I can’t believe Eleanor’s nursery is finished. I used to wonder what my first childs nursery would look like. I still pinch myself that this is where I am in my life. The process was much different than I expected. I always thought it would be a fun and easy little project to prepare for my first child. However, this little room almost sent me to an early death. It was a combination of stressful, exciting and did I mention stressful! I have a completely new respect for any interior designer! Your job is H.A.R.D! I wanted the space to be a mix of classic, a touch of modern, and elements fun. My original idea was to wallpaper the room but upon deciding to potentially move in the Spring, the financial cost of the actual wallpaper and instillation did not make sense. I then moved to curtains, but again, with the cost of fabric and hiring someone to make them, with approximately 8 months left in this house, didn’t make sense either. So, simple and easy is where I left it!
The space is very calming in person. I find myself, my two dogs, and my husband will just go in there to relax. I really think it is the paint color that helps with the soothing. I went through numerous options and finally settled on the Benjamin Moore ‘Gentle Butterfly’. It is exactly what I wanted: light-pink, calming and classic. I decided to paint the walls and ceiling with it so the white trim would really pop. I think, with the white chandelier, it turned out perfectly!
I always love the use of acrylic pieces in a room as they fill the space without over-cluttering the room with large pieces. Since the room isn’t overly large I knew I would have a few acrylic pieces and the mix of the bookshelf, wall shelving, and frame fit perfectly. As for the rest of the space, I kept things pretty neutral. The Nursery Works rocker, Crib, and changing table were all purchased to balance out the wall-to-wall pink. One of the last things I did was to add a few personal touches. The bear on the wall above the crib is the bear I toted around everywhere with me as a child. And the monogrammed crib sheet is such a sweet way to add personalization to the room. Overall I am really pleased with how it turned. I can’t wait to bring her home and watch her grow in this room (at least for the next 8 months).
Million Dollar Baby Classic Liberty 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, Hermes ‘Faune Lettrée’ Silk Scarf (framed in Acrylic Shadow Box by Bills Plastics), Serena & Lily Crib Skirt, Cam Cam Copenhagen Swan Music Mobile, Serena & Lily White Sateen Crib Sheet (monogrammed by SB Monograms), Pottery Barn Kids Llama, Pottery Barn Kids Rafia Heart basket (small), Pottery Barn Kids Clothing Hamper in Simply White, Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Clothing Hamper Liner, Monogrammed Quilt
Changing Table Wall
Pottery Barn Teen Auburn Dresser (changed the original feet with these Acrylic Mod Shop feet), Fiona Walker London ‘Sleepy Elephant’ Head, Zara Home Wooden Raised Geometric Mirror, The Ark Memory Foam Changing Pad, Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, Burt’s Bees Baby Knit Terry Changing Pad Cover, Ubbi Diaper Pail, ibaby Air Purifier and nightlight,
Nursery Works ‘Compass’ Rocker, Acrylic Leaning Bookshelf (less expensive option here), Infant Optics Baby Monitor, RH Baby Canvas Storage in Pink Bunny, Ikea side table, Atelier Choux Monceau Mansion Swaddle (on back of rocker)