Becca Designs the Nursery - Part 2
Hi friends! In case you missed it, be sure to read Part 1 in this series here first. As the weeks go by and time is closing in on our little girl's due date, we've been working hard to finish the nursery.
As with any project, the biggest challenge here has been keeping within a budget! I'm not going to share full finished photos of the nursery yet, both because (1) there are still a few finishing touches needed, and (2) I want to wait until after our baby is born and share professional photographs from our newborn session. Still - I can share a few more details of this litle labor of love.
For some items, I decided a little splurge was okay. Our crib, changing table, bookshelf and nightstand (which sits next to the glider) are all from Pottery Barn Kids. If you asked me what color crib I would have in our nursery before I was ever pregnant, I probably would have answered with "natural wood" or "white". But when it came time to pick one, well...I just wasn't feeling either of those options for this sweet little room, so I selected PBK's Emerson Crib in soft gray. The other pieces, the Emerson Changing Table, Emerson Nightstand, and Madison Bookrack are all white.
Thought not pictured above, we also chose Best Chairs Sutton Swivel Glider in Graphite (which is a pretty soft gray) and the matching Ottoman. I've loved sitting in that chair for little bits of time, knowing that I'll soon have our little one in my arms in that same chair!
There are few things cuter in this world, than baby outfits. Am I right?!? With that in mind, I decided that the ugly sliding doors on the closet in this little bedroom just had to go. We took them off completely and have focused on making the closet one of the most adorable little features of this room. This way, I can look over and see those little outfits hanging there anytime! That said, I knew we still needed a dresser. I thought about adding a dresser from the PBK collection, but at the end of the day, I just couldn't justify the price. Instead, we found a similar, simple option from Ikea and purchased the white Hemnes Three-Door Dresser pictured below and invested in some beautiful gold and white ceramic door knobs from Anthropologie (which now grace the dresser drawers and the drawer on the nightstand)!
Perhaps the most fun feature in the nursery is the wallpaper. As I wrote earlier this month in Part 1 of this blog series, I knew it would be important to infuse some bright, bold color into this room. If you've never explored the wonderful world of Spoonflower, do so immediately! I love this source for fabric and wallpapers, all designed by talented independent artists. Immediately, I fell in love with Shopcabin's Floral Dreams watercolor pattern, Emily Sanford's Watercolor Herringbone and The Art Werks' Perfectly Pinstripe pattern in coral. In the finished design, the floral pattern takes center stage, the herringbone (will be) used in the closet, and all three patterns appear on a beautiful custom baby quilt that my grandmother made for our little girl (thank you, Mema)!
There are countless other little details, knickknacks, linen choices, and accessories to share, but I think I'll hold on to some of those special secrets just a bit longer.
Until next time friends...