Designed this in 2009 while pregnant with my first- Amelia Rose, born in May of 2009. Got a few things at Anthropologie and did lots of arts and crafts projects (painted the mural, made the mobile, and the light arrangement). It was so much fun! Soon to transition her room to a toddler room now that baby #2 is coming in October! Will take pictures of our future son's nursery and Amelia's newly transitioned toddlers room soon (-; Here's my blog which I will post info and photo's of of my art and the babies room- http://carolinestummer.blogspot.com/
Anthropologie? Love vintage but a little contemporary too... Really like color... not so into super modern 2 toned nursery designs, a baby needs to see colors!
Make your baby mobile! It's so easy and they are really expensive to buy(at least the more attractive ones are like blabla or Zutamo).... You can look on Etsy for ideas (anything in Etsy is usually expensive too, but it's good to use for inspiration on making your own.
at the time I really liked the mural I did, but since then I painted one for my sister in law and her new arrival (who is now 6 mos old!), and I did a way better job than I did on Amelia's... but I'm redoing Amelia's once we change her room to a toddler room... so hopefully this one will take the cake, or her baby brothers? Hmmmm... we'll see! (-;
Just get a few pieces you love- the first things I got were the Letters that Spell "Amelia" and the growth chart from Anthropologie, and then I worked out the theme or rest from there.... Found a decal on Land of Nod that I kind of stole the idea for my mural from.... and I looked at nursery blogs a lot... I made the painting over her dresser and the photographs above my daughter's dresser are my husband and I as children (maybe 4ish?)... found the frames at Pier 1 that matched her baby furniture (AMY COE @ Babies R Us). Her furniture is no longer avail. Bedding (seen in picture with Amelia in Crib) from Target- Dwell Studio on Clearance for $14! (purchased in 2009)