Room Envy: This Modern Nursery Doesn’t Scream “Baby”
When April and Ryan Hayslip were expecting their first child, they decided they weren’t sure if they were having a boy or a girl. As a result, they’ve eschewed the traditional blues and pinks in the nursery, instead creating a modern piece that, except for a few playful touches, doesn’t scream “baby.”
The whimsical wallpaper on the ceiling kicked off the design, says April, who helps run Ryan’s photography/branding business, SlipVisual. “I loved thinking about our little one looking up at the sky playfully. And it’s a great distraction during diaper changes.
Yellow tassels enhance simple white window treatments.
A white ceramic lamp base is brightened by a colorful watercolor-like Anthropologie shade.
The textured ottoman doubles as an ottoman. Later, it’s a soft place for a toddler to crash.
April searched for months for a comfortable and colorful rocking chair. She finally found this cheap teal glider at target.com during a night of online browsing.
The modern-style crib, which the couple purchased from Baby Braithwaite, doesn’t require a dust cover and converts into a toddler bed.
Tip: Beyond Baby
Don’t feel stuck in the kids department. The Hayslips chose a Restoration Hardware dresser for a changing table (equipped with a portable changing pad) and storage chest. “It has plenty of space for a fidgety baby, and we can continue to use it as our needs change,” says April.
This article originally appeared in our May 2016 issue under the title “Sweet dreams.”