May 27, 2011

{made with love} nursery inspiration

May 27, 2011

When it comes to our daughters nursery, I have a very non-traditional approach. Neither my husband or I are big on ‘ character themes’, and the thought of having a Disney/Butterfly/Princess/whatever room just didn’t sit with us well. Instead, we want a room that will grow with our child. It’s pretty inevitable that in a few years, she will want that Princess bedding (what little girl doesn’t like Cinderella?!) but in the mean time, I don’t want to shove a specific theme down her (uh, or our…) throat.

Instead, we’ve chosen a muted color scheme with bold prints. It’s pretty girly, and I personally like it that way.


I’ve already ordered the Ruffle Crib Skirt from Pottery Barn kids, but sadly, it’s been back ordered again. Like, for the 3rd time. I’m annoyed, but also happy that I ordered it as soon as we found out we’re having a girl. It was supposed to ship a few weeks ago, but I’m being told it won’t ship until the end of July now!

I also have my eye on this bedding set, minus the crib skirt, by Carousel Designs:

It looks very pink in the photos, but I ordered fabric swatches and I have to tell you — this is the most gorgeous fabric and color scheme I’ve ever set eyes on. I jumped with joy when their samples arrived in my mailbox. I thought I was torn on what patterns to use where on my custom bedding, but now I’m even more undecided!! This just goes to show you that what you see on your monitor is not necessarily what you’ll see in person (and is another reason why I always recommend that clients print their proof before making a final decision on colors!)

Since I’ll be using an all-white three-tier ruffle crib skirt, I wanted to stick with a bold pattern for the crib bumper & use a solid color for the crib sheets. I can’t decide if I like their damask pattern or their little love birds better for the bumper, though! What do you think?

I’ve also been told that crib bumpers are dangerous, so I’ll be doing more research on the topic and speaking to my OB about this before making a decision. In the mean time, it’s fun to obsess over fabric and patterns!

UPDATE 6/14/11: My OBs office strongly advises against using crib bumpers, so that solves that problem! I’ve decided to order the crib sheets, blanket (to use when baby is a bit older) and changing pad covers in the fabrics from the above collection.

My #1 problem with this nursery is that most of the items I’ve found and liked are from Anthropologie…. which means huge expense. Since my big splurge is going to be the custom bedding, I’m trying to keep it wallet-friendly for the remainder of the room.

I’m eager to hear what you think about our inspiration and design direction for our sweet pea’s room!


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{made with love} nursery inspiration

{made with love} nursery inspiration

{made with love} nursery inspiration

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