New Orleans Jazz-Inspired Nursery for Baby Brooks

New Orleans Jazz-Inspired Nursery

Sweet baby Brooks is nearly 6 months old already!  How did that happen!?

He's still sleeping in the pack-n-play in mom and dad's room, which has given me ample time to get his nursery in tip-top shape.

Like his brother's nursery, I didn't want a room that screamed "baby!" Instead, I wanted something that will grow and adapt as Brooks does.

New Orleans Jazz-Inspired Nursery

I was inspired by the beautiful sounds of New Orleans in designing the space.  The theme is subtle, but encapsulates the charm that makes the Crescent City so unique.

I started with grey-blue walls, mimicking the rushing waters of the Mighty Mississippi.  The floor-length curtains are made of burlap, offering a casual, rustic feel.  The room is anchored with neutral grey Restoration Hardware rug.

The crib, changing table and leather chair are re-purposed from Beau's old nursery, while the end table and bookcase were leftovers from our guest room.  The only new "furniture" elements are a woven hamper and toy chest from Restoration Hardware.

New Orleans Jazz-Inspired Nursery

The decor is what really brings the nursery to life.  I clad a vintage mirror with burlap music note pennants, handmade by my amazing friend, Chriss.  On the opposite wall are two prints of antique New Orleans maps, framed in grey driftwood.

You'll find stuffed animals scattered about, with navy ticking stripe and Belgian linen bedding.  Shining over the space is a stunning Restoration Hardware chandelier that offers a warm glow and casual, rustic appeal.

Although he may not be the next Louis Armstrong, I hope the nursery will foster in Brooks the same love and appreciation for New Orleans jazz that I have!