Planning a nursery—or designing any room, for that matter—is as fun as it is daunting. I can assure you though, it’s all much MUCH easier when you have a mom with gorgeous taste and very definite opinions on what *works.* In a few months’ time, we were able to turn one of our empty guest bedrooms into my favorite room in the whole house. It’s peaceful and serene, with lots of bright white, ocean blues, and sea glass greens, and yet the room still has a fairly neutral quality to it (without being a wash of grays). I love that it has a sweet, somewhat kid-ish feel, but still blends well with the decor and cool tones of the rest of our house.
First we chose the solid white dresser and hutch (perfect for storing his books, stuffed animals, picture frames, and cute tchotchkes), then the crib, and then the piece that really decided the room’s direction: the rug. My mom and I essentially designed the room around this beautiful turquoise 9-by-12-foot rug she found at a nearby Marshalls. It made our choice of paint color easy: Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams, a tried and true pale blue-green that already covers the walls in my mom’s house and two of my aunts’ homes, as well. I can’t recommend this color enough. It’s soft and calming and always gets compliments.
I found the chair (a rocking, swivel glider) on Wayfair and can happily report that it’s very comfortable and supposedly it’s not too hard to get stains out of the cream-colored fabric. The blankets and bedding are all from Pottery Barn.
Choosing art was tough—there are so many cute nursery prints out there! We ultimately went with 4 Rifle Paper Co. prints and 2 larger prints from Minted. I think they’re all adorable, but especially “Mr. Pug,” because it reminds us of our sweet Dee Dee.
I can’t wait to bring our sweet little boy home to this room!
Here are all the details:
Pottery Barn Fillmore Convertible Crib
Pottery Barn Colby Animal Fitted Crib Sheet
Pottery Barn Colby Crib Skirt
Pottery Barn Fuzzy Animal Blanket (I got the giraffe one)
Pottery Barn Woven Stripe Baby Blanket (the color I bought appears to be sold out)