YOU GUYS! It’s here…Holden’s mid-century modern nursery reveal. I am SO excited to show you Holden’s PRECIOUS little space aka Holden’s House! From the camo wall to the gorgeous acrylic crib to our favorite rocker, this is hands down our favorite room in the house. Holden and I have spent SO many hours cuddling, dancing, and bonding in this perfect little palace for our perfect little prince. I will list sources for everything throughout the post, including a giant list at the end. But first, make sure you check out some of my nursery design tips below and Asher’s black and white modern nursery that we also designed. ENJOY!
WHY A MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY?
The main question I receive is “who designed your nursery?” I actually designed both Asher’s Abode and Holden’s House. In both cases, I didn’t exactly execute my vision until a couple weeks prior to each of them being born, but hey, I do my best work under pressure. AND if you remember correctly, we didn’t find out the sex either time. It’s crazy how much each nursery perfectly fits the personality of each little buddy. So, why a mid-century modern nursery?
First of all, I knew I wanted a nursery that was not too baby-ish. Think functional, yet kid-friendly. I wanted to source beautiful pieces that could be used in the future in other rooms in the house. His dresser, mini library, and acrylic shelves can stay with him as he moves to a big boy room. Other pieces, such as the light fixture, daybed, and side table can be used ANYWHERE in our home. I looked at it as making an investment into our home, instead of purchasing pieces that could only be used in a nursery.
Modern nurseries are designed around simplicity and functionality. They are typically gender-neutral and tend to be more timeless than some of the other “nursery trends.” Sounds like an oxymoron, but modern design truly will stand the test of time! When designing a mid-century modern nursery, create a simple color palette and avoid a ton of clutter. In Holden’s nursery, I did add some whimsical details, such as the Hug Life light and the camo wall, but typically clean lines reign supreme. And remember, not everything has to be super matchy-matchy. You just want the colors and wood details to compliment each other. Speaking of wood…
NOT SO PRO TIP: MIX THOSE WOODS, ladies. As long as you limit it to 2-3 different types, mixing wood can create depth, interest, and warmth. In this room, walnut is my main wood, with raw maple and black hardwoods complimenting the space.
MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY: THAT CRIB THOUGH!
Do you guys remember Asher’s crib? It is literally one of the most gorgeous pieces of furniture I have ever laid eyes on. So, OF COURSE, I went straight to Ubabub for Holden’s crib. I LOVED their mid-century modern iron crib, but I feel like the walnut and acrylic Nifty Clear crib was exactly what I was looking for. The crib set the tone for the rest of the nursery. Walnut is HUGE this year. It really creates a softness and a warmth that create a calming atmosphere for a nursery.
Also, I stumbled across this Naturpedic Organic 2-stage crib mattress, and let me tell you, it is SO COMFY. And waterproof. Trust me, new mamas, this feature is worth ALL.THE.MONEY. Asher keeps asking me why Holden’s mattress is so much softer. Sorry, Pal. Again, it is pricy but well worth the extra money, because it will last Holden well into toddler-hood.
MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY: JACKSON ROCKER + OEUF LIBRARY
We FELL in love with Monte Design after we discovered the all white Joya Rocker. Monte is known for being beautiful, simple, and well-crafted. After Asher INSISTED on keeping his rocker, Monte was THE first website I visited after picking out the crib. How perfect is the Jackson Rocker for his mid-century modern nursery? The shiny chrome details mixed with the rich walnut wood and cozy gray fabic…I mean, SWOON!
I have been eyeing this Oeuf mini library for 3 years, and I FINALLY took the plunge! It is GORGEOUS. If you are not familiar with this brand, Oeuf’s (from their website) commitment to combining intuitive design, ecological and sustainable production with simple & clean style has made it one of the most respected and independent brands in the market. We also have the matching Rhea 6 drawer dresser in walnut, which is extremely functional and of course, beautiful. Make sure you check out the storage options for both pieces. Hashtag, we have no closet and need ALL the storage. I sourced the adorable details on the mini library from various different websites, which are linked in the widget at the beginning of this section.
Let’s talk about this modern clothing rail for a second. We do not have a closet in this room. I thought of this idea when designing Asher’s nursery and wanted to use it again for Holden’s room. Simple, functional, and oh so striking. It truly is a focal point of the room without taking away from some of the other stunning features. And of course, I want to display their cute outfits!
MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY: IS THAT A CAMO WALL?!
Yes, yall. How amazing is this wall? 22 feet of pure camo bliss. Once Holden moves upstairs, this room will become my office, and I cannot wait to stare at this wall all day long. The metallic overly is absolutely beautiful….seriously the most chic camo print I ever did see. We used this raw, oil-rubbed maple daybed for Asher’s nursery. It is perfect for story-time or feeding the babes in the middle of the night. We chose a modern barn door to keep the entrance to the room simple, yet functional. Do you see a theme here?
MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY: SHARE THE LOVE!
Well, that’s a wrap you guys! Thanks so much for sticking around to read the whole post…I hope you enjoyed it. Honestly, when it comes to design, in my opinion, rules are meant to be broken. Create a mood board with pieces you love and a space you envision. Then, go from there. It’s crazy how much each nursery fits each child, But, use them as an inspiration! You can purchase the big pieces before they arrive, then add details later. I LOVE the mid-century aspects of Holden’s House, but still wanted to add some whinsical details without it looking too baby-ish. My mother in law made a lot of these pillows, but I will link as many details I can in the widgets throughout the post. if you have ANY questions, please email me. I am happy to help! Lastly, don’t forget to PIN these photos to your nursery Pinterest board. Every image is pinnable! Thanks again and make sure you are following me on Insta!
MID-CENTURY MODERN NURSERY: DESIGN SOURCES
Jackson Rocker c/o Monte Design
Oeuf Rhea 6 Drawer Dresser (acts as our changing table as well)
Moooi Light (white with black cable…this light can be repurposed anywhere in the house)
Geometric Rug (Great price!)
Kalon Studios Daybed (another piece that can be repurposed)
36 Inch Round Silver Mirror (We put the black one in Asher’s room)
Modern Changing Pad (LIFESAVER! No cover required; simply wipe down)