Vintage / modern, glam nursery with whimsical touches for an urban baby.
IT'S A GIRL!! I was excited to put together a nursery no matter what the gender, but to be able to do it with absolutely no restraint on my femininity - was the biggest inspiration. Most women can relate in that you have to reign it in when you start living with a man, so this was like Christmas for me. I also knew I wanted it to be a mix of vintage & modern so that it flowed with the rest of our house...and I also wanted it to be more formal & "grown-up" than most nurseries you see today. In addition, there is an underlying cat theme which was inspired by our cat-obsessed household - the baby doesn't stand a chance if she's allergic.
I live for hollywood regency, chinoiserie, and a little mid-century modern glam. In reality, my home is a balance of these things in vintage form paired back to modern pieces that my husband likes. I actually like that I have to concede every now and then to his modern vibe, as it makes our house a little more current / livable - because if it was up to me we would live in a 1950's uber-gilded iceskating rink.
White shelf unit: CB2
Changing station: Antique sideboard / buffet from McCarney's furniture in SF
Gold Ottoman: Estate sale find from a friend
Ivory side table: Old ikea ottoman with DIY greek key trim
Crib: Davinci, from Amazon
Wardrobe: Antique from McCarney's furniture in SF
Sheepskin rug: Amazon
Lucite shelf: CB2
Textiles: Quilt, Curtains from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. Crib sheet & crib skirt from Serena & Lily.
Tie between the gold vanity bench & the sheepskin rug. The bench was a gift from a good friend. I had showed her a mood board for this project & she just had the perfect bench lying around her apartment, ready for a new home. Her mom is also a creative type and was sweet enough to make the pink velvet pillow for it.
The sheepskin rug is just soooo cozy, I spent much time just sitting on it analyzing how the nursery was coming along. Our cat also loves it and unfortunately has taken to sleeping & drooling on it - but I swear it's really cute! :)
When you're unsure about something, talk it through with your husband. I know most dudes have NO insight or taste level about this stuff - but they are simple creatures & don't overthink things - and that usually helps to provide clarity if you're having to make hard decisions. Also, even if something doesn't work the way you thought it would in a space - marinade on it and try it in a spot you didn't expect it to sit, etc, rather than returning it or getting upset that you can't return it (ETSY!). Also, some things just aren't worth stressing over. I actually spent far too much time finding the right lampshade shape for the vintage pink lamp in this room, and didn't feel 100% about the one I landed on, but knew i had to let it go at some point...and now it doesn't bother me at all! Sometimes it just takes some time & perspective & friends telling you they have no idea what you're talking about :)