In case you haven’t heard, on August 22nd I gave birth to my little baby boy Theodore. Prior to his arrival, I decorated his nursery to match a passion I hope we will share someday: visiting national parks.
The national parks are where I feel most like myself, most free and most in touch with nature. I hope that as my baby boy grows into a man he finds the same peace in the parks and grows a desire to protect the outdoors. And yes, Teddy is named after Theodore Roosevelt for his role in protecting wildlife and public lands.
I started designing the space with this piece of art from Woodensense. I’ve actually had it since 2017 and it’s brought me so much happiness that I wanted to hand it down to my baby boy. It’s what faces you head on when you walk into the room and hangs above Teddy’s changing table. Here‘s something adorable- Teddy loves being on his changing table. I call it his “happy place”. As we change him he stares at this piece of art and smiles as I tell him about all of the amazing, beautiful places we will go together.
I found an adorable mountain print called “Rocky Mountain” that was available in different forms of decor on multiple sites. I got the crib sheet and changing table cover from Milk Snob. I also have a matching car seat cover I ordered from them too. The blue/green/grey tones matched perfectly with the art that inspired the entire room.
Our main furnishings are a 6-drawer dress, a crib and a changing table in dark grey from Storkcraft.
I am not a fan of traditional nursery chairs and I knew I was going to spend most of my time snuggling Teddy on my comfy sectional in my living room anyway so I wanted a rocking chair that was aesthetically pleasing and would really make the nursery look cute. I fell in love with this green velvet rocking chair from Wayfair. It is so comfy and easy to clean spit up off of.
A lantern lamp was the perfect light to go with this room’s theme. I found it on Etsy!
The ottoman was a Home Goods find my mom picked up and I also found the side table (that I am obsessed with!) at Home Goods. The side table had the perfect “this wood just got delivered right from the forest” look I was going for. The book on top of the table is the very first book I got for Teddy and I purchased it at Haleakalā National Park on Maui.
Oh, and the baskets under the changing table are from Home Goods too. Baskets are pricey so I only get them discounted.
Also on the floor, you’ll find the cutest plush campfire from Crate & Barrel.
Last but not least, we hung a mirror above the dresser. It’s from Amazon and I absolutely love it.
In the future I plan to help Teddy keep track of all of his national parks visits with a special collection in his room. I love this idea of collecting magnets and putting them all up on the wall!
I hope you enjoy. As always, if you have any questions, send me a DM on Instagram!
Camping lovers, you’ll be thrilled to know Santa has a vintage trailer and he set up camp at Scottsdale Fashion Square for the holiday season. You can visit camping Santa all the way through Christmas Eve.
My 3-month-old Teddy and I got the opportunity to pay him a visit and we now have a photo to cherish forever! You can get a closer look at our visit if you watch this Instagram reel.
Santa will sit in front of his trailer solo but surrounded by all his camping gear from a lantern and cooler to his fishing gear and, of course, a campfire.
COVID safe protocol is in effect, so you will be distanced from Santa and anyone above age two will need to wear a mask. There is hand sanitizer available upon entry and Santa will be wearing a mask while guests sit six feet away from him.
Reservations are recommended. You can make them and learn more about COVID protocol here.