Wednesday, June 20, 2012

emerson's nursery

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.

1 comment:

  1. Love Emerson's nursery! I love how you used your wall flowers instead of a traditional mobile. Beautiful...and beautiful birth story.


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