The Stylist: top 5 tips for a unique nursery

This room  Nathan + Jac’s LOLA Collection by Castle x NJ (clockwise from top left): One Long Doggie print, unframed; Tree tea towel, unframed.

Cushions  (in cot) big Pink Flower cushion; 
& grey velvet yellow pom pom cushion; 
(on floor) jumbo pink velvet floor cushion, velvet ice grey Penny Round cushion, velvet blue Penny Round cushion; 
(on airer) Circus cotton pom pom throw; 
(on chair) Circus cotton pom pom cushion.

In cot: Charcoal pegboard cotton flat cot sheet; and Charcoal pegboard cotton fitted cot sheet; all products by Castle.

Toys: Twig Mobile by Twiggargerie, Rubberwood Baby Elephant toy by Urbanni, Kokeshi Thief doll, Ziggy doll and Kokeshi Frida doll, all by Urbanni; pull-along timber train toy by Bloomingville.

Ava cot by Plyroom, clothes airer by Miss Glass Home, Teeka fluffy rug, and white Icelandic sheepskin.

All available at Nathan + Jac (some items subject to availability.) Photo: ALEX REINDERS

This room Nathan + Jac’s LOLA Collection by Castle x NJ (clockwise from top left): One Long Doggie print, unframed; Tree tea towel, unframed. Cushions (in cot) big Pink Flower cushion; & grey velvet yellow pom pom cushion; (on floor) jumbo pink velvet floor cushion, velvet ice grey Penny Round cushion, velvet blue Penny Round cushion; (on airer) Circus cotton pom pom throw; (on chair) Circus cotton pom pom cushion. In cot: Charcoal pegboard cotton flat cot sheet; and Charcoal pegboard cotton fitted cot sheet; all products by Castle. Toys: Twig Mobile by Twiggargerie, Rubberwood Baby Elephant toy by Urbanni, Kokeshi Thief doll, Ziggy doll and Kokeshi Frida doll, all by Urbanni; pull-along timber train toy by Bloomingville. Ava cot by Plyroom, clothes airer by Miss Glass Home, Teeka fluffy rug, and white Icelandic sheepskin. All available at Nathan + Jac (some items subject to availability.) Photo: ALEX REINDERS

Rockabye, baby, the world’s your design oyster. Few rooms are as awww-inspiring, pleasing and nurturing as the nursery.

Practically anything cute and soothing goes. Here are the latest trends, according to online retailer Nathan + Jac.

 

1. Steer clear of gender-based decorating. It’s out of date and unnecessary to be constrained by blue for boys, pink for girls and “yellow for a surprise”. And neutral doesn’t have to mean all whites and creams. Make your baby’s space unique.

2. Invest in smart furniture that can grow up with your bub. We love the Ava Lifestages Cot by Plyroom because it’s three pieces of furniture in one – a cot, a bed and a desk.

3. Happy babies equal happy parents. No one says happy quite like Rachel Castle. Her colourful range of cushions, cot bedding, throws and artwork inject instant fun.

4. Layers and texture are crucial: Sheepskins, fluffy rugs, throws, blankets, and textural cushions not only create a safe play zone for babies to roll around, but also make midnight feeds more comfortable.

5. Don’t forget to add plants to your nursery. The benefits of styling with greenery far surpass aesthetics alone; including assisting with breathing, helping to deter illness, clean the air and boost healing.

 

LOOK BOOK

Cloud musical mobile  $34.95, from Annabel Trends

Cloud musical mobile $34.95, from Annabel Trends

Be Happy print  $48.99, from Wall Art Prints

Be Happy print $48.99, from Wall Art Prints

Luum plant pot  $95

Luum plant pot $95

Contour Featherston armchair, solid timber, c1951  from $4120, and footrest, from $1760. (MADE UNDER LICENCE BY GORDON MATHER INDUSTRIES, EXCLUSIVE TO GRAZIA AND Co. PICTURE: LAUREN BAMFORD)

Contour Featherston armchair, solid timber, c1951 from $4120, and footrest, from $1760. (MADE UNDER LICENCE BY GORDON MATHER INDUSTRIES, EXCLUSIVE TO GRAZIA AND Co. Photo: LAUREN BAMFORD)

Teeny cot in dove grey  $799, by Incy Interiors

Teeny cot in dove grey $799, by Incy Interiors

Rock & Pebbles Colour Pebbles  $35, from Norsu Interiors

Rock & Pebbles Colour Pebbles $35, from Norsu Interiors

 

Farm Animal battle blocks set  $49, from Pottery Barn Kids

Farm Animal battle blocks set $49, from Pottery Barn Kids

Chibebe baby beanbag  $99

Chibebe baby beanbag $99

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