In case you hadn’t gathered this by the long gap in blog posts here and the last post being nursery plans, we had a baby! Our sweet daughter was born in April with a head full of dark hair like her daddy (but with my curls, and BOTH of our cowlicks, poor thing) and big hazel eyes.
She’s ten months old now, and has been sleeping in her nursery for quite some time now. Parents of newborns–just wait, your life will be significantly better once your baby is sleeping through the night and so are you.
In case you missed our nursery plans, click here.
The nursery was completed when our baby was just a few weeks old, and we’ve been enjoying it every day since. We’ve made a couple adjustments as time has gone on, but I’m really pleased with how functional my original design has been.
The biggest design feature of this room is the wallpaper and paint. The wallpaper is Harvest Hare by Mark Hearld from St Jude’s, and they were incredibly helpful with determining the amount of paper I needed (so was our wallpaper installer). I had the painters color match the blue paint to the blue in the wallpaper, and it really is the best moody medium toned blue. The closest color to it that I’ve found out in the wild is Good Jeans by Clare.
The drapes are custom from Pepper Home, who were also wonderful to work with. They sent me several samples and recommended the perfect size for these curtains. I went with a pinch pleat top, and used a curtain rod from this brand and these rings. The curtain rod in the photographs is this one from Amazon that didn’t last long–it pulled out of the plaster and was a huge pain to repair. If you have drywall, this shouldn’t be an issue, but we needed longer anchors and a rod that screwed together rather than telescoping so the heavy drapes wouldn’t catch and pull on the wall.
I knew as soon as I saw this crib that I had to use it. I love the classic Jenny Lind style, and that we were able to buy the toddler rail at the same time so we can use this for years. After collecting pacifiers from the floor around the crib for a while, I found these breathable crib bumpers. They keep little hands, feet, and most of the pacifiers inside the crib. They come with a big orange and white warning tag, but I was able to remove it with a seam ripper so they’re just simple and white now, and less of an eyesore. The mobile is so sweet, and we’ve since moved it over the changing table, where it keeps her attention and keeps her entertained during diaper changes.
This glider was one of the first things I chose for the nursery. I’m pretty picky when it comes to things I put in my home, and didn’t like most of the gliders I was seeing from bigger brands. I found this one at Oilo Studio, and I love that the back and seat cushions are both reversible and down filled, which makes them easier to clean and much easier to fluff and reshape. I chose wooden bases for the glider and a matching gliding ottoman in Tweed Snow. Both the lumbar pillow on the glider and the quilt pennant garland were both made by a friend who has the most adorable Etsy shop.
This little bookshelf will have to be its own blog post at some point–I found scalloped trim and a basic unfinished bookshelf, and Jonny put them together. Then we had the painters use leftover trim paint so it matches the room perfectly. Above the dresser hangs a little yellow crocheted dress that was my grandmother’s when she was a baby in the 1930s. The duck toy and smaller animals were Jonny’s as a baby, and the brass bunny and rocking cow were thrift finds.
The side table by the glider and the dark brown dresser were Facebook marketplace finds. I knew I wanted dark wood elements, and I also knew I wanted the dresser to be 36″-38″ tall (standard counter height or slightly taller) because Jonny and I are both tall. It’s perfect for us, and doubles as a changing table on top. The changing basket is from Design Dua, and we have a moses basket and rocking stand from them as well. We kept those in the living room when our daughter was a newborn, and it was great to have a beautiful little rocking bassinet that was convenient and matched our home’s style.
This white dresser was mine as a child, and was my mom’s in her childhood bedroom as well. On top of it is a wooden dog toy that was mine, and a Peter Rabbit piggy bank and pewter cup that were Jonny’s. My daughter is the third generation to use it, and I kind of love that the distressed look comes and goes in trends, but this piece will always be a classic in a little girl’s room.
When it came time to choose a light fixture, I had my heart set on this Mitzi one. I also wanted to add a ceiling medallion, which was simple to install with construction adhesive. We found one on Wayfair that worked perfectly.
I love this rug so much, and it’s so soft with the high pile for laying on the floor with a baby. Here’s a caveat though: it sheds like crazy when you first get it. It slows down after a while, but I’m still occasionally pulling fluff out of my daughter’s mouth.
The closet will have to be a post all on its own as well, but if you want to see the new DIY bow wall, look at my nursery highlight on Instagram.
I love this space, which is good, since I spend so much time here. I hope you love it, too!♥
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