Henry’s Flight Inspired Room with Classic Nursery Style

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Alexandra Walker of alex michele photography wanted to avoid a cartoonish or matchy-matchy room for her son, and instead created a beautiful space with classic nursery style and vintage details. She eventually decided on a flight theme after seeing some vintage hot air balloons, knowing the symbolism of flight, height, and soaring would be perfect for her precious little one. The soothing organic color palette of browns, creams, and hints of sage and blue is one that can grow with Henry as he gets older. Alexandra shared more about her sweet motivation in planning:

“I wanted his nursery to be something I would be excited to explain to friends and to him one day. I wanted to convey in the styling of his space that this little unborn Henry was so loved even before his was born, even before he was conceived. I wanted to be a mommy my entire life. Now that I had the opportunity to be one I was going to welcome him into the world with warmth and love.”

Alexandra had a set budget for the room and kept costs down by finding great pieces on Craigslist, like the Pottery Barn Kids changing station, side table, lamp, and all baskets and inserts! She helped make the room more personal by bringing in items that reflect where she and Henry’s father come from. Pinterest also provided a great resource. Alexandra shared:

Pinterest was such a helpful tool for me because out of thousands of possible designs I narrowed down what my eye enjoyed most, which was always that classic ‘teddy bear’ color palette- warm and neutral. I would recommend to any new mom (or current mom) to really identify with what colors you want, then style, then accessory components.”

To see all of the photos submitted, take a peek at the full gallery here!

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

Henry's flight inspired nursery

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Room Design and Photography: alex michele photography
Crib, Madison Changing Station, Bedding Side Table, Lamp, Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids
Crib Skirt: Country Chic Home Decor on Etsy
“On the night you were born” Artwork: PaperTwig on Etsy
Rocking Horse: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Burlap Curtains: World Market
Bronze Rocking Horse: Ebay
Silver Elephant, No Whining Sign: Ross
Frames: Pottery Barn Kids, Hallmark, and Hobby Lobby
Hot Air Balloon Mobile: Amazon
Over-sized Safety Pin: Ballard Designs
Heather Grey Sweater: Handmade by The Dainty Knit
Teddy Bears: Made by FAO Schwarz, found at Goodwill
It’s a Boy Henry poster: Lay Baby Lay
Newborn Images: Brittany Woodall from Baby As Art
Old books, Shoes: Family Heirlooms
POSTED IN: Real Nurseries

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Comments

  1. 1
    Alex says:

    AWWW thanks for featuring my little nuggets room! I LOVE IT! :)

  2. 2
    sarahlynn says:

    this is gorgeous. I am absolutely smitten with the air balloon models. henry is one lucky little dude to call this special place home. good job mama!

  3. 3
    lauren says:

    where is the crib sheet from? I love it!

  4. 4
    lisamarie says:

    Can you please tell us where the crib sheet is from? It is absolutely unique and amazing.

  5. 5
    Alex says:

    The crib sheet is from Pottery Barn Baby- they don’t sell it anymore, but you can find it on ebay probably!

  6. 6
    Amy Peltier says:

    This gender neutral nursery design is soooo precious! The hardest rooms to do are those without tons of color. You have to be very conscious of your textures and patterns to make the room come to life. My favorite part, the crib skirt and crib sheet. Just beautiful!

  7. 7
    Tiffany says:

    I love this nursery it’s just beautiful. This is my inspiration for my sons nursery. Could you tell me where the white rug is from? and the picture of the elephant hot air balloons?

  8. 8
    Abby says:

    I love this nursery! And I found the print for you, Tiffany…in case you were still wondering!

    http://society6.com/product/Flight-of-the-Elephants_Print

  9. 9
    Julie says:

    I would love to know where that rug is from! Is it as soft to lie on as it looks??