I wanted a budget-friendly nursery free of baby pink and "characters." I started with two of my favorite colors and this is what followed!
Aqua and Violet... after choosing the color palette everything came together. I chose the fabrics for their unique-ness, the chair and rug for their comfort and for the neutral aspect they gave to the room. This was also a very budget friendly space. The crib was the biggest expense since we got lucky with Craigslist for the chair and the dresser. Even the Dwell Studio fabric was manageable since we waited for a half-off coupon.
I love both modern and vintage.
Furniture: Babyletto Modo crib in Espresso available everywhere online. It's a beautiful, solid, well-made piece of furniture for a reasonable price. The vintage dresser by Drexel was a lucky Craigslist find. It was refinished and stained espresso by my parents. The rocker is another excellent Craigslist find and is by Brylane Home. We reupholstered it in Cameo Oval fabric by Dwell Studio which we bought at Joann's. Fabrics: The drapery fabric is a dark violet corduroy that I purchased online from Denver Fabrics. The outer crib bumper fabric is Tula Pink's Parisville Eyedrops. The inner crib bumper fabric is Jay McCarroll's Habitat in Drop Cloth, and the crib skirt is Bazaar Style Exotica in Flora Dee. Other items: The lambskin rug was purchased from Costco. The prints above the crib are from SayItSweet on Etsy. The bird pillow is from Target, a few seasons ago.
It's hard to choose! I love the crib because it's clean, modern, and well made, but I also love the rocker since it's such a cozy place for Eleanor and I to cuddle in.
Don't be afraid to go bold in your nursery! You have to spend a lot of time in there too. It should be a place that you enjoy being in!