Home Tour: A Homemade Nursery at the Beach

Gabrielle Blair

Talented photographer Brit Mann made this pretty, sun-filled nursery for her daughter, Juniper -- June for short (which is one of my favorite names, wink). She says it's her favorite room in the house and I'm not surprised one bit. It looks like a lovely place to spend the day.

Brit was going for a fun beachy feel because they live super close to the ocean. I think it was definitely successful. I can't wait for you to see the rest of the images.

Almost every item in the room is vintage, handmade, or reclaimed -- adding love and personality to every detail. The changing table was a hand-me-down from Brit's cousin. Her mom painted it a sunny yellow/orange while baby Juniper was in the NICU.

This darling bunting was made from scraps of fabric left over from the baby quilt.

Starfishes add another beachy touch. And I love the oversize canvas print of the baby!

Brit found the Stokke crib on craigslist -- she was especially excited when she realized it was the same crib used by the Novogratz family on Nine By Design.

Here's a detail of the baby quilt, which was made by Brit's stepmom. The fabric line is Mendocino, by Heather Ross. Who can resist mermaids?

The sweet alphabet poster is by Anna Bond via Rifle Paper Co.

Because they live by the beach, their house receives many visitors. So the nursery doubles as a guest space. Brit and her husband Grant stripped and stained a twin bed frame that's been in their family for years. Then they added a trundle bed underneath.

The milky stain works well with the crib. Brit's mom made the octopus pillow and the seahorse pillow is from Humble Collection. The white quilted bedding is IKEA. Brit has had the orange glass lamp since college and says it's a perfect night light for late-night diaper changes.

The beautiful Time Out chair was made for baby Juniper by Grandpa. The handmade nurse doll was a gift from Grandma. The curtains were made from Garnet Hill sheets. And the Scandinavian-looking print is a nod to their family heritage.

Brit said the challenge was to make the very small space as functional and as pretty as possible, all on a tight budget. I'd say the challenge was successfully completed! And doesn't Baby June look adorable in her sweet mermaid dress? Too cute!

A big thanks to Brit, Grant, and Juniper for sharing their nursery with us. What a lovely space.


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