Emerson's nursery took the entire 10 months of her gestation to plan and decorate, and it's still not complete. But, I thought it'd be fun to post some pictures of it, as is, since I know I love seeing how other people decorate their nurseries.
It took me quite a while to feel inspired during pregnancy. I scoured the internet for ideas, color schemes, patterns, and themes and simply could not come up with anything. I needed a starting point so I had something to build the room around, and I needed it to feel like Emerson, though I had yet to met her. At some point I got a sense of what Em was like and I think her room is a pretty accurate reflection of that—sweet, peaceful, feminine but not in an over-the-top way with artist touches. I began by choosing this fabric by Amy Butler, which I ended up using for the crib skirt and window treatment:
Then I began working on some artwork. First I painted a pair of lucky elephants (better photos of the paintings here) that I hung over the dresser/changing station:
Then I painted a wise owl that is currently keeping these adorable owl bookends company (thanks, Natalie!):
I found this sign—so fitting—on Etsy, of course:
|Distressed wood sign by Distressed Designs.|
(Photo from Etsy seller)
Here's the crib skirt, handmade by my amazing gal pal, Hannah:
And the matching window treatment:
I decided to go with 3D wall flowers, also an Esty purchase, instead of a traditional mobile:
And I printed a large version of my Pink Light photo on deep matte paper, which I have yet to hang on the big, empty wall opposite the crib.
|Pink Light by Lola Rain|
We still need an area rug, and I've been dying for this cozy shag one from PB Kids:
The nursery was a long-term project. Here are some side-by-side before and after photos that really show how much we've changed the room.
The room could use a few more touches—rugs and a small table and lamp next to the rocking chair, for instance. But, it's currently the most "done" room in our house, so I'm happy.