Thursday, July 14, 2016

Our Third Baby Bird // Nursery Design Board

After much thought and hard work, I finally present to you the design board for our newest little man's nursery! I am so proud of the look that I've come up with thus far (it's always subject to change) and I am chomping at the bit to get started on making this dream come to fruition. 

whale print  //  swaddle blankets  //  cart  //  crib  //  floor pouf  //
wall decor  //  whale plush  //  small basket  // large basket  //  dresser  //
table lamp  //  floor lamp  //  whale shaker  //  rug

The whale print is pretty much where my design inspiration took off. When Nick and I initially began talking nursery design, he mentioned that he liked the idea of "under the sea". Now, as much as I love anything under the sea, I didn't want this space to be all bright colors and in-your-face sea creatures.

Peyton's nursery was a BRIGHT pink and orange and kind of overboard with the crib bedding, wallpaper border, lamp, mobile, etc. allllll matching. It was super cute... but just not where I want to go now. Even Everett's room was kind of a bold color choice, though his "theme" is way more toned down and I actually still love his room.

You can see Rhett's nursery reveal here.

I think I've learned my lesson that, although I love bold color choices, they are best saved for accents in a room and not an all over wall color - at least for my personal design taste anyways. I say this as I'm sitting in our TEAL living room... with the navy and yellow dining room right next door. To mention that I am dying to repaint the whole downstairs would be the understatement of the year.

But, I digress. I am really craving a super light gray color on the walls for this room. Just enough gray to give some contrast to all of the white pieces I am hoping to fill the room with, but light enough to keep the space bright and airy-feeling. 

Our next door neighbors moved not too long ago and one morning, they left this beautiful old rocking chair out on the curb for the garbage truck. Luckily, I scooped it right up and brought it over to our house and I have big plans to sand it down and paint it either white or a shade of blue or grey. I wanted a rocker/glider for little man's room and, since Rhett's current glider doesn't really match the design for this space, I was more than happy to come across this relatively inexpensive alternative!

Speaking of inexpensive alternatives, I LOVE the aqua floor pouf from Land of Nod... but also don't want to spend $100 on something to prop my feet up on. I'm hoping that maybe I can find some beautiful aqua colored yarn and knit my own cover for an ottoman that we already have; or maybe find some other (less expensive) option. But it sure is pretty. #swoon

We will be ripping up the carpet here soon and refinishing the hardwoods in his room, and I am pretty undecided regarding stain. Do we go dark? Light? Paint them?! So many options. So little ability to make a decision easily on my part. Oy. 

Overall, my idea is to keep it clean and simple, with basing the accent colors of the room off of the whale print - that I plan to purchase in either an 8x10 or 11x14 to place above the crib and hopefully have Nick build a simple wood frame for.

I feel like this will create an "under the sea" feel for the room, while not really being all about sea creatures and still keeping it neutral. What do you think? What would you add or take away?


1 comment:

  1. I love the inspiration board!!!! This nursery is going to be adorable! <3


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