Nursery Inspiration

Thanks for all of the congratulations, guys!  You are all so sweet.  We are super excited about our new addition and can't wait to share all of the projects and progress with you along the way. 

To be completely honest, the first thing that came to my mind after taking the 5th home pregnancy test (yes, I'm crazy, but I had to be sure....don't judge) was not how big my belly was going to get or the crazy cravings I would have, or even what sex the child might be.....it wasn't even close.  The first thing that came to my mind was NURSERY!  I ran upstairs to our now-office and just brainstormed.  I love projects, especially house projects (obviously - why else would I be blogging about it) and I can't tell you how excited I am to have a new room to make over. 

When we moved in and unpacked we always knew that the "office" would eventually be a nursery, but we didn't want to jinx it and start preparing for that too early, so we decorated it as an office.  Simple, basic, nothing too fancy, but it worked for us.  Now that it's real though, I can't wait to get the desk and chair out of there and start whipping the room into shape.  My gut instinct was to go with a light beige color on the walls with lots of white and cream fabrics and a few splashes of soft orange to break it up.  I still like that idea, but then I was browsing around HomeGoods (as I often do) and noticed a giclee print with sage greens and taupes and greys in it.  My inspiration instantly shifted gears.  I bought the print and its sitting in the future nursery, but I am just not 100% sure its exactly the look I am going for.  I definitely have some time, but any thoughts or suggestions or insights would be GREATLY appreciated.

In the meantime, though, and while I sit on the floor in the nursery day-dreaming, here are some inspiration photos that caught my eye as I browsed the internet over the last few months:

from Bower Power

from Restoration Hardware - Baby

from Restoration Hardware - Baby

from Serena and Lily

from Serena and Lily

from Becoming Mom

I love the calm, soothing, relaxing colors.  White furniture always draws me in during the inspiration phase, but since we are getting an AWESOME mahogany sleigh crib from my brother and sister-in-law (for FREE!!), I will have to dig up some more inspiration files like the first two (which are actually my favorite anyway).  I love what Katie did with her son's nursery over at Bower Power.  The wood slats make it look very rustic but still calming and gentle at the same time.  And the second one from Restoration Hardware is quite possibly my dream nursery room.  I love the upholstered chair and all the light streaming in from the windows.  The basket liner even matches everything else in the room.  The only thing I would change about it is to add in a pop of color somehow.  I may even consider throwing in a patterned rug or a striped bumper or crib skirt.  Who knows?  The options are endless....which is both a good and a bad thing.  I need to start narrowing it all down and really think about what I want this nursery to look like.  And more importantly, how I can make it gender-neutral enough (even though we are finding out the sex) so that it can accomodate a second child down the road. 

That's all I have in the folder for now, but I will keep you posted on any and all future inspiration that I find.  Until then though, I would love to hear about your thoughts on nursery design and decor. 

Have a great day!!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful inspiration! Can't wait to see what you decide on.