02.09.15

The nursery

the nursery
the nursery
Tada, last week I took the opportunity of a sunny day and took some pictures of the little nursery we created for baby number four.

When Leonor {no3} was born we basically had no space {who would have thought we would have 3 kids in that apartment} and all we did was putting the baby cot in our bedroom – in a tiny corner and pushed some clothes of her siblings to fit hers into the drawer as well…

And as Leonor was planned to be the last child in our family we also gave away most baby things when we moved from Amsterdam to Malmo. She was 9 months, perfect moment…

New country, new baby and space! Sounds great right… :)

As you know the baby&children market is very busy and you find so many products it becomes overwhelming really quickly. I like the idea of “local” – we are in Scandinavia right now, a region with lots of lovely design. And I like things that are flexible and adapt to a family lifestyle. Things that can grow with you. I prefer to spend a little more right from the start than buying different beds in the coming years… for example…

This is when I fell in love with the Stokke Home concept. I love the design and the idea of a real little house for the baby… home in a home {as many other families the baby will be in our bedroom so it is nice to be able to create a little room in our room}. And we will use it for many years to come…

the nursery
the nursery
the nursery
the nursery

First as a baby bed together with that cute little cradle {I had to tell both Leonor and Antoine soooo many times to not to get in there that right now it is a bed for dolls and plush toys – one hast to try it out}.

And the great thing is – you can use the cradle with the frame by itself and move it around the house and put it next to your bed at night time OR you can detach the little bed and put in the cot {see pictures} – isn’t cute? I love the fabric and how the light falls through… beautiful!

AND later on you can actually use that same frame and make a desk out of it. Yes… really… so clever, modern and sustainable!

the nursery
the nursery
the nursery
the nursery
the nursery

The cot has 2 heights {baby & toddler} and you can take off one side when your child is old enough to get in out alone… and when that option becomes too small you can use it as a daybed {or dayhouse}…

You can also buy a roof or a tent for this bed if you like, just so you know… so many options, love it!

The changing table, you probably already recognized it, is from IKEA. Painted white and decorated with some black dot stickers. It is small and simple. We have so many cupboards in the other rooms that we did not need another piece of furniture… less is more!

The blankets and bed linen you see are also from Scandinavia, in that case Sweden – from Garbo & Friends. Neutral and calm tones, just as I love it…

the nursery
Of course I had to add a little French touch and do you think that print will inspire the baby to sleep well? ;)

As you can see, we are ready. Not even 3 weeks are left and I cannot wait to meet this little person… but I am also still a little overwhelmed to be a mum of F O U R. Wow!

 

Little list of things:

Home bed – Stokke

Cradle – Stokke

Blankets & bedding – Garbo&Friends

Felt swan – Sew Heart Felt

Giant beads – Design fuers Heim

Print – Fine Little Day

Moon & Reve letters – found during our holidays in France

Feather mobile – Bisou de Lou

Leave garland – local shop

Miffy Lamp – Mr Maria

 

Forgot something? Let me know…

 

And next time, there will be a baby on the pictures too!

 

 

 

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  • Valentina Fussell

    The nursery is absolute bliss and I know your number 4 is going to love the special space you have made! I cannot believe your due date is so soon!! I’m so excited for you and your family!!

  • Saskia

    Absolutely love the nursery. Where did you get the cute pink rabbit jumper from?

    • Hej Saskia, the jumper is from Stella McCartney kids xoxo

  • Room to Bloom

    Gorgeous! Not long now….

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