As you well know, I love home decor. So from the moment I found out I was pregnant I was equally as excited to have a new project of decorating a nursery as much as I was at the idea of becoming a mother (wish I was kidding!). The one main obstacle I faced from the get-go was not knowing the gender, so I decided to take this challenge head on by working with neutral colors – I started with a grey and white chevron rug via Pottery Barn [similar to this], continued with all white wood baby furniture – my crib and changing table from Giggle [the Alex Crib & Alex Dresser in White], and chose a white wooden headboard from West Elm [The Moroccan Headboard in White].
The nursery bedding which I featured in this article, was a mix of sea foam and neutrals (I will admit I was slightly bias in thinking I was having a boy when I chose this bedding colors, but in hindsight, I actually love what I chose… the bedding makes the room feel classy in a way). Next was the artwork. I spent a lot of time on Etsy trying to find a mix of pink and blue baby pieces, but ultimately I ended up falling in love with these bright colored doggy prints [by Wallfry]. You can choose your style of pup and backdrop colors; I chose dogs the FHH and I owned as kids… then when they arrived I took them to the frame store and bought white wooden frames to match the furniture. The turquoise, orange, and yellow backgrounds I chose matched perfectly to the bright assortment of children’s books I put on my book shelves. They also coordinated back to the endless Orange Tennessee stuffed animals we received thanks to my husband’s family – which the FHH stressed were imperative to put on display so the FHB knows what team she will be rooting for (oh brother!).
We scored a great gender neutral glider chair from Buy Buy Baby. Most importantly it was really comfortable and equally as great, it was incredibly well priced!
Once the FHB was born, I added the finishing touches… gold letters with the FHB’s initials [from C Wonder– in stores they have the full alphabet]. The initials were dear to our heart since our baby was named after our two grandfather’s. And of course some pink accents were necessary! Thanks to a few friends we received a bedazzled pink piggy bank, a pink dog stuffed animal from FAO Schwartz, a pink doll, a pink music box… Let’s just say I lucked out not having to buy much (and recommend you hold off and do the same- you are bound to receive lots of gender related gifts!)
So there it is… the tour you have all been waiting for. I would say I have a new passion for children’s decor… contemplating starting a business… or having more children soon.
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