What was the inspiration behind Sam's nursery?
"My nursery is a good mix of modern and traditional. I wanted the nursery to be pretty and more so 'sweet.' As a decorator and artist, I believe 'less is more' with simple, yet soft colors and a mix of rich solid and textured fabrics. I wanted the room to a be considered a place of relaxation for my baby, and an easy space to transition to a room of play as he grows older."
Did you design your nursery?
"I designed the room myself. I always knew what I wanted in a nursery and would have done the exact same with a baby girl, only changing the artwork to fit the gender."
Are any of your pieces from stores or vendors in Mississippi?
"Some of the pieces are family heirlooms and others are pieces that I found at antique stores in Greenwood and Jackson, and refinished myself. It's amazing what you can do with materials such as fabrics, chalk paint, and gold leaf these days. The artwork in the room is my own. The Herend pieces were gifts that came from Batte Furniture and the deer and bowls are all McCarty Pottery."
Do you have a favorite spot in the nursery?"
No particular spot. We spend most of our time on the floor just playing!"
What makes this room special to you?
"It belongs to me and is personally my first nursery to decorate. A lot of thought and energy went into it and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. I hope I can incorporate most of the family pieces into Sam's next room!"
What advice do you have for other moms-to-be creating a nursery?
"The best advice I can give to a mother just beginning to create her own special room for her little one is this: shop around! Make your room unique and add your own personal character to it. It is so much more fun than ordering the exact set up in a magazine. There are so many neat furniture frames, from seating to armoires, that just need a little TLC, and given the right touch will look better than those mass produced."
Thank you, Haley, for sharing these photos of your precious nursery. Here is a complete list of items in Sam's nursery:
Crib - Joy Canopy Crib from www.brattdecor.com
Bedding and Custom Pillows - Country and Cottage Shop on Etsy
Rug - Target
Chandelier - Pottery Barn Kids
Mirror - The Mustard Seed Antique Mall in Oxford, MS
Dresser, Changing Table, Rocking Chair - Family pieces Chair - David Pitt's Antiques in Greenwood, MS
Ottoman - Serena and Lily
Side Table and Bench - Hwy 51 Antiques in Jackson, MS
Artwork- My Own! Haley Farris Artwork on Facebook
Cornice Boards - Built and covered my local carpenter and seamstress
Accessories - McCarty Pottery and various frames from local gift stores
Lamps - CasaBella Interiors in Jackson, MS and Hobby Lobby
Drapes and Roman Shades - Custom made by local seamstress