Most people don’t have more than one nursery for their children. Then again, not a lot of people decide that the perfect time to buy a house and move is when their child is six months old. We did. And it was crazy. However, it gave me an excuse to build on the things I loved about Ava’s room in our rental and nix the things I didn’t. Her nursery is the one room in this house that is the closest to being “done.” Before I dive in and show you her current room, I thought it would be fun to revisit her original one.
Our rental was an adorable 1940’s craftsman surrounded by ample farmland. Not so adorable was the heating and cooling bill thanks to the nonexistent insulation, but that’s a post for another time. Some of the more charming aspects were the hardwood floors, wide trim and baseboards, and the original glass hardware on the doors. I wanted to embrace these vintage aspects and add more into Ava’s room to make it seem cohesive.
When we found out we were expecting a little girl, I immediately went searching for room and registry inspiration. I stumbled across this bedding and fell in love. I’m not usually one for busy patterns, but florals have a special place in my heart. I ended up basing the rest of the room choices, mainly the colors, off of the love bird damask fabric, which I chose for her crib sheet and changing pad cover.
I also fell in love with Harper’s nursery from Little Baby Garvin. Her style leans a little more towards minimalist than mine does, but I loved the light walls, white furniture, and soft colors.
I was originally envisioning a feminine, shabby chic room with mainly white, gray, pink and turquoise. Despite renting, we were able to paint the nursery, which I was so excited about! I believe the color we went with was called Seashell by Valspar. Its been awhile, and I have looked at so many paint swatches since that I honestly can’t remember the name. Sorry! It was a very, very cool light gray.
And that’s all (for now), folks! I’m planning on including sources for everything when I do a post on her current room since most things have stayed the same. However, if there’s something you are curious about right now, feel free to ask!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the nursery, too. Are you a fan of soft and calming nurseries? Or do you prefer bright and stimulating rooms for your little ones?