It can be hard to create and style a modern nursery for your baby especially with the advent of Social Media. There are so many choices, ideas and themes shown on Instagram and Pinterest. On the blog today, I am thrilled to showcase a modern, stylish nursery that has been designed so beautifully by one of our Brand Rep’s, Tegan Porter.
I am so lucky to have some incredible Brand Representatives at Baby Donkie who over have supported my shop over the years. One of my cherished Brand Rep’s, Tegan recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Flynn. I want to wish her the warmest congratulations to her and her family on his arrival. In preparation for Flynn’s arrival, Tegan designed and styled an incredible modern nursery. She has supported many local Australian businesses to style her newborn’s nursery and created an incredible space for Flynn.
Today on the blog, she has very kindly shared her favourite pieces, what was important to add to the nursery and her inspiration behind the nursery for Flynn.
Tegan’s Nursery Reveal – Modern and Stylish
Your inspiration, perhaps you started with one or 2 products or themes or colour and based your nursery around that?
I knew I wanted the nursery to be light and bright and add some colour for interest as I had done in Flynn’ sister Ivy’s room. I received the beautiful Olive branch print from Lauren at The Whimsical Wall so used that as my inspiration for the blue tones and botanical feel in the room. Anyone that has been following my feed for awhile will know I’m a big lover of mustard so I couldn’t not add some to the room too.
Nursery Must Have’s
I wanted the room to be practical and something that can easily be updated as Flynn grows. We have a day bed in the room that can be used when guests stay and it’s also a comfy space to read books.
This is also a space that we will spend a lot of time playing in so I have toys and books low to the ground for the kids to access. I also have a bookshelf filled with lots of beautiful books from our favourite Melbourne bookshop, Pickwick & Sprout.
Your favourite Piece
I think the Blond Noir Snowy River Wall Decals are a real feature piece and tie in well with so many other items in the room.
I also love the clothes rack. My Dad and sister made this when I was pregnant with my Daughter Ivy. She had it in her nursery and now Flynn has it in his. It’s a piece that I’m always asked about when it features in my photos.
Life before becoming a Mum
I’m a an Office Manager for a software company for my day job but am also qualified in event management.
Styling is my creative outlet!
Nursery Design Ideas
When creating a nursery and choosing a theme or colourway for the room, it is important to think about the years ahead. Do you want to keep re-styling the room as they grow and develop into a toddler and then child? It can be expensive to have to change up the room regularly.
Tegan has created a modern, whimsical and woodland themed nursery using functional yet stylish pieces of furniture and décor. They are perfect for newborns yet all the décor, prints and colours will work equally well for Flynn when is a toddler and a child.
In choosing prints, décor, wall decals that are modern, stylish yet whimsical you have the ability to broaden the age range of the room. By mixing up toys and books appropriate to the age of your child, you can create a room that works for well for the best part of their early years of childhood.
Thank you again so much Tegan for kindly showing us your gorgeous nursery for Flynn. I wish you so much happiness as a family of four and I think Flynn will be loving his room in years to come.
Dong- Maria xox
Product Guide List
Change Basket – Olli Ella from Baby Donkie
Cot – Mocka Australia
Rocking Chair – Mocka Australia
Day Bed – Ikea
Cot Sheet – Me and Baby Bird
Canopy – Spinkie Baby from Verde Baby
Canopy Garland – Realm Decor
Wall Decals – Blond Noir
Clothes Rack – Handmade by my Dad and Sister
Large Play Mat – Mikro
Play Mat under Play gym – Rudie Nudie
Play Gym – My Little Giggles
Change Table Drawers – eBay
Prints – The Whimsical Wall, State of Eden, Little Tin Lids, Infinite Design, Fizzy Pop and JemCreative
Wooden Décor – Head in the clouds studio, Three Wild Ones, Love Tildy, Woodland Ends, From The Art and One Spotty Dog
Wall Décor – Rhino Republic, Petite Decor and Isla and the Fox
Mobile – Willow Soy