Monday, October 1, 2012

Nursery Inspiration

Let's be honest.  I have looked forward to decorating a nursery pretty much... forever.  I have spent at least 10+ hours online, browsing through ideas.  Rather than copy one nursery from Pinterest or Project Nursery or On to Baby, I think I will end up creating my own from pieces I like and styles from lots of different places.  Everything is still tentative since I have not purchased a single thing, but I have a few big ideas about the direction in which I'm going.  We're putting her in our current guest bedroom which is painted the most delicious yellow.  I love the yellow, and we don't want to repaint, so that was my starting point for inspiration.  Here are my basic principles:

Modern and chic.  
Clean lines.  Stylish colors.  Bold prints.  Chevron.
White, gray, yellow, & pink.
No themes.
Girly, but not overly so.
No $900 cribs.  Make that no $900 anything.
DIY touches when possible.

Again, this is still in the planning phase, and I will most likely not end up with all of this.  Advice and suggestions welcome.  Here are my current inspiration boards:

Big Stuff / Essentials 
(yes, a chandelier is essential.)

1::  Yellow & Gray Chevron Bedding from Carousel Designs
2::  "Mia" Chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids
3:: Yellow Pouf from "Zeldabelle" on Etsy 
4::  "Chevron and On" Rug from Land of Nod
5::  Grey "Graham" glider from West Elm
6::  White Delta "Winter Park" crib from Target (ignore the dot bedding)
7::  White Circo "Chloe & Conner" dresser / changing table from Target

Fun Stuff / Accessories

1::  Rosette "Hayworth" lamp from Pier 1 Imports
2::  DIY printable alphabet cards from "The Handmade Home" on Etsy
3::  Over-sized painted wood monogram from "Charming Little Nest" on Etsy
4::  White bird mobile from "Babyloveandkisses" on Etsy
5::  "Ribba" picture ledges from IKEA to display books
6::  Silver mirrored drawer pulls (for dresser) from Anthropologie
7::  Fabric bunting banner for over the crib {Mom will sew from color-coordinated fabric}

Thoughts?  What shall the little diva's room look like??


Emily said...

Love it all!!! You have great style!!

Kayla said...

Love the Chevron! Love the alphabet cards (you're such a teacher). After having 3 babies, I know that you'll spend a lot of time in that nursery. You'll be staring at your decorating for hours. Make sure you love it. If you have something you don't love but feel obligated to use (gift from someone) hang it on the wall behind the chair. Also, I didn't like turning the lamp on during night feedings, so I would plug in a couple nightlights near the chair. Happy Decorating!

Maggie said...

You have such great style, I know this room is going to be perfect! And I'm dying to know... how did you make those inspiration boards? Very cool! :)

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