Retro Knox Designed: hand-carved carousel horse Nursery

Welcome back to my weekly series, Retro Knox Designed!  I'm very excited about this girly nursery totally designed around this hand painted carousel horse.

This 1984 S&S woodcarvers, hand carved, hand painted, carousel horse is an incredibly unique piece the set my mind spinning into a full blown nursery mode.  My goal, in my interiors, is to include at least one unexpected piece.  I love the bows, the colors of pink, blue, and gold, and the fact that it's hand carved.  
50" W x 40" H
A few chips in the paint for character.

I instantly wanted this wallpaper from domesticate.  She's an incredible pattern designer and I basically love every design she creates.  

blush linen pillow for the glider with a classic blue monogram...gorgeous

crystal bookends please...

If I had a good the nursery would "shine bright like a diamond."  These hooks are just darling enough without being too baby.

Every mama needs a comfortable and good looking glider.

Scallops?  Yes.

This dusty blue crib (affordable) pulls out the blue from the carousel horse.

Keeping with the equestrian vibe, without getting to literal and theme-y, let's add a leather mirror.

Classic floor lamp that could easily move to any room in the house.

Finally, let's add a traditional beautiful piece to this mix.  You need the warmth against all the painted furnishings.  
I just adore this nursery.  And you get the design for free!
What do you think?  Would you be interested in a carousel horse for your playroom, library, or nursery? It could be a fantastic heirloom piece.

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Whether you're near or far, I would love to work with you to create a home you love.  Email me at abbyminteriors@gmail.com for more information on my local & e-design services.


  1. once again, brilliant abby! i kinda need that leather mirror for myself!!

  2. When I read that you didn't get your degree in design, I couldn't believe it. How do you come up with the most amazing rooms Every Single Time? Seriously, how do you do this?
    Every nursery you have done makes me want to have another baby. I love this room. The only thing I would change
    is the dresser. I would probably just get a thrifted one. But only to save a little money. Otherwise, this room is perfect.

  3. Abby, I sent you an email a few days ago regarding your e-design services. Just wondering if you received it or if it landed in your spam folder.

    Thanks, Therese

  4. I love this! It's absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want a baby girl to decorate her nursery! ;)


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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