Thursday, July 8, 2010

baby nursery inspiration...

i don't mean for this to turn into a baby blog, but i got baby on the brain! so my posts have been a bit erratic, as all i can think about is baby, and i don't only want to post baby, baby, baby!!

but...it is a girl! and now i'm working on the nursery. eventually it will be a bit more rock'n'roll like this nursery, but now i just need the basics. plus, i think we'll have her in our bed for the first six months at least, but i feel like i want to have the nursery ready before she comes, as i'm sure i'll be overwhelmed once she's here! so here's some inspiration...

{nursery color palette: black, grey, pale pink, dark pink, green}

we inherited a black jenny lind crib. i wanted a jenny lind crib, but not necessarily in black. so now i'm working with what i have...i'm so grateful to have a hand-me-down...now i just have to buy an organic mattress! the other items i have in the room are a vintage vanity and a vintage chest of drawers, both in an oak wood. i also inherited a wood diaper changer that fits perfectly on top of the chest of drawers...so the overall look is definitely going to be antique eclectic...pretty much my style! as with everything, reduce, reuse, recycle. so i love the hand-me-downs and vintage pieces!


wall color...i'm thinking a very pale, pale pink likebehr (zero VOC of course!) reverie pink. that way, the black crib will look great and since the crib is black we can go pink accessories without going too girly!


so for the basic bedding, i think we're going for a simple grey with pink throw pillows from plover organics. one thing that was really important to me was to find organic bedding. the baby will be spending a lot of time in this bed and it should be free from pesticides. it's pretty hard to find organic crib bedding that i like, so i was pretty excited to find plover organics.


i love this sweet bird mobile from bla bla kids. everything on their site is so sweet. i'm trying to avoid plastics, so i only want knit & wood toys, organics even better!


the lighting in the room right now is not so cute...i'd love to get a cute chandelier like this one from ginger's choice on etsy.


maybe some cute fabric organizer bins like this one from sew gracious on etsy to organize all the eco-friendsly, wooden & knit toys!

so those are the basics of the nursery...we have a small bookcase and rocker that i need to figure out. the rocker is white fabric & i'd love to cover it in something cuter. i also have way more books than will fit on the tiny bookcase, so i'm on the hunt for a cute bookcase...i'll probably troll craigslist to find something that will work with the eclectic decor...

and artwork! there is so much cute artwork out there, i'm going to have to do a separate post...

6 comments:

Some Chilean Woman said...

Nothing wrong with baby stuff, I love the mobile!!!! I'd buy it baby or no baby.

Congrats on your girl, they are so much fun.

Meg said...

Giiiiirrrrrrllllll. We want to hear all about the baby stuff. Bring it.

jamie said...

ALL. ABOUT. IT.

mollyfn said...

Happened to me too - my food blog turned into a baby blog. Such is the way it is.

east side bride said...

warning: I have an enormous tutu left over from my shoot that I may be gifting you... (you know, to hang from the ceiling.)

lovelymorning said...

Dashiell has a blabla doll/sock monkey thing. Actually it's a green lion. The point being, he loves it! He pets it every night as he falls asleep. Get one.

Probably a mobile too because they are so cute.

PS, you will be FINE with the snap n. go and BOB. Bummer the chicco doesn't have a BOB attachment, but you can put her in there, fully reclined, when she's 3 months old or so. Though the carseat - stroller combo is essential when they're asleep from driving. Do not wake under any circumstances!