4/19/13

Hatcher's Eclectic Vintage Gender Neutral Nursery

This week, I featured Shalem Mathew's beautiful maternity photos of delightful couple Brandon and Brenda awaiting their first baby.  What I did not tell you is that they chose to not find out the gender until the big day.  I am always so impressed when parents choose to wait, I don't think I could even if I tried. One reason,  I am waaaaaay too nosey and my anxiety level would be through the roof. Second, I tend to get a little overly obsessed with building baby's wardrobe way before their debut. Although I have to say, there is now a large assortment of the most adorable gender neutral baby clothes as well as amazing gender neutral nursery designs. One of those amazing designs just happens to be this charming space that Brandon and Brenda worked hard to keep as gender neutral as possible. With Brenda, owner and graphic designer at Gracie Beaucoup, she had the most fun putting her talent to work creating a space that would be a sanctuary for either her new baby boy or girl. She enlisted the help of her husband Brandon to build and repurpose several pieces throughout the space which set the stage for, what I'm calling, "Eclectic Vintage Chic".  Many of Brenda's family and friends said that her decor was leaning more towards a boy, however she saw it as a place that she LOVED even from a female perspective. Well now that beautiful baby Hatcher has arrived, it is the perfect setting for their precious boy to thrive. With custom built one of a kind pieces, repurposed vintage furniture and thrift find accents, this nursery had me at "Hello".

I first want to share with you Hatcher's first professional baby photos, captured by the talented Shalem Mathew Photography. As you scroll through this awesomeness, you can get a little peak inside their charming gender neutral nursery.  I've posted more detailed photos below, taken by mommy Brenda. My gift to you this morning is a double dose of  baby eye candy to put that extra pep in your step! ....ENJOY! :) 

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Hatcher's Adorable Abode

Brenda's favorite piece in the room and my personal favorite has to be baby Hatcher's very own built in baby gate, the BEAUTIFUL dutch door! Brandon built this show stopper from the ground up out of poplar after the suggestion from "Nana Cay Cay" (Brenda's mother). He did such an amazing job, he had me requesting one from my husband, he he! In addition to the door,  Brandon repurposed a tree stump and reconfigured a plug in light fixture for a lamp shade. Is he a handy hubby/daddy or what? After Hatcher was born, his dreamlike nursery became a sanctuary for Brenda.  She said, "I spent every waking moment in there. Even when "H" was napping in his bassinet in another room, Brandon would find me just sitting there, rocking alone with my thoughts." Now you will all see why this nursery is a space that any little boy or girl would be thrilled to call their sanctuary!






Source:
Baby Hatcher's Newborn Photos by Shalem Mathew Photography
Nursery Photos - Brenda Lester

Decor Details
Flooring - Teton Driftwood from Super Floors of Alaska
Crib and Rocking Chair - craigslist find
Bedding and Changing Pad & Cover - Restoration Hardware
Changing Table - Porcelain metal top cabinet from 1939
Curtains - Crate and Barrel
Deer Head - White Faux Taxidermy
Animal Fur Rug - Costco
Framed Posters - Italian Papers that Brenda picked up while on a trip in Boulder, Co, 

6 comments :

  1. Oh my, I am so in love with this room! Brenda (and Brandon too lol) did an amazing job. I am dying over the dutch door, I have been wanting one for so long! Now I can show my hubby this and give him an exact idea of what I want.
    Whitney
    Life Alaskan Style 

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  2. You sound just like me! I had to show it off to my hubby too! ;)

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  3. Was the shelf over the changing table made by the couple or did they purchase it? It is so cool!

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    1. Hi Alexis!
      I believe it was purchased at Restoration Hardware: Baby and Child! Here is the link
      Industrial Pipe Shelf

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  4. What a happy family :) Your baby is so cute :)

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