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All Suited Up: A Menswear-Inspired Nursery

Love seeing a friends well deserved mention on Red Tricycle! A beautiful tribute to Kescha Wilson for this “Well Suited Nursery”!

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No matter how much HGTV we watch or how many pinterest boards we maintain, it can be tough to break out of the age-old blue vs. pink nurseries we always see. Recently we stumbled across this adorable “well-suited” nursery and were totally wowed by the menswear theme and amazing details. With this sophisticated theme, our baby boys will be feeling dapper in no time.

This room was inspired by Menswear and I call it "Well Suited". A nursery doesn't have to be the "Nursery in the Bag" purchase.Think outside of the box. There are no rules when it comes to design. Since I am budget conscious and like to change my home often, I like to buy items that can be used in any room in my home. Therefore, I stay away from kiddie themed items..but the nursery still feels warm and ready for a child. In this case, I like different textures/patterns together on a well dressed man so I decided to translate it to a room. Source: The wall paint color is Behr: Amphibian, Trim/Ceiling: Sherwin Williams: Amber White. The plaid lamps, studded mirror, plaid pillow cover and storage containers came from HomeGoods. The Amber colored Houndstooth Rug is from Garnet Hill(clearance). The blinds and side tables which are outdoor tables are from Lowe's (clearance). The glass lantern, striped sheets and tweed magazine holder are from Target (clearance). The Mayfair Steamer Trunk is from Restoration Hardware outlet (deeply discounted). The Luca glider is from Monte (in Stone with charcoal piping) and is recycled from my previous nursery which I ordered from Pink and Brown Boutique. The stuffed puppy is from Sam's Club. The boy's clip on ties, bow ties, hats, and stuffed animal clothing came mostly from thrift stores. The crib is the two toned Babyletto Modo crib which can be purchased online at a number of stores (also recycled from the previous nursery). Curtains are from Ikea.

The designer extraordinaire’s inspiration for this super unique nursery? She loves the different textures and patterns of a well-dressed man’s suit (we definitely agree) and decided to translate that it to a room. To keep things feeling clean and mature, the designer stayed away from kiddie-themed items and found decorations that could be used in any room throughout her home—totally budget-friendly too!

This room was inspired by Menswear and I call it "Well Suited". A nursery doesn't have to be the "Nursery in the Bag" purchase.Think outside of the box. There are no rules when it comes to design. Since I am budget conscious and like to change my home often, I like to buy items that can be used in any room in my home. Therefore, I stay away from kiddie themed items..but the nursery still feels warm and ready for a child. In this case, I like different textures/patterns together on a well dressed man so I decided to translate it to a room. Source: The wall paint color is Behr: Amphibian, Trim/Ceiling: Sherwin Williams: Amber White. The plaid lamps, studded mirror, plaid pillow cover and storage containers came from HomeGoods. The Amber colored Houndstooth Rug is from Garnet Hill(clearance). The blinds and side tables which are outdoor tables are from Lowe's (clearance). The glass lantern, striped sheets and tweed magazine holder are from Target (clearance). The Mayfair Steamer Trunk is from Restoration Hardware outlet (deeply discounted). The Luca glider is from Monte (in Stone with charcoal piping) and is recycled from my previous nursery which I ordered from Pink and Brown Boutique. The stuffed puppy is from Sam's Club. The boy's clip on ties, bow ties, hats, and stuffed animal clothing came mostly from thrift stores. The crib is the two toned Babyletto Modo crib which can be purchased online at a number of stores (also recycled from the previous nursery). Curtains are from Ikea.

To stick close to the menswear theme, the little gentleman’s mom relied on masculine prints and suit-inspired patterns in her decorating. She hunted down…

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