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Henry's Flight Inspired Room with Classic Nursery Style

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Alexandra Walker of alex michele photography wanted to avoid a cartoonish or matchy-matchy room for her son, and instead created a beautiful space with classic nursery style and vintage details. She eventually decided on a flight theme after seeing some vintage hot air balloons, knowing the symbolism of flight, height, and soaring would be perfect for her precious little one. The soothing organic color palette of browns, creams, and hints of sage and blue is one that can grow with Henry as he gets older. Alexandra shared more about her sweet motivation in planning:

"I wanted his nursery to be something I would be excited to explain to friends and to him one day. I wanted to convey in the styling of his space that this little unborn Henry was so loved even before his was born, even before he was conceived. I wanted to be a mommy my entire life. Now that I had the opportunity to be one I was going to welcome him into the world with warmth and love."

Alexandra had a set budget for the room and kept costs down by finding great pieces on Craigslist, like the Pottery Barn Kids changing station, side table, lamp, and all baskets and inserts! She helped make the room more personal by bringing in items that reflect where she and Henry's father come from. Pinterest also provided a great resource. Alexandra shared:

"Pinterest was such a helpful tool for me because out of thousands of possible designs I narrowed down what my eye enjoyed most, which was always that classic 'teddy bear' color palette- warm and neutral. I would recommend to any new mom (or current mom) to really identify with what colors you want, then style, then accessory components."

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vendors & sources

"On the night you were born" Artwork:
Oversized Safety Pin:
Heather Gray Sweater:
It's a Boy Henry poster:
Newborn Images:
Hot Air Balloon Mobile:
Bronze Rocking Horse:
Crib, Madison Changing Station, Bedding Side Table, Lamp, Baskets:
Burlap Curtains:
Old books, Shoes: Family Heirlooms
Teddy Bears by FAO Schwarz: Goodwill
Frames: Pottery Barn Kids, Hallmark, and Hobby Lobby
Silver Elephant, No Whining Sign: Ross