I wanted the room to be pretty, but playful. I knew I would be spending lots of time in the nursery, so I wanted it to be a room I would enjoy - it quickly became my favorite room in the house! There is a lot of lavender in nursery decor, but very little purple! When I found the purple sheets with the white elephants from Land of Nod I quickly grabbed them. Then the elephant theme came to life. My father-in-law and my husband painted the green stripes, which I knew I wanted from the very beginning. I found the purple ruffle curtains and various purple, green and elephant items along the way. But even with all the fun items I compiled for the room, something was needed to pull it all together. That's where Grandma came in with the gift of a custom made quilt, which incorporated both the purples and greens and completed the nursery.
My wedding colors! Purple and Green has always been a favorite color combination of mine. I knew I wanted to incorporate the invitation, ring pillows and some photos of the flowers from our wedding.
I'm not really sure - I just go with what I love. Sometimes it's contemporary, sometimes it's traditional, usually it ends up somewhere in between.
Dresser/Changer, Purple Sheets & Changing Pad cover - Land of Nod
Crib & Night Stands - Pottery Barn
Glider & Green piggy bank - Buy Buy Baby
Bookshelf - Crate & Barrel
Purple Ruffle Curtains, Beaded Curtain Pulls & Hooks, Green elephant bank, Green floor lamp - Urban Outfitters
Quilt & Elephant Pillow - Etsy "JustACraftyMom"
Capiz Shell lamps - West Elm
Elephant Prints - Etsy "trafalgarssquare"
Somewhere over the rainbow print - Etsy "Sugarfresh"
Green & Purple flower pillows - Etsy "WhiteThistleBridal"
Butterfly mobile - Etsy "DragonOnTheFly"
Kenzie banner - Etsy "lolaandcompany"
Frames - HomeGoods, Pottery Barn, Target
Elephant Hamper - Home Decorators Collection
Elephant stuffed animal and Elephant Rocker - Restoration Hardware Baby
Purple dresses - Ralph Lauren and handmade by my mother-in-law
White baskets & Ribbons - The Container Store & Michaels
Pink & Green baby book - Etsy "rubylovedesigns"
Shower Curtain, Towels & bathmat - Kate Spade
Prints in Bathroom - Etsy "Wallfry"
My favorite item is definitely the handmade quilt. The combination of true purple and green was impossible to find in store bought nursery bedding. So my mom and I picked out all the fabrics in the perfect shades of purple and green and my mom had the quilt made by etsy seller "JustACraftyMom". I love the finished product and the fact that we designed it together for my daughter makes me love it even more.
Have fun! Shop in your favorite stores - whether or not they are baby stores. Etsy can be your best friend if you have a vision and need to get a little creative to make it come to life!