Finding a theme for a baby boy nursery can be slightly more difficult than it is for baby girls. But that doesn’t mean the rooms are any less cute! Exhibit A? This North Carolina nursery themed after the place where mom & dad met, fell in love, and now live! We love how Ashley, of The Graceful Host, came up with this creative and unique theme and incorporated it in beautiful subtle details. Everything came together to create a clean, modern, and most importantly, heartfelt space.
Flash forward to 2016, and we finally welcomed home our sweet baby boy, Ryan Elliott Cash. When I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to design a nursery. Our house has a very hand-me-down feel since most of the furniture has come from my parents or have been things we’ve picked up along the way. So the nursery was my chance to design a room that felt cohesive and fresh.
I have to be honest, when we found out the baby was a boy I was completely stumped on the nursery design. I really didn’t know where to start, as the internet isn’t exactly full of baby boy inspiration. So, I started to piece together ideas that I liked from various magazines, blogs, and experiences. But I’m a girl who loves a theme – I needed a theme. I stumbled upon a stitched pillow from Cat Studio and thought this is it! This pillow of North Carolina served as the inspiration for the nursery. There was a ton of symbolism in this decision. North Carolina is our home. The place where we met and fell in love. The place where we started our lives together. The place where we welcomed our baby and started our family. With this idea in mind we filled the nursery with prints of our home state and sentiments all about travel. The pillow still serves as a centerpiece in the room and it’s my very favorite thing we’ve ever purchased.
The crowns on the nursery on the wall and on the bookshelves are a nod to Charlotte, NC, our new hometown, which is called the “Queen City.”