Baby Bear Den // Boy Nursery Inspiration - Lynzy & Co.

Baby Bear Den // Boy Nursery Inspiration

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

This is one of my favorite nurseries to date. I love the rustic feel to it and all the unique products that Kate featured within it! Keep reading to find out her inspiration behind the room and the sources! Kate is the photography producer for the Kohler company and took all of these images herself. 

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

What was your inspiration for this nursery design?

The inspiration behind the design of the nursery was influenced by my own childhood. My family had a cabin in northern Wisconsin (also known as the northwoods or up north), and I spent most of my summers as a child exploring those woods, gazing at stars, or hanging out on the lake. When I think about spending this summer with my first born, I imagine bringing him “up north”. I know reality is I’ll probably be living in this room, so why not turn it into a cozy lodge.

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Describe the process of putting the nursery together. Did you renovate/paint beforehand? Were there any DIY projects involved? 

We live in a house that was built in 1998. I’m a sucker for vintage things and old architecture, and the newer house lack a lot of character. We painted the oak woodwork white, replaced the dated ceiling fan with a simple drum pendant, and painted the walls a neutral “grayeige” (beige and gray). I knew regardless of boy or girl, I wanted an outdoors kind of team. I did however wait until our 20 week ultrasounds to find out if the accent color would be green or peach.

Dresser – Found at a local antique store. Was already in great shape, with dovetail cornered drawers, and nice little front details. I lined the drawers with a fun black and white wall paper, and cut sheets of ¼ inch MDF down and made adjustable drawer dividers to fit baby clothes and accessories. The close are only going to get bigger, and I didn’t want to permanently glue in dividers and ruin the dresser.

Shelves – Planed down rough cut black walnut lumber pieces (a friend of mine did this step). I polyurethaned them and used brackets I found at ikea for dirt cheap to hold them up. Note: if installing while 8 months pregnant, use a ladder, the swivel chair is very unsafe… LOL)

Blanket Crate – Found an old bottle crate (again at my favorite antique shop), polyurethaned heavily, then added a piece of old fire house for handle. (found the firehouse at an estate sale years ago for $5, and it’s been in my garage for a while).

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Baby Bear Den // Baby boy nursery inspiration by Kate Mueller

Please list out the sources for the nursery 

Crib – Graco Lauren Crib 

Rug // Inspiration – West Elm – Kasbah Rug    Cost Savings AlternativeTarget – Aztec rug

Chair // Inspiration – Pottery Barn Comfort Swivel Rocker           Cost Savings Alternative – $360 Costco (seriously, total fluke)

Ottoman – Target Ottoman

Sheep Skin Rug – Pottery Barn Sheep Skin Rug

Stripped Throw – is actually a Zara Scarf (bought it the weekend before I found out I was pregnant last fall, it’s super large and soft) Zara Scarf – not the exact, but similar

Pillow – Have Both Land of Nod Pillow – Raccoon

Land of Nod  Pillow – Bear

Blanket in crate – Land of Nod – Animal Acres Blanket

Goose Night Light – Was mine as a child (similar here)

Change table under window – Old Doctor’s office chart, Dresser, Umbrella holder (stand that goose night light sits on), Workshop bench – All found at my favorite local Antique shop – The Red Rooster – Plymouth Wisconsin

Handmade receiving blanket, wool animal head collections (similar here)– Gifts from friends

Art work – Photograph of the North Woods sky, and an old outhouse we had at our cabin. Frame on shelf with dancing bears reminds me one of my favorite childhood books, the teddy bear’s picnic.

 

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  1. I absolutely LOVE the artwork above the crib…my son’s nursery is a woodland theme and I would love to know where that is from?! It is so cute!

  2. I LOVE that goose lamp. You had it when you were a kid? How fun! I love this nursery. It is so “up north” as you said. Totally up my alley!

  3. I love this nursery! We are working on getting our baby’s nursery set up before he arrives in August. I have been wanting to create a nursery that isn’t too baby-ish so that it can grow with him. I love all the details you used! And the closet is so organized! What a great idea to use an IKEA shelf in there.