- A Project For: Elodie
- Age: Expected 7/18/11
- Location: NC
A floral/elephant nursery for our sweet little one.
I found the fabric that I wanted for her bedding and went from there. (Moorish Blooms in purple by Pat Bravo from the Alhambra II line) I did NOT want baby pink, or any typical baby pastels. We also really wanted a room that would grow with her...and somewhere along the way we fell in love with elephants.
I don't know that we have a style, I like to search for and collect fun treasure's that will work with the room. When I can't find what I want, I make something that will work!
I started a mood board for both a boy and a girl shortly after we knew we were expecting. It was a great way to start brainstorming ideas and form a plan for how I wanted the room to be once we knew what sex the baby was.
This room has been a work in progress for 8 months now. ALOT of things in the room were made my me (with help from my mom, dad, and hubby) and some of the art was made by Elodie's Aunts. The bedding was custom made (Nursery Dreams on Etsy-Jess was AMAZING to work with!) and my grandmother made some curtains and other coordinating pieces for the room.
I made the mobile, the hanging fabric flower balls, her name over the crib, the button flowers, and the elephant prints on the wall.
Etsy and this website provided a lot of ideas and starting points for different projects in her nursery.
I love the room as a whole, so it's definitely hard to choose favorites! So many things in the room are special to me-whether because of all the hard work put into them or just the sentimental value attached (like the elephant lamp which was my mothers and then mine.)
The little elephant rocker was a fun find at a consignment sale (new with tags even!) and will be fun for when she is older!
Look outside of the baby boutiques/stores. The only items purchased for the nursery that were baby specific was her furniture. I found tons of great things at Homegoods, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, or just made myself!
Posted on July 2, 2011
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