A small and happy pink and gray nursery for my first child.
I browsed Project Nursery for months while I was pregnant. Once we found out we were having a girl, I knew I wanted the nursery to be pink and feminine (with some modern elements that my husband would approve of as well). Instead of a particular theme, I chose a classic color scheme I knew I would enjoy over time, and found lots of cute animal-inspired accessories and wall-art to add fun and whimsy to her room.
Eclectic. I like a mix of modern, shabby-chic, and traditional.
Mirrored Side Table: Target.com
Vintage Wall Shelf: RH Baby & Child http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod261216&categoryId=rhbc_cat337022
Wall Bookcase: Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/catalina-magazine-rack/?pkey=cdecor-organization&
Rocking Chair: Buy Buy Baby, custom upholstery
White Stool: Buy Buy Baby
Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/princess-chandelier/?pkey=cchandeliers&
Silk chord covers: Pottery Barn Kids
Crystal Owl Nightlight: Pottery Barn Kids
Chevron Rug: Urban Outfitters online (5X7)
Sheepskin Rug: IKEA (not available online--in stores only)
Lamb Mobile: Kidsline (available at Amazon.com)
Danish Cat Mobile: http://www.museumstorecompany.com/Feline-Fun-Cat-Mobile-Denmark-p4706.html
(My husband spray-painted the colorful balls white to better match the room)
Ruffle Curtains: Homemade by my Mother-in-law. I showed her a photo of similar curtains available at Pottery Barn Kids and she did a perfect job replicating them.
White Mirror: Estate sale find. It was originally painted black, so we spray painted it glossy white.
Baby Animal Photographs: Sharon Montrosse
Over-the-door Hooks: Urban Outfitters
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Pink Quartz
Monogram 'P' on door: DIY using pink crepe paper (crumpled and rolled into roses), styrofoam, and a hot-glue gun.
I have many favorites, but I especially love the comfortable gray rocking chair (it reclines too, which my husband likes), the ruffle curtains, and the princess chandelier. I am also particularly fond of the two black-and-white newborn photos hanging above her changer table.
Make the nursery a place you want to spend time in! Choose a comfy chair to nurse, rock, and read to your little one, and make sure the nursery makes you happy. Choose items and arrange furniture so it will be functional. My daughter's room is really small (10X10 feet), so we needed to be strategic about the size and placement of furniture. Use the walls to your advantage and hang a variety of wall-storage items to free up ground space.