lot of time here. We went with white, grey, navy/royal blue and a touch of orange.
We painted the walls white and had one light grey accent wall, where the cot would be. We also put up a white wall heating panel to ensure the room is always cosy, especially for a Winter baby.
As you walk in, this is what you see:
This is from the right hand corner.
We absolutely love our customized compactum ordered from Kids Emporium. It was a gift from my Mom and Dad and we had it made up to our specs, the finish we wanted and even the handles. We also added a cupboard for big bags of nappies and other items that need to be stored upright.
On the compactum, we have our nappy changing station and some of his stuffed toys.
How cute are these mobiles?
My Mom pencil drew this teddy bear in 1995 and it has been sitting in her studio for years. She gave it to us as a gift and said: It’s been waiting for a special nursery! It came in an old fashioned gold frame with a rusty colour mounting board, so my Mom suggested I buy some white non-toxic acrylic paint and gave it a few coats to modernize it.
We also love our Cozi Compactum, from Cozi Cot. It’s a three level, open shelved compactum and has been extremely useful. I bought the grey and white and plain white baskets from Mr. Price to place into it, where I keep his toys and other items inside. It just keeps everything neat, instead of being out on the open shelves and it’s wonderful having the extra storage space. I also love that it’s so versatile, because one day when baby G is bigger, we could use this as a side server or elsewhere in our home.
I have a humidifier on top and a wooden crate for extra items, that I received as a gift from my baby shower.
We put up 2 floating shelves for his books, baby milestone cards, toys and a sign that says: “Georgie you are so loved.”
On the shelves is a wooden boat that a Smile 90.4 FM listener, Sean, made for us, with a little wooden sign that we will be putting up soon. There is a Manchester United bear that my parents brought back from London, and side-eyeing the bear, is Jack.
Jack is incredibly sentimental, especially for Sox. This was his toy when he was a baby. He never went anywhere without Jack and his Mom kept it all these years, gave it a good wash and is now ready for our baby George.
Our beautiful cot is from Cozi Cot and it’s called the Cozi Stijl. The Cozi Stijl can be used from 0-5 years. It has two height adjustments and can convert into a toddler bed with smaller panels.
The 3 paintings above the cot are also done by my Mom. I’ve been drawn to bunnies throughout my pregnancy, especially the Jellycat bunnies. My Mom and Dad actually brought a large one back from their trip to London (sitting in the cot), and my Mom used it as the “model” to create the grey bunnies. She created paintings that represent all 3 of us. The first bunny is leaning on a Manchester United soccer ball, the second bunny is sitting on a potty with “G” on it for Baby G and the last bunny has a pair of headphones on for my Radio Presenting side of things and even for Sox’s DJing.
I love our cot linen… it’s all from Granny Goose. The quality is incredible and I love the little details – borders on pillows and the embroidered baby animals, stars and so on.
We bought this mobile, second hand, from a lady a friend had found for me in one of the Motherhood Facebook groups. The lady who used it bought it at Mamas and Papas in London and it was basically brand new.
I’m going to be spending a lot of time in my Angel Rocker. I love how comfortable it is and it’s easy to get out of – something I had to think about with a C-section scar. The only reason I say this, is because when I was testing out various rocking/nursing chairs, with my big bump, I battled to get up, so I equated the “bump struggle” to not getting up too easily after sore surgery.
On the little table next to me is the Miffy bunny night light, a tea mug that was made for me from Kids Emporium as a Mothers Day gift and a gift we received from a friend: Ewan the Dream Sheep.
I absolutely love our space and I hope our baby boy is going to love it too.
Cot Linen: Granny Goose.
Grey and white baskets: Mr. Price Home.
Customized Compactum: Kids Emporium.
Rug: Indigo Diamond Rug from Sixth Floor. I bought it off Superbalist.
Curtains: Mr. Price Home.
Night Light: Miffy Nijnte Bunny light from Kids Living.
Side table: Mr. Price Home.
Rope Ottoman: I bought it off the One Day Only website.
Nappy Bin: Ubbi Bin, Kids Emporium and we also have the Tommee Tippee nappy bin (gifted.)
Artworks: My Mom.