In Friday’s post I shared some photos of our trip to visit Jessi and Weston. We missed their husband/dad during our day trip to Capitola. He is a firefighter in the East Bay and was on a four day shift that weekend. For the children of firefighters it’s important to remind them of the special work their parent performs when they are gone for days at a time. We should all remember the sacrifice and risk these men and women take on everyday. So here’s a nursery design to honor our heroes.
The firefighter theme is nothing new. There’s a lot of furniture out there with fire engines, or firemen painted on them. I wanted to take it up a notch and as we try to do keep it less baby and more modern and classic. As usual I fell in love with something on etsy . . . who wouldn’t fall in love with that stoic dalmation? The bright red crib sets the tone in all it’s fire engine red glory. I brought in some touches of yellow and blue to balance the strong reds. A soft grey wall color ties the bright colors together.
The chevron rug pattern brings a wonderful texture into the room and evokes a certain order and simplicity that reminds me of coiled fire hose. I would also consider this rug in a yellow and white, but I couldn’t find an affordable option. So, if you’re up for it, you can always go the DIY route. There are lots of tutorials to create your own customized chevron rug. I think my dining table might be needing something to stand on soon.
1. Yellow Pillow from Cherry & East
2. Mix two-tone stationary crib by Young America in Chili Pepper and Natural
3. Monte Luca Glider from Fawn & Forest
4. Fire Truck by Green Toys found on Amazon
5. Mix two-tone dresser by Young America in Natural and Walnut
6. Glass Table Lamp from Ikea
7. Classic Firetruck Print from Etsy
8. Red Heart Mobile from Etsy
9. Original Dalmation Drawing from Etsy with a Natural Ribba Frame from Ikea (custom mat to match crib)
10. Brass Fire Bell from Amazon
11. Skyline Crib bedding by Dwell found at Pampered Tot
12. Zigzag rug from Urban Outfitters or DIY option