Modern and Vintage Boy’s Nursery Reveal

Dec, 11, 2017
Modern and Vintage Boy's Nursery Reveal with a dark green accent wall

Room reveals are my favorite thing to share with you guys and I’m so excited I can finally share Hawkin’s nursery with you! I’ve shared some sneak peeks but today you get the whole thing. It was so fun designing a room for a boy this time around since I got to do Eloise’s room twice (here & here). I wanted to keep things pretty neutral and have it be a room he can grow into. So let’s check out this Modern and Vintage Boy’s Nursery Reveal!

Modern and Vintage Boy's Nursery Reveal with a dark green accent wall

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This room was a hot mess before we started on it – if you need a little reminder you can check that out HERE. We added the board and batten treatment on the wall which I’ll be sharing a tutorial for soon. I was torn between wallpaper on top of that or just an accent color and ultimately ended up going with a really pretty dark green. It’s Woodland Lichen by Sherwin Williams.

I also had this vision of building a shelf just above the board and batten to put some books and things and it turned out even better than I imagined in my head.

kid books leaning on a board and batten shelf in nursery

The art print above his crib is from Finch & Cotter and is a picture of the night sky from the night he was born which I think is so cool. You can customize it with whatever text you want and they’ll pull an image from your city or even exact coordinates. If you’re looking for a unique personalized gift for someone this would be perfect!

night sky print above a crib in a modern boy nursery

My friend Angie from Norwegian Wood made me this gorgeous mudcloth pillow cover. I gave her my idea and she made it come to life and it couldn’t be more perfect. She’s got an amazing little shop of goodies from pillow cases to hanging planters and everything is gorg.

rust mudcloth pillow in a nursery

Obviously I needed to add some greenery and what better way than with a faux fiddle? This guy is large and in charge and I love it. He’s from Wayfair and totally compatible with my black thumb 😉 And can we talk about that basket?? I’m obsessed and want like 10 more.

faux fiddle leaf fig in a modern vintage nursery

We got this crib from Wayfair and I’m totally in love with the simple modern design and how the wood ties in with the rest of the room and the earthy tones.

And speaking of earthy tones, how gorgeous is that rug?? You guys should be familiar with Tabitha from Swoon Rugs by now. I have one of her rugs in our bathroom too, and she has seriously pretty rugs in her shop.

wooden crib in a modern boy's nursery

I shared some sneak peeks of this bookshelf that my Dad and I built together on instagram and will try to post a tutorial soon! I was inspired by a wine rack I found on Pinterest and he totally helped me bring my little drawing to life. I love having something unique like this in here that I hope stays in our family for years to come.

diy bookshelf in a modern nursery

My friend Audrey from This Little Street is one crazy talented designer. She recently opened a shop and this cutie little art print is from her. It’s called “Our friendship is squir-real” and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect in here.

wooden blocks in a boy nursery

Now for one of my favorite little corners…the changing table. I used a dresser in Eloise’s room too and knew I wanted to do the same in here. It’s a vintage piece I scored on Craigslist back home in NY and made my parents go pick up for me. I love how big it is and how I can fit clothes, accessories and so much more in it.

I also knew I wanted a non traditional changing pad and had been eyeing these gorgeous baskets from Design Dua for a while. It fits in perfectly with the rest of the decor, plus I can use it for cute pictures and storage once he grows out of it.

vintage dresser changing table in a nursery

Styling this vintage coat rack above the dresser was so fun. I stuck to a pretty neutral theme like the rest of the room and bought goodies from some of my favorite baby shops.

The little wooden wall hanging is from The River Haze shop. I’ve been a huge fan of Heidi’s work for a while now and was so happy I finally had a place to put one of her beautiful creations.

vintage decor with neutral colors in a nursery

This wood bead garland from Bella Bloom Kids ties in perfectly with everything else and is so versatile. I can already see it moving around to different spots in the nursery.

vintage accordion clothes drying rack in a modern nursery

mama says be kind onesie hanging in nursery

Even though Hawkins isn’t sleeping in his crib yet, I’ve been spending a lot of time in here, especially this little corner. We still use the glider in Eloise’s room constantly for bed time stories so we decided to get a new one for Hawkins. I was determined to find another one that was modern yet comfy and this guy is both of those things. And with the moroccan pouf to put my feet up on, it’s really hard to get up after a feeding ha.

dark green wall in a nursery

And can we talk about that beautiful weaving on the wall? I worked with Brittney from Wool & Wood Co. to create this custom piece and I couldn’t love it more. She’s a creative genius and I’m amazed by her talent to create such gorgeous pieces.

wall weaving in a nursery

This room makes me so happy every time I walk in and I hope one day our little guy will appreciate it too.

a board and batten accent wall in a modern vintage nursery

Looking for more nursery inspiration? Check out this beautiful Blue and White Nursery with Board and Batten walls.





