I’m going to preface this post by saying right off the bat that no, I am not pregnant. However, that does not mean I don’t continue to peruse the latest in nursery decor as I like to see where the trends are going. And then be envious of all you mamas who are having your babes now because I swear, every year, the options for babies just keep getting better and better and better.

Case in point, the newly redesigned nursery collection from one of my long-time faves, Serena & Lily, is simply gorge. When Serena & Lily approached me to pick my favorite looks from their new collection I was so excited. It’s always fun to design dream spaces and I figured some of you must be planning a nursery too!

How to Create a Cozy Modern Nursery on apartment 34

Serena & Lily has always had stand-out style. They are known for their use of color and pattern and for their really beautifully crafted pieces. With their new nursery collection, they’ve added modern twists, clean-lined options, and unique pieces. So, I thought I might as well design a little dream nursery….you know, just in case.

To start, I love the idea of creating a gender-neutral, global nursery that isn’t based on gray. Gray has just gotten so, so tired. Been there, done that! In contrast, this look is filled with layers of different shades of brown, giving it much warmer, richer, and inviting feel.

The key with this look is texture, texture, texture. All kinds of natural materials from oak to rattan to leather and wool mix with subtle print and pattern in softer, creamier hues. While there are playful elements, I love that this look doesn’t feel saccharin. A kid’s space should still feel like it belongs with the rest of your house.

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I also love the idea of mixing up materials and the look and feel of different pieces in a nursery. I’m obsessed with Serena & Lily’s new modern Nash Convertible Crib and coordinating changing table. It is SO hard to find good-looking changing tables. I particularly love that this one has that open bottom, making it feel less bulky. It still has the drawers you need to store changing supplies, but then you can add baskets or books or toys on that bottom shelf. By simply removing the changing tray, the table transitions nicely into a console after you’re no longer changing diapers, too! You always want to think about how much you you will get out of pieces that go into your nursery.

That’s why I’m also obsessed with their rattan wing chair. Disgusting-looking gliders just need to be banished at this point. There is truly no need for them! The rattan trend is still going strong and it looks so good in a kid’s space. A footrest and a couple throw pillows are all you need for a cozy spot to read, comfort, or nurse. This chair could then easily transition into another room in your house.

How to Create a Cozy Modern Nursery on apartment 34

Lighting options offer another great opportunity to mix in more texture and another material. Serena & Lily has some awesome woven options that create that collected, eclectic feel. I love the look of both the rattan Cayman Pendant and the Headlands Pendant. Either would be awesome in a nursery, and I’d repurpose it really anywhere in the house.

Mix in playful details like a hanging chair, darling crib sheets, and maybe cute cuddly friend or two and you have a thoroughly sophisticated but wonderfully playful space for baby. It’s enough to almost make me want another one. Almost.

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This post in a paid partnership with Serena & Lily & contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations I’m excited about and that have kept Apt34’s doors open.

photography c/o Serena & Lily

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