Cool Rustic Nursery Design

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Cool, Modern Rustic Nursery Decor Designed by decorator, Sherry Hart for a Baby Boy

Cool, Modern Rustic Nursery Decor Designed by decorator, Sherry Hart for a Baby Boy

This baby's cool, rustic nursery design is anything BUT traditional but without a doubt, it is gorgeous and the eclectic decor works! It's the opinion of interior designer, Sherry Hart that many modern parents prefer to create a space that is unique, streamlined and to bypass the froufrou.

The vintage barn boards on the wall behind the crib are certainly not fancy as some wooden wall coverings.

Cool Baby Boy Rustic Nursery Design Ideas

Nor are they indicative of an exclusive farming or farm animals theme; they are just perfect for the space.

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The mom and dad-to-be sought the professional decorator, Sherry's, advice on converting their guest bedroom into a nursery for their baby boy that was not themed but interesting with architectural features.

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With plans to decorate a gender neutral nursery, the reason for not going full steam ahead into a full makeover was so that changing the bedroom back into a guest room would be quick and easy when time came to resell. The existing colors and architectural features from the guest bedroom days didn’t present any problems as evidenced in the pictures of the baby's room.

Cool Color Scheme for a Rustic Nursery Design

The basic color palette of the nursery has wood tones and shades silver gray and yellow blended with modern graphic patterns that accent the rustic pieces.

And speaking of color; the Goldenrod yellow paint color of the nursery’s ceiling is a delight giving the baby’s room a bright, sunny atmosphere. At night or on cloudy days when more light is needed, the ceiling light fixture that was made from an old basket brightens the space.

Rustic Elements

The most outstanding rustic feature of the room would be the barn doors that were found years ago at an antique shop. Previously used as a headboard for the guest bed, they now serve as a backdrop for the baby’s crib. Elements that complement the rough wood of the doors would be the woven basket light fixture cover, the nubby fabric of the masculine pouf with a old western look and the faux bearskin area rug.

Modern Elements

The abstract animal print of the fabric used to make throw pillows and a custom shower curtain in an adjacent bathroom are in direct contrast with the earthy elements in the room. The contemporary design adds pops of color that are lively, fun and oh, so cool, while seamlessly stitching together the rustic and modern features.

Splurges and Thrifty Finds for a Baby Boy Nursery Design

There are many interesting contrasts to be admired in this project including the unique baby nursery ideas that bring together (at the very least) two unique styles of decor.. But wait until you hear how inexpensive some of the pieces were! As an example, there is the $1 chalkboard that was bought at a yard sale and custom nursery curtains sewn from drop cloths picked up at Home Depot. The lovely crib was one of the parents’ few splurges although I would hardly call it a "splurge" when such frugal choices went into the rest of the room’s furnishings and decorations.

Regardless of the price of the finds, the items fill the room atmosphere and personality to spare. In addition to the clever items mentioned above, there is a gazelle head made of papier-mâché found at Anthropologie, an abacus from CB2, inexpensive lighting from Target, shelves from Ikea and a baby mobile found at West Elm that was originally marketed as a holiday decoration.

The decorator, Sherry Hart, who was responsible for this rustic nursery design, is having a lovely year! Her home is to be featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine in May which is so exciting! And I can't wait to see more of her amazing, eclectic nurseries!

If you would like to see more of Sherry's work, I'm sure she would love to have you visit her blog,
Design Indulgence
or her website Sherry Hart Designs when you leave Unique Baby Gear Ideas.

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Very cute
by: Ruby

I would love to have some authentic barn doors to include in my decorating project. Since I'm not that fortunate my husband has been coaxed into putting his woodworking skills to work in building something similar using boards from wooden pallets. Thanks so much to Sherry and Unique Baby Gear Ideas for sharing these ideas.

Rocking chair
by: Anonymous

Love the nursery, where did you get the rocking chair?

by: Raleah

Very unique!

so unique!
by: Christina Sylvester Skinner

Love how the crib looks like it's in front of a barn door. The colors and accent pieces are great! That basket hanging from the ceiling is so cool!

by: Cerrisse Wood

I love this look, very cool.

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by: anna t.

I like your design & voted for you.

rustic nursery
by: sherry hart

Thank you SO much for featuring my nursery! I had a blast helping Mande and Joe put it together!

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