12/20/14

A Girl's Nursery: Play, Humor, Exploration, Adventure!


When I found out I was having a girl, I cringed at the thought of a powder pink nursery. I've never been a soft rosy woman. However, I quickly got excited about the themes and elements I feel strongly about teaching Florence, including play, humor, exploration, and adventure. It was easier than I thought to design a room that feels like us.

Since our nursery is pretty small, I decided what key furniture pieces I needed: a dresser (that could double as a changing station), a rocker or glider, a crib, some shelves, and maybe a small bedside table. I took my time selecting pieces I liked; my design style is generally simple, classic, natural, and I like to blend new modern things with handmade one-of-a-kind items.


I found some elements that give the space a feminine touch, like this bright floral pattern upholstery we recovered the glider cushions in. Texture is also a fun aspect in design, look how much this faux sheep blanket adds.


I bought this wooden trunk from my artistic neighbor before I knew I was having a baby. It's hand carved solid wood and will be a perfect toy box.




A Pinterest inspiration lead me to try making this natural mobile. I used a dried China roses because I like red and their shape is so delicate and non-uniform. The project was really easy, I think I'll do a DIY post on how to make your own :)








I had so much fun putting together what will soon be little babe's room. I like to go in there in the mornings and recline in the glider and think about her being in there with me. Some nights, I read aloud her story books so she knows them when we read together soon. I hope her room can be a space that is special for the two of us. What things inspired your nursery?

Here's a few things I'd like to incorporate at some point:





And, I kinda think this would make a great first pet for Florence:


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