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The last stop on our apartment tour is Knox’s nursery.  His nursery theme is ‘vintage aeronautical’ because we think it’s cute, but also because my father is a commercial airline pilot and my grandfather flew in World War II. The airplanes on the wall above Knox’s glider were in my father and brother’s nurseries.

I don’t want to have to redesign the room in a few years when Knox gets older so I stuck with primary colors and patterns that weren’t too young for an easy transition to a toddler and little boy’s room.

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The classic ticking stripe crib bedding plays well with the other patterns in the room and the dark navy doesn’t show spots (which I learned quickly is a good thing).  My sister found the custom fly pillow for me from A Grace Unlimited.

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I loved these baskets from Restoration Hardware, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for storage baskets!  So, I found these on One King’s Lane and I bought some paint & stencils on amazon.  I plan to DIY “toys”, “books” and “laundry” to these baskets for the same look as the RH ones I love!

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I almost didn’t get a glider because I didn’t think there was room in the nursery, but I am so glad I did! Honestly, this is where you spend most of your time so make sure to pick out a comfortable one! And, be sure to order well in advance. This glider took 6 weeks to get here and Knox arrived 6 weeks early so I was nursing on the couch in the beginning and it wasn’t as convenient or comfortable for late night feedings.

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I opted for a leather pouf instead of the matching ottoman. The dark leather adds contrast to the light linen fabric and it’s a more functional size for our tiny space. Now that Knox is bigger, it also makes for a fun little play seat for him to pull up on and to sit on.

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This custom pillow is such a cute baby gift!  I love having all his stats displayed to always remember.

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Our friends found so many adorable airplane accessories for our showers. I am amazed by how much cute stuff is out there for our nursery theme.

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The twin bed in the nursery allows the room to double as a guest bedroom.  There is a trundle-bed under it, as well, so we can sleep two guest comfortably.
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We had to take down the bottom row of pictures for now because Knox was too interested in them during diaper changes.  My sweet college friends ordered the captain sign for our baby shower and I loved it so much I tied it to this floor lamp.  Our apartment doesn’t have any overhead lights so I have to put lamps wherever they will fit!
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Photographed by Lydia Hudgens

Nursery details: crib bedding: Restoration Hardware | twin comforter, quilt and gingham sheets: Pottery Barn | airplane sheets: Restoration Hardware (how cute are their new ones?!) | rug: Gilt Group | twin trundle-bed, changing table and crib: Pottery Barn Kids | floor lamp: Target | changing pad cover: Pottery Barn Kids | curtains: Pottery Barn Kids | airplanes: vintage | airplane prints: Pottery Barn Kids | F L Y letters: Restoration Hardware | ottoman: Serena & Lily | trash can: Pottery Barn Kids | fly pillow + custom birth pillows: A Grace Unlimited | glider: Monte Designs | personalized quilt: Pottery Barn Kids

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