This nursery was made with love for our first child, Madelyn. The space is big and was once our office/guest room. It's actually the second of a two master-bedroom condo so the floor space is massive, but the wall space is interesting. There is only one blank wall (the crib, which is the focal point) as all other walls either have doors, mirrored closets or a bank of windows. The challenge was creating a space that made sense practically, but reflected our personal decor styles.
The immediate inspiration idea was shabby chic, but my search for such patterns and goods at the stores I registered was bleak. Because shabby chic was my original starting point, I consider it to be my inspiration, even though the final product was a little louder and more playful than shabby chic. I have never been a big risk taker when it comes to room design, but I held my breath, swallowed hard, and chose to have an accent wall with dark and light pink stripes. It would either look really cool or be reminiscent of a circus. Thankfully, I think it turned out like the former and not the latter.
Girly sophistication is how I describe my decorating style. It is girly because of the colors, the dolls, the types of books, and presentation of furniture in the room. It is sophisticated, though, because it is a room that is only for a baby because of the crib. Nothing is very baby-ish and any young girl could enjoy the room as well.
The crib and dresser/changing table are by Bonavita. The crib is from the Hudson collection and the dresser/changing table is from the Peyton collection. The bookcase is a reused Ikea piece that was a key piece when the room was an office. The comfy Little Castle upholstered glider chair and ottoman are the Cottage SS model. Bedding (style Brianna), peg shelf, and triplet flower wall decor are all from Pottery Barn Kids. The "Madelyn" name hanging was DIY with letter and papers from Paper Source. The room also has many of my childhood memories scattered throughout like my ballet shoes, a musical teddy bear, and some dolls. I like that a little bit of my life is intertwined in my daughter's space.
My favorite purchased item is so hard to choose! The Little Castle glider and ottoman are definitely the most-used and much adored! But I also love the Pottery Barn Kids decor like the sheets, peg shelf, and wall paintings. Perhaps my one favorite item of all, though, is the "Madelyn" name hanging I made.
For me, securing my crib bedding decision was the springboard for all other choices I made. Once I knew what my crib bedding would be, it was much easier for me to pick out other accessories, decor items, and practical items. Because of my bedding, I didn't have a theme, but had an overall style. And since I don't have a favorite color with which to decorate, the bedding helped guide me to stay within a particular palette.