Guest Picks: A Nursery Starts With Art

I often get asked how I come up with my nursery style ideas, and the answer is that I almost always begin with a single inspirational bit. In my daughter’s nursery, it had been her drapes; in her big girl room, it had been her rug. But among my favourite items to use as a jumping-off point is art. The lion print by Lizzy Stewart is a perfect example: It’s serious style and a beautiful color palette. Read on to see the space it inspired. — Lauren from A Lovely Life


The Lions Laugh Giclee Print by Lizzy Stewart – GBP 22

This print would be ideal for a girl’s or boy’s room. It’s a terrific jumping-off point for any tiny space.


Crib Sheet, Stripes by Iviebaby – $45

Support handmade! These crib sheets are simple and lovely and available in an assortment of colorways.


Sniglar Crib – $69.99

Simple, contemporary and inexpensive, the Ikea Sniglar simply needs some pretty sheets to dress this up.

Solvej Swings

Baby Swing Organic – $198.93

Made from wood and natural hemp, this swing is the bee’s knees!

Best Deal Furniture

Ferrat Pyramid Daybed – $7,919.68

As a reading nook or toddler mattress, this pyramid daybed would make a lovely spot to curl up.

YCN Shop

Slingshot, Red – GBP 50

This tiny slingshot made by Christopher Jarratt will make a lovely bit of art on the wall.


Rattan Armchair

Each nursery needs a one-of-a-kind something, in this way vintage rattan armchair from Edmond.

YCN Shop

Jumbo Bubble Kite – GBP 15

These kites made by Daniel Frost will make a stunning art setup. Or you could take them out for a spin on a windy day.


Wooden Pull Toy, Leo the Lion by Toporko – $40

This little lion is handmade and obviously perfect in every way.


Vintage Metal Globe by, Albatross – $68

I love to use globes in kids’ rooms; they seem good, they’re fun and they’re educational too.

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Rhino Riik Blue – EUR 24.95

This whimsical rhino could easily become your child’s best pal.


Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere Wall Hanging by Little Intelligent Studio – $85

This is a perfect piece of handmade art for your little stargazer.


Dhoku Killim Blob

I love this rug has a subdued color palette but with a fresh and picture pattern.


Gorgeous Paper Leaf Mobile by Sugar and Spice Studios – $35

This gorgeous leafy cellphone is guaranteed to keep your infant’s mind amused.

Pottery Barn Kids

Comfort Grand Swivel Glider – $950

Classic and comfortable, this glider will last through several nursery decor transitions.


Vintage Wicker and Wood Cabinet by Hindsvik – $325

A beautiful midcentury wicker cabinet would be ideal for storing clothing, toys or gear.


Yellow Love PIllow by Honey Pie Design – $35

This pillow says it all — and also in a sunny colour.


Yellow Garland by Fairyfolk – $30

Hang this pretty garland here , there or anywhere.


Cotton Tile Throw – $168

This is a cozy throw for mama in colors.

Brook Farm General Store

Rope Basket – $165

Toys in this cozy woven basket.

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