Monday, November 12, 2012

The Third Time's A Boy's Charm: Max's Nursery Retreat

It's always been a princess's dream at Allison and Kyle Bumgardner's Dilworth home. Pink, pink and more pink, helped to define the style of  Ella (age 8) and Kate (Age 6). The custom home by Gerrard Builders has everything a girl could wish for, even a "Princess Closet" with custom pink toile drapery, a dress up room and a pink kitchen.  As great fortune would have it, the Bumgardner's discovered that the third baby was going to be a BOY! Instead of giving up the family's playroom, Allison & Kyle opted to bunk both girls in Ella's larger room and give Kate's bedroom to their new baby brother Max!

*Girls control the reins over their new baby brother Max.

A long trimester (or two) was spent deconstructing Kate's bedroom and en suite bath and re-designing a baby boys retreat. With Allison at the helm, she enlisted Lauren Thompson from The English Room to consult on the final details of Max's abode. Allison was ultimately inspired by the craft website Etsy and pulled the look together with a long list of local vendors, shops and online merchants.

Allison designed  the custom crib bedding and had it made by a local seamstress. The gray chevron and coordinating fabric was purchased from

The yellow and white woven baskets are from West Elm. The cool gray woven ottoman was a Marshall's score! While the lamp, wicker table and crib were recycled from Kate's nursery. The glider was a gift from a friend.

The weathered wooden memory board was a custom design by Bobbin Designs. It is backed with fabric remnants from the bedding. Bobbin Designs is at local vendor/merchant Cotswold Marketplace.

 Recycling several of the pieces from Kate's nursery helped cut costs, leaving a little extra for the final details. The yellow poppy balls were spied at West Elm but were purchased from a online vendor. The lamp was updated with a Ballard Designs woven shade.

Yellow and Gray Wooden Chevron frames display priceless newborn photo's.

 Fun frames and even a rhinoceros's book-end remind us that this little one is especially loved.

Even the frames eloquently carry the nursery theme and fabric through to the final details.

Allison found the fun gray baskets at Target and accented them with chalkboard plates from Pottery Barn. Now stuffed full of bibs, they will no doubt be the home to multiple superheros and toy trucks.

Can you believe Allison and Kyle have been sweethearts since Junior High. The picture to the left was taken on a college trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Knitted by Peruvian artists, the sheep mobile was originally spotted at Philips Place boutique Magic Windows. After being put on unexpected bed rest,  she ultimately scored the piece online from BlaBla Kids.

Wondering how to update a changing station? Follow Allison's lead and add fun, yellow knobs from Anthropologie and brighten everything up!

 Allison added another mobile in front of the bathroom mirror. It mesmerizes Max and makes bath time lots of fun!

Painted Benjamin Moore's Stone Harbor, the bathroom colors perfectly tie the two rooms together. Even the yellow poppy's make a statement on the sink.

Fabric tie's bring the nursery pattern in to the bath without over powering it. The white curtain feels fresh and clean; just the way a nursery should.

There is no doubt about it, this little man is digging his big sisters!! 

This family is totally complete!

Photographs by Taylor Presson

1 comment:

  1. Love this nursery! Where did you find the yellow and white woven basket?