Baby Boy’s Nursery Reveal

Baby Boy’s Nursery Reveal

Secretly, I was desperate for our second baby to be a boy; so much so that during one of our earliest ultrasounds I asked the doctor if he could “see a wiener.” (Seriously, ask my husband…who was absolutely mortified.) Not only did I want to experience the sweet cuddles of my own little Mama’s Boy, I also sort of loved the idea of designing a baby boy nursery.


My daughter happens to be the girliest girl imaginable, so I’ve been able to get my fill of pink and frills. When she was born, I went crazy: her room was bright pink with Alice in Wonderland murals covering the walls. Looking back, it’s clear to see that the surge in estrogen was taking over my body. Hindsight has also given me the luxury of knowing just how quickly babies become toddlers who eventually become preschoolers. Tallulah outgrew her room so quickly that I wanted Baby Boy’s room to be a space he could grow in to.


Shortly after an ultrasound confirmed that it was a baby boy (and my SCH had cleared), I asked my friend Jesse DeSanti of Jette Creative to help me start brainstorming a sweet space for out little man that didn’t feel overly “baby.”

Photo by Emma Feil

I wanted to keep our daybed in the room, because it’s always nice to have an extra place for company (or for us!), so it was important for us that she found a way to work it into the aesthetic. And since I already had a changing table and glider from when Tallulah was little, I wanted to try and incorporate (the less stuff I had to buy, the better).

Photo by Amy Bartlam.

Jesse had the genius idea to cover the changer with a wallpaper to soften its stark white finish and allow it to feel different from when Tallulah had it.

Besides accessories, the only big ticket item we purchased was the crib…and if you follow me on Insta-Stories, you know how that went down! (Watch the highlights under the “Baby” icon.) Jesse and I couldn’t decide on a traditional theme—there are equal parts sailboats and safari—so we decided to just call it “Exploration” and hope no one would notice that it really was just a hodgepodge.

Thanks for checking it out! More pics and credits below!

Photo by Emma Feil


Photo by Amy Bartlam.


Photo by Amy Bartlam.


Photo by Amy Bartlam.


Photo by Amy Bartlam.



Glider: Dutailier

Crib: Land of Nod (now Crate & Kids)

Wall Lamp: CB2

Daybed: World Market

Hampers: Little Market

Changer: Spot on Square

Changer Wallpaper: Chasing Paper

Wall Shevles: IKEA


Art: Etsy (animal prints)

Art: Etsy (world map)

Rug: World Market

Frames: Michael’s

Mobile: Fiona Walker England


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  • Julie

    May 4th, 2018 1:31

    Gorgeous!! Where is that beautiful rug from?

  • Lan

    May 4th, 2018 11:59

    What a beautiful space! Where is that mobile from? And the stuffed rhino - where is that from? Did you frame the animal print photos yourself? If so, where are the frames from? (I basically want to copy everything you did). Thanks, mama!

    • Leslie Bruce

      May 4th, 2018 12:44

      Thank you so much! The mobile is Fiona Walker England. Rhino was clearance bin at Target. Photo frames are all from Michael’s. :-)

  • Caitlin

    May 4th, 2018 14:58

    What a gorgeous nursery! I love the vibe? I have to ask - where is the "arm" from that the mobile hangs on? Many thanks! xo

    • Leslie Bruce

      May 4th, 2018 15:26

      Thank you!!!! We actually just ordered on Amazon!

      • Caitlin

        May 4th, 2018 16:06

        Could you post the link as a comment? Thanks!


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