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A Locally Made Nursery

July 18, 2018

On April 24th this year, we welcomed a new family member when Maker House founder Gareth and his wife Sarah had their first baby! Here's the story behind how baby Ethan's nursery came together, and some pictures of their cute little boy.  

Chalkboard houseSmall house blackboard: Gautier Studio (Montreal)

We wanted a space that was clean, bright, and somewhat “un-babylike”. The goal was to create a room that will grow with our boy, and that we'll enjoy spending time in as well.

We tried to stay away from a distinct theme for the room to avoid overloading the space with too much of a good thing. Whales are our relationship spirit animal, so it was hard not to focus on that, especially since they’re so popular right now!

Instead, we built it around elements of wood and greenery. It was easy to draw inspiration from the many makers and handmade items that we come across on a daily basis, especially given that much of our house is already adorned with locally made goods. 

Walnut Table + Triangle Shelf + Curved Lamp

Triangle Shelf + Animal Planter + Curved Lamp

Walnut side table with hairpin legs: Maker House Co. (Ottawa) | Original artwork from the “Architectonics” series: Art In Jest (Ottawa) | Wooden triangle shelf: Liam Farrell (Ottawa) | Curved Walnut lamp: Craft Collective (Wakefield)

Fern Print + Mobile

Paper-cut woodland mobile: Urban Hedgehog (Guelph) | Fern screenprint on wood
veneer: UNIK Printshop (Montreal) | 3D geometric shape decals: ADzif (Montreal)

Triangle Shelf + Concrete Succulent Planter

Wooden triangle shelf: Liam Farrell (Ottawa) | Black and gold marbled concrete
planter: Origin Concrete Goods (Hamilton) | Custom engraved wooden keepsake box: Masterpiece (Guelph)

NSTP Bear onesie + Wooden Baby rattle

Wood Baby Rattle

Baby Ethan and Daddy

Bear onesie: North Standard Trading Post (Toronto) | Hand-turned maple baby rattle: Bram D’Hoest (Montague)

Canvas Toy Bin

Printed cotton toy storage bin: Gautier Studios (Montreal)

Happy Baby Ethan + Sun and Bird Rattle

Stuffed Animals

Organic cotton and hemp sunshine rattle: Sun and Stars Co. (Toronto) | Organic
stuffed baby bird rattle: Fidoodle (Toronto) | Beaver stuffed toy: Truly Charlotte (Ottawa) | Panda pillow: Gautier Studio (Montreal)

Growth Chart

Growth Chart

Canvas hanging height chart: Gautier Studio (Montreal)

Stained Glass Whale + Dewey the Cat

Stained glass whale commissioned from SarahKMack (Ottawa) 

Canada ABC Book

Canada ABC Book: Harper Collins (Toronto)

Family Portrait

Custom watercolour family portrait: Art In Jest (Ottawa) (commissioned by Sarah for Gareth’s first Father’s Day!)

We hope you enjoyed a peek at our new baby room! You can check out more awesome locally made baby products in our Kids Section online and in store.

1 Response


August 28, 2018

Gareth! Unbelievable, man. Ethan looks like a proper little gentleman. So happy for you and Sarah.


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