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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Vintage NYC Travel Nursery

We love nurseries that tie in something personal to the family, like in this vintage travel themed nursery in New York City for baby Malachy. His parents, Robert and Kathleen, are photographers who love to travel, which served as the perfect inspiration for this beautiful space. Their own photographs from their travel provided much of the artwork. Dad Rob also wanted to tie in airplanes, which of course fits perfectly with a travel theme, but is also something he has loved since he was a child. Another adorable personalized touch is the name canvas, custom created by Kathleen, with their son's name written across a map of Manhattan on the street they live on. There are a lot of vintage touches that complete the look, like the suitcase they found at a local flea market in their Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and the postcards on the bulletin board above the crib. You can see more from this great space in the full gallery.


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vendors & sources

Photography, Custom Name Canvas, Small Canvas Images:
Vintage Postcards (NYC and Travel):
Travel Hatboxes, Yellow Airplane, Airplane Stool:
Rug, Bulletin Board:
Curtain Fabric (Taken from Duvet Cover):
Armoire, Changing Table, Crib, Airplane Mobile, Typewriter Mirror:
Small suitcase (on armoire): Actually a case for a typewriter
Vintage Letter Sheet (on bulletin board): Chelsea Market
Vintage Pentax: Purchased at an Estate Sale
Vintage Suitcase: Purchased at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market