Scandi inspired mint and wood nursery design
It’s September, it’s a long weekend, and we’ve even got this stunning Scandi inspired nursery designed by Lauren Daniel with photos by Chase Daniel for ya. Isn’t this Serena & Lily hanging chair the best idea for those of you not super into a basic rocking chair or glider?! They were inspired by a trip to Sweden and chose it as well as a mint + wood design that evokes all sorts of calm, cozy vibes. Have we mentioned that this tranquil little space used to be the office?
Lauren says, My biggest inspiration for the space was a trip to Scandinavia my husband and I took last fall. We stayed in the stunning Hotel Ett Hem in Sweden and I was immediately entrenched by the old building made new. It felt like a tranquil home away from home, where functionality meets beauty. From the second you stepped in you had feelings of comfort and security, of familiarity. Our bedroom was warm with a sophisticated edit of vintage and new pieces, and was filled with tactile materials like sheepskin, brass, marble, and woods. My favorite feature was the greenhouse in the garden, which was converted to an eating and sitting room. There was a rattan hanging chair in the corner, warm cozy blankets, pillows on every chair and greenery. So I started with that.
Another amazing detail? Lauren crafted the doily wall hanging herself! She snagged the vintage doilies and embroidery hoops at an estate sale and paired it with her great grandmother’s doily. She also made the pillow with her grandma’s doily. Good finds, mama, good finds.
She was also all about sticking to a simple color palette that would feel timeless and sophisticated as baby girl grows. Totally keeps the small space from feeling cluttered or cramped, too.
I also made the floral wreath, wooden mobile, baby blanket, and the crib sheet. When it comes to nesting, I had some very specific ideas in mind so rather than search, I took things into my own hands, quite literally. Between the doilies on the wall and the warm woods from the mobile, crib, and dresser, I knew I just needed some soft layered textures to finish off the “hygge” feel I desired for the space. I brought in a chenille blanket, feather filled pillows, woven rug, and faux fur rug and it did the trick. I am so satisfied with how the space came out. It feels just as I had hoped, calm, minimal, familiar, and homey.
Lauren incorporated a good mix of vintage and modern so that despite the Scandi feel, it wouldn’t seem too disconnected from the rest of their home’s style, which you can actually peep over on The Effortless Chic. You will love!
Photography: Chase Daniel / Design: Lauren Daniel / Rattan Chair: Serena & Lily / Crib: Babyletto ‘Lolly’ / Dresser: Vintage, refurbished / Chenille Faux Fur Blanket: Target / Rug: Urban Outfitters / Side Table: Target / Curtains: West Elm / Shelves: IKEA / Basket: Xinh & Co. / Handmade Wreath: Similar / Handmade Mobile: Similar / Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams, ‘Contented’