Nursery for Grandkids
Welcome to the Grandkids nursery at Oma’s house. The goal was to create a fun space for the kids, and to make it easy on their parents to just head to Oma and Opa’s house and not have to bring half of their own house. 😉 This project became a priority for me as I went from 0 to 3 grandkids in one year – I can’t begin to describe the excitement we have!
I quickly committed a spare bedroom as the landing spot for the kiddos and started to think about my theme. Nursery trends these days are pastel and neutral. But my home is full of color, so I knew I needed to divert from the ready-made store-bought items and come up with something unique. I enlisted the help of my long-time artist contact, Kristin Plansky (Kristenplanskymurals.com) to brainstorm a theme that she could convey in a wall mural. We landed on a travel theme – “Around the world”.
We decided on the idea of a stylized globe that spanned from wall to wall, complete with landmarks from different countries and Kristin headed out to work on the original artwork for the wall mural. Once she finalized the design and we both agreed, I had the artwork transferred digitally to become wallpaper that was easily installed and much more affordable than a full custom mural. The finishing touch was a hand-painted a lamp (I already owned) to look like a globe!
What I love about this theme is the potential for longevity. As the kids grow, this theme can grow with them while staying relevant for the little siblings (hopefully) to come down the road. I grabbed a few blank notebook “passports” and a set of country stamps so the future “big kids” will be able to travel the world when they come over. We can plan an activity, meal, and book about whatever country they would like to visit. What a fun way to learn about different cultures and geography. We can’t wait to start traveling.
On a practical note, every grandmother’s nursery needs a few essential items. I purchased a changing table topper for the existing dresser, a diaper pail, and a baby monitor along with some fun sheets, a few sleepers, and some burp cloths. Our old swivel chairs from the family room got a new look with an updated tweed fabric – a fresh look for the nursery but can easily be worked into another room down the road. I kept both chairs figuring the room may double as a playroom and 2 adults could supervise (and visit) during the playtime.
I’m sure I will continue to add to the room as new needs arise, but the backdrop is there for a long-term fun space.
After completing such a fun (and useful) project, New Perspective Design is diving into the baby design business! We are offering a new nursery design service.
Our Nursery Design gift certificate begins with an interview of the “mom (or grandma 😉) to be” to get their thoughts, preferences, and the gender of the baby. We will then create 3 custom looks for you to choose from. We can help you purchase everything shown to create your magical space! This package can even upgrade into a custom wall mural design also. It’s a great gift for the mom to be who is looking for a unique nursery design prior to registering for her baby shower.
Here are a few samples of recent nursery designs through this offer–
Gender Neutral Nursery
If you’re interested in finding out more about our Nursery offer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “nursery offer” or feel free to call the office at 224.678.9040.
We are all spending a lot more time at home now. Does your space work for you?
We can help.
Stay tuned for the follow up on the previous blog about the family room makeover – we are still patiently waiting for the last few pieces.