I’m very excited to reveal our baby boy’s nursery since it’s been a “labor of love” for the last month and half. We moved into our new home Christmas week when I was 32 weeks pregnant, so there wasn’t much time to decorate, but I had a vision for months. There’s nothing like the nesting instinct to bring it to life and get a room decorated ASAP!
Our goal with the nursery was to create a colorful, modern, fun and stylish space. I got inspiration from the tree wall decals, the color palette (grey, turquoise, red, and yellow), and the Chevron fabric. We didn’t follow a theme, but loved incorporating animals and woodland creatures to give it some whimsy. I wanted a room that he could grow into, and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It is my favorite room in the house right now and I visit it daily in anticipation of our little man’s arrival (he’s due in 9 days!).
I love clean designs with pops of color.
Crib:Oeuf Classic Crib
Wall Paint: Painted with love by his Daddy; Benjamin Moore Gray Horse
Rocker: Pottery Barn Dream Rocker with White Slipcover (craigslist.org; no longer available at PB)
Knit Pouf: Cb2 in color pool
Curtains and crib skirt: Handmade by his Mama (and I’m not crafty!); Fabric from www.Fabric.com
Dressers: Ikea (recycled from our guest bedroom)
Metal Giraffe: Marshalls
Night Light: OXO Tot Candela Single in Yellow
Shelves: Ikea Ribba Picture Ledges
Taxidermy Deer: West Elm
Frames: Ikea Ribba
Baby Giraffe and Canine Castaways both from Creative Thursday on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativethursday
You are my Sunshine, O for Owl, Hoot, and Snips and Snails from Finny and Zook on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/KZukowski?ref=seller_info
Dark Wood Owl: Hand carved by Hubby’s Grandfather in 1974 before he was born
Owl Bookends: Skip Hop Zoo (baby shower gift from brother and sis-in-law)
Teething Giraffe: Vulli Sophie the Giraffe (baby shower gift from dear friend)
Red circular rug: Old purchase (8 years ago) from Ikea
Turtle: Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light from ebay
Sheep Stuffed Toy: Cloud b Sleep Sheep (baby shower gift from dear friend)
Dog Toy: Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy (baby shower gift from dear friend)
Yellow Bear: UglyDoll Nandy Bear
Wooden Frog: Handcrafted by Grandma
Volcano Rocks and Petrified Wood: from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island where we had our Babymoon!
Crocheted Gray Blanket: Handmade by a dear friend for my baby shower
The birch trees, the handmade chevron curtains and skirt, the pouf and the shelves that house the cute prints and mementos from our childhood and babymoon.
Spend some time reviewing design blogs and Project Nursery for ideas and inspiration, then make a mood board in PowerPoint to see how your vision comes together. It will help keep you focused as you look for items. Be sure to scour your local craigslist for used furniture pieces. It’s surprising how lightly used baby furniture can be….like new! Etsy is a great place for prints, decals, and handmade items. Don’t be afraid to get crafty. I’m not very crafty at all and made the curtains, crib skirt, and mobile with some short cuts (iron on hem tape = no sewing!).