Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beau's Beatrix Potter Inspired Nursery ♥

I thought it was about time that I shared my favourite room in the house here on the blog - Beau's Beatrix Potter inspired nursery. When I was pregnant I was forever searching Pinterest for some nursery inspiration, unsure of what theme or colour scheme I wanted to go with and nothing really caught my eye, then the whole Beatrix Potter theme just came together when I decided I wanted to reuse some of the lovely items I had for Tyler Lee when he was a baby.

The nursery is the smallest room in the house but also the brightest, hence the net curtains and the sweetheart blue blackout blinds. I love all the hints of baby blue in the room, I think it goes so well with the white furniture and of course it's perfect for our baby boy.

All the bedding in Beau's cot, apart from the sheet, is handmade and the patchwork quilt depicting some of Beatrix Potter's loveable characters in the real showpiece, I love all the different fabrics used in it and I requested for it to me custom made in a baby blue colour palette. The comforter hanging on the side of the cot was made by the same lovely lady too. The patchwork cushion showing Peter Rabbit was a bargain purchase from a lovely girl I follow on Instagram and was a total bargain at just £5. The sweet dreams wooden letter garland was also a bargain at just €5 and I think it's perfect for hanging above a cot.

There are a few Peter Rabbit plushes and comforters in Beau's nursery, some I've popped in a white wicker basket that I picked up in Penneys. A musical Peter Rabbit hangs on the side of his cot and I've also attached a Peter Rabbit buggy toy to the cot too. He's also inherited Tyler Lee's stacking blocks and soft ball and I'm sure he'll have more Peter Rabbit themed toys soon as that's what I plan on getting him for his first Christmas. I've also put the Beatrix Potter collection of books on his chest of drawers and my aunt gave him the Beatrix Potter ten book set as a gift when he was born.

The cubed units are from Argos and are perfect for storing all his skincare and changing things. I also have some blankets and muslins rolled up in there as well as some little board and cloth books.

I was unsure about whether or not to keep the old chair in the nursery and I've just covered the floral fabric with a cotton ball type blanket. I now sit on the chair when Beau is in his cot and it's lovely to be able to sit next to him.

The Beatrix Potter mobile is a vintage find that I found on Ebay. I think it's from the 1980's and it plays Brahm's lullaby, that quintessential getting babies to sleep song. Another vintage item in the room is the Peter Rabbit playsuit which hangs on a wooden Peter Rabbit hanger on the wall. It's aged 6-9 so it won't be long before Beau is able to wear it but I think it's lovely on display.

I've been putting fresh flowers in Beau's nursery since before he was born, I think it may be because he's a summer baby but I just love having some fresh flowers in bloom on his cubed unit.

I really do love the nursery, it's exactly how I wanted it to be - bright, uncluttered and childlike. I've seen so many nurseries over the past year that are super stylish but lacking the childlike quality that I think a baby's room needs so I definitely wanted something classic and age appropriate in the nursery and I think I achieved that.

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  1. It's all so pretty, but I think my favourite item is that bobbly blanket on the chair - it looks so soft.

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  2. That's a very lovely and relaxing nursery :) Every Christmas my in-laws includes a ceramic (not really sure actually what materials they are) character from Beatrix Potters stories in T's presents. They are collectible. T doesn't seem bothered about them, but I love them :)

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  3. Everything is so gorgeous in this nursery. When I was pregnant, one of my fave things to do was plan and decorate the nursery. Pinterest was so useful!

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  4. What a gorgeous idea for a nursery - looks a lovely room xxx

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  5. What a nice nursery! We love Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit has always been a favorite here.

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  6. That is so sweet I love how you decorated the nursery! My son is past this point but I do have friends that are having babies and I bet they would love some of these ideas. When I was a child my mom had a lot of Peter rabbit stuff for me.

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  7. Wow that nursery is gorgeous! What a lucky boy! I loved decorating our nursery - we tried to make it fairly gender neutral in case we get a girl next!

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  8. I love this nursery! Its just gorgeous. I also love Beatrix Potter we have all the books too I just love them :) Marie

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  9. This room is gorgeous! I love the crisp feel of all the white and blues! What a precious room to grow up in.

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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  10. What a beautiful nursery!! I love how everything came together, it really looks like it belongs in a magazine it's so beautiful!!

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  11. That's incredible Fiona. What a fantastic nursery for Beau. Absolutely love i . Cant get over it and have to keep looking at the photos. We are moving house in October and I can't wait to decorate the kids bedroom fresh especially chloes. She loves her minnie mouse border but I'm tired of looking at it.

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  12. Ok, you've nursery shamed me, that looks idyllic.

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  13. What a lovely nursery I think you have done a wonderful job!

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  14. I love the beatrix potter theme. What a lovely, peaceful and relaxing nursery!

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  15. Super cute! what an absolute perfect theme for a nursery! I love it, and think it turned out just perfect! - jeanine

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  16. What a beautiful nursery. I love Beatrix Potter, such a sweet theme. I am so excited to start putting my grandson's nursery together.

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  17. This is a really refreshing looking nursery room. I love the easy on the eyes pastel color scheme.

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  18. Oh my goodness, what a sweet nursery! I used to love Beatrix Potter when I was little! It's so bright and airy and perfect! Love it! -Bella B

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  19. Everything looks so beautiful here :) Aww so lovely ..

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  20. This is indeed a great looking nursery with a great theme. I really love how bright and non clustered it looks. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous fun nursery.

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  21. Oh that is stunning, very elegant and tastefully done x

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  22. You turned the nursery into a magical, happy place. What a beautiful room right down to the plush rug on the floor.

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  23. I love the nursery too; its clean, elegant and no fuss which I like. Plus Beatrix Potter is a classic x

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  24. I absolutely love this, the theme is so beautiful and I could happily move in myself x

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  25. What an awesome idea! I love the way your nursery turned out, it looks so great! I love the wall color and that it can easily be transformed once he's old enough to want a new themed room! -Lynzy

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  26. Omg what a fabulous looking nursery!!!!!! Just loving the theme and colors. So chic!

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  27. What a very beautiful nursery. I love everything about it.

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  28. This is so beautiful! I love the theme and the colors! It looks so peaceful and serene!

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  29. His nursery is gorgeous. I am sad that i never got to make a nursery as my kids all share

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  30. Oh wow - this is such a beautiful nursery, absolutely gorgeous. The colours are so restful and I love the mobile! Kaz x

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  31. Oh that is just so beautiful. What an absolutely gorgeous gorgeous room.

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  32. Wow this is a beautiful nursery - I love the little cloud bunting x

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  33. It looks so pretty and comfy. I like the color combination, so cool in the eyes.

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Fiona
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