{Before & After} Jett’s Nursery

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Kirsten, over at 6th Street Design School blog, just finished the cutest makeover for her son, Jett. Her son’s name, and husband’s full time job as a pilot, gave way to the perfect aviation theme for the space; from the wall decals, model airplanes, clustered globes and paper plane garland strung across the ceiling, all of the details are adorable.

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But Kirsten confides that she didn’t start out with a jet theme in mind: “In designing his nursery I wanted to steer clear of the obvious airplane theme.  But guess what? I just couldn’t do it.  The airplanes kept calling to me.  But in the end I really like how it turned out. If I would have to describe this room in 3 words they would be Adventure, Colorful and Sentimental. It is full of mementos from my husband’s childhood and even has a few items from our travels. The room is the tiniest room on the planet earth so I tried to make sure each item in it meaningful.”

To see the ‘before’ as well as many more room details, follow the jump!

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Kirsten’s home was brand new when they moved in, so the ‘before’ was more of a blank canvas ready to be tackled.

The room is full of special memories and keepsakes: “This little shelf is so fun.  The “J” was a gift. The globes all have special meaning behind them.  The tall one I got for my husband when I was in Russia, the middle one he had when he was in Brazil and the smallest one was a gift my parents got for me in Europe.  I love that picture of Jett.  The  little schoolhouse picture on the left was done by my husband’s grandmother.  It kinda looks like needlepoint and it  hung in his nursery when he was a baby.”

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Kirsten added blown up globes at various heights to keep up the Adventurous spirit of the room. She handmade the pelmet striped shade using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook.

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Family contributed many of the more sentimental details of the room: “My mother-in-law gave me so many cute things from when my husband was little. Here is an alligator coat rack that he made when he was in school.  Hanging from it are two special outfits.  The white one is the one Jett was blessed in and the other is the one we brought him home from the hospital in. It also happens to be the same outfit my husband was brought home in when he was a newborn.”

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Mementos from Kirsten and her husband’s travels are also displayed, as well as custom Etsy art: “The prints above the crib I got on Etsy from this seller. All of Jett’s friends that sit in his crib were gifts.  The Elephant was handmade in Africa and a gift from my sister when she was down there last summer.  The rocking chair, pillow and teddy bear were all my husband’s when he was little.  The painting is of a church in Russia that I got when I lived there.”

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The vintage wall print above Jett’s dresser is a reproduction from the airline Kirsten’s husband flies for. The dresser was a great find from Craigslist and the knobs were updated from the Alice Lane Home Collection.

It’s the perfect little boy’s room! Thanks so much, Kirsten!

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  1. Breanna says

    I love this room…you did a fab job! I really like the crib bedding. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you purchase it from?

  2. Angie says

    Love it! When I have a “boy” one day, I’m definitely doing a travel themed nursery :)

  3. says

    Adorable! It is just precious. I think I love the color of blue you put on the walls the best. It is so perfect for all the darlings accessories she has in the room.

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