Creating our baby's nursery was easily my favorite project I've ever tackled. When we first emptied out what was formally the office, I was overwhelmed by the possibilities and how I'd go about creating the perfect space. I narrowed down a few things I wanted to incorporate, came up with an overall theme and slowly started trying things out in the room. I'm so pleased with how it came together and hope our baby loves it as much as we do. Read on below for some of my resources and design choices.
Transforming the space. Creating a baby's room is tough - you want to take into account that you're designing with an infant in mind, but we didn't want it to look too saccharine. I tried to find that balance by incorporating things we already owned; like the rug, gold pouf, tassel, and art, with more kid-centric items, like stuffed animals, toys and visually stimulating elements. I also wanted to include items that had some personal meaning, like a stack of my childhood books, my vintage record of the music from Sleeping Beauty, and family photographs.
The overall vibe of the room. I was initially torn on the look and feel of the room and debated on whether I wanted something serene and sparse or cheerful and bright, so I combined the two. I didn't have a strict color palette that I adhered to and stuck more to a general scheme: grays and pastels with pops of metallic and neon.
Not redoing everything. Since we moved in just over a year ago and had recently renovated the room, I wasn't keen on entirely redoing the space. We kept the bookshelves, opted not to repaint or use wallpaper and left the pendant light. I wanted the room to feel like a natural extension of our aesthetic and one that could evolve over time as our daughter gets older. We didn't buy a changing table, instead we chose a simple dresser with a changing pad on top. The butterfly decals, in the same shade as the walls, felt like a nice way to add texture and dimension, while the curtains and sheepskin throw add softness.
Mobile: Artecnica Crib: ducduc c/o Butterfly decals: BugsLoft Paint color: Dunn Edwards 'Classic Grey'Rug: Lulu & GeorgiaTassel: Confetti SystemGlider: Serena & Lily c/oPendant: L'Aviva HomeGold pouf: Gilt Groupe (similar here)Elephant Bookend: Serena & Lily c/oHorseshoe: Marley & AlfieCrib sheets: Serena & Lily c/o'California Girl' Print: Lulu & GeorgiaBookshelves: CB2Diaper Pail: UbbiNightlight: J SchatzDresser: West ElmBins: Serena & LilyLucite nesting tables: CB2'Surfboart' embroidery hoop: Nina SaronneSide Table: Serena & Lily c/oPom Pom Basket: Amber InteriorsLamp: Serena & Lily c/oHanging Planters: Kelly LambRainbow Puzzle: Grimm'sBear Vase: Lulu & Georgia