Vintage NYC Travel Nursery

We love nurseries that tie in something personal to the family, like in this vintage travel themed nursery in New York City for baby Malachy. His parents, Robert and Kathleen, are photographers who love to travel, which served as the perfect inspiration for this beautiful space. Their own photographs from their travel provided much of the artwork. Dad Rob also wanted to tie in airplanes, which of course fits perfectly with a travel theme, but is also something he has loved since he was a child. Another adorable personalized touch is the name canvas, custom created by Kathleen, with their son’s name written across a map of Manhattan on the street they live on. There are a lot of vintage touches that complete the look, like the suitcase they found at a local flea market in their Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood and the postcards on the bulletin board above the crib. You can see more from this great space in the full gallery.

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Photography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers
Custom Name Canvas (with New York City Map in background): Custom Designed by Kathleen
Vintage Suitcase: Purchased at Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
Curtains: Duvet Cover from Restoration Hardware made into curtains
Small Canvas Images (next to mirror): Photos taken by Robert & Kathleen in Venice, Italy and Nevada
Vintage Postcards (NYC and Travel):
Vintage Letter Sheet (on bulletin board): Chelsea Market
Armoire, Changing Table, Crib, Airplane Mobile, Typewriter Mirror: Restoration Hardware
Rug, Bulletin Board: Pottery Barn
Lamp: Ikea
Chair: West Elm
Travel Hatboxes, Yellow Airplane, Airplane Stool: Home Goods
Vintage Pentax: Purchased at an Estate Sale
Small suitcase (on armoire): Actually a case for a typewriter

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  1. 1

    Malachy’s Nursery was featured on On To Baby!! Check it out here!!

  2. 2

    absolutely love this! Kudos, Robert & Kathleen… it looks amazing!

  3. 3

    very cool theme! it can grow with him.

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    Lisa says:

    Adorable and creative.

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    lemerba says:

    What a great room! It has interest and sophistication and it’s baby friendly. I love it!

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    Mary says:

    Beautiful room. What is the name of the paint color?? Thanks

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    Meigan says:

    Yes- can I please get the paint color? Love this room!!

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    Mary Pike says:

    I love this nursery. Do you know the name of the paint you used and who makes it? Thank you so much!

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    PiperFerguson says:

    we decorated my son’s room with planes, too. I would love to know where you got the airplane stool. My daughter has a similar one with an owl on it and they are great!