We confirmed last week that baby girl is indeed a girl, so Project Nursery is full speed ahead. Well, the project is moving as fast as anything else moves for me these days – snail’s pace at best. As of this week, we have four months to make it happen.
I am not big on themes or the idea of pink walls, so I just chose an assortment of things I love and hope that the room doesn’t look like a design disaster when I’m finished. My color inspiration came from these beautiful crib sheets from Candy Kirby Designs. I’ve had my eye on them for months, and they are frequently sold out. When we found out new baby was a girl, I started checking the website obsessively until I caught a restock. I bought both the Evie and Watercolor Ikat sheets and matching blankets, and plan to switch them out. Both fabrics go really well with the aqua paint samples, and they are even more beautiful in person than they are online. Obsessed. I may have also gotten the matching beanie hats.
We’re going to use our existing dark wooden crib (Pottery Barn Kendall Low-Profile; highly recommend it if you’re a shorty like me), and a tall, dark wooden dresser that was mine as a little girl – it just needs some fun glass knobs. I decided against a changing table in the nursery for this baby. I have used the changing table in the nursery maybe two times. We will also be using our existing nursery rocker – a light yellow velvet swivel glider from Best Furniture Co. So cozy, and looks brand new after two years of use. We’ll be hanging a small beaded chandelier in the center of the room…if Pottery Barn ever stops changing the backorder shipment dates.
Paint colors are always my biggest source of indecision. Should I use a more saturated color that will really stand out against the white woodwork and white curtains, or do I stick with a more muted version of the same color? Today I’m leaning toward the lighter shade but we’ll see.
I can’t wait to see how this sweet little room comes together. I want it to feel clean, cozy and fun, with soft textures and pops of bright colors. Girly, but not over-the-top girly. Pictures of progress coming eventually…I have closets to clean out first!