Even though my children are getting bigger by the second I still find myself inspired by the look and overall feel of vintage nursery accessories and decor. The style itself can definitely be defined by the overall nostalgic feel it gives you. But it can also be defined by its simplicity of colors that make them perfect to use in everything from interior design to fashion and even digital scrapbooking!
Some perfect examples can be seen below in the clothing fashion of Emily Martin from Some Girls Wander as well as the sweet “K is for Kitty” ensemble from Etsy’s Vintage Lucy. For examples in decor you can look to the dainty vinyl toadstools from Etsy’s LoveMaeStore’s shop and the amazing photography of Etsy’s Esoule.
TheBabyGardner gives us some great examples of this style, with the muted colors and whimsy used in the vintage wooden Irmi figures. The pale blue Kitten and Mitten crib shoes (seen below) could be used for a functional purpose or you could tuck them on a shelf in any room to add a little pizazz.
These other pieces shown below can all be used for a decorative purpose or can be used in a functional way.
However you choose to use them they seem to blend seamlessly into your everyday life without looking too kitschy or collectible.
And they will always put a smile on your face.
Design House Digital has some excellent examples of these color schemes. Muted blues, pinks, greens, yellow and beige’s that play an integral part in vintage nursery design. You can see this style in Carina Gardner’s Daisy Jane collection:
Also, in Sarah Schmutz’s Lullaby Dear Alphabet, Embellishments and paper set that can be used for much more than baby and children’s layouts:
Here are a few layouts for you:
It is a wonderful style and it would be a great challenge to see if you can find other examples here at Design House Digital that you can incorporate into your layouts or hybrid projects to put around your home.