A Project For
We wanted something clean and simple with just pops of colors against browns and whites. When we found out we were having a girl, we tried to stick to pinks and greens. We wanted the room to feel organic and have touches of nature with just small hints of whimsy. Since this room is our Master Retreat, we added french doors to create some privacy and a sound barrier for Naia. We also added built-ins around the fireplace so Naia could have a "closet" and room for storage.
The room started with the vintage dresser we found at a local antique store. It had already been "green-washed" so we tried to find a natural looking brown color for the walls to match. We knew once we had that in place, we wanted the rest of the furniture to be white. We got lucky by finding the crib and changing table at garage sales, which helped add to the eclectic look. I knew I wanted to tie in some burlap from our wedding that we had used as table runners. With some left over material I was able to create the memory board and a pouf style ottoman for the nursing chair. The rest of the room we decorated with cues from nature: hand sewn bird mobile, 3D butterfly mural, bee and butterfly art.
Our style is somewhat vintage, but with modern touches and nothing too "cutesy."
Almost everything in the room was DIY or found at vintage stores or garage sales.
Dresser, Mirror, & Lamp : Junkee Clothing Exchange (Reno, NV)
Crib, Toy Box & Changing Table: Garage Sales
Rocking Chair: Juniper Hill (Reno, NV)
Fireplace Built-ins: Reno Woodworking Inc.
Pendant Light: CB2
Letter "N" & Curtain Rod: Restoration Hardware Kids
3D Butterflys: Target (embellished with fabric by me)
Set of 3 Burlap Art (Bees & Butterflies), Changing Table Baskets, Milk Sign, Milk Bottles, Bird Bow Holder: World Market
Princess Piggy Bank: Nordstrom
Large Teddy Bear: Costco
Ottoman, Memory Board, Curtains, Crib Skirt, Slipcover for Chair, Toy Box Cushion, Nursing Chair Pillow, Whitewashed wine boxes (bookshelves), Crib Bumper, frame wall: DIY
For practicality, the Built-ins!
But aesthetically, the Burlap Bean Bag Ottoman I hand made using a table runner from our wedding.
We started collecting pieces when we were just 14 weeks pregnant. It took about 4 months for everything to come together. Just be patient and look for pieces you like individually.