Thursday, 21 February 2008

A Nursery For Baby Ben






I recently finished this little nursery for baby Ben. The brief from my client (Ben's mum) was "create something really simple and natural". This is what I created.

58 comments:

belinda graham said...

Soo beautiful Anna. I love serene nurseries and I'm sure babies appreciate the non-garishness too! I love the chair - where did you find? Or is it from your store?
B

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

what a serene nursery - it's so peaceful and simple.
What did you frame on the walls - the last shot - of the wording or text?

Love the chair especially
x

style said...

That's a beautiful room Anna, the kind of room that will grow very naturally with the baby.

pve design said...

I love it. I always say, people go bold or beige!
All the room needs is the wee little ben au natural!
Photos please of Ben!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Anna,

I have to laugh.

The first thing I thought when I saw this title was

"OH my GOODNESS - Harry's going to have a little brother called Ben!!!"

Ok ok now that Ive read the entire post and dispelled that rumor!!... I'll calm down and get excited about .......

the beautiful taupe chair with white trim instead:-)

Delicious :-)

Hugs and thanks for the mention on the Kaffe Fasset post - tho' it had little to do with my doing :-)

beachgrl said...

You did a wonderful job! It is absolutely perfect and tasteful.

Chelsea and Brian said...

I LOVE the chair and all of the artwork. Can you share where you found them?? GREAT JOB! :)

erika said...

lovely!

Melissa Lewis said...

It's so adorable. It is simple and natural, but you balanced it so well with all the wonderful children's artwork and displays. I especially love the blue word print. Love your work!

Kelly said...

job well done! when i have children - years from now! - this is what i would picture to be the ideal nursery. i love it.

The Peak of Chic said...

Great job Anna! So sweet but sophisticated too.

Julia said...

I love the natural hues and fibers in this nursery! It's very tranquil! Something I'll have to keep for inspiration when it comes time for me to start my family! By the way, love your blog!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Anna - it's so lovely and peaceful. I have a Ben myself. I've never met one I didn't like. Good wishes to his mom.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely little nest! :)

cupcake monkey said...

What a wonderful nursery!

Tara said...

Ahhh...I love it. Soft, warm, inviting for a little one!
:0)
Tara

girl meets glamour said...

Love it Anna! It comes off as very natural, lil Ben is sure to love it too!

~Kate

Ruth said...

I adore this room. If I were a baby, or a new mom, I would find this very calming. I would have never thought to do a baby's room in neutrals. You and the mom are brilliant.

Heather Taylor said...

such a relaxing, earthy room. love!

acaligurl said...

very sweet. i like the colours and i like the "L" print.

Katherine said...

This is such lovely work! I am so tired of seeing gaudy, over-the-top nurseries (though they are so fun...), but this is restrained and just wonderful!!!!!

Pia Jane said...

beeeeautiful. love it.

Andi said...

I like it, it seems so serene.

Style Court said...

You did it Anna! Really serene.

Style Court said...

You did it Anna! Really serene.

Villa Anna said...

It's perfect - I love it - great job Anna :)

lalita canela said...

You have awaken the sweet memory of the time when I was preparing the rooms for my children, all the joy, the expectation...Oh! thst unique feeling! Thank you for bringing it back, that is such a beautiful post.

S. said...

Gorgeous!

coco+kelley said...

it looks so peaceful! i love the detail on the chair, and the little collection of stuffed toys. so sweet!

AnastasiaC said...

its really beautiful - i love the calmness and the neutral colours look FAB! great art work too - love the poster as well!
Great job Anna - im sure Ben's mum is very excited!!

Mark Cossin said...

Love it. So crisp and peaceful.

Jaime said...

Its beautiful

Me, Myself & I said...

You must have a very happy client. The room is perfect. And it is so serene. I love it.

Suzy said...

It's lovely Anna -and a beautiful wall colour!

Potter & Co. said...

OMG my dream nursery! I love it!
MrsPotter
xx

Bayou Contessa said...

Anna,
You are such a talented designer! I'm such a big fan of your work and a daily reader of your blog.
So that's why I gave you a "you make my day" award. Check it out on my blog and keep on making those wonderful posts!
Julie

Pigtown-Design said...

I love the chair with the monograms and all of the fun stuffed animals!

Cote de Texas said...

Lovely! I always especially love your chairs. they are so different from ours in the US. I wonder if they are more typical to australia or just to you!

mrsplainjane said...

I adore the whole nursery!! We're expecting a baby this summer, and your decor is very inspiring. :) You are so talented! Do you have any pics of the crib or the whole room from afar?

M.KATE said...

Ben will be so happy here, not only its simple and natural, it's STUNNING, you are so creative :)

Carrie Young said...

Anna this is gorgeous :) I love how simple yet cosy it is. The perfect mix :o)

N/OutofFashion said...

Wow. That is absolutely perfect.

Paloma said...

Beautiful job, Anna! The color palette is so soothing and it will be easy for the room to transition as Ben grows older. I really love the chair in the natural fabric with the monogram.

{this is glamorous} said...

What a gorgeous nursery--it's simple, yet very elegant at the same time. Amazing job, Anna!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oooh, how very darling, Anna! And very eco-friendly looking.

Tichenor Family said...

absolutely beautiful. please do share where you found that chair and the precious artwork... especially "live, laugh, leap"

Stephanie said...

Striking. Neutrals are totally under rated. This room is absolutely beautiful.

Topsy Turvy said...

Wonderful job! Lana

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Wow, if my girls were bubbas again I would have their rooms just like this. Actually they dont need to be babies to have a room like this, thats the beauty of it, it just grows up with them!
alicia ~ time worn style

Jessica Claire said...

I love the natural textures and the soothing oatmeal colours.

Great job!

Kristin said...

ooh... it's just perfect!

pamela prussel said...

Okay, where were you when I had my babies? Oh yeah, you were in Brsibane, I am in the US. Darn that mundane fact! I wish I could have them all over again just to copy your amazing rooms! I love your style and I must share on my blog your amazingness. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world.

pam
http://pureandsimpledesign.blogspot.com

The Downtown Boutique said...

What a beautiful and relaxing nursery! Looks like the perfect place for mama and baby to spend time together, just bonding and getting to know one another.

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, wow - a big thank you to everyone for your very kind comments. A few of you have asked me about the chair. This is a chair I had custom made for the client to my design and specification. These chairs are becoming a signature of mine as most of the houses I am doing these days gets at least one chair which is contrast piped with a special embroidered motif on the inside back panel. If anyone is interested in pricing please email me at anna@blackandspiro.com.au

Thanks again to all! Glad you liked Ben's special nursery!
XX
Anna

christy said...

Ben's nursery is fabulous. love the chair!

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Me Me!! I'm getting at least two of these in my house!!! Yay for ME!!

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Me Me!! I'm getting at least two of these in my house!!! Yay for ME!!

Andy and Courtney Brien said...

Could you tell me where the changing table is from?