I wanted to create a nursery that was based on fabrics, rather than a theme. I wanted something that was girly and could grow with my daughter.
My inspiration came from the fabrics I found online and in stores.
I like a simple design with a few pops of color or whimsy.
I made most of the decorations in the room, including the book slings, changing pad cover, and crib skirt. I took inspiration from wall art I found on Etsy. We found the dresser (for $100 less than the original) in the "As Is" section at IKEA - I painted the knobs at a pottery shop. My mother-in-law made the quilt and crib bumpers (not pictured). The paint color took a few tries before we found something that was neutral with a hint of color.
Hemnes dresser: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50121250/#/00067830
paint color: Pixie Wing by Behr
floating frames: Restoration Hardware
recliner: Normandy recliner by Little Castle
I'm proud of all the items made from fabric: the book slings, the wall swag above the crib, the changing pad cover, the butterflies, and the quilt. It's fun to have a room that is completely unique!
Don't be afraid to mix and match fabrics. I found 4 or 5 fabrics that I loved and we decided to use them all in the quilt. I picked my favorite to use as a staple throughout the room to tie it all together.
My dad and I bought 4 different colors of paint before we finally settled on one with just a hint of a pink-purple hue. Don't be afraid to return your paint can if you try it on the wall and it doesn't work. (Even if they have a no-return policy on paint) No one can say no to a pregnant lady waddling in to return a gallon of paint for a nursery!