The current state of the “nursery”
When it came time to start thinking about our baby’s nursery – I have to be brutally honest – it took me a minute to get excited about giving up the room that was previously planned to be my studio/boudoir/closet. I always wanted a studio/boudoir/closet! Although when I started to think about the fun we could have turning it into a stylish nursery (and also still my closet since there’s literally nowhere else in the apartment for my clothes to go), it started to feel a lot more exciting. This is our room to design especially for our little one exactly the way we want to, and that’s a fun project no matter how you slice it. There will be a studio/boudoir/closet room in my future – I guess I’ll just have to wait a little longer for it.
While a girl might seem easier to design for, it’s actually a bit harder for me. I tend to gravitate towards more masculine baby things like robots and dinosaurs, and I don’t want a nursery that feels overly girly. After all, this is a room I’m going to be spending a lot of time in too. So rather than load it with pink, we’re opting for a mostly white room with a mix of textures, and occasional pops of black, gray, and bright coral. I want the room to have a few boho touches to soften it up (like a macrame wall hanging, plush rug, and crochet crib skirt), but still with a lot of the structure, high contrast, and clean lines I love so much. So far, all we have to show for it is this inspiration board but it is instrumental in helping us get ready to start the process. I will say it helps to have an interior designer friend like Jessica, who after hearing about some of my scattered ideas, brought them to life and then some in this design (and just wait til you see her adorable new baby boy’s chic nursery!).
Ikea dresser / PB Kids rug / Babyletto crib / Ikea floor lamp / West Elm side table / Freshly Picked moccasins / Land of Nod table lamp / CB2 pillow / CB2 wall hanging / Monte glider chair / Jonathan Adler eyes pillow / Clever Spaces laundry basket / Iron wire basket / Miffy lamp / Areaware Piggy bank / Anthropologie crystal bar knob / LuckyBoySunday Beauty Baby / KeeKaroo changing pad / Moroccan pouf / Hug Machine book / Black Micro Cubebot / White Micro Cubebot / Blamo rice baby toy / Fifilapin print / Moss & Twig dino print / Land of Nod acrylic bookcase / Circo crib sheet / Matteo crochet crib skirt / My Name is Simone doll / Hermes baby blanket / Tipsy-Topsy decorative cone