When I found out I was having a baby boy, I'll be honest and say that I felt a little sense of panic when I thought about decorating a nursery. Before my daughter was born, I felt like I had a clear vision of the type of nursery I wanted for her, and had so much fun bringing that vision to life. But a boy's room felt so foreign to me; I've grown up with all sisters and boy things were just not on my radar!
When it came time to really start putting the room together, I actually started finding my inspiration through Instagram. I'd found some Mama-owned shops that I'd been following for a while because I loved the beautiful and unique products they created. I started paying attention to their items that were more 'boyish' and began to see a pattern with the things I liked - they were mostly monochrome - black, white, gray, and natural wood tones, and had a whimsical edge to them. When I think of boys, I think of the outdoors, and starting pulling together items that featured mountains, camping, and various woodland creatures. I also needed the room to fit with the style of the rest of our home, which has a modern farmhouse vibe, and thought the wood planked wall would tie it all together.
For several months I continued to find more and more fantastic small businesses through Instagram and built a collection of my favorite finds. I loved that the items were unique and that I was helping another Mama somewhere in the world (so many of them are in Australia - I think there must be something in the water there that sparks incredible creativity among the ladies who live there!) I wasn't sure how or if it would all come together, but once I really began decorating the room, I felt like it did and I'm so happy with the result.