Friday, July 8, 2011

A Nursery Design Plan...

 Unlike my typical haphazard, see if this looks alright style, I decided it might be nice to have an actual plan for baby Walt's room. I definitely wanted a room that "fit" with the rest of our house while still being a nursery. I also DID NOT want a theme. No offense to any of you teddy bear, Dora the Explorer, John Deere loving people out there (uh hum...Adam), but I just can't get on board with choosing an entire obsession for my child before I have even met him. The other issue I came across was that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING for boys is baby blue. Don't get me wrong, I love the color, and even think it is adorable for a boy just doesn't go with our design style at all. I think secretly because I have a more "gender neutral-I don't want to re-do this room for baby #2 one day" mentality as well. 

So here's what I came up with in the form of  "mood board" to help me stay on track. Please excuse my oh-so-amateur computer skills...I only have Microsoft Word to work with:) All the details are listed below in case you are interested. 

{1} The "Emily Crib" by Davinci in Espresso brown. I ordered it from It is a 4 in 1 convertible bed which will eventually convert from crib, to toddler bed with rail, to bed without rail, to full size head board and foot board.  Plus there is free shipping from this website, so you can't beat that.

{2} The wall color: Sherwin Williams "Comfort Gray." It's sort of a greenish gray that changes colors in different light. It's the color match to Restoration Hardware's "Silver Sage" which matches our bedding. So excited that my dad is coming this weekend to help paint the room for this paint fume avoiding/lazy mamma.

{3- 5} Accent Colors: Sherwin Williams "Over Joy" (yellow), "Quench Blue," and "French Roast." Not your typical color combination, but I just love it together.

{6} Restoration Hardware "Cuddle Plush" crib bedding in Silver Sage. I love the soft velveteen texture of the bumpers and the simple crib skirt. I recently just found nearly the identical bedding from Target as well.

{7} Newco Serenity Classic Non-Swivel Glider from Babies-R-Us in chocolate brown. This is on the registry wish list. It is so comfortable and cute, but I am still looking for a Craig's List alternative in case no loving family member decides to purchase this for us.

{8} White dresser/Changing table. I bought an old antique off of Craig's List and will be re-finishing it with a gloss white paint for wipe-ability. It's not this exact picture, but very similar. Our room isn't big enough for a dresser and changing table, so this will double as both with the addition of a changing pad.

{9} Accent Pillow Fabric: "Bicycles" in Haze by Michael Miller ordered from one of my favorite fabric stores, Hawthorne Threads. I will be attempting to make my first pillows with this adorable fabric.

{10} Curtain Fabric: "Peeps Pearl Bracelet" in brown by Lizzy House, ordered from Hawthorne Threads again. It's really nice and thick and will be great for creating a dark sleeping environment for baby Walt.

{11} DIY artwork: I'll be painting a verse for Walt's from Micah 6:8 on some old Pallet boards for a rustic look. We'll see how it turns out!!

So what do you all think? Am I totally designed challenged? Wait...don't answer that. Some of it's a done deal already!!


  1. so cute! any room you design will look great. i really love that bicycle fabric.

  2. And I really lovvve the curtain fabric! Everything looks perfect for baby Walt. :)

  3. Absolutely love your plan! Can't wait to see the room when it's ready for baby Walt!