Meet the second set of O&L triplets we’ve featured (here’s the first) thanks to parents, Stephanie and Michael, from Ottawa, Ontario –they shared this George nursery, home to Madeline, Rosalie and Amélie (15 months here).
Stephanie told me about the room –”I like modern decor, and was looking for nursery linens that weren’t the typical ‘zoo animals’ or dusky pink roses. I love all the Olli and Lime textiles, both their design and color schemes.”
“The patterns are simple, modern and clean, but also playful. Also, the collections all have lots of pieces to choose from to accessorize, art, throw pillows, stuffed animals, which I thought was really awesome.”
“I didn’t find out the sexes until a bit later. I expected there was likely to be a boy, which I felt ruled out a ‘pink’ nursery. I committed myself to not going pink/blue early in the process. Once that decision was made, it kind of stuck.”
“It seemed that a neutral palette was more modern and out of the ordinary. The three shades of brown were recommended on your website in the get the look section for George. For the green wall, I brought a cushion to the store and went through paint chips until I found one that matched.”
“We invested in good rockers [Dutailier Classico] figuring we’d spend a lot of time in them. It was a good investment. The chairs are super comfy and the modern lines and neutral color mean we can re-use them as easy chairs, when they are no longer needed in the nursery.”
“The cribs are Babyletto Hudson. Basically, a cheaper version of the Oeuf crib, which was out of my budget with three babies on the way! The dresser is IKEA Malm. My dad built a custom frame, screwed on top to hold the change pads. When no longer needed, we’ll remove the frame and use the dresser.”
“The circular George pattern artwork was made from little embroidery hoops from the dollar store, spray painted brown. The George bed linens came in fabric bags which we used as fabric for our custom projects.”
“My mother (Jocelyne) made the [RMA] artwork, using canvases, wooden letters and heart shapes, from an art supply store. She painted three canvases in brown and covered one with the George bag fabric.”
“I bought one set of George linens on eBay. I decided against bumper pads initially, but the set on sale included a bumper and was cheaper than the set without. I bought the other two sets directly from Olli & Lime without pads.”
“We felt that the window was naked with just shutters and decided it needed a valence. I realized that the bumper pad (that we weren’t going to use anyway) made a beautiful valence with hardly any work at all! We hot glued the bumper pad to a heavy foam board and hooked it onto the wall.”
“My favourite thing about the room is the tree decal. My husband and I both love fantasy video games, and a common theme is the existence of the World Tree or Yggdrasil, i.e. the tree of life. We call the decal the Yggdrasil and look forward to when the girls can understand the reference.”
“The bedroom has a walk-in closet. We installed extra shelving and put a mini-fridge in there. It was SUPER useful for triplets. When the girls were born, they had to be fed every three hours. At 11pm, 2am and 5am.”
“Instead of trooping down to a cold kitchen, we prepared bottles ahead of time and stored them in the room. We had a bottle warmer in the room too, so we didn’t need to go downstairs at night. Considering we were getting very little sleep, we felt that everything that simplified our routine was great.”
“I think many people are surprised that we were able to put together such a beautiful nursery when we were expecting triplets! I have to give my parents and my husband most of the credit. I was able to work on a lot of the design, but when it came to executing it, they did the lion’s share of the work.”
“Even if you’re expecting multiples, you can still have a beautiful nursery! Decide ahead of time what pieces you want to splurge on, and what you can afford to be frugal with. I budgeted most for textiles and rocking chairs. A lot of the furniture is IKEA.” –we LOVE the nursery. Thanks for sharing!