Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Girl's Nursery Brainstorm

The moment we found out that our bambino is actually a bambin-a, I started plugging away on nursery ideas. The goal is to give her a sophisticated and comfortable room that isn't off the rack. Here's what we've come up with so far.

We have walls in Sherwin William's Dorian Gray. The paint is up and it looks beautiful. Even better than expected. Love it when that happens!

Crib...we are thinking we'll go with the Jenny Lind crib in white. It is just so clean and classic, and the price is right at around $200. You can purchase this at a number of different stores, but Baby Braithwaite has it and I like to support local businesses when possible. Plus, that store is amazing and it's an excuse to buy something else on the same trip, ha!
The bedding that I have my eye on is the Colette from Serena & Lilly. It is clean and simple, with just a touch of pink. Perfection.

How precious is the crib skirt. I love that little gray peek-a-boo dart.

Close up of the fabrics for the bumper and crib sheet.

I was literally JUST wishing for a pale pink poof for the nursery. Believe it or not, a sale popped up today so I ordered one in Papaya from Joss & Main! I'm obsessed with these. I recently bought the brown leather poof for the living room in our new house. The quality is great and they are much more affordable (at about $155) than some of the others I've seen.

The white ruffle curtains from Pottery Barn Kids immediately spoke to me. I love that they are girly and crisp. Plus they are blackout drapes. Maybe that's wishful thinking...

We've got an antique children's bookcase (currently used as a china cabinet in our mini dining room) that my mom and I are going to paint one shade darker than the walls. We'll paint the inside a turquoise to make the library pop. We also have the most precious three-mirrored children's dresser for some drawer space that has been used by all the girls in my mom, my sister and me. It's painted turquoise (it's been every color under the sun) and rather than change it, I think it will be a nice color addition to the room. We have an old wooden rocker to use too. 

My mom is planning on painting a piece of artwork to hang over the crib. On Pinterest, I found a boy's nursery with a southwestern feel that was absolutely adorable. A large painting of a steer was placed over the crib. A steer is a little too masculine, but we thought about a sheep. I'm thinking we can copy the below and change the colors a little bit! 

Will post pictures once we get moved into the new house and started. Oh, I don't plan on having a changing table. So many moms have said they just change the baby on the floor. Am I making a mistake?


Jan said...

I know you are having so much fun!! Love everything so far! Precious!

Gaya said...

I LOVE it Georgia. It will look sooo good. Can't wait to see it!

Mary said...

I love it!! Everything looks great. I have my eye on the Jenny Lind crib too...can't decide if it's too girly! :). Love your bedding!

Linsey said...

I use my changing table a good bit to dress Faegan after bath time and change diapers, but you can always use a bed! We used our bed when she was downstairs and u missed it when we moved Faegan upstairs. I don't use te floor too often because the temptation to escape is too strong!!!

You know I love a classic Jenny Lind and the bedding is to die for! The curtains are so you and I cannot wait to see the bookcase!!!! You are going to have it looking like a nursery fit for a queen!!!

Georgia {Cabin Fever} said...

I do not think the crib is too girly for a boy! What if you painted it black or gray? I think that would look amazing!!

Georgia {Cabin Fever} said...

That's good advice! Maybe I'll use the bed in the other bedroom once she starts moving around!

AA said...

It's going to be a beautiful nursery, Georgia!!

Ashlee said...

I love it all! I hope I'll get to visit your new house when y'all get in. I'm so excited for y'all!

We used a changing table (well, a dresser with a pad) for both of ours and I liked having it. I use my bed or the end of the recliner more for leighton right now because we pretty much stay in those rooms. I don't really ever use the floor though because like you, we tend to have an abundance of brown hair on our rugs and I just can't vacuum every day so that it does't stick to clothes and towels. That being said we do play a lot on the floor! I definitely think you can make do without a changing table though.

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