I wanted to create a calm, bright, airy, beachy nursery for our baby. Using neutral colors, woven textures, and blue hues to achieve the look I was going for. I had dreamed of designing a nursery for my baby for my whole life, and making this dream a reality was just so much fun. We knew we were having a little boy and I have always loved the beach, so it was fun to throw in some beachy accents without making it too "themed".
I would say some of the first things I bought were the Whale Tail hook and the white ceramic whale. I hadn't really decided on a "theme" or anything, but was continually drawn to those beachy, nautical items. So those added with the pineapple sheets that I was obsessed with, things started coming together. I knew from the start that I wanted it to be simple, bright, and not too "themed" or baby looking. I am so thrilled with the way it turned out!
Light, open, airy, beachy, cottage feel. I use a lot of neutral colors.
White Chair: IKEA Ektorp
White Side Table: HomeGoods (Several years ago)
White Shelves: IKEA
Wire book baskets: Hobby Lobby
"Our Greatest Adventure" Wooden Sign: Made by my husband and I
"Beach Baby" Wooden Sign: Made by my husband and I
Felt Ball Mobile: Made by me
Checked Quilt: Handmade
White ceramic Whale: Target
Metal "C": Hobby Lobby
Wooden "C": JoAnns
Small Clock: IKEA
Wooden Stacking Toy: IKEA
Gray Teddy Bear: Baby Gap
Trash Can: IKEA
Paint Color: Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams
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It's so hard to choose a favorite...I love it all so much! I would say though that one of the things I love the most would be the mobile that I made. The simplicity of it gets me and it's one of those projects that was so fun to see come to life. I had the image in my head for a long time, and it turned out exactly the way I imagined. I also love the shelves above his changing table...oh I had so much fun accessorizing those! And of course I love the signs that my husband and I made together.
Take your time in planning. I was finishing up last minute touches a week before our little man arrived. I think it turned out exactly the way I wanted because I didn't rush things and I made sure I only bought things I absolutely loved and knew I wanted. If you are looking to create an open, simple nursery...keep things just that..."simple". Don't go overboard with patterns and bold colors. I tried to stay with neutral colors for the most part, with some splashes of navy and yellow here and there. Also, mixing textures and adding in some wood tones helped to make the space exactly the way I wanted.