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Holden's Nursery

I finally got round to taking some photos of Holden's nursery, just before we took it all apart and moved everything to my parents house. I'm really going to miss the grey stripe wall and hope that the new owners keep it. We still have some of the paint left so I think we might recreate it in his room in our new house.


While we bought almost everything before Holden was born, there are still a few things that I didn't get a chance to finish or put on the wall, especially once we knew we would be moving out, including his punch collages (like these I made for my niece) and his height chart. The white wooden H on his shelves is still to be spray painted blue, like his drawer number pulls, and I have another H & an R which I'm going to cover with patterned paper. We also have his full name in large MDF letters that we bought before he was born and we always intended to paint grey and hang on the build out above his cot but once we decided to move we thought it made more sense to leave them for his new room in our new house.



Some of my favourite things are the stripe wall, penguin, blanket, mobile, cushions, shelves, prints & letters.

Here are all the details:
Stripe Wall: Grey Steel 2 by Dulux, DIY Stripes
Cot: Olivia Cot from John Lewis {gift from Nana & Grandpa} (no longer available)
Mobile: Mirage Mobile by Flensted from Danish Design - £29.50
Cushions: Chevron by Modernality2; Dream Big by Robin & Mould; Grey Village Cushion 3 by Ferm Living from Cloudberry Living - £13.45; Red Fox by Sass & Peril from Curiouser & Curiouser - £12
Cuddly Toys: Mini Owl by Holly Go Brightly; Bashful Bunny by Jellycat from Laura Ashley; Lion by The White Company {gift from Auntie Ashleigh & Uncle Patrick} (no longer available); Merryday Giraffe by Jellycat {gift from Auntie Hazel & Uncle Jake}; Dog by Jellycat {gift from these five lovely blogging ladies}; Furryosity Goat by Jellycat {gift from my cousin}
Blanket: Skyline Stroller Blanket by DwellStudio from The Little Baby Company - £29 (no longer available)
Drawers: Malm White 4 Drawer from Ikea
Number Pulls: Shaped Number Door Knobs from Bombay Duck - £3.50 each, spray painted navy blue 
Photo Frame: Orange Bus Frame by DwellStudio from The Little Baby Company - £17 (no longer available)
Ceramic Tile: Our Adventure is About to Begin by Rob Ryan {another wonderful gift from these five lovely blogging ladies} on an Ikea Picture Easel
Framed Hand & Foot Out Prints: Made at The Ceramic Experience {lovely gift from a friend when Holden was born}
Wooden Giraffe: Bought at one of the Christmas markets in Cologne
Curtains: Block Stripe Eyelet Curtains from John Lewis (no longer available)
Wooden Name Train: Train, carriages & letters by Ever Earth from Bliss
Chair: Poang Oak Veneer & Black Leather Armchair from Ikea
Storage Unit: Expedit White from Ikea; Lekmann Blue Boxes from Ikea (blue no longer available)
Fabric Storage Bins: 3 Nesting Reversible Fabric Storage Bins by Baffin Bags
Changing Mat: Wedge Changing Mat from John Lewis (at first we used it with these changing mat liners with the velcro removed)
Lamp: 12 Colour LED Touch Egg Lamp from B&Q
Storage Half-Cube: Blue Star Canvas Half-Cube from The Great Little Trading Company - £9.60 with all his wooden puzzles inside
London Bus: Wooden London Bus Toy from The White Company {a Christening present from Auntie Ashleigh & Uncle Patrick} 
Prints: Animal Alphabet & Number prints by ModernPOP in White Ribba Frames from Ikea; Postcards from Showler & Showler in White Nyttja Frames from Ikea
Rug: Lambskin from Australia {gift from Granny & Grandad}
Shelves: Ribba White 55cm Picture Ledges from Ikea
Letters: White Wooden H from eBay; Metal H from Australia; Wooden Penguin H from the V&A
Penguin Jigsaw: Penguin & Baby Jigsaw by Lanka Kade from The Little Baby Company - £3.95 (no longer available)
Cardboard Elephant: Press Out Elephant bought from Muji in Cologne
Ribbon Covered 1: One of the decorations for Holden's 1st Birthday, handmade by covering a cardboard number 1 with different ribbons
Chalkboard: A4 Chalkboard from Typo in Australia - $5 
Hooks: Large Navy Blue Metal Hooks by Rie Elise Larsen from The Little Baby Company - £6.50 each (navy no longer available)
Laundry & Toy Baskets: Kusiner Mesh Baskets from Ikea
Wardrobe Cube Storage Unit: Phoenix 2x2 Cube Storage Unit from Argos - £24.99
Fabric Storage Cubes: Modular Blue Stars & Stripes 3 Storage Cubes from Argos - £7.49
Hanging Drawers: Skubb White 9 Compartment Storage from Ikea with 4 Skubb Boxes from Ikea (no longer available)


  1. So cute, and those numbered drawer handles are fab!! xxx

    1. Thank you; since the drawers were so plain I wanted to add something to them! x

  2. I'm still totally jealous of H's bedroom. I don't know what that says about me!!


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