When it came to creating our baby's nursery, I knew I wanted some classic design themes with a new twist. I had a difficult time finding bedding that fit exactly what I was visualizing. I fell in love with the mist blue and grey chevron colour palette from Carousel Design.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
We used ICI Lifemaster in two shades of grey and white/mist blue as accents. A friend of mine painted the tree mural by hand.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
We incorporated the woodland theme through artwork and small pieces that had a natural feel. We chose eclectic pieces that did not come as a set from various places.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
Our crib came from Sears. It is the Modena 4-in-1 in White.
What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
The change table is a dresser purchased from Home Sense.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
Mist blue and Grey chevron bedding from Carousel Design.
Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
Candle Sconces- Partylite
Blue Shag Rug- Pier 1 Imports
Nursery Chair/Ottoman- IKEA
Woodsy Wall Art- Etsy, framed by me
Alphabet Canvas- materials
from Michaels, made by me
Crinkle window curtains- Bouclair
White shelf- IKEA
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
All of our baby shoes are stored on a shelf on simple spice racks. We used a cube shelf and baskets to store loose items, books and toys. Our closet is organized by clothing size and tupperware bins were used to store larger clothing. Under the crib is another tupperware container full of extra diapers and wipes.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
The nursery probably took a week to complete once I had collected all of the materials I had in mind, including painting. We organized space from the beginning so as gifts are given, they are simple to store in the room. My favourite part was creating the alphabet canvas, knowing one day I could tell my son I made it for him.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband and I created the entire nursery, though a good friend painted the tree mural.
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
What I love most about the nursery is that I feel relaxed when I walk into the room. I cannot wait to share this space with our little one when he arrives!
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