When we found out that I was pregnant, one of the first things to pop into my brain (after the initial, "Holy crap, we're going to be parents!") was that I was going to need to decorate a nursery. As you probably know, I enjoy decorating our home, but the idea of furnishing a room for a baby was a bit daunting.
I'm pretty picky when it comes to color and furniture, so I spent a long time poring over Pinterest and my favorite furniture stores' websites (ahem, PBK) for ideas. Eventually, but before we even found out it was a girl, I stumbled across this nursery, and it made my heart go pitter-patter.
I loved the yellow Jenny Lind crib, the turquoise-ish walls (which give a lovely, fun pop of color without being obnoxious), and the vintage-y, bright colored accents. Micah ended up vetoing the yellow crib (and, after I gave it some thought, I agreed that it would probably be smarter to do the big pieces in neutral colors and bring the pops of color in elsewhere), but otherwise, I decided to try and recreate the look and feel of this space.
Here's what I've come up with.
I originally started out planning on doing a bright bumper, but I had heck trying to find one that wasn't either (1) too bright, (2) too understated, or (3) too cheesy-looking. I'm not really a theme-y kind of gal, so I focused instead on finding colors I couldn't live without. I pored over Etsy's crib bedding for what felt like days before I found this rag crib quilt and fell in love. It was exactly what I was looking for. I think I'll pair it with a simple white crib sheet and a crib skirt in a solid color (maybe coral?).
The idea of a waterfall curtain in a pretty yellow as a sort of replacement for the yellow crib just kind of came to me, and I'm now pretty stuck on the idea. The crib is from Restoration Hardware, and if I can find a suitable replacement that's a little cheaper, I'll consider myself a very lucky woman. Otherwise, I'll just have to justify the cost by telling myself that, since this bed converts to a toddler bed, and then to a full-size bed, it can grow with her up until, and maybe even through, college.
The rocker is gorgeous, but I'd probably rather have a glider. I just can't get over the lovely tufted upholstery. I'm still on the hunt for a stylish, yet comfy glider, but until I find one, this is the plan.
I've still got some work to do, as far as a dresser/changing table and accents go, but I'm happy to finally have a plan. Hopefully our little love will feel at home in the space we create for her. :)