In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/13-10/15/13), we are so excited to put together this gorgeous, Spanish-theme baby nursery with rustic décor and Spanish Tile accents dating back from 17th century Spain. The rich history and significance of Hispanic Heritage Month represents a time where we can ‘celebrate the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and other Spanish-speaking nations of Central America’ (http://genealogy.about.com/b/2012/09/30/celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month.htm).
Trivia Fact: Sept. 15th marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18th, hence the unique date period for Hispanic Heritage Month.
One of my absolute favorite styles are Spanish-themed décor! I find having a rustic, natural setting provides a warm and comfortable canvas, along with bold and bright color accents to give it wonderful contrast. And, I must say, I just LOOOOOOOVE hand-painted spanish tiles (Talavera) as it is a cornerstone of Spanish design and represents the rich culture and history of 17th century Spain.
The beautiful baby furniture shown here is a unique Pali 3-pc Nursery Set: Lucca Crib, Torino Double Dresser and Torino 5 Drawer Dresser in Mocacchino. The traditional style nursery furniture goes very well with the rustic décor, and the Lucca Crib has the same height for all four sides, making it especially nice to be placed in the middle of the room.
Rod iron type décor and furniture is very popular in Spanish designs as it adds a nice vintage look and reminiscent of the 17th century era. The gallery-wrapped canvas wall art is by Vincent Van Gogh, Fritillaries, and Susi Franco, Provence Moonrise, and give the walls an ‘impressionalistic’ look. For the throw pillows, rug and suggested bedding style, I choose a series of similar accent patterns that reminded me of spanish tiles, and strategically placed it throughout the nursery to tie all of the design elements together.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this fabulous Spanish-theme nursery as much as I did. It truly is one of my top 3 favorite themes and celebrating the nursery in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month was truly inspiring!