Nope, no baby yet. But while we’re waiting on this little one to make his/her appearance, I thought I’d go ahead and share the photos of the space that baby will call home (even if he/she doesn’t sleep or spend any quality time in there for quite some time). I’m so proud of how the space turned out, and it’s exactly what we wanted – a calm, fun space that isn’t too babyish, but has plenty of charm.
A few of my favorite things:
The rocking horse, made by my mom when I was little. She and my dad saved it and reworked it to fit in this space. I hope baby enjoys as many hours on it as I did!
The bed. The room will occasionally serve as our guest room, too, so I was glad to forgo a changing table and keep the bed instead. Plus, it’ll make a lovely place for mid-day naps.
The white walls. Color is not something that our walls are lacking, but I wanted the nursery to be bright and calm. As one of the darker rooms in our house, the white keeps it cheerful all day long.
But my absolute favorite thing about the nursery is the fact that SO much love went into it. Matthew and our parents spent hours painting and constructing to create one truly unique room. And we incorporated lots of elements, both old and new, from our family and friends that make the space so personal. I truly cannot wait until the baby is old enough to enjoy all of the little details.
I’m sure the room will evolve as baby grows, but I love it just as it is right now. We definitely saved wall space for some canvases once we have a little one to photograph! Complete sources for everything listed at the bottom of the post, with links where they’re available.
Rocking horse, made entirely by my mom, artist Claudia Hodges. Like her on Facebook here.
Rug, West Elm
Dresser, Craigslist find from several years ago, painted by Matthew
Diaper cake, made by my sweet friend Laura and I can’t bring myself to take it completely apart yet. :)
Animal prints by Sharon Montrose in Ikea frames
Fabric in back of closet, Premier Prints Barber Slub in Yellow/Taupe
Door knob to closet, Anthropologie (can’t find the same one on their site)
Bedskirt, made by my mom, fabric: Premier Prints Ele Slub in White/Yellow
Dog sign above crib, assembled by Matthew, painted by my mom
White crocheted blanket, made by my grandmother when I was a baby
Bed and duvet cover, Ikea
Quilt, Dwell Studio for Target (no longer available online)
Bolster and throw pillows, made by my mom, fabric: Premier Prints Barber Slub in Yellow/Taupe and Premier Prints Zigzag print in Yellow/White
Under bed baskets, Michael’s
Curtains, Ikea, made prettier by my mom with Premier Prints Zigzag print
Pendant Light, Lowes