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Archer’s Nursery with the Land of Nod (plus a giveaway!)

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Today I’m excited to share Archer’s nursery tour! But more specifically I wanted to tell you what I learned from designing my second baby’s nursery and give a few practical tips that you can implement too.  And naturally I want to spoil you rotten with a fab giveaway to boot!

Archer's nursery with the Land of Nod featuring the Anderson dresser and striped rug. Big apple inspired nursery, red blue, boy nursery, baby boy www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

You’ll probably remember my posts on nursery design here and here. But beyond the design, I bumped into a couple of key issues. When you’ve got another  baby on the way, odds are that you’re going to reuse a lot of the same things from the first one. I had saved practically everything from when Jude was a baby, with the exception of the crib which had long ago gone on to glory. Heck, I still had diapers in my old diaper bag, for Pete’s sake!  But there were a couple of areas where I realized that we were going to have to find some design solutions.

Archer's nursery with the Land of Nod featuring the Anderson dresser and striped rug. Big apple inspired nursery, red blue, boy nursery, baby boy www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Right away I realized that this baby needed two things of his very own that I couldn’t hand down from Jude:

  1. a dresser
  2. toy & book storage

I couldn’t pass along Jude’s dresser because he’s still using it and will be for years to come (which is great because we bought it to last well beyond the nursery years). And the toy storage – as we all know – is an absolute must-have since those darn things multiply like rabbits. A place for everything and everything in its place.

End goal: pick out storage furniture that can grow with Archer so we’re not locked into babyish pieces that only get us through a year or two. So I chatted with my friends at the Land of Nod to see if we could come up with something together. The Land of Nod’s aesthetic meshes so well with mine, and like I’ve said before, it’s the kind of stuff I’d want even if I didn’t have kids. And to me, that’s the mark of great design – there’s no delineation between “for kids” or “for grown-ups.” It’s just good stuff.

Anderson Dresser from the Land of Nod, baby boy nursery, boy bedroom, modern nursery, modern boy nursery, big apple, navy nursery, white nursery, stripe rug, red moroccan pouf - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

All those precious baby clothes are now corralled in the stylish Andersen dresser. It does double duty as a changing table; I reused the topper that came with Jude’s dresser from 2007.  I’m really impressed with the quality of this dresser – and I’m totally having a moment with the natural wood-on-white look right now. It’ll transition perfectly once Archer needs a more grown-up space (um, not too soon, ok? Sob). anderson dresser clothingtiny-cottons-angleanderson dresser drawers

All the baby toys are happily living in the District bookshelf across the room. I went with two shelves instead of three as it fit the space better, although I love that you can add more later if you need it. It’s currently housing books, stuffed animals, and other goodies. I’m sure little treasures will get stowed behind the sliding doors.

The Land of Nod district bookcase in Archer's nursery, baby boy nursery, modern, stripe rug, white nursery www.pencilshavingsstudio.com The Land of Nod district bookcase in Archer's nursery, baby boy nursery, modern, stripe rug, white nursery www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

I pulled the rolling library cart in from the playroom with all of the board books. Above it are my Madera Instagram prints, printed on wood to continue the natural texture from the dresser and the frames.

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And these wire baskets make for perfectly lightweight laundry hampers (these are similar).laundry hamper detail

The red pouf serves as a comfy seat as well as a footrest for the rocking chair (which is currently downstairs in the living room) and I love it when Jude hops up onto it when I’m changing the baby’s diaper. red pouf ottoman with basket of blankets stripe rug red moroccan pouf basket with baby blankets boden

I’m utterly obsessed with the striped cube storage totes. The colors are bright and vibrant, and they’re so flexible. I use them for everything from taking Pencil Shavings Studio orders to the post office to taking a haul of things down to the lake house. In the nursery, I’m using them to store all the gigantic boxes of diapers and wipes that I keep on hand as well as more toys (OMG WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM). stripe tote holding diapers

I cannot sing the praises enough of how tough and yet still stylish these things are. stripe tote holding toys stripe tote laundry hamper stripe tote toys

angle-eames-chairSo now for the fun part – the Land of Nod wants to give you $100 to get creative with your own storage! One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to put towards any of their colorful and fabulous bins, shelves and totes. How fun is that? It’s a veritable rainbow of options – here are my current favorites. Check out the Rafflecopter widget to enter.

A rainbow of colorful storage options for the nursery, playroom, and kids' bedrooms with The Land of Nod - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

 

STRIPED TOTES // LOCKER BASKETS // HALF TONE FLOOR BASKETS // STRAPPING SHELF BASKETS //  ORANGE MEGA SORTER // LATTICE FLOOR BIN

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to my friends at the Land of Nod!

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  • Mallory

    With a little boy due in June I would love to win this! I absolutely adore your nursery!!!

  • Angie McGovern

    I love Archer’s nursery! and I really need some of those striped bins.

  • mikiepocd

    I LOVE the dresser. As you said, just a great piece! And I am hoping to win for my sweet friend who just had a preemie baby and is in no way prepared to bring her home!

  • Linzy

    So cute!

  • Adriele Dixon

    I love all of this! You can totally tell this is a “Rachel Room” with all of the colors. 🙂 I could see this anywhere else and know who designed this, haha.

  • Bri F

    Love this!

  • Dara

    Smart, fabulous nursery! I love it! You did a great job, Rachel. What a fun place to spend with Archer!

  • vanessa gomez

    I absolutely love your nursery! Due in 5 weeks! I am slowly but steadily starting to think about nursery ideas! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Jhurley

    Adorable! So sophisticated!

  • Ewinden

    I LOVE Land of Nod and I really love those stripe totes. I have them in Orange and am wanting a few more.

  • Katherine Barton Roberts

    I love all their stuff! I defintely need cute storage to get all the toys off my floor!

  • Emily R.

    I like that crib!

  • Serena

    Adorable! You did a beautiful job!

  • Denise Konkel

    Land of the Nod is my favorite! Also love your nursery!

  • Gorgeous nursery! I love it!

  • heather j

    Archer is lucky to have this nursery! Looks so good Rachel.

  • Nicki Joseph

    I would love to add some awesome storage to my little boy’s room!

  • Erika Scott

    I love the striped totes!

  • lisa gonzalez

    We are welcoming baby #4 in September. we’re so excited! Shhh… it’s still a secret! lol

  • Kimberly

    I love the red and retro touches. So cute and effortless looking.

  • Suzanne devaux

    That nursery is to die for!

  • Jordan Troublefield

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! That striped rug is fantastic

  • Dianne Hall

    Very cute room. I love it all.

  • kenny hall

    Can I live in there?? 🙂

  • Elizabeth N.

    I love Archer’s nursery! It’s perfect for a baby, but it’s not babyish. Bravo, once again, Miss Rach!

  • Emily

    Love this! So fun and playful!

  • Kelly

    This nursery is amazing!

  • Haleighberry

    Would love to use this cute storage for my first baby coming in September!

  • Bianca Hammond

    I love how you use so much color without being to over the top!

  • Johanna

    I’m due in 2 weeks with my second boy – the storage would be wonderful!!!

  • Emily Kirkpatrick

    With a little boy due in July I would love to win this!

  • Alexis A

    This is adorable! So bright and fresh

  • This nursery is heaven. I love how colourful, yet somehow subdued it feels. I make info graphic style birth prints and I’d love to make one for your gorgeous Archer, if you’d be interested. You can see them here: http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/238259800/personalised-custom-birth-notice

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  • Sarah

    I love the carpet, where is it from?