Home Tour: Owen’s Nursery

It was a bright summer day in 2009. My husband, a tall, smart man with delightful eyes perked up his ears as I walked beside him and told him my grand plan for our baby’s nursery. Taking a break from our normal teaching load, Mark and I made our way down a busy Korean street. My feet scuffed across the sidewalk as I weaved between people trying to stay close to Mark.

As we walked, I painted scenes from fairy tales. Being a writer, reader, lover of a good story, and one who is excited by imagination and adventure, I envisioned a nursery that would come alive with children’s tales.

It was great fun daydreaming and chatting about our future life as parents. Mid-daydream, my words faded, as my eyes met an adorable white rabbit living behind the window front of a children’s boutique. The pale little rabbit dressed in a blue jacket, was holding a nice sized carrot in his hand. A smile zipped across my face, as I traveled through pages of memories. I knew Beatrix Potter’s famous tales of Peter Rabbit. And at that moment I knew I wanted my baby’s nursery to be full of her stories.

Today I want to show you Owen’s nursery as we continue our Fun Stuff Fridays Summer Home Tour.

Owen’s furniture is white. While the walls are baby blue. I love it. It seems like such a sweet baby’s room.

It has been so fun collecting Beatrix Potter things. My mom and dad found cute Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck stuffed animals to go in Owen’s room.

To create Peter Rabbit artwork, I framed a large picture from a page in a Peter Rabbit book.

One of my favorite Nursery DIYs was framing Owen’s name. This was such an easy project, yet it made a big impact on the room.

When I decided to do a Peter Rabbit themed room, I had a hard time finding bedding that wasn’t extremely expensive. To solve this problem my mother-in-law Sara made a Peter Rabbit quilt. This is the normal crib bedding now.