Is it too early to start daydreaming about nursery designs when you're just 18 weeks? (...nah.) Since we've been waiting on this guy to arrive for quite some time, I've had ideas bouncing around in my head for a nursery for just as long. I'm thinking lots of neutrals, white walls and small details that include a little color, like art prints, books and lovies. If there is an accent color, it might be light green, but I plan to use very little of it. A small boxwood wreath would be the perfect pop, with maybe an accent blanket draped across the rocker in a similar shade.
Here are some of my favorite items I've pinned (or already purchased, whoops) for my little guy's nursery:
1. These wooden owl bookends by Graphic Arts Studio. These were actually gifted to me waaay back before I was thinking of babies when I was an editor at Southern Flourish Magazine. We featured them in an article, and I was the lucky duck who got a set to take home with me. I love them just as much as I did when I received them four years ago, and I can't wait to use them in the nursery to hold up the truckloads of books I already own for this child.
2. I've had my eye on this "Quail Family" print by Berkley Illustration forever. It's too fun.
3. A small boxwood wreath, like this one from Target. I might tie it on to the front of the crib or hang it on the door. I haven't decided just yet, but I like the idea of having one in the room for color.
4. I like the hand lettering of this art print by Matthew Taylor Wilson.
5. Over the years I've liked several styles of cribs, but I think my mind is made up with this classic version by Jenny Lind. I've always loved this photo from Country Living Magazine of the crib with white bedding -- simple, soft...and likely to be soiled with spit-up and other smelly things, I know. The idea is still nice enough to try and achieve, right?
6. I scored a similar mini laundry cart at TJ Maxx recently, and I did a happy dance in the aisles, because it was less than half the price of this version online. I plan to put toys, blankets and things of that nature in it -- and maybe use it for actual laundry down the road.
7. This rocker from Pottery Barn is on my list. It's a splurge for sure, but after I plopped down in it at the store, I was sold. It's so comfortable! And we can keep it and use it in another room when we don't have any more babies to rock (now I just have to keep convincing the Mister that it will be money well spent...I have a few more months to keep working on that).
8. Chester the Raccoon by Lauren Bradshaw of Walnut Animal Society. The cutest thing I've ever seen.
9. A Georgia teether by Little Sapling Toys. Gotta teach them to be proud of their home state when they're young!
10. A soft rug for tummy time and feet -- for us and for him. I like the "sheepskin" rugs at Ikea, but I'm still hunting around for something similar -- bigger -- for a decent price. I'm hoping to score something at TJ Maxx on one of my bi-weekly hunts.
11. I've had my eye on this sweet nightlight by Housey Home for awhile. I love it.
Not pictured: our vintage radio-turned-table that I bought on my Nashville trip a couple of weeks ago, that we plan on nabbing when James and I go back this weekend for a short stay and mini vacation (yay!) We also plan to use my vintage mail sorter and all its baskets for diapers, onesies, socks, ointments, etc. I love using it for work supplies, but I think it'll be practical in a nursery as well.
So that's what's bouncing around in my mind right now -- what do you guys think? Have a great rest of your weekend/start to your week! -- Natty