Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Guest Post: Bella Bambini Vintage Nursery Inspiration

Hello friends and readers!  Today we're excited to have Cara of Bella Bambini Design guest blogging!  Bella Bambini is, as Cara explains on her website, "a baby planning company dedicated to creating beautiful spaces and inspiring fashionable mamas."  Cara has an amazing eye for bold pieces and--our favorite--vintage treasures!  Check out her blog and consider having her consult with you on ideas for your nursery design!


Hey Miskabelly readers! I am so excited to come for a visit from the Bella Bambini Blog and share some vintage-style nursery inspiration. Aside from two fun design boards I've put together, here are a few tips for building your own vintage nurseries:

1. Family heirlooms are a great starting point.
 2. Look for one piece to inspire you and build a room around it.
3. Balance authentic vintage pieces with retro-inspired new things for a functional & aesthetically pleasing room .
4. Make sure any real vintage pieces you are using meet safety requirements.
5. Don't be afraid of color - vintage can be bold too!

wall stencil: Royal Design Studios ($49) artwork: framed vintage bookplate, Little Imperials ($50) curtains: Woolrich, Target ($30) lamp: CB2 ($100) dresser: walnut low dresser, CB2 ($499) rocker: mid-century rocker, UO ($199) rug: zigzag rug, West Elm (from $49) fabric: (for crib sheets) Reprodepot.com crib: Jenny Lind (vintage) buy a new one here! blocks & game: vintage

artwork: photo, etsy ($30) lighting: IKEA ($40) curtain: waterfall ruffle ($79) blocks: etsy ($22) crib: pottery barn kids ($899) crib bedding: vintage fabric, etsy ($40) rug: Urban Outfitters (from $34) chair: vintage, etsy ($84) print: vintage inspired alphabet, etsy ($20)

Thank you so much to Amanda & Jayme for inviting me to share some of my nursery inspiration today. And for the love of all things vintage, happy decorating!

For more nursery inspiration & mama style visit us at the Bella Bambini blog.