Creating a space for Baby Faxén

It's crazy to think that baby Faxén will be making his debut any day now. If he doesn't come on his own, the current plan is to get induced this Sunday evening... wish us luck! Before he arrives, I thought it would be fun to share photos of the nursery (aka oversized closet) I designed for our little man. 

I often go back and forth between wanting to make bolder statements with color and conversely being drawn to the clean and calming look of a fresh white wall. To get out of my comfort zone, I decided to go a little bolder for our boy (especially considering he's a child) and liven it up with color. We chose this muted blue from Benjamin Moore (the name is escaping me but I'm looking it up) and we're really pleased with it. It was a recommendation from a good friend who has it in her own bedroom. That said, it is definitely one of those colors that's versatile and can look both playful and mature depending on the furniture and styling around it.

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In terms of furniture, I chose this Cargo White dresser from Land of Nod (now Crate Kids) as it's another versatile piece that he'll be able to use throughout his adolescence. I love the brass handles and the craftsmanship - it's definitely a solid casegood. 

For his crib we went with the Sparrow by Oeuf, which I was able to snag for a sale price on Wayfair.com. It's made of birch wood and is another item we plan on reusing if we end up having another or more (!) babies. I like how sturdy, functional and eco-friendly it is. I had to get an all natural, organic sheepskin in there (I love them) and plan to use it for tummy time like my husband's family does with their children in Sweden. Speaking of, I found his elephant lumbar pillow at Svensk Tenn, a Scandinavian design landmark founded in 1924. This elephant print was one of their very first and most iconic prints to date so of course, I had to inject that ode to Sweden in there :) The classic crib sheet is by one of my favorites, Aden & Anais. I'm a sucker for stripes...

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We were able to repurpose this Dhurrie flatweave rug I purchased from Serena & Lily to help round out the blue in the room, and I love how it looks with the beautiful handmade play gym my good friend Kelsey made us.