Well, she’s almost here, or at least that’s what people tell me! I, on the other hand, feel like ten weeks is forever away (especially in this HOT Texas summer), but until then, Miss Lila can rest assured that her nursery is ready and waiting for her!
When I’m working on new collections for Caden Lane, I always find myself designing my dream nursery for that collection (pregnant or not!). If this baby had been a boy, I had visions of a grey accent wall, with light yellow chevron and bright blue pops of color. I wanted metal wire baskets and thick word wall art, and I was torn between a white crib or one of those gorgeous grey cribs that seem to be popping up everywhere! And then our ultrasound revealed another little diva, and my mind flooded with shades of pink, teal and orange. And, of course, chevron.
My first daughter’s nursery used our Modern Vintage Collection and was sweet with shades of pink, brown and turquoise. In her big girl room, she has our Boutique Collection, and the room is painted the sweetest shade of Tiffany blue with a white tree and pink flower accents! I love both rooms, but I think this sweet new baby girl might just be getting my favorite room yet!
There’s no question—the design started with the bedding. It usually does right? I like to think of the crib as the focal point of the room and the bedding as the color palette. From there, the design grows. The walls are a bright and soothing shade of teal, and I love how the chevron wall complements the main crib wall, taking your eyes from space to space. The obvious choice would have been to paint the chevron a light pink, but I wanted to be a little unexpected and went with the slightest shade of peach from the fabric. It’s subtle and spectacular.
If you’re looking to recreate the same chevron look in your nursery, you can check out my DIY tutorial. Easy-peasy. Promise.
I’ve always loved inspirational quotes, and I wanted the wall art to be simple and sweet. “Dream Big, Sparkle More, Shine Bright”—the perfect advice for any baby! I created the wall art in a digital file, printed it on photo paper and painted the frames myself! Cheap and easy. Check back for a DIY on how to create your own wall art very soon!
I love the wall with the bunting flags; it reminds me of tea parties and celebrations! I placed the bookcase off-center on the wall and filled the space next to it with a monogram canvas (the letter is made with buttons—another great DIY) and a cute little mirror.
The DIY I’m most proud of in the nursery is the curtains! I purchased plain white curtain panels and found this adorable rosette trim. At first, I thought the pink roses would go down only one side of the panel, but when I mistakenly glued them down the SAME SIDE of both panels (smart, Katy), I had no choice but to line both sides. The perfect example of a mistake gone good—can you imagine not having that bright pink trim to frame the windows? It was meant to be.
If you are looking to recreate the same look in your nursery or just want to see more pictures, make sure to check out Lila’s nursery in the project gallery! Happy decorating everyone! And here’s a link to the boy version of our Chevron Bedding!