Baby Shane's Vintage Modern Nursery Tour July 09 2016, 0 Comments

Pierre Paulin Chair Baby Bjorn Nursery Design Art for Kids Interior Design

We were invited into 7 week old Baby Shane's beautiful home by his parents, Alison and Faiz, to take a tour of his nursery and how they designed the space. Their style is a mix of vintage and modern pieces that carry through a color palette of plum, whites, greys with mediterranean blue, avocado, orange accents. 

The Living Room Sets the Tone

When we walk into their home, we get a feel for the couple's sense of style and colour. Above the fireplace, is a painting by Rowell Newton Bowles. Classic and iconic the Little Globe chair, designed by Pierre Paulin in 1959 for the Dutch furniture manufacturer Artifort, stands opposite of Baby Shane chilling in his Baby Bjorn bouncer balance chair. His mom purchased the beautifully hand made carpet on a trip to Morocco. 


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A Vintage Modern Nursery

We love the feeling of calm when we step into Baby Shane's nursery. Soft accents from the living room's color palette carry through to the nursery. There is also an element of fun added in with pops of bright color from pieces around the room.

The modern crib has a natural wood finish that contrasts beautifully with the white edges. The baby change table is converted from a vintage dresser that Alison's mother stencilled in avocado and mediterranean blue, reminiscent of the watercolor painting by Rowell Newton Bowles in the living room.

A diaper genie is placed off to the side of the change table but within close reach making for easy changes throughout the day (and night).


Art display shelf Elephant by Anne Luxton and collectiblesBaby announcement hand painted ceramic tile 

Art and Keepsakes Shelf

A shelf is centered above the change table and baby's crib. Creating a sense of balance and cohesion between the two larger furniture pieces.

The artwork featured on the shelf is Anne Luxton's Elephant, Fine Art Print from, a gift she received at her baby shower. This piece is extra special to Alison, because her best friend is the artist's daughter. They grew up together in Southwestern Ontario before moving to Toronto.

There are also some vintage keepsakes on the shelf such as Alison's hand painted birth announcement on a framed ceramic tile. On the other side of the fine art print is a black and white photograph of Alison's father, Shane, when he was about 10 years old, who the baby was named after.


Vintage Modern Nursery Baby Room George Nelson Bubble Lamp

A Calming Place to Nurse

The modern grey with white piping wingback glider sits beside the window where the natural light comes in. Grey triangle decals create a patterned feature wall behind it. 

The round side table is an antique given by Alison's mother. A Canadian pine antique bench sits in the corner as a book stand. Above it, a painting hangs on the wall, painted by Faiz and Alison's nephew, who is 3, with his nanny.

Edna's Room Nursery Artwork Bird

Alpaca Argentina Charm  Curious George H.A. Rey Baby Shower Gift

Pops of color

In the window hangs a souvenir baby Shane's grandparents bought when travelling to Argentina. It is handmade of felt and knitted wool and adds bright colours; pinks blues, greens and oranges that shine through the soft light of the window's pull down shade.


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Every nursery needs storage. A grey whale laundry bin and mouse storage caddy are cute solutions that keep nursing accessories within arm's reach and all those little baby clothes out of sight when they've been worn.


Baby shane newborn photo

Enda's Room Limited Edition Print Elephant

Baby Shower Gifts 

Alison was given some lovely shower gifts. The monkey hanging on the crib was given as a gift with a Curious George book. 

Art makes a wonderful shower gift for someone special, such as Anne Luxton's Elephant framed Fine Art Print.

Black & white art cards keep babies enthralled by their high contrast designs. Babies only see black, white and shades of grey when they are first born.

Little toes fit into these adorable Canadian made minimocs and little rabbit rattle were given at her baby shower. 



Product Collage edna's room art for babies, children

Sources for Baby Shane’s nursery

The Nursery Collage

1 • Mon Bebe Everston Modern Wingback Glider

2 • Shiver Penguin by Jelly Cat

3 • Pendant George Nelson Bubble Lamps

4 • Mouse Storage Caddy by 3 Sprouts

5 • Anne Luxton’s Elephant Framed Fine Art Print

6 • Whale laundry basket by TM Designs

7 • Baby Bjorn Original Carrier

8 • Baby Letto Lolly 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

9 • Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft (Grey/Rust Cotton) 

10 • Olli & Lime Triangle Wall Decals (Grey) 

Additional Sources:

Living Room

Little Globe Chair by Pierre Paulin 

Moroccan handmade carpet


Carter’s Zoo Garden Fitted Crib Sheet

Change table Converted Vintage dresser hand stencilled  

Picture Shelf West Elm, Deep Picture Ledge

Diaper Genie

Pops of Color

Alpaca hanging pendant from Argentina

Curious George Original Book

Baby Shower Gifts

Anne Luxton’s Elephant Framed Fine Art Print

Wee Gallery Art Cards For Baby

Baby Moccasins by Minimoc

Fidoodle Rabbit Rattle by Mini Mioche

Mommy & Baby Shane 

Aden and Anais Silky Soft Swaddle

Original Photography by Kelly Kirkpatrick & Annie Duong (Bird Painting, Alpaca Pendant, Art Cards for Baby)

Newborn photo by Alison Curry