I have been wanting to share this gorgeous nursery space with you cause I just know that there are so many of you who keep the sex of your bub a surprise and you might be needing a bit of extra inspiration.
This simple and serene space was designed by Belinda Nihill for her third baby, Leo. Belinda is the owner and creative genius behind Nest Design Studio and I’ve been lucky enough to have become friends with Belinda and watch her business blossom.
You may even recognise this room if you follow my instagram as lovely Belinda has also put her styling and photography skills to work and we have lots of beautiful images of our products styled in this space.
That is part of the beauty of this space..its versatility. It’s bang on trend with the moroccan rug, natural leather and wooden touches, metallic accents, a must have cot from Incy Interiors. But Belinda has a way of blending these fashionable elements and creates a special space with a timelessness about it. It doesn’t feel trendy but it is definitely on trend.
This is what a talented interior designer can bring to the table.
Belinda says that she has designed each of her boys rooms as a challenge… a way to showcase new looks and of course her design skills.
She was wanting something gender neutral but didn’t want to go down the monochrome path as she had already done that with her older boys space… we will share that another day.
The box is a find from their farm which had their surname and year of marriage added.. adding such personal touches makes it really special.
I personally refer to this type of look as upmarket safari.. a more sophisticated twist on the more traditional nursery theme. I also really love the little lion accents with his name being Leo.
The room is also peppered with lots of handmade touches from small online and instagram businesses.
Belinda admits that the room has been a bit of a splurge but insists each piece was worth it, especially her nursery chair. The only item she thinks she won’t be reusing elsewhere in her home when it comes time to redecorate is the cot.
In her own words ” It really is a room that is a joy to be in. When I sit in the chair and nurse Leo , I think I let out a little sigh every time because of the peace and the calm of the space.”
And isn’t that what we all want our nursery to feel like. A little sanctuary for us to bond with our little one.. a special space to share during that tiny window of time when everything else fades away and its just you two.
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