WALL COLOR: Woodland Lichen by Sherwin Williams

Not shown above:
Blanket on crib – HomeGoods
Mudcloth Pillow
Pillow on chair – H&M (no longer available)
Wall Weaving
Night Sky Print
Basket Next to Chair – HomeGoods
Wood Bead Garland
Mama Says Be Kind Onesie
Changing Basket
Blinds (color: Arinos)
Art Print 

Thank you to Wayfair for providing product for this post and helping my vision of a Modern and Vintage Boy’s Nursery come to life!



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    Rachel Frivance

    April 27, 2020

    Can you tell me the color on the board and batten?

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      April 27, 2020

      Du Jour by Valspar

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    Kristen Ali

    January 3, 2020

    Do you know the paint color (the dark sage color) of the accent wall?

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      January 4, 2020

      Woodland Lichen by Sherwin Williams

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    Jamie Lay

    October 17, 2018

    Love this nursery! Do you mind sharing where the woven hanging basket is from that you have hung above the changing table/dresser?

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    October 4, 2018

    This is sooo nice! Great ideas here, thank you for sharing!!

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    April 18, 2018

    Can you tell me exactly what crib that is on wayfair?

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    March 20, 2018

    Have you posted a tutorial for the wall yet?? Love your nursery !!

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    January 17, 2018


    Thanks for sharing your beautiful nursery!

    Would you be able to share the link to the chair? Thanks!

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    January 8, 2018

    Everything is so beautiful. What Color is the green on the wall?

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      January 8, 2018

      Thank you! It’s Woodland Lichen by Sherwin Williams 🙂

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        January 23, 2018

        I cannot find this color to get a paint sample! Do you have the # by any chance?

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          Michaele Desmond

          August 9, 2019

          I know this is probably a bit late, but I just stumbled upon this posting. The color, Woodland Lichen, is part of the HGTV by Sherwin Williams collection. Its code is HGSW3282 and it can be found at Lowe’s or on the website This website will also give more info on where you can find the colors in the HGTV collection.

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    Lacey Synk

    January 6, 2018

    Sorry if you have already answered this…but are you able to share how wide the vertical boards are that you used on the wall? Thank you:)

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    January 4, 2018

    This nursery is my crush! We’re due in May with a little boy and are definitely taking lots of inspiration from your beautiful space. Are you planning on posting a tutorial of the board and batten wall? Thanks!

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      January 5, 2018

      Aw thank you! and congrats! I am planning on posting a tutorial sometime this month!

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        January 5, 2018

        Fantastic – looking forward to it. Thanks!

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    January 4, 2018

    I love everything about this space! We are using very old furniture from our grandparents, repurposing with new hardware. The wood color of the dresser is so close to this crib! I clicked the crib link from wayfair and it did not populate. Do you know the name or brand of this crib? Thank you!!

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      January 4, 2018

      It looks like they must have stopped selling it…it’s called the Melvin 3 in 1 convertible crib…maybe you can find it somewhere else!

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    Ali V

    January 3, 2018

    Can you please let me know the name of the crib? I keep searching the website, but can’t seem to find it! It’s awesome! Lovely work for this nursery!

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      January 4, 2018

      Hm it looks like they must have stopped selling it…it’s called the Melvin 3 in 1 convertible crib…maybe you can search for it and find it somewhere else!

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    January 2, 2018

    Bre – what stain and type of wood did you use for the trim piece at the top of the board and batten? Looks great!!

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      January 2, 2018

      Thank you Bre! It’s just a 12′ piece of pine from Lowe’s and I used Dark Walnut for the stain 🙂

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    January 2, 2018

    Bre would you be able to link the light fixture I can’t for the life of me find it on their website!
    Thanks, your space is beautiful.

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    Alyse Warren

    January 1, 2018

    So many beautiful details! How tall is the board and batten?

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      January 2, 2018

      Thank you! It’s about 4.5 feet tall 🙂

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    December 27, 2017

    What color is the white on the walls? The entire nursery looks lovely!

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      December 27, 2017

      Thank you! It’s Du Jour by Valspar 🙂

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    December 11, 2017

    OMG! I love it all! I am pinning everything for inspiration to make our baby gender neutral nursery. Can’t wait to start designing it even though he or she is only due beg of June! 🙂

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      December 14, 2017

      Aw thank you so much! And congrats!

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    December 11, 2017

    Where did you get the light fixture?

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      December 14, 2017


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    December 11, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful!

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      December 14, 2017

      Thanks Janis!! <3

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    December 11, 2017

    Oh Bre! Everything about this space is absolutely perfect!!!

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      December 14, 2017

      Thank you so much, Kristi!!

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