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I blog about beauty & fashion at the Platinum Blonde Life. I love to run, paint, draw, experiment with photography, knit, bake & read in my spare time. I am also a new mommy to a sweet baby boy.

Quentin’s Animal Nursery

When I started to shop for baby bedding, I was struck by how theme-y the sets are. I would find a crib sheet and quilt that I really liked, but was hit over the head with the theme again & again. Curtains, diaper stackers and bumpers, Oh My! All of which, I had no intention of using. So I decided to avoid an overt theme. and instead try to create a space that Baby Q could grow into and make his own. I mean what if I created a baseball nursery and he grew up to hate sports? I know this is maybe silly and maybe even unlikely, but I tried to create a functional and transitional space for my little one with pretty neutral colors and a loose animal theme. Additionally, at my baby shower guests were asked to bring a children’s book instead of a card. The little guy has quite the library, so we wanted a place to store and display his books. The glider now doubles as a space for feeding & reading with all the books easily accessible without even getting up out of the chair. Reading is important to my husband and I so we really want to pass that on.