Rory's nursery was actually a therapeutic experience for me to work on while my life seemed to be in complete disarray. My husband, in the midst of COVID, left his job for reasons that we knew needed to happen. It was the best choice for our family. However, of course, in the middle of a pandemic looked and felt a little crazy. Working on my son's nursery as a creative outlet in our home while we literally couldn't leave was a sweet and early bond from the womb to Rory as I dreamed up a space to bring him home to. The world felt crazy, our life felt crazy, but Rory's room felt just right. Being pregnant through a pandemic was incredibly hard and, at times, isolating if I wasn't careful. Rory's room, as I assembled it and thought through every detail, felt sweet and reminded me of the important things in life.
As far as the design, I wanted something completely different than my other son's room, which was an all white space with shiplap and Melissa & Doug safari animals. So I went for a deep blue with gold accents! The blue used for this accent wall is Inkwell by SW and Alabaster everywhere else. We have these colors throughout our home as bathroom vanities and doors. I love subtle pops of color in an all white home, so a blue door here or a dark blue vanity there is the perfect dose for me. The puppy prints are actually the starting inspiration for the entire room! I found them on Etsy and fell in love. They were as beautiful in person as I hoped they would be. I chose "dalmatian print" touches for the rug and the changing table to further the puppy theme. The Babyletto navy changing table matched the Inkwell wall perfectly, and then the neon sign over it was the final touch that made the room feel unique and entirely different than his brother's. I intentionally chose to do a big bean bag rather than another rocker so that our toddler could be part of bedtime for his little brother. So far, it's been exactly what we had hoped it would be. And, because it was Pottery Barn Teen, it actually is a great size for mom and dad. We have no trouble getting up and down with Rory in our arms. It's very comfortable and I think I will be telling all moms to get a massive bean bag for late night feedings rather than a rocker from now on!
A little modern, a little classic- Rory's puppy nursery turned out perfectly in my book. I hope you guys love it, too!
**You can find my entire blog post on the room here!: https://thecakebyhannah.com/rorys-puppy-nursery-name/**