So we are *finally* gearing up for our big move from DC to Nashville coming up in less than a week. Wow. With this move comes lots and lots of planning, planning, planning. To give some background, we purchased a 4 bed/4 bath home in Nashville that, needless to say, is MUCH bigger than our tiny 670 square foot condo that we are currently in. The home is new construction, so we won't have to worry about putting money towards repairs or improvements, but the house does still require a lot of love (and money) to make it feel like home. Aside from furniture, we are getting bids on building out some of the space, like getting built-in cubbies, storage and a desk in our mudroom, finishing out the garage, adding a fence, etc. Man oh man, houses are a lot of time and money, but for a person like me, who absolutely loves new projects, this is the perfect opportunity to use my business/creativity skills to tackle the massive project we have ahead.
A lot of my time has recently been dedicated to budgeting out furniture and fixtures for our new home, while also working on an interior design plan. In upcoming posts, I will be sharing plans room-by-room for our new home, so ya'll can see the space plans and also the finished product as we complete the design. Today, I want to share the plan we have for baby's nursery! I am *so* excited that I get to finally decorate a nursery. Most of you know that I didn't get to decorate a nursery for Lincoln because we lived in a 1 bedroom condo (which we still live in today). Thus, our impending move feels like a dream because I finally get to put my pregnancy-nesting urges to work. Check out the image below and I will give further detail in terms of my thoughts, pricing and sources.
Drapes | Crib | Sheet Set | Leather Pouf | Decorative Pillow | Side Table | Dresser | Heart-Shaped Shelving | Panda Artwork
The nursery incorporates mostly neutral tones, and if you know me, you know that I am all about the neutrals... maybe a little too much. To get me to use color really puts me outside of my comfort zone. Lucky for me, Ryan and I aren't finding out the gender of the baby. As a result, I get to keep this nursery within my comfort zone using neutral beiges, blacks, whites and greys. I do use a pop of color that lends itself towards the baby being a girl, as you can see in the pink bohemian rug. This rug is AWESOME and is something that we are getting from my parent's ranch home in Colorado. I think it's sweet, so I'm trying to find a way to use it in the home. Plus, I have an inkling that baby could be a girl... but who knows! Boy or girl, we are happy either way - and the rug can easily be used some other place in the home. BUT, for now, I think it compliments the nursery very nicely.
The overall feel of the nursery is bohemian and rustic, which is the overall tone of design we are going for in the entire house. To get to the specifics of the items in the photo... the drapes are Restoration Hardware - no surprise there. They are a Belgian Linen Cross Weave which gives the space some textures and warmth. The crib was purchased from buybuy BABY, which mimicks the design of the Babyletto crib, but for half the price. I also got it on sale. The sheet set is a Morrocan/Bohemian print, also from Restoration Hardware. I am still up-in-the-air about the pattern of the crib sheet because there are so.many.options out there, but at the end of the day, I have to make a decision :) The chair is also coming from my parent's ranch home in Colorado and is something I think'll be nice for nursing and relaxing with baby in. I nursed Rhett mostly on my bed lying down and got spoiled doing so, but in this room we unfortunately don't have the space or the money to put in a bed - plus it's overkill. The bedside table we already own - it was a wedding gift also from Pottery Barn and adds a rustic, yet warm element to the space. The pouf also gives it that rustic feel... If we have a girl, we can't have her being a softy - thus not a lot of pinks and flowers. Perhaps one of my favorite elements in the room is the Panda Artwork from Restoration. I absolutely love this piece and think it provides the perfect fit and feel for baby's nursery. That said, this item is a little outside our pricepoint so I am trying to find a way to get something similar for a fraction of the cost.
Anyways, stay tuned for our final nursery reveal! Knowing me, this plan could totally transform and be something completely different, but as for now, mama is happy :)