I am so over the moon about Rockwell’s Star-Gazer Nursery — it was so fun to plan and create. We love to throw parties, and designing a room is so similar to designing a party, only you get to enjoy your creation for a lot longer. Since we already had a complete nursery setup from baby Modette, the objective here was to transform the space into something fitting of a boy with as little hassle and expense as possible. I fell in love with a bunch of awesome things from The Land of Nod and everything came together just as I envisioned. I have been dying to show the room to you; so let’s get this tour started…
When you walk into Rockwell’s room, the first thing that catches your eye is this incredible Star Sign night light.
The super-amazing Meredith over at Saddle Shoe Signs created this gorgeous vintage marquee sign for us. She sells them in her Etsy Shop where you can also find her alphabet lights. I wanted it as soon as I found it, but after seeing it in person and all lit up, I’m blown away — the quality is fabulous. I was worried it might be too bright, but it is the perfect amount of light for when I’m trying to help Rockwell wind down at night. I don’t leave it on all night, but when I take him in there at bedtime I forego the overhead light and just turn the star sign on. It feels nice and cozy. (It doesn’t actually flash like this, which would certainly not be soothing — that is just a cool effect I did for you!)
This Magnificent Metal Letter from The Land of Nod is on another wall in the room, and I love how well it relates to the star marquee sign. The coolest part of these wall letters is that they are deep enough to act as a shelf for a little trinket. Since we call the baby “Rocket” for short, I am on the hunt for a mini, metal, rocket toy to set in there. I was hoping for something vintage, but I have been scouring eBay, Etsy and all my usual spots with no luck. Please let me know if you come across one!
This bookcase is a carryover piece from baby Modette’s nursery. I swapped out some of the more feminine accessories with colorful toys including these adorable rocket ship stacking blocks and a fun, red telescope. At present Modette is enjoying all the new toys, I guess Rockwell is getting an early start learning about sharing.
The Constellation Wall Art designed by Caravan Shoppe is a really easy and inexpensive focal point for the room. All you do is purchase and download the file (just $5!), and email or take it on a flash drive to a local copy center like Staples. Ask for a black-and-white, engineering print; mine is 36×48 inches and cost just $7.
To give the poster a more finished look, I mounted two wooden dowels on top and bottom. This treatment is reminiscent of a hanging wall map, and was really easy to accomplish. I found dowels at the hardware store and used school glue to roll the edges of the print out around the dowel. Superdad hung the map for me using screw eyes and fishing line, and we had fabulous art for under $20!
Storage is critical to a functional nursery, and I love how this bookshelf provides me ample space to contain books and toys. It is nice to have open shelving to display favorite pieces, but having hidden storage is the key to keeping things feeling uncluttered.
The Land of Nod has some really unique storage containers that can add a lot of character. This adorable wire basket is the perfect size for containing the copious amounts of infant laundry. I love, LOVE these vintage-inspired milk crates. I couldn’t believe how sturdy they were in person — just like the real thing! Right now they’re corralling our diapering supplies, but I can tell this baby will have a nice, long life in my house, office, etc.
Now for the crib! We realized that with the new safety standards it was time to upgrade our crib. I’m really happy with our new Low-Rise Crib from Land of Nod. It has a nice, solid construction, and I adore the clean, modern styling.
I think this bold, striped crib sheet is one of my favorite details in this room, but then I’m a sucker for stripes. Also totally loving that the crib skirt is a continuation of the exact same stripe but in yellow. This skirt is reversible and has a chunkier, vertical stripe pattern on the other side in case I ever want to shake things up a bit.
Of course in this Star-Gazer nursery we need a galaxy mobile for baby Rockwell to enjoy while he drifts off to dreamland. Superdad and I decided to take this project on as a DIY, and you can read our tutorial for how to make a Star Mobile if you’re interested.
Right now Rockwell’s nursery is my favorite space in our whole house — I feel like I could just sit in there and rock him forever.
Without reconfiguring furniture or lifting a paint brush, I am really amazed at how truly transformed the room feels. See below how swapping out key decorative accessories created a whole new nursery fitting of our new baby BOY:
So do you love it? What is your favorite detail?? Oh and I want to give a big thank you to our friends over at The Land of Nod for sponsoring Rockwell’s Star-Gazer Nursery makeover.1