I have changed Phoenix nursery so many times, but it just never felt 'finished'. When we moved to our new home, I really wanted to make this a special place for us both to enjoy, a place she could sleep, read and play, and where I would feel a sense of calm.
I was drawn towards a gender-neutral style with Boho, Scandi, Cali style influences. I wanted it to feel warm and cozy, but also minimal and clutter free.
In true White Moss style, I started with clean white walls and light wood floors (I chose Evo Latte from Floorworld) keeping it simple, neutral and perfect for layering.
The first piece I added was an Ikea hack of their Hemnes chest of drawers, I removed the legs at the bottom to lower it and make it easier to change a baby and then changed the drawer handles to nude leather to add an interesting, updated twist. I store all of Phoenix changing essentials, tiny cute clothes and bed linens neatly away inside.
Next came the house crib. This is a custom piece I had made locally by a carpenter. I love house beds, but as Phoenix was not quite old enough for open sides, we added a railing all around with a little gate that she can open and close to get in an out as she gets older. Initially the rails were too low and she could climb out, so we had to increase the height, then we realised that it wouldn’t fit in through the door, so we had some fun tweaking the design to make it work for the space. But now we are super happy with the results!
Next piece I knew had to take a central stage was the gorgeous, aptly named Phoenix Macramé Swing. She has loved this since she was tiny and now loves putting her animals inside and pushing them. To complete the look we added some artificial greenery for a splash of nature.
When we received our lasted collection, I knew we finally had the missing pieces that would make the room feel complete and enlisted the help of our super creative friends at House of Hawkes to help me finally finish this room and add in the final touches.
I relied on simple accents made from natural rattan to add texture and warmth to the room. Like our Cactus Floor Lamp, Cresent Moon & Stargaze Mirror. I chose fun and inspiring wall prints in muted colours from our latest Drawdeck curated art collection and relied on the simple beauty of leafy potted plants to bring in a little color.
As part of our Ready Steady Style Challenge we set House of Hawkes the challenge to bring the final room together and they helped us place the new mirrors, artwork and also style our gorgeous circular cane shelf which really finished our little nursing corner together with our Bella Armchair in blush leather and Gamboa side table.
Photo Credit Natelee Cocks Photography