- A Project For: Juliana Bellina
- Age: 9 months
- Location: Miami Springs, Florida
Our baby girl's room is traditional with a touch of whimsy and fun. We wanted every wall to have an unexpected item and the room to be one she could grow up in.
The inspiration began with the crib bedding from Whistle & Wink. It is light lavender and has bunny, owl, bird, and butterfly silhouettes with touches of light green and yellow. These animals are the starting theme for the room, but we have a mix and match of items, from an elephant to Miss Piggy, that just work overall.
Our style is definitely traditional meets vintage. We like to give a new twist to something that is older and with lots of charm, much like our home which is from the 1940's.
We didn't want a nursery that would look like any other. We wanted it to be somewhat unique and very custom. The first item we purchased was the bedding and after that everything fell into place. The crib was next and seeing as it was a classic piece, we needed to add a little color and found the beautiful dresser from a local Miami store. To our great surprise a matching piece came with it and we turned it into the changing table. The great thing about these is that the color matched perfectly with the room, and we were able to keep it in it's original condition.
Crib - Pottery Barn Kids
Dresser, "Changing Table," Dollhouse Birdhouse & Rocking Chair from The Yellow Canopy, Miami http://www.theyellowcanopy.com/shop/home.php
Bedding from Whistle and Wink http://whistleandwink.com/
Curtains from Target
Rug & Wooden Name Banner from Rosenberry Rooms http://www.rosenberryrooms.com/
Artwork is Loxly and Hollow with Target frames
Custom Mobile from Gifts Define http://www.giftsdefine.com/
I have so many favorite items, but my top two are the bow tree and her mobile. The mobile was custom ordered to match the animals in her bedding and I love that no one else has one like it.
The bow tree in her room was actually part of the baby shower. The shower's theme was "bows" and guests were asked to bring a bow for Juliana, which were hung on the tree we created. It was a hit at the party and now has a special place in her room. Aside from being a pretty element, it's super convenient too!
Every item in the room is something we fell in love with and has somewhat of a story behind it. We moved into the house 2 months after she was born, so the room wasn't perfect before the arrival. She's 9 months now and we are still adding things to it. So, my advice would be, there's no rush in having the room perfect before the baby arrives. There is some fun in finding something really special months from now and not just picking things out because you want the room complete right away.
Also, we wanted the baby to be able to grow into her room and not have to change it in 2 years, so aside from the crib everything else in the room can stay for many years.
Posted on April 15, 2012
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