I wanted a custom nursery that didn't look too "themed" or too baby-ish. But, I also didn't want a big girl nursery. We stuck with gray and white and added pink, mint, aqua, and green. I think it turned out perfect for our baby girl.
I knew I was going to use my crib from when I was a baby. So, the design turned traditional as far as the furniture went. My mom is a big garage-saler so she found a great dresser in a French Provincial style and I found a night stand at a Reuse shop. We decided on gray and white and used Annie Sloan chalk paint to get a vintage feel. I also wanted touches of modern and LOVE chevron print so that's where the glider came in. I found the glider and ottoman on Craigslist for $10. It was a horrible pink-red and badly stained. I ordered new fabric from Warehouse Fabric for $8 a yard in the gray and white chevron and had a guy recover it. Looks good as new! At first I was going to paint the walls a salmon pink. My husband took one look and said "No!". So we decided on gray and white stripes to add a more modern touch. He did a great job painting the room. I couldn't find bedding that I liked already made and packaged. I looked on Etsy and found a fabulous shop that made great bedding. Rachel ordered the fabric I chose and made the bedding and curtains custom. I love the curtains because they're black out curtains and very dark. My baby girl's middle name came from my grandmother's maiden name (Perrin). She passed away 3 years ago. In cleaning out her house my family and I found old love letters sent back and forth from her and my grandfather. They were just dating at the time. I framed a few of those letters and envelopes and made a small gallery wall. My good friend also framed a picture of my and my grandmother and a hand-written recipe for her famous chocolate sheet cake for my shower. The sheet cake was served at the shower so that's in the room too. I decided to hand stitch the bible verse onto linen fabric. I got the idea from laybabylay.com which was linked to another blog. The wall art turned out very special.
I also like owls, so we added small touches of owls all over the room. Most were gifts from friends and family. Overall, the design is just a mixture of things I like and are special to me.
Traditional with touches of modern.
Crib - mine from when I was a babe - repainted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White
Dresser - garage sale - repainted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray
Night stand - Re-use shop repainted with Annie Sloan chalk paint
Glider - Craigslist find - re-upholstered with chevron fabric from Warehouse Fabric
Bedding and Curtains - custom made from Lavender Linens Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/people/rachaelmae7
"Harper" Pillow - Honey Pie Designs on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop//HoneyPieDesign
Monogram: Trendy Trimmings on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop//TrendyTrimmings
Owl Lamp: Thompson's Gift Store in Canyon TX
Hand stitched Bible Verse- made by me :)
Burlap "Harper" bunting: made by a friend
There's so much to chose! I love the letters from my grandmother and believe it's so special and unique and helps baby girl know her heritage.
Do what you love and what you want to do! Try to be unique and think outside the box.