Amanda Nistor of Ruffled has only lived in her house for a year, but we love her interior design style so much that we’ve already featured her living room and toddler daughter’s room in past Glitter Guide posts. Needless to say, we were not at all surprised that her baby boy’s nursery is perfection, which is why we are featuring it here today. The fun wallpaper and details create a sweet little boy’s room that’s not too babyish, but instead a place that Amanda’s son can grow in and enjoy for many years. Read on to learn about the adorable nursery, including a few of Amanda’s favorite pieces in the room, as well as what’s next for Ruffled.
Hi again! We’ve featured your living room and your sweet toddler room, and now we’re so excited to share your beautiful nursery! Are there any rooms in your house that aren’t picture perfect?
Ever since we moved to this house a year ago, we have been slowly unpacking, decluttering and giving each room our personal touch. Working one room at a time, we’re now tackling the dining room!
You previously worked with Havenly on your living room, did you enlist a design team for your nursery as well?
This one was a labor of love! As soon as I found out I was having a boy, I was a little unsure on how to create a boy’s room because I got used to girly things with our toddler girl. I started out with our love for Morocco and created a Desert Camp inspiration board, which then evolved into more of an explorer or botanist mood.
You’re a busy working mama! Is there anything exciting you’re working on over at Ruffled?
Next year, Ruffled will turn 10 years! We will be refreshing content to celebrate our big birthday, with lots of new surprises for readers.
The details in the nursery are amazing! I think our favorite has to be the moon wallpaper. Any tips for picking décor that will grow along with your kiddos as they get older?
One thing that I try to stay away from when designing my kids’ rooms is anything that’s too “baby.” It’s such a blip in their lives, that I didn’t want to be repainting their rooms a few years down the line. So with that in mind, I enjoy designing their rooms as if they were already a little older (but fully baby-proof!). And removable wallpaper is totally worth the splurge in a kids room! If they ever ask about refreshing their rooms, it’s an easy way to change things up.
We love the book shelf! What are some of your must-have books for new moms?
All the books by Emily Winfield Martin are magical. I dare you not to tear up while reading The Wonderful Things You Will Be—the illustrations are truly a work of art. Another beautiful book (not pictured) we love is Wherever You Go. It has a beautiful message and design, too. There really are SO many books! Kids’ books have been a new obsession of mine.
Nurseries have such a calming presence. What was your overall goal for this room when designing it?
A soothing room that I would personally want for myself. I mean, I will be spending lots of time there, I might as well design it for me too, right?
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned since becoming a mama?
Patience and compassion. I’ve always been both to a certain degree, but nothing like once I became a mom. I feel like I now understand life in a much deeper sense, as well as feel that many things in life are not as important or urgent as I once thought.
What influences have your children had on how you decorate your home?
We love to have our memories as part of our house décor, such as photos, items we purchased while traveling and heirloom family pieces. We also make sure the house is kid-friendly, with small bins here and there with their toys for them to play.
Dresser: Vintage with a DIY Changing Tray // Mirror: Overstock
Because you are so busy, what’s your favorite way to end the day?
Ice cream in bed and garbage television!