Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nursery Inspiration...

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.

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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.

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clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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. :)

10 comments:

Natalie said...

That was the exact nursery I was inspired by in planning a room for our daughter, Genevieve!... I swapped the pinks out for reds to make it a little more gender neutral, and Robin's nest is a little darker than it appears, so just be aware of that... I ended up changing the shade just a little bit. She is now two and we are expecting our second and they will share the room...I have been very pleased with the way it turned out. Good luck!

Charlotte said...

I am loving your nursery inspiration! We actually sat in a rocker very similar to that one at PBK this week and it wasn't super comfortable... the gliders won hands down for sure!

Annabelle said...

I love that nursery! That glider looks fabulous!

Joy said...

Our nursery furniture showed up the afternoon after we found out the fate of our little angel baby... Terry refuses to send it back... he says we will need it soon. I hope he is right! And btw, I love your crib... little princess is going to have a beautiful room!

Elizabeth said...

such a cute nursery!

Lisamarie said...

Oh I love your planned nursery. Do you know, the second bedroom in my house (i.e., the future one day nursery) is painted blue. I think we will keep it that color regardless of whether or not we have a boy or a girl. And we aren't planning on finding out the gender before the birth! Anyhow.. I love the blue room and your colorful accents. Baby girl is going to be happy and lucky!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

ahh! I love the nursery inspiration photos. I was the same way, I've actually been drawing up Nursery designs since before I even found out I was pregnant! When I found out it was a girl that was the end. I am in full on planning mode:)

Jessica McCoy said...

I love looking at nurseries on Pinterest. I have a billion ideas of what I would eventually want. I LOVE those pillows in your inspiration picture. The waterfall curtain will be a great piece for color and texture!

Established: 2008 said...

LOVE the whole look. Precious.

jeremy said...

That brings joy in life. Im so happy for you.

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