If you follow our blog you know that I love nursery design. I’ve had an on-going series of blog posts featuring nurseries with adorable attention to detail…so when we found that we were expecting a little one I already had plenty of ideas rolling around in my head. The question was how to fit it all together! I’m definitely in love with the way this room turned out and it has become my favorite room in the house!
I’d intended on posting photos of her nursery before she was born…but motivation was waning. I then intended to post them shortly after she was born…but with little sleep and no free time it didn’t happen. So now, 9 months later, I am finally getting around to photographing it and posting some shots to look back on her first room! You’ll notice that Finley is actually photobombing all of my shots of the room [and Tito snuck his way into a few]. Look closely…there she is snoozing away in her crib. The only quiet time that I had to snap the photos was during naptime [translation: this is the only time I could keep the room clean long enough to take them]. And yes, I’m well aware of how dirty the mirror is. She loves that thing…and it shows. The tiny handprints are too cute to wash off [at least that's my excuse for not cleaning it].
Color inspiration for the room: coral and gray with pops of silver and gold.
This Alice in Wonderland book has special meaning for me. Shortly after we found out that I was pregnant we took a trip to Philadelphia and this book was in our hotel room. I thought it was the cutest thing ever and instagrammed a photo of it saying that I wanted to keep it! Susan promptly got online and ordered it for me and had it sent to the house as an Easter’/’Congratulations on being pregnant’ gift.
This cup is a very special piece to include in the nursery. It was my grandma’s silver cup that she used when she was a little one! It was so special for her to choose to pass that on to me at my baby shower. I need to give it another polish and will get Finley’s name engraved on the opposite side. Such a gorgeous keepsake for her!
Most of the items on the floating shelves were gifts…the silver frame from a cousin, the Child of God frame was from grandma for baptism, piggy bank was a shower gift. I’m also so glad that I found the coral candle holder on clearance at Target…it’s perfect for tossing headbands and bows into [none of which she ever wears...her head has always been too big for headbands and she barely has enough hair for bows]…I’m all about hiding clutter and keeping things close-by for easy access!
This branch was one that we found in the creek near the family cabin in Ouray, Colorado last summer shortly after we found out that we were having a girl! It ended up being the perfect length and size! The clothes hung on it are some of my favorites from when she was a tiny little thing…they are too cute to box up and I’m so glad I am able to keep a few favorites out to remind me of her precious newborn stage! [In order from front to back: Baby Gap, Target, Gap Outlet, Gift, Zara, Baby Gap]
This cute little bowl has been awesome for corralling clutter! It’s now used mainly as a ‘binkie bowl,’ but early on I used it to hold the essentials that I was always using like gas drops, gripe water, Vitamin D drops, etc.
Glider | Graham Glider in Dove Gray from West Elm
Accent Table | Target
Crib | Dream On Me Liberty Convertible Crib
Rug | Overstock
Dresser | Hemnes Dresser from Ikea
Lamp | Ikea
Floating Shelves | Ikea
Hanging Branch | from the creek by the family cabin in Ouray, Colorado
Pouf | Target
Mirror | Refinished find from Craigslist
Crib Skirt | Ruffle Fabric [tied under mattress so that we can adjust the length when the mattress is lowered]
Changing Pad Cover | DIY project by yours truly!
Faux Zinc Letters | DIY project
Confetti Canvas Artwork | DIY project
Owl | Pier 1
Silver Picture Frame | Pottery Barn
Board Books | BabyLit