When we found out we're having a baby, I began designing the nursery, at least in my head, immediately! I knew that I would be spending a tremendous amount of time in the nursery, so I wanted the space to be soothing and serene. More details are on my blog.
I had a general idea of what I wanted the nursery to look and feel like. We then came across the radio flyer car and worked around it. Pulling out the wood tones and injecting soft blue/gray shades to give the space a soothing feel.
A mixture of traditional, contemporary and vintage.
You can find a detailed resources list here.
Furniture - Restoration Hardware
Rocker - Buy Buy Baby
Chandelier - Restoration Hardware
The vintage radio flyer car and the rocking donkey.
Start early! It takes a lot of time to put the space together the way you envision it. Especially if you're working full time like I used to, I would get on it asap.