When we found out we were expecting a little girl, I knew exactly what I envisioned for the sweet nursery. All things soft, elegant, and feminine. I wanted the room to make you feel at ease the second you walked in. I also wanted sophistication, but with hints of little girl coming through in the details.
Being a lover of neutrals, I knew the nursery would follow suit. Robin's Egg Blue has always been my favorite color so when I began scheming up the design it started around that color. I knew I wanted soft colors, gentle textures, and a bit of a vintage feel. While pondering my design, I came across a Dash and Albert floral rug that was blue with a soft pink rose detail on it... This made me love the idea of bringing in the rose color through my accessories. I immediately started making an inspiration board focusing on my color palate of Robin's Egg Blue, Rose Pink, Greige and White.
I have always been drawn to a soft color palate. The moment you walk into our home you are greeted by bright whites, soft blues, and warm grays. It immediately makes me feel relaxed and refreshed... a feeling I hope all my guests feel when they come over! When decorating I like everything to work together so I look for pieces that are neutral, not too busy, and have a unique texture or oldness about them. I love how I might find the perfect living room piece that compliments a piece you might see elsewhere in the house.
My favorite items would have to be the custom chandelier using the pearls from our wedding, the photograph of my husband and I holding the baby shoes-- this is how we announced our pregnancy, the glider because it is so comfortable, and the bedding! Oh gosh, I'll stop with that, but I really do love everything!!
Start with an inspiration board. It doesn't have to be as fancy as "inspiration board" sounds... Just collect your ideas. Find a few key pieces such as a rug, or bedding and start working from that. Add elements to the board that show colors, themes, or ideas you love and keep it in mind as a guide while shopping. Also, don't be afraid of white bedding... it is machine washable and bleach-able! Most of all create a space that is special to you in some way or another and enjoy every moment making memories in that room with your little one... That's what I plan to do in just a few weeks! :)