Botanical Nursery with Embellished Draperies from The House That Lars Built

Abigail Sawyer | 02 Feb 2018 | Nursery

If there’s anyone we’ve been dying to see style a nursery (or any room for that matter!), it’s Brittany from The House that Lars Built. Brittany is a design and DIY blogger known for whimsical projects, an affinity for rainbows and all around great style. When we found out that she was expecting a little one, we couldn’t wait to see what inspiring wonderland she would dream up for her baby boy.

We were honored to partner with Brittany on her Studio Window Makeover last year (also featured here) and jumped at the chance to help with her nursery makeover.

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When Brittany found out that she was expecting a little boy, she decided to think outside the box for his space and style – not just limiting it to things emblazoned with “Lil Slugger.”

Brittany from The House that Lars Built looking out window in nursery with pinch pleat curtains and white roller shades

The nursery started as a beige blank canvas with old vertical blinds that needed to go. (To everyone reading this – vertical blinds for small windows are a no-no!)

House that lars built nursery before and after, blue walls with painted fruit tree murals vs. beige room with broken vertical blinds

Brittany worked with designer Danielle to ditch the verticals and get a clean slate with Premium Solar Roller Shades.

Hands holding sheer white linen roller shade fabric sample

Brittany Says:

I love the idea of being able to control the light with some sort of sun-filtering system. Danielle recommended their Premium Solar Roller Shades. This is what we have installed in our studio and I LOVE them so much. Rollers it was! I wanted a color and pattern compatible with the palette I was working with so Danielle sent me sample options in a variety of colors and textures. In the end, I chose an off-white textured pattern, Sarasota Off White, as I thought it would add a nice texture and keep it fitting with the rest of the room.

window over changing table with sheer white roller shades and cream pinch pleat curtains with red fringe trim

The cordless lift means that Brittany can just tug on the end to raise and lower, plus it’s a safer choice for kids.

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Brittany Says:

“The beautiful part of the rollers is that they’re cordless so all you have to do is pull it and then lift it to bring it back up. So easy. Being so close to the changing table, I knew it would be important to not have some long cords hanging off that baby could potentially play with.”

To add some softness and the ability to block out light, Brittany layered Easy Classic Pleat Draperies in Gent Bisque on top. The curtains have a blackout liner, so Brittany can switch from glowy filtered light from the roller shades to complete blackout for nap time.

Closeup shot of pinch pleat curtains from and natural wood curtain rod with painted white dots

Handmade Details for a Nature-Inspired Nursery

Brittany put her crafty skills to work to give the curtains an extra pop of personality. She sewed some red and white fringe trim on the inner edge to tie into other red accents in the room.

Corner of baby boy nursery with rattan owl hamper, painted orange tree wall mural and cream blackout curtains

Brittany decked out the rest of the nursery with charming details like a plant and bird mural custom painted by her intern.

closeup of nursery window with fruit tree and bird mural, white linen curtains with blackout lining

The delicate checkerboard rug adds some subtle visual interest, and the handmade sailboat mobile will give the little guy something to look up at as he drifts off to sleep.

Whimsical nursery with turned wood crib, blue and white checkerboard rug, cream blackout curtains and toys strewn on floor

Closeup of nursery with white painted wood crib, pear tree and bird mural painted on wall and ship mobile

Brittany painted this flea market cubby piece a dark blue and its perfect for displaying stuffed animals and other goodies.

Kids room storage with large wood furniture piece with cubbies to hold stuffed animals, baby shampoo and books

Corner of nursery with white crib, floral wall mural and navy blue cubby furniture with storage for toys.

Closeup of vignette in baby boy nursery with mountain painting, red Edison bulb light and storage for toys and supplies.

We love the collected look that the unique accessories give to the nursery. Brittany’s little one is going to be a lucky boy!

Baby boy nursery with changing table and doll of man in swimming outfit next to custom linen drapes.

Get The Look:

Brittany decked her charming nursery windows with Premium Solar Roller Shades in Sarasota Off White, and Easy Classic Pleat Draperies in Gent Bisque.

To get started with your project, check out our guide – How to Measure for Roller Shades.

See the full nursery reveal over at The House That Lars Built: Baby’s Full Nursery Reveal.

Nursery with blue and white checkerboard rug and white changing table under window with white roller shades and cream pleated curtains with red fringe.

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    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw