I’ve been trying to find the time to post this for months! Baby C is now over 9 months old. I clearly have a lot going on. But I am very excited that I finally have a moment to share with you. I found designing Baby C’s nursery to be one the most fun and rewarding projects that I’ve ever done. I have a pretty intense love for interior design and for home decor in general, but nursery design has quickly become a strange passion of mine. In fact, I just said to Mr. C (he’s sitting across from me in our home office), “If money were no object and we lived in a bigger city, I think I would love to be a nursery designer… for all budgets. I wonder if that’s an actual job? I would love that.” We like to dream together.
When I first started thinking and planning on the nursery, I only had one rule: no themes. I’ve seen some adorably themed nurseries. I’ve seen some super cute themed products in stores. But… it’s just not my thing. I knew my approach would be different so I started with a color palette:
With that in mind, I knew and I wanted something a bit of a mix of modern and vintage styles (totally weird – but very much my style) and I allowed a tiny little smidgen of “safari-type” influence. BUT NOT A THEME. 😉
Before I ramble on and on, here is the long awaited tour of my sweet baby boy’s nursery. A lot of love went in to this space, but not much money. I’m a decorator on a budget. Though, winning a $1,000 Superbowl pool really helped us out. 😉
So, that’s my sweet son’s space. I absolutely love it and I hope you do too. I almost can’t wait for baby #2 (if that day comes) just so I can design another beautiful space! I’m kidding… I love my son so much, I can only imagine the joy that more children brings. The nursery part is just an added perk. 🙂
Furniture and Bedding:
Crib: DaVinci Porter 4-in-1 Convertible Crib @ Amazon.com
Bedding: Custom bedding from Dandelion Baby @ Etsy.com
Ikat pillow @ Lamps Plus
Zebra Rug @ Overstock.com
White children’s dresser @ Amazon.com
White changing tray @ Amazon.com
Orange dot changing pad cover @ The Land of Nod
Mod White Chair @ Amazon.com
White side table @ Amazon.com
Glider and Ottomon – Custom Upholstered @ BuyBuyBaby
Paint and Lighting:
Decor, Art and Accessories:
Chicken feeders (turned into bookshelves) @ Miss Greeenthing and Prairie Treasure @ Etsy
Fruit crate (turned into toy crate) @ Chic Staging & Design
Galvanized metal tub @ Lowe’s
Frame for hanging photos – made myself by repurposing an old framed print, high gloss white spray paint, twine, eye screws and mini clothespins
Dipes and Wipes bins – made from a clearance herb garden kit (Target) and metal letters acquired at a church garage sale.
Chevron laundry bin @ Anthropologie
Art and decor pieces @ CB2, Amazon (orange clock), milkandcookies @ Etsy, Baby Dear @ Etsy, Pixie Pixels @ Etsy, O’Reilly Ink @ Etsy, Sheepshead Design @ Etsy, Wallfry @ Etsy, Bait and Tackle @ Etsy, Carl Christensen @ Etsy, Hobby Lobby, embroidery hoops acquired from a garage sale and fitted with fabric from Joann, floating shelves @ Lowe’s, and colorful train letters @ Valhalla Restaurant and Gift Shop. Frames for various art acquired from Michaels.
Curtains: Originally, white linen cotton panels from West Elm… but I quickly learned that babies don’t like natural light as much as I do so, we switched it up and got nice rich dark blue room darkening shades from JC Penny on clearance.