Simple and Serene! Inside Emily Maynard Johnson's Nursery for Son Gibson
Sleeping in Style
"There is a lot of white. It's very calm and peaceful," Maynard Johnson says of the overall feeling of the simple, serene space.
Zebras and Giraffes and Elephants, Oh My!
And a Rocker for Mom and Dad, Too
Oilo Studio provided Gibson's crib bedding and white glider, which may be used just as much for his big brother Jennings, 17 months, as himself — that is, as long as Jennings allows Mom and Dad near him.
"I want to cherish the moments he'll still let me hold him and rock him to sleep," Maynard Johnson says of her older son.
Cherishing One-on-One Moments
"Probably the morning because [Gibson] gets up before everyone else and I can just focus on him because with two others I don't get to focus on one any other time of the day," the mom of three says about her favorite time of day.
Big Sister to the Rescue
Milestones Left and Right
It's a good thing Ricki is such a big help, because three kids are a bit much to corral at times for the busy mom — though of course, she wouldn't change it for anything.
"[Jennings] started walking the day I went into the hospital [to have Gibson]!" recalls Maynard Johnson. "He took his first 10 consecutive steps at the hospital."
Zoo animals feature throughout the nursery, but aren't so overwhelming that the motif won't mature as her little guy does.
"I wanted to give him pieces to grow with. More modern," Maynard Johnson explains of the décor inspiration behind her son's room, including pieces by Celine Ziang Art.
"He's starting to smile. He'll laugh at Ricki," Maynard Johnson says of her favorite thing her baby boy does. "Everybody can make him laugh and smile. But I can definitely tell when he needs his mom."