Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Vintage Homes: Lottie's Nursery

I've been meaning to share pictures of my sister Mairi's flat for ages - Mairi is a very creative person, and every home she's lived in has been incredibly stylish, from her first tiny student flat to her current big apartment in Morningside, Edinburgh. I think Mairi has had a big part in inspiring my love for vintage-styled homes, and every time I go to visit her she has some amazing new find to show me.  Today I'm going to share some picture's of my niece Lottie's nursery.  As it's just a boxroom, it was only used for storage before Lottie was born, I wish I had thought to take some before and after pictures because the transformation is really quite amazing!

As the room is so small, most of my photos are detail shots as it's difficult to get any kind of panoramic view!

Mairi bought this vintage wallpaper for the nursery before we knew if Lottie was going to be a girl or a boy, she claims it's unisex since there's boys in the design but I still feel that it's extremely girly!

The ferris wheel on the lamp spins around when the light is switched on, it's very cute!

I drew this picture of Lottie's Mums, Mairi and Carrie.  I tried to go for a Dick Bruna-like style as he is Mairi's favourite children's author, her impressive collection of Bruna books are in the background of this picture...

Dick Bruna's artwork is quite a feature in Lottie's room - there are a lot of pictures of Miffy and a mirrored picture of Snuffy the dog.

Mairi also put up some empty frames to display some of Lottie's collection of vintage toys.

Since the nursery doesn't get much natural light, there are a lot of lamps and fairy lights like these elephant ones.

More of Lottie's toys are displayed in these shelves opposite her bed.  I wish I'd moved the bottle of Calpol before taking this photo, oops!

Last of all, this bluebird music box used to belong to me when I was a baby!

I hope you enjoyed looking at this little area of Mairi's home - I have some pictures of other rooms in her flat too so I'll share them soon. :)



  1. Adorable!

    xo Jennifer

  2. so cute! I adore the wallpaper!


  3. Oh she's a really good decorator! The room looks adorable :)

  4. GAHHH! those little bunny graphics are to die for, like they're so cute I'd put them in my room! haha, I cant get over it!!! :)

  5. Oh my goodness, such a cute room! Love the wallpaper!

  6. I love the lamp - I would have that in my room!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

    1. I would have a lot of this stuff in my room - it may be for children but it's so stylish!