A crisp, clean nursery with new and old touches.
My inspiration began with the wallpaper on the ceiling. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. I knew I wanted to use in no matter what the sex of the babies. I went with the light gray and yellow color and added in soft pink for the girly touch.
I love mixing old with new...antique pieces with new furniture. I didn't want a nursery that was too "baby" or too "adult."
After the wallpaper was picked out, we started with the antique cedar chest. It belonged to my husband's great grandmother. We had it restored and painted antique white. We found the dresser, from the same era as the chest, on Craigslist and painted it to match. We added Anthropologie knobs to it. We have a shelf that holds pieces from family....my favorite is framed white gloves that belonged to my mother as a little girl. The bedding was custom made. I picked out very soft and suttle fabrics but with a lot of texture...silk sheets and embroided linen bedskirt.
Besides the wallpaper, I love the animal pictures hanging on the wall. They were pages in a children's book that was given to my husband's great grandfather from his grandparents in England. We had them customed framed to match the nursery. My girls love to look at them while getting their diapers changed!
Before buying anything knew, check Craigslist and Etsy for great finds! Also, look at old pieces you already have or your family has. They definitely add character to a room. It's great to have antique pieces that have been apart of your family.