I’m so excited to finally be able to share Calvin’s nursery with you. It was a labor of love and I so enjoyed dreaming, designing, and decorating this little space for my little Cal. Once I found out I was having another boy and we knew we were going to name him Calvin and call him Cal for short (which we knew right away because it was a name we loved when we were pregnant with Charlie), I knew that my idea to do an indigo California-inspired nursery was a perfect fit. And it was so fun to do and quickly turned in to my favorite room in our home!
I gathered pieces from some of my favorite brands, like The Land of Nod, Serena & Lily, Minted, and Lulu & Georgia, and added touches from some etsy favorites to complete my vision. There’s a full shopping guide at the end of the post, and a giveaway of some of my favorite details coming later this week!
I’m so in love with this indigo cloud mobile from Baby Jives and those Calvin blocks (and California rattle you’ll see later in the post) from Bannor Toys. Oh, and that sun marquee light from Saddle Shoe Designs – she created that just for me! How perfect would one of those be for wedding decor that you can then incorporate into your home!?
I bought that bull during a blog press trip to Mexico when I was about 20 weeks along, and he’s the perfect addition to Calvin’s eclectic bookshelf! It was our first trip together, just he and I 🙂
Baby already has quite a shoe collection, which is funny because Charlie literally never wore shoes! He was a barefoot California baby, but my obsession with baby moccs (if you haven’t heard of Freshly Picked yet you are missing out!) has benefited Calvin and I can’t wait for him to fit into them!
That dresser was a $150 mid-century Craigslist score. I was initially going to refinish it, but once it was in the room I realized it was perfect as is. I just added our old changing pad from Charlie’s changing table and turned it into a more functional piece than just a dresser or just a changing table.
The photos of that Lulu & Georgia blue ombré rug do not do it justice. It is the most beautiful rug I’ve ever owned and is so so soft. Charlie likes to lay on it and say he is swimming in the ocean, which means my vision worked because that’s exactly what I hoped for when I choose it!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Calvin’s room – if you love it as much as I do, you can win some of my favorite details later this week, and shop for everything below.
And if you missed our maternity/newborn feature on 100 Layer Cakelett, you can see it here, and also more of my maternity photos that I blogged here and our newborn + family photos that I blogged here.
There’s also more peeks of my home under the category in the sidebar “a lovely home.” Stay tuned for more as I make progress on the rest of our home!
Credits: Photography: Jennifer Roper / Styling & Room Design, Chandra Fredrick of Oh Lovely Day / Wave sheets, dip dyed stools, belly baskets, whale pillow: courtesy of Serena & Lily / Crib, bookshelf, whale, cloud garland, cloud storage basket & rattle: courtesy of The Land of Nod / Tie dye throw & curtains: Urban Outfitters / Rug: courtesy of Lulu & Georgia / Mirror, ottoman, blue storage baskets, bedside table & tie dye pillows: Target (from Threshold Nautical line – most no longer available) / Personalized “Calvin” blanket & hat: Simply Boco Baby / Calvin blocks & California rattle: Bannor Toys / Gallery Wall prints: Most courtesy of Minted, California print from Truth & Beauty Design, Live by the Sun print: Reform School (designer unknown), tie dye print from Society 6 / Cloud mobile & mini cloud on door: Baby Jives / Crib Sheet: Little Slumber / Cloud Decals: Decal Lab / Marquee Sun Light: Saddle Shoe Signs / prayer flag bunting: Graham Keegan (bought from Reform School in Silverlake) / Lamp: courtesy of Lamps Plus / Sun & Cloud bookends: Moose & Bee / Let’s Adventure Wood Hanging: Grace & Salt / paint: custom color courtesy of Lullaby Paints / mid-century dresser: Craigslist ($150!) / quilt: vintage (made by my husband’s grandmother) / mini-succulents: Concrete Geometric / Narwhal stuffed toy: Savage Seeds / Personalized cloud pillow: The Fox in the Attic / Rocker: Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker (bought second hand from blogger Justina Blakeney)