After months of planning and daydreaming about our little girl’s nursery, we have finally completed it. I’m so in love with it, I could sit in this room all day. As of right now, it’s frequently visited by the two of us as we daydream about when Rosie will be here!
There were some hiccups along the way because we didn’t realize how tiny the room is. We knew it was small, but it use to be an office and held a ton of shit, so we didn’t even think twice about nursery furniture. We seriously considered working with a design consultant, but in the end I had faith in my ability to do it myself. We’re very pleased with how it turned out!
The only thing we’re missing is a chandelier, but the one we wanted is on backorder until December! We initially ordered a different one, but we found out it was far too large when it arrived. After we found out that the second one was going to be backordered, we took that as a sign that maybe we needed to keep the fan in there. Eventually we will update the room with the chandelier because every little girl needs one!
Initially, we planned for a very neutral nursery. I loved the idea of black, white and gold. Plus, I’ve always dreamed of having a Harry Potter nursery, so neutral would definitely be the best route no matter the gender. But when we found out we were having a girl, Tyler threw that concept out almost immediately!
Personally, I wanted to avoid all things pink because it just seemed expected. I’ve never really been a fan of pink and both Tyler and I love dark or bold colors. Almost every room in our house in navy, white and gold! But it was hard to steer Tyler away from all things pink for his little “princess”. For the most part, we stuck to lilac, white and gold – with a little pink mixed in for good measure. Although we decided against going with the Harry Potter theme, we did decided to incorporate unicorns for a more girly magical aspect.
Putting together her nursery with Tyler was probably my favorite part of the pregnancy. It was so fun to discuss the vision Tyler and I had for her room. It was also adorable to see how much care he put into making it perfect. He started with picking out the perfect metallic paint color and painted it himself, which is already a big deal because he detests painting!
When it came to furniture, he was careful when considering what would match (he had much less faith in my ability to make a room come together, haha). The crib we ended up choosing is beautiful, but the description and images online were very misleading. We ordered “antique white” to match the rest of her furniture. When it showed up, however, it was definitely grey.
I was basically distraught, but not enough to return it and buy a different crib that we didn’t love. I made up my mind to just deal with it, but he had other plans! He ended up taking it apart and shuffling it over to my friend’s house for the two of them to repaint it together. Then, he surprised me with our beautiful crib painted in actual antique white! Now it matches the rest of the furniture flawlessly.
When it came to the flower wall we wanted to create, his perfectionism struck again. My attempt at the flower wall was not super organized – I imagined it to be a bit more creative than he did. In the end, he had to completely redo it in an organized, well spaced pattern. I couldn’t even be annoyed because it was just so damn cute!
Tyler is going to be such a good dad. My heart has melted over and over again throughout this pregnancy with all the care he’s shown for me along with all the preparations for Rosie. I can’t even imagine how I’m going to feel when I finally get to see the two of them together. I’m already on the verge of exploding just thinking about it!
Anyway, without further ado, here’s a few snaps of our nursery!
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Dresser: Pottery Barn Kids (handles re-painted by us) // Bookcase: Pottery Barn Kids // Recliner: Pottery Barn Kids // Crib: Babies R Us (re-painted by us) // Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids // Side Table: Homegoods // Hamper: Pottery Barn Kids // Leopard Rug: Ballards // Faux Fur Runner: Homegoods // Book Basket: Homegoods (repainted by us) // Curtains: Joss & Main // Lamp: Target // Eyelashes: Knot Bad Woodwork // Babe Cave sign: Knot Bad Woodwork // Pink Chair: Homegoods // Crib Sheets: Target // Monogrammed Ruffle Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids // Diaper Pail: Ubbi // Gold Storage Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids // Crib Skirt: Pottery Barn Kids