Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Favorite Room Feature: Bower Power

If you all have not checked Katie out over at Bower Power, we suggest in doing so. We absolutely love her rustic chic style and her son's nursery is the nursery heard 'round the world. It is absolutely to die for and it could not be a better time to be featuring it since we have been doing a lot of nursery/kid's rooms as of late. We know you will enjoy it! Take it away Katie!

A big ole fat virtual hug to Lindsay and Lindsay for including me in their favorite room feature (oh and for being two amazing and inspirational bloggers!). I am honored to be included and welcomed here at Sadie + Stella. Thanks girls.
Let me tell you a little about one of my favorite son's old nursery.

In a former life, this room was used as an office but with a tike on the way, we needed to rework the look and function of the space. Afterall, it was to welcome the newest family member but first needed a complete overhaul. Buh-bye power cords, printers, and pinboards!

We also said adieu to the nautical decor that adorned the walls.

And I couldn't say that I exactly missed the clutter that fell on every available surface.

After the transformation, we brought in a rocker, toy and book storage, and boyish woods motif.

It all began with the idea of creating a space that evoked that serene cabin-in-the-woods feeling. We love enjoying the great beauty of nature and we knew that if our son was anything like us, he would appreciate us bringing the outdoors in. The first spark of inspiration was the wood accent wall that we made of cast off pallets. The texture and rough masculinity that it brings to the room was just the starting point we needed.

Over the crib we hung a deer head that brings a chic twist to the space and as a rustic counterpart, a homemade sign states the name of the creek that ran behind our home.

The changing table is actually a buffet that we decided would be the perfect piece for future use. All we did was add a changing pad and all the diapering supplies. Above the changing table, the gallery wall and mirror are not only decoration but a great way to amuse a baby.

The best part about the white frames is that they are versatile enough to switch up artwork regularly.

My favorite purchased piece in the nursery is the oversized drumshaded light fixture. It makes the whole room feel finished and polished.

Sentimental pieces were placed on shelves (to keep them safe from grubby little hands & clumsy sleep-deprived mothers).

In the end, we were so happy to bring our son home to a space created just for him. And I think he liked it too...he even said so. Well, sortof. At least that is how I interpreted the two minutes of baby talk dribble that he babbled when he entered the room.


  1. I love, love this nursery! The wall of wood is so rich and totally unexpected for a nursery!

  2. Love this! There's nothing babyish about it -- it's cute and stylish at the same time. I'm sure his new room will be even more adorable!

  3. LOVE that nursery! That wood accent wall is amazing.

  4. I've always loved little Will's nursery - that wood wall is such a great feature!

  5. Katie, you are such a great decorator, so love your style....your writing style is great too!

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