A Baby Boy Nursery with Preppy Plaid Wallpaper

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I love when the combination of two talented creatives comes together to birth a beautiful result, and today’s featured nursery is just that. In the process of helping her very own sister design a nursery for her nephew (who will surely make your day sweeter with his smile and suspenders), Meg Strasburg of Stage+Style+Stras was inspired by […]

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I love when the combination of two talented creatives comes together to birth a beautiful result, and today’s featured nursery is just that. In the process of helping her very own sister design a nursery for her nephew (who will surely make your day sweeter with his smile and suspenders), Meg Strasburg of Stage+Style+Stras was inspired by this casually preppy wallpaper from Bria Hammel Interiors shop, Brooke & Lou. Layered with the perfect baby blues, grays and a Don’t Give Up the Ship sign from McGee & Co., it’s stylish and sophisticated with just the right amount of playfulness for the cutest baby boy.


From Meg Strasburg of Stage+Style+Stras… There is nothing better than when a piece of art, furniture, or even accessory drives a room design, because then I find the space organically unfolds from there. When Bria Hammel Interiors introduced the new home décor line, Brooke & Lou, the Johnnie wallpaper immediately caught my attention. The entire collection centers around the idea of beautiful yet life friendly products with the ability to stand up to everyday wear and tear. The timeless pattern and wipeable nature of the wallpaper made it the perfect option for the nursery I was designing for my latest client, my sister Samantha, and my sweet new nephew, Austin.

After nailing down the wallpaper, we moved on to mixing things up with the furniture. We first settled on a campaign style navy dresser with brass hardware to add contrast to the light walls. We selected the dresser with the intent of it being a piece that would grow with Austin throughout the years. Next up, a spindle style crib also added a vintage flair and worked seamlessly with the wallpaper allowing it to still be the star of the show. To break up the more traditional pieces, we went with a mid-century modern inspired rocking chair that creates the perfect spot for bedtime stories or nighttime lullabies!

Another immediate addition to the design was the Erin Gates by Momeni Windsor rug. I had seen the collaboration debut at Highpoint Market and had kept it in the back of my mind to use in a future project. Austin’s nursery posed the perfect opportunity! The swiss dot pattern adds an incredible amount of texture to the room and will make a great backdrop for his little hands and knees to be crawling around on one day.

The remainder of the room quickly pulled together from there with fabrics from Peter Dunham and Zak and Fox, and a spirited flag centered over the crib from McGee & Co. Altogether, the wallpaper sets the tone for a bright and fresh nursery design with a nod to classic details.

Design: Stage+Style+Stras | Wallpaper: Brooke & Lou | Photography: Stage+Style+Stras


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  1. Alexandra says:

    I LOVE the inspiration behind this nursery, such a happy balance of classical and whimsical.

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