21 August, 2014

Twin Nursery // Jamie & Lucas' Room

My boys are going to turn 4 years old in just over a months time.  This time of year always has me thinking just how quickly the year has flown and how quickly they are growing up.

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew exactly how I wanted my nursery to look and feel, right down to the cot being featured in the middle of the room with a rug to pull it all together and a reading nook in the corner.

Looking back, this suprises me as it was really the first room in the house in which I had a crystal clear vison of how it would turn out.  Its not like I had conciously been thinking about it (with the exception of my cot), it was actually a really natural process.  Before this room became the nursery, I spent hours in here as I am lucky enough to work from home - maybe I had subconciously been planning the whole time?

And then there were two.....We found out at 6 weeks that we were having twins.  Both Paul and I were really excited and took the news in our stride, although apparently my face told a different story (for the first month or so anyway).

So, with all the reminiscing, I thought I'd share Jamie & Lucas' room - hopefully it provides some inspiration if you are about to start planning or redecorating a nursery or kids bedroom.

The reading nook was a really important part of the room design as I was bought up with a reading a book before bed and I really wanted to instill this in my kids bedtime routine.  The chair is actually looking a little worse for wear now and we are about to substitute it with their teepee.

We used the Ribba Picture Ledge from Ikea to create the book shelves.

I had trouble finding a change table as I really wanted one that was front facing with plenty of room for creams, lotions and nappies.

We found this one at Baby Road and loved it as the change table frame can be removed when you're finished with it.  This range is manufactured by a local carpenter for Baby Road and we were able to have it stained to match the colour of the cots.

I got the idea for this DIY Baby Mobile from a friend from my Mother's Group.  

A friend of hers had organised this as an activity at her baby shower - each guest made a different coloured ball for the baby.  I was so excited when I found out that it was handmade that I ran out to my local specialty wool store - who knew?! and made one immediately.  I will share the DIY steps in another post.

Wooden Letters  //  3 for $10

Wooden Ampersand  // try this link for similar options
Vintage Metal Lilliput Robot  //  $11.95

Bunting  // I can't recall where ours was from, but this is similar

Measuring Tape Growth Chart  //  $55.36
Deer Head  //  $60.50

Jamie & Lucas were super lucky to get these vintage cars for their Christening from some gorgeous friends of ours - they now take pride of place in their room. Try here for a similar one.

Lastly, I fell in love with the bed linen from By Nord. Infact, that's a whole other blog post - their collections and asthetic is divine.  

There haven't been many changes to the room in 4 years except, we have removed the change table frame from the dresser and we have converted the Leander Cots to Junior Beds.

This is their first night in a "big" boy bed - that was about a year and a half ago.  This bed comes with an extension kit so we have extended them out.  I think they'll have another year in these beds at least.

If you have any questions or comments, please drop me a line...

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