I wanted to create a room for my baby girl that felt both energizing and soothing...with patterns and colors that would interest her as she grew, but also neutrals to invite quiet sleep. I wanted a space that I would love just as much as my baby would, and I succeeded! It's now my favorite room in the house. [Photography courtesy of my ever-talented husband.]
One of the first things I bought after finding out the baby was a girl was a set of prints by Katie Daisy. They suited the color palette I was envisioning perfectly. I was definitely inspired by many other lovely nurseries on this site and on Pinterest, but ultimately the inspiration was something I just held in my head because I've never seen a room quite like Ellie's!
Flea Market meets IKEA. I like finding secondhand treasures and complimenting them with modern and clean-lined pieces so that things feel cozy and quirky, but don't become too shabby chic.
Headboard: DIY (fabric and batting upholstered over plywood)
Pillows: HomeGoods and Tuesday Morning
Comforter: Anthropologie (discontinued color)
Hanging Paper Pinwheels: DIY (paper from Paper Source, inspiration here. I attached them to the ceiling with pushpins which worked brilliantly!)
Curtains: IKEA (I added the pompom trim and blackout fabric to the back)
Lamp and Floor Basket: Target
Magazine Rack: Vintage (from flea market in Kansas City West Bottoms district)
Rocker: Garage Sale (Originally from Restoration Hardware)
Quilt on Chair: Handmade by Ellie's great grandma
Wall Shelf: Target
Patterned fabric frame: IKEA
Mickey Mouse: HMK
Wall Hooks: World Market
Dresser: Vintage (from flea market in Kansas City West Bottoms district)
Round Drawer Pulls: Anthropologie
Changing Pad Cover: Lake Street Ave on Etsy
Blue Cart: IKEA
Crib: Parklane by BabyMod (from Walmart)
Crib sheets: Savers thrift store (altered from full size sheet)
Quilt on Crib: handmade (design by me, sewing by Ellie's great grandma)
Embroidery hoop art: DIY
Wall Bookshelves: IKEA
Floor Bookshelf: Target
Rug: Joss & Main (also available on Wayfair)
Wall Paint Color: Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore
The incredibly comfortable rocker...an amazing garage sale find! It's originally from Restoration Hardware, so it's an expensive and well-made piece, but I only paid $75 for it. It was sold with a slipcover in a color that didn't match my room, but I just took it off to reveal a lovely linen of the chair's base in perfect condition! It's perfect for nursing and rocking.
Keep an eye out for things you love as you shop, and build the room slowly as your pregnancy nesting energy ebbs and flows! Choose some colors that you want to be consistent in multiple pieces for continuity, and allow the design to evolve around pieces you find. Just don't worry when the pattern mixing goes through an awkward phase in the middle. It will all come together after you get enough complimentary pieces for it to look intentional.