Monday, November 20, 2017

Nursery Tour

When I started thinking about what I wanted my nursery to look like after we first found out we were pregnant, I really didn't think we would go with a theme. As with everything in my house, I envisioned neutral tones, cozy textures (he would be a winter baby after all!), and a little mix of modern and vintage. Then I decided I really wanted to incorporate wallpaper on one of the walls and after searching for days for the perfect 'boy' pattern that I wouldn't get sick of in a few months, kept with my neutral look, but was also appropriate for a nursery, I ended up landing on the Whale Migration Wallpaper from Anthropologie. Quickly my lack of theme turned into an "under the sea" theme. Coming from a family who has grown up at the beach, loving every moment and memory we have by the sea, it seemed only appropriate that this room would reflect that major part of our life and something we hope our son will find room in his heart for as well. When my mom discovered the French stuffed sea creature brand, Big Stuffed, it pretty much sealed the deal. Keep scrolling to see our favorite new octopus and whale...

With the wallpaper being the main focus of the room, I kept everything else primarily in white and natural tones. The ceiling light, ottoman, and crib bring in some modern elements, yet the dresser kept with my love for antiques. The wallpaper was not difficult to put up...for me at least! Thank goodness my engineer Dad was around to make the calculations and measure three times, cut once...unlike me who would have cut once and regretted three times. My mom and I just pretended to help, slapped some glue on, but mostly talked too much while he was trying to think! (we might have been told to leave the room once or twice hehe)

Keep scrolling through to see more of our nursery tour as well as a few more snippets from me! 

I think one of my favorite things in the room is the mobile that my dad constructed (multi-purpose for use at our baby shower and the nursery!) out of some rope, a $1 sewing hoop that was found at a flea market, and some wooden fish that were found at the Country Living Fair several years back. He added in the white piece at the top which plays "When You Wish Upon a Star" when dialed and brings a smile to my face everytime I hear it! 

Those building blocks are another favorite and were gifted to us by my friend (thanks, Tika!) from Land of Nod. The pictures and patterns on them are adorable and so well done. My mom bought the bike basket from Olliella, a brand from the UK. This is also where my sister purchased our changing basket, which I absolutely love and think is so unique! The wrap is from Solly Baby Wrap and the overalls from H&M. 

 The sweaters in the photo above mean so much to me: the grey one was knit by my mom (the soon-to-be Nanny) and is simply precious. The yellow one was knit by my grandmother (Nanny) when I was a baby and has been preserved to be passed onto our son. And the blue one (with bonnet) was also gifted to me by my mom from Luca and Lola, a beautiful line of Australian handmade knits. I can't wait for our little winter baby to wear them!

Sebastian the Lamb is from Cuddle and Kind, a company that provides 10 meals to children in need for every stuffed animal purchased. An adorable toy AND the ability to feed children is a win in my book. The tote is Pehr Designs. 

 Next up is the bear rug. Can you even believe that my mom knit this, too? She is absolutely amazing. Her vision is to see a little newborn laying on it but then as soon as he is old enough, to see him dragging it all over the place with him:) It is the softest, most adorable thing ever and it may not be "under the sea", but he is here to stay!! 

The rocker and reading side of this small, cozy room is probably my favorite corner. My dad made these photo/book ledges for us to display all our favorite reads. My mother-in-law has been sending us a few books a week ever since early pregnancy (which is the best idea ever!) and our library surely has grown! I love the illustrations on these and cannot wait to start reading them to our little guy! 

The curtains are from Anthropologie and the rug is from Target several years back. Oh and that pom pom knit blanket? My mom. What can't she do?!
 And finally we arrive to the focal point of the room: the wallpaper wall, complete with fishy mobile and Oscar the Octopus. Isn't he GREAT? And if you keep looking through the pictures, notice his whale friend as well:) 
Thank you for stopping by to tour our nursery! The only thing it is missing is the best part yet: our son. We are SO ready to meet him in just 7 weeks. He already has our hearts and I cannot wait to love him forever and ever. 


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