room for baby : into the woods

posted on: Monday, December 19, 2011

Resident baby space contributor, Belinda from Nest Design Studio interviewed Jac about her wee son Nickson's bold Utah space.

Jac wanted to create a masculine nursery that Nikson could grow with rather than having to change everything when he got older. An old trunk (above) left by the home's previous owners was turned into a nifty bookshelf.

Nikson loves the delicate leaf mobile handmade by Jac.

Vintage mountain man.

who lives here?
Nikson, 9 months-old in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


"It is a theme that's classic and won’t have to be changed over time," says Jac. "The only updating I will want to do is to change his pictures as he grows.”

Antlers previously belonging to Nikson's grandfather add interest by the picture gallery.

“We love stripes and wanted to use them the best way we could for this small room," explained Jac. "Vertical stripes added to the height of the room and allowed for a more open feeling.” Jac used Valspar Eggshell finish in Tempered Grey and added contrasting vertical stripes behind the cot.

One word -- used,” says Jac. “We just repurposed most of our furniture. My favorite piece is the bookshelf which actually is an old trunk we found outside when we moved into the new house. It had the perfect amount of space for what we wanted to put in it."

“My favorite DIY is his aspen branch mobile. We just clipped a branch from outside and hung leaf skeletons. It really added to the woodland feeling we wanted to create. We repainted an old file cabinet from Pottery Barn, and we were given my mother’s rocking chair. Score!”

best buys
“The nine drawer vintage dresser was a steal on a local classified. And we were gifted the owl lamp from Target.”

top tip
“Be patient. You will be very surprised when pieces start catching your attention because you are on the prowl. Everything was totally worth the wait for us. We also were very specific when people asked us what they could give us for showers and parties. Plaid blankets, buffalo checks, deer artwork etc were all things I suggested and people responded. I am very grateful.”

Thank you so much Jac for sharing Nikson’s space with baby space!


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