nursery inspiration: for a little man

We find out the gender of Baby K on April 28th, and I am over the moon excited to know!! I've already dreamed up two nurseries in my head, one for a little boy and one for a little girl. I thought I'd be more gender neutral, but I'm finding that I have two totally different versions depending on what we're having. So I thought it might be fun to share my inspiration for each, before we find out which direction we'll be going! Our house was built in 1904 and is a farmhouse style home, and as we renovate and redecorate we are working towards bringing that historic, farmhouse character out. So while my taste in decor has gotten more minimalistic over the years, I still really love incorporating vintage elements throughout our house to match the era in which it was built. You can also see straight into the nursery from our living room, so it's important to me that regardless of whether it's a boy's room or girl's room, the overall look of the room flows with our current living room decor (which is very cozy, neutrals, vintage-inspired, simple.)

We've already decided on a paint color, and it's a creamy, pretty off-white called "Dogwood Blossom" from Porter Paints. I'm super thrilled with it and can't wait to get the walls painted so we can start really decorating! Once we find out, of course :)

For a boy's nursery, I've decided on a classic americana theme. Think cool old flag hung over the crib, a big glass jar full of beat up baseballs (which I already have, from my husband's childhood), a giant framed book page from a classic story, like Tom Sawyer, and other cool, vintage-y elements throughout. It will easily age as the little guy grows, and it's grown-up enough to be on display from the living room. Here's a little inspiration board I put together for my vision. We already have a few things, like the baseballs, that Lindsay Letters print and some amazing handmade wooden cars and trucks I picked up at a consignment sale. I'm more than a little sad that that AMAZING mid-century rocking chair from Urban Outfitters is sold out--it's exactly what I'm looking for. Holla if you see one on eBay! And we're getting the Sundvik IKEA crib regardless of girl or boy :)


Did you have a themed nursery? Any other vintage-inspired nursery lovers out there? I'd love to hear your ideas!