This is for our 2nd baby and we are thinking we would like at least four children...SO with that, we wanted to select a theme that could work for both a boy and girl...we did find out the gender and expecting a sweet baby boy this September. However, if the third or fourth child is a girl, we can definitely reuse elements of this design theme.
Also this room prior to becoming our second nursery was one of two guest bedrooms and housed my husband's secondary work space. His one request was to leave that area for when he needs peace & quiet. I told him just for a few months! We plan on keeping Jackson with us in our room on the first floor for the first couple months so breastfeeding can go smoothly. He'll sleep in his newborn napper pack-n-play unit.
Owls and nature were definite inspirations for our design...we love the outdoors and wanted this room to reflect that.
I would say my style is all about mixing different elements, textures, patterns and colors. Our entire house is like that! We love to find unique pieces and throw them altogether for a cohesive look.
A lot of items we already had and re-purposed for Jackson's room...some of the new items are:
Bedding: Skip Hop Tree Top Friends collection
Fabric Drawers: Ikea Drona Fabric boxes (to fit the Expedit shelving system)
Artwork: All handmade items using a combination of different fabrics, specialty papers, wrapped canvas, wrapped Styrofoam balls, stencils and ribbon.
Owl and Bird Hooks: Purchased at Hobby Lobby
Sailboat Piece: Awesome Craigslist find!
Round Shag Rug: Ikea
The existing items include: window treatments, glider w/ottoman, crib, Expedit shelf unit, desk/task chair, various throw pillows and lamp w/small round table.
The room was also painted prior and ready to go. We purchased our home last summer and it was all move-in ready with paint colors we loved immediately.
I would say my favorite piece is the changing table area! We found this sailboat style cabinet/hutch on Craigslist. The woman we purchased it from had been using it as a statement piece in her dining room. The moment I laid eyes on it, I knew it would make a unique dressing area for our little one. The size is perfect and storage is generous. We love it! And once the baby time is done with, we can re-purpose it again in another area of our home :)
I began with the bedding collection as my basis for the colors so I would say that is a great starting point. From there I just let my imagination run wild and started creating all sorts of things. We are very pleased with the outcome!
I also used the Moodboard app for iPad which was awesome and super easy to use...it helped in gathering all my ideas together. I had about 5 different renditions of this space to where I ended up. It's nice to see the progression when you are creating :)