Nursery inspiration

Last week and this weekend were the worst! I got all over excited at the beginning of the week about changing my blog theme and not being the most patient of people decided to change it at 9pm one evening. Jules warned me to do a back-up of my blog content before I made any changes and so I installed a new back-up plug-in and annoyingly it wanted to run all night. So I went to bed and woke up to no blog. Nothing. Nada. We tried over the next 48 hours to retrieve it and eventually managed to wade through the corrupt files (still not sure exactly what happened) and reinstate the blog. However, as it turns out I have lost three years’ worth of images (from pretty much all my posts before the start of 2016). It was my birthday on Saturday and I had to cancel my party and we worked solidly throughout the weekend to try to piece together what is left but I have days and days of work left to do to upload the photos that are missing – luckily, I’ve always been quite good about filing my photos.

I’m trying to escape for a couple of hours from the hell that is technical issues and so I thought it would be nice to share a bit of nursery inspiration with you – I’m floating into my happy place and blocking out the last few days 😉 I have made a good job of clearing out our home office and selling the furniture and accessories from the room so we are ready to start painting and then choosing a few new pieces of furniture and finally bringing it all together. So, here is a taste of the look I’m going for: simple, light, calm colours, lots of natural wood and baskets against white, texture from textiles and a few vintage touches. I think it will be a room more for me to begin with whilst the baby is teeny tiny and then as she gets older we can add to it to make it more about her.

Lovely inspiration from these simple spaces…

Vintage Scandi style nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

I love the white backdrop and how the toys are the main focal point. Image via: Ukkonooa

Calm accent colours and texture introduced through textiles. Left image: A Merry Mishap Blog Right image: Avenue Lifestyle

Vintage Scandi style nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

We definitely want a daybed in the nursery and I think it will be a good way to introduce some colour with quilts and cushions. Image via: Bolig

Vintage Scandi style nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

Light, bright and airy with dots of colour – I don’t want this room to stick out like a sore thumb…yet! Image via: Petit and Small

I really love the way these dark greys have been used. Left image: Hartendief Right image: Emsloo

Vintage Scandi style nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage touches will hopefully give the room a bit of character and the raw wood creates great contrast against the white backdrop. Image via: Bloesum

Vintage Scandi style nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

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Right, I should probably get back to re-instating three years of work that’s vanished into the ether – sob. If anyone is looking for a specific post drop me a line and I can put it to the top of the priority list to fix.

Katy x

P.S. At least I finally have a new theme, although still lots to tweak – do you like it? (please, please, please say yes!)



  1. 10th October 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Your blog is looking beautiful… calm and stylish. But oh my, poor you! So looking forward to seeing the nursery – your inspiration is dreamy. And, happy birthday!

  2. 10th October 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I think it looks neat and clean but I also loved your previous one! Well there is one blog post that changed my life as it gave me the inspiration to launch La Petite Brocante from home: it was your tips to take beautiful photography at home- it is a very special one for me as I read it drinking my coffee before entering the office block and I had that light bulb moment reading it, and how you grew from humble beginnings to what you do now- thanks to you I resigned and launch my own vintage e-shop! Katy, if you look after vintage pieces for your nursery, have a look at my website again in the following days, I will upload lots of new vintage finds and I will be happy for you to chose one as my baby shower gift to you 😉

  3. 10th October 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Oh hon!! I know. It was a stressful weekend but if it’/ any at all consolation the blog looks beautiful!! Happy belated birthday again and I hope you indulge in a day of pampering, you deserve it! Xx

  4. 12th October 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Oh gosh Katy!! That is a nightmare — the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night!! Your blog looks beautiful though — I hope you manage to find the last of those images; good job you’re hot on your filing Cx

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