Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spencer's Nursery

Spencer's nursery is not 100% complete but I decided to go ahead and post a few pics because... when are you ever really finished with a room? The nursery has a simple yellow and gray scheme with a chevron theme and elephant accents. The elephants are a nod to the family vacation to a Thailand elephant farm while I was 7 months pregnant with Spencer. The room is made up of many handmade elements and was put together with a lot of love!

I plan to add several additional elements including custom wood letters over the crib with Spencer's name, a "You are my sunshine" canvas print, yellow bedding and a circular, yellow rug. 
Chevrons: painted by my awesome handyman/hubby. Paint colors were color-matched using our canvas bins at a Korean paint store in the alley
Curtains: Blackout (key!) curtains in gray
Deco balls: Purchased at the Thailand night market. Took Owen approx 1 hour and 3 gray hairs each to put together
Dresser/hutch and night stand: We designed 3 pieces and they were custom-made by MeWha's out of Korean Paulownia wood
Chair: I had this chair in Cooper's nursery. The best chair ever made.
*I added the photo with blankets spilling out of the drawer - it will remind me months from now that while taking these photos I was juggling the baby in one arm and cleaning up after the toddler with the other - ha! 
These canvas bins have unlimited uses and when our MeWha dresser arrived a little shorter than anticipated these added just the right height and fit perfectly inside the lip on the roof of the hutch.  
This dresser doubles as a changing table and perfectly fits the changing pad inside the lip on the roof of the piece. The elephant lamp was also purchased in Thailand.   
My amazing friend, Karen made this pillow for Spencer with fabrics from Korea's Happy Quilt.  
My sweet friend from Camp Humphrey's made this baby blanket for Spencer in his nursery's signature chevron print. Gorgeous! 
My teacher, turned mentor, turned friend sent me this uber cool lamp that doubles a s a docking station for music players - perfect for Spencer's lullabies  And we love to read at the Hein house so here's the beginning of Spencer's book collection started with several books from our friend's Kim and Liam. The elephant to the right was hand-carved at Patara Elephant Farm where we spent a day as elephant owners while vacationing in Thailand. 
These white shelves display a few keepsakes including elephants and a Nambi silver cup sent by Spencer's Great Uncle Ed. 
A nursery wouldn't be complete with a bunch of stuffed animals! 
And the nursery's crown jewel. 


  1. It's truly one of a kind and beautiful.

  2. Love all the chevron!! That pillow is so cute. She want to make another one and ship to the states? : ) Also - where did you get that changing pad cover?

    Miss you lady!!

  3. You have a knack for decorating. Great job on the nursery -- it is perfect!
    - Laura Smith