I wanted to capture my favorite Washington DC area experience...Cherry Blossom season. For just ten days out of the year, our neighborhood and surrounding areas explode with white and pink blossoms.
When Kira's birthmom picked us to be her adoptive parents, it was March 17 and my street was in full bloom with cherry blossoms. I took a walk and took the moment in fully. One lesson I would like my children to learn from me is to be "present" in the moment and experience beauty and joy even if you know it will be fleeting. For in the moment, there is much joy to feel. That's the moment I wanted to capture in Kira's nursery.
Sophisticated, creative, nature-inspired.
The first thing I fell in love with was a fabric called "White Pagoda" from www.babybedding.com. The pale blue pagodas and the pink cherry blossoms on white background just drew me in. Slightly asian inspired, but very feminine. I purchased window valances and a pillow for the rocking chair in this fabric. The curtain rods and rug were from Restoration Hardware Nursery www.rhbabyandchild.com. The wall decal is from Surface Inspired, a company found through Etsy.com. I hired Margaret Carter from www.margaretcarterinteriors.com to consult on the closet design and room colors. White leaning bookshelf from www.thecontainerstore.com. We purchased the crib and dresser (Munire in Expresso) and white rocking chair from www.greatbeginnings.com. The flower petal stool was purchased from www.plowhearth.com. And last but no least, the pink light fixture is from www.annapolislighting.com.
The wall colors are Benjamin Moore. Spring violet and brookside moss on the walls and Peach Passion for the closet wall.
The wall decal is my absolute favorite detail in the room. My four year old son Ryan helped me pick where each blossom should go. There's also a birdhouse made from a vintage book (to kill a mockingbird) that sits on the white bookshelf. Great book and adorable decor to boot!
Be willing to take risks. Don't be afraid of color! Buy only what you really love, not just items that will "do for now."