December 19, 2011

Fox Hunt Nursery

Hello readers! I am delighted to be rejoining the family as a contributing writer for The Finer Things. A lot has happened in the time I've spent away from blogging. My husband and I welcomed a precious baby girl into the world, we sold our first home and are currently in the process of building our dream house. We were also happily surprised to find that we're expecting our third child, a boy, in spring of 2012! Whew-- we know how to stay busy, don't we? Still, I have really missed the community and all the readers here at The Finer Things and I am excited to get to know all of our new followers as we continue to admire stationery, style and the finer things in life together.

With baby number three on the way, I have been busy brainstorming new nursery ideas. The board below depicts one theme I’ve considered. Inspired by an old-English fox hunt, this space is perfect for even the tiniest gent. With warm and worn leather accents, colorful tartan and an occasional touch of whimsy, it is sure to be a cozy and stylish place for an infant, but will also grow with my little one.

Fox Hunt Nursery

Send an elegant birth announcement for your little lad, like the one pictured from Prentiss Douthit (available at

A carved mount from Legends Rocking Horses serves as a beautiful decoration now, and a perfect play item later.

Use a whimsical chandelier from Petite Tresor to add fun to an otherwise sophisticated space.

Decorate the space with a cozy wool rug and use a worn-leather chair instead of a traditional rocker for seating.

Store diapers, wipes and other baby necessities in decorative hat boxes like these from Eastern Influence.

Finally, provide your little one with plenty of red and tartan accessories, like this lovely bib and changing pad set from Ralph Lauren.