Sweet T's nursery was designed around the loose theme of kites and dandelions. I wanted the nursery to fit in with the style of the rest of our house, which is contemporary with clean lines, yet still feel fun and playful.
Before I was even expecting a baby, I tore out a magazine ad that featured handmade vintage-looking kites. Right then I became sold on the idea of a kites-inspired girl's nursery. After seeing dandelion prints on some fabric that I liked, I decided nothing could be more dreamy and magical than a kites and dandelions nursery!
This nursery was completed slowly but surely. We moved into our new house three days before the baby was born, so any work on the room was done during naps. The kites and pillows took the longest to make. I DIY'd them, and let's just say I'm not the greatest on a sewing machine!
crib-Baby Mod's ParkLane crib from Wal-Mart (yes, Wal-Mart! I loved the clean lines, plus it's made from real wood with a non-toxic finish.)
curtains- West Elm (discontinued)
rocking chair-West Elm (discontinued)
frames- West Elm
rug- carpet tiles Made You Look in Bright White from Flor . (gotta be able to spot clean/replace tiles if you're going to have a white rug in a kid's room!)
canisters and grey basket-Target
kite and pillow fabric-Premier Prints patterns: chelsea, small dandelion, and zig zag. color: coral/white
My favorite part of the room is the art. I was lucky enough to stumble upon dandelion prints from the Etsy shop Amy Tyler Photography that worked great with my aqua-and-coral color theme. Then I found the wonderfully fanciful aqua bubble prints from the Etsy shop Four Trees Photography. I threw in a framed "T" made out of the same fabric as the kites, and that completed my frame collage.
Designing a nursery is a big project to take on! Make a design board with color, furniture, fabric, and accessory inspiration to stay on track and keep from being overwhelmed with choices. From there, online shopping is your best friend, especially if you are at home with a newborn. Work gradually, breaking down large projects (such as my DIY kites) into smaller, more doable, pieces. Before you know it, your nursery will be complete!