I’ve had nursery’s on the brain lately with the anticipated arrival of #2 in just a few short weeks! Unfortunately, his “nursery” will be in the corner of our master bedroom until he is old enough to move in with his sister. (Any tips on room sharing are much appreciated!)
So before Kate’s nursery gets a gender neutral makeover, I wanted to share with you her extremely girly, vintage inspired room.
Come on in…
Kate’s nursery is my favorite room in the house. When she was a newborn, we spent a lot of time in here feeding and rocking. Now that she is older, we read and play with all of her toys in here.
The inspiration for her room all started with this floral wallpaper from Anthropologie.
The original plan was to wallpaper the entire wall behind the crib. However, I had mixed feelings about this since we are in a rental and opted to frame the wallpaper above her bed instead. I also lined the back of her bookshelf with the floral print.
FYI, those books NEVER look like that. Our daughter is all about taking every book off the shelf and leaving a massive pile on the floor for Mom to pick up. Does anyone know when this phase ends?
Here’s a closer view of the wallpaper on the bookshelf.
My friend, Mary, over at Love Louise Design’s created the watercolor calligraphy bible verses for Kate’s nursery. She is so talented. If you are ever interested in custom art or calligraphy you need to hop on over to her website.
We created a great little reading nook for her and she LOVES books.
The upholstered rocking chair is from Buy Buy Baby and is made by Best Chairs. I wanted a nice neutral fabric that you could use in a boy or girl’s room just by changing up the accessories. This turned out to be a good plan since we are expecting a little boy next!
The light pink curtains, crib sheet, quilt, and rug are all from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.
The pink items from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child are the perfect shade of pink for her nursery. All the pinks that I found at other stores seemed very bright and vibrant, this was more of a soft rose color. It still feels very girly but has more of a vintage faded undertone to it.
Isn’t the little lamb tummy time mat the sweetest? It’s from an adorable boutique in Atlanta called Baby Braithwaite. It was given to Kate at her Atlanta baby shower and she spent a lot of time on this mat when she was a newborn.
The crib, bumper, and crib skirt are all from Pottery Barn Kids. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn Kids discontinued the Mill Valley Crib. I love how feminine this crib is without being over the top.
The other side of the room is still a work in progress. I’m looking for the perfect piece of art to go over her changing table.
My parents gave us my old childhood dresser to use as a changing table and I painted it with 2 coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint. The changing pad cover is by Aden and Anais. It’s a lovely shade of pale green that pairs nicely with the rose pink colors in her room.
I did discover that by not having a traditional changing table I needed a little more storage. I turned to Ikea and decided their $30 bar cart was perfect to hold diapers instead of Vodka.
This bar cart works great as a diaper caddy and provides us with extra storage.
Well that’s the end of our nursery tour. I will bring you back in a few months when baby boy moves in. This room will take on a whole new gender neutral look. I’d love to hear your ideas on how I can accommodate #2 in this space!