Giraffes, Hot-Air Balloons and Globes: Inside the Adventurous Nursery of Nick Carter’s Son, Odin Reign

06/16/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

If the name of his 8-week-old son Odin Reign isn’t enough indication that new dad Nick Carter wants his first child’s dreams to be “Larger Than Life,” the design of his nursery certainly is.

The Backstreet Boys member, 36, and wife of two years Lauren Kitt Carter shared photos of their baby boy’s nursery, taken by Julie Cate, exclusively with PEOPLE.

The look of Odin’s room was created with adventure in mind, featuring animals, a wallpaper with a hot-air-balloon print, a small world globe and modern lighting fixtures. Gray, white and yellow hues decorate the nursery, offering elegant pockets of color while still keeping the space soothing.

The room’s lead designer was Stephanie Avila of Rockabye Mommy, and features bedding and linens designed by Tori Swaim of New Arrivals, Inc.

Nick Carter Nursery Main Julie Cate

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The fun-loving yet sophisticated room also has an antique feel, thanks to unique lighting sconces and a mix of wood and metal elements throughout, paired with modern linens and furniture. Books placed strategically around the nursery will inspire Odin as he grows.

Nick Carter Nursery 1
Julie Cate

Nick Carter Nursery 2
Julie Cate

Dark letters adorn the wall above the littlest Carter’s crib, spelling out his name between whimsical light fixtures that serve as the focal point of the nursery’s industrial-influenced edge. The “Be Brave” crib skirt and gray triangle-print crib sheet from New Arrivals, Inc. add pops of color to the mostly neutral sleep area of the room.

Nick Carter Nursery 3
Julie Cate

The theme-loving new parents opted for a whitewashed dresser/changing-table combo to complete the space, decorated with an angular pattern and drawer handles that complement the arrow and herringbone accents worked into Odin’s changing pad, crib bedding and bassinet linens.

Nick Carter Nursery 4
Julie Cate

One nursery item not pictured? Recorded lullabies for Odin, courtesy of his proud papa.

“[Nick]’s going to record an album, a private album of all our favorite nursery songs,” Kitt Carter said in April. “So when he does have to travel and we’re not able to go with him, we can play it.”

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AllisonV on

A lit candle and a plant on the dressing table…what harm could possibly come of that?!

Guest on

What a blah, boring nursery.

megan on

Too much white & beige

Ben on

Pretty but you would think with all the money spent on this, the decorator could at least space his name out correctly over the crib. That is all I can see.

Guest on

It looks like someone’s 87 year old grandma designed it. It’s hideous. The wallpaper alone is depressing. I can’t believe they paid someone to do that.

guest007 on

Needs some color?

Callie on

Boring, boring, boring

Krissy on

That doesn’t look much like a baby room to me. Seems very boring and dull. Baby rooms usually have more “fun” to it.

Aleysia on

Nothing inspiring, bland bland bland zzz. But I like the name OD I N though.

Ona on

I think the nursery is fine, preferably more colorful though.

Alesia on

Really?! I just threw up.

…just a little 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

It matches the mother, bland.

Ellie on

The nursery is a huge disaster. For starters, get real. It did not cost $50k. I noticed an article said he renovated the room. That is a totally different thing than claiming the room cost that. The name isn’t spaced out properly and the N is crooked. A total eye sore. If you aren’t photographing the crib straight on, the wall sconces are actually way too low design wise. The side table is unsafe and a horrible selection. The mirror over the crib is a proportion nightmare. Seriously, wtf is that? The flowers in the glass vase and candles used to style the room that were probably pulled from another room in the home was straight up poor planning. And stop calling the room steampunk. That is science fiction, not a room. The crib isn’t $700. Not sure why it says it everywhere. All in all, it’s an awful room for a baby that looks like it was not designed by a professional in a thoughtful manner for a child. Pretty sure the designer should re-think their career and the parents should stop payment on that 50k check.

Yolander on

He needs to hire another designer.

Samantha on

Wow, even in an article about a baby’s nursery, the comments are horrible. What is the point of being so negative all the time? How do you go through life like that? It’s a nursery…and a baby, that you don’t know! lol Oh internet, I don’t understand you. They were obviously going for a calming vibe and they got it. I think the wallpaper is fun, you often don’t think of hot air balloons as a motif, but it’s great for a little kid’s room.

sarah on

boring nursery

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