Aug 27, 2015

Nursery Tour!

I got a little superstitious in pregnancy, hence the delay in sharing the baby's nursery pictures! We moved into a new home sometime in my second trimester. Before I knew if the baby was a boy or a girl, I wanted to do a gender-netural nursery with chartreuse green accents. Once I knew I was having a girl, I was suddenly obsessed with this vision of a beautiful peach, pink nursery. I had pinned a lot of inspiration nurseries but practicality and budget dictated my final design. So without further ado, let's jump in!

This baby blanket and crib skirt set was my first purchase. Both are from a discontinued line from dwell studio, so I picked them up for a big discount. I based the nursery's color scheme around them because the blanket had all the colors that I loved. A pale pink, a peach with green and gold yellow accents.

The crib is the Charlotte crib from Fisher Price. It's available in a beautiful blush, grey and pale blue colors also but I went for a soft white finish.

A rocking chair was one of my biggest head-scratchers. I tried out at least fifty of them. While I would have loved to have a huge big recliner, it was impractical in our small home. The Ikea poang caught my eye because of it's small footprint and easy portability. I absolutely love it because it's so easy to move around. The only con is that my baby loves to kick and often hits the wooden arms. I just insert pillows all around to address that problem.

Instead of a changing table that has open storage, I opted for a Ikea Hemnes chest for a changing area. I also got drawer dividers from Ikea, so I keep her diapers, hair bows, grooming things, lotion and a hundred other things in the top drawer. I strongly recommend getting a chest instead of a changing table.

A closer look at some details -

 I got these sun and cloud pillows from Ikea. When I first moved to the Seattle area, I really struggled with the grey winter. I've grown to love it now and I know that for every few rainy days, we get one beautiful day of sunshine. That's something I wanted to share with my daughter since she is a PNW girl! No matter how grey it gets, the sun is always around the corner!

I got this beautiful clock from Target. It has a floral motif that reminds me of a lotus. My baby's name has a lotus connection, so it seemed like a perfect addition to her nursery.

I feel a little embarrassed to share this one! This teddy bear was my husband's gift to me for our first valentine's day together! My mom brought it all the way from India so our daughter could have it. So sweet :)

Another Ikea purchase but this time by her dad. I had picked out a different lamp shade but my husband was struck by how sweet this little lamp was, so it came home with us!

These last two items have a strong Indian flavor to them. It was important to me that her nursery had a little bit of India in it! In addition to a regular crib mobile, I got this beautiful hanging from World Market. The little hearts have the traditional Indian bandhani print in bright, happy colors. The little brass bells add a fun little element. The baby is captivated by this wall hanging!

I saved the best for last. This is my absolute favorite of all the things in her nursery. This is an original art print that I ordered from an artist on Etsy. The piece depicts two elephants celebrating Diwali. I love elephants and I love Diwali, so this was just too perfect!!

I absolutely love this nursery. I wanted a tranquil and peaceful space that would eventually grow into a fun and playful room as the baby gets older. I think I achieved what I set out for. I had a lot of fun putting everything together for my little love.

It's great having a separate space for the baby. At night she sleeps with us in a co-sleeper but the rest of the day is spent in the nursery! She naps in her crib, plays in her baby gym and get her diaper changed, all in her nursery.

One thing I wanted to say is that, in this day of pinterest, it's easy to go overboard and spend too much. Or in my case, feel really bad about not having the budget for the nursery of your dreams. It's true that a baby does not care how cute her room looks but this mom sure did. So the best idea is to pick up pieces that are inexpensive and basic and add special touches to personalize and put your story in them. Hope you enjoyed this little nursery tour. I've added a product source list below. See you in my next blog post!

Crib - Fisher Price Charlotte

Dresser - Ikea Hemnes

Changing pad - Summer Infant four sided

Mattress - Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer ( two sided, so will last through the toddler years!)

Crib Sheets- Summer Infant Pretty Pals

Baby blanket and crib skirt - Dwell Studio Rosette Blossom

Chair - Poang

Ottoman - Target (sold out)

Nursing pillow - Boppy

Lamp - Ikea

Humidifier - Crane

Side table - Target (sold out)

Diaper pail - Ubbi  (No liner necessary! Get an open box one from amazon to save more.)

Mobile - World Market (sold out)

Clock - Target

Pillows - Ikea

Any questions, feel free to leave a comment!

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