Sunday, February 6, 2011

spring nursery

All this wintery weather has us here at George and Bessie wishing for some warmer temps. What better inspiration for the nursery than Mother Nature herself.

This nursery could easily work for either a girl or boy with its mixture of creamy whites, muted taupes, and pale turquoises.

A collection of antique botanical prints in painted vintage frames help to unify the space. Leaf patterns have been stenciled on the walls giving it the look of vintage wallpaper.

A design of curvy flower stems is punched through a panel of white felt allowing light to filter through. It is then tied to a painted branch and a pair of chickadees are added for a little whimsy.

An over-sized rattan tray turns an ordinary dresser into a fully functioning changing table. The tray is fastened to the dresser with screws and a safety strap is then added. In a few years, remove the tray and the dresser can be used to store toddler clothes.

Linen doilies and handkerchiefs have been hand-stitches to the bumper for that special touch. Check out to see our one-of-a-kind bumpers and crib bedding.

A nursery with wood floors is easier to keep clean than one with carpeting. Wicker baskets provide easy clean-up as well while still looking stylish.

No need for a rug when there is a pretty wreath of stenciled leaves on the white-painted hardwood. Simple little details like adding a ribbon to a plain lampshade help to personalize the space even more.

The glass doors have been replaced with screening that has been spray painted white with silhouettes of ferns and butterflies. The screening makes the armoire the perfect place to stash a radio for gently lulling baby to sleep during nap time.


  1. The wall color above the chair rail is Araucana Turquoise, Martha Stewart Everyday Paint. The trim and stenciling are Fine White, Martha Stewart Everyday Paint. The wall color below the chair rail is Royal Wall Satin, flat finish, AC-42 (Grand Teton White) from Benjamin Moore & Co.