Okay, okay, there is life after the inauguration. Whew! Yesterday was all about art and new projects, groups, opportunities. And today is all about the nursery. I am measuring, taking pictures and looking at the endless purchase options online. Rumor has it that a few special people are planning a shower for me TONIGHT! So I have to leak a few of my ideas. I know that my mom is very eager to find out what they are.
The room is very small. (And according to Meredith, very cold!) I did know that. So I am thinking of keeping a light, bright neutral palette of predominantly white and pale greens, with punches of bright colors. I want it to be clean, modern, and whimsical.
Plus since the space is SO SMALL, I have to be super conscious of the size of each piece. Plus I have to love it 100%. I don’t have a lot of room for error because we don’t have any storage space. Urban living with a baby could be one of my biggest challenges yet.
I love the color palette of this alphabet print, featured on one of my new favorite blogs, Ohdeedoh.
Plus I have had this soft green fabric for years! I was thinking that it would be perfect to use for curtains. Although, I may consider getting a second opinion first. But I thought that this sweet little curtain rod from Land of Nod would be a nice way to hang them.
(Although I am still not 100% on these…)
I am not painting the walls, except for the walls inside of my closet.
A year ago, I would have vowed to investing in the Stokke Sleepi System. But with the economic downturn, I was relieved to find an alternative. After much debate, deliberation, and consultation with friends, I am going with the Da Vinci Alpha Mini Rocking Crib in white.
At one tenth of the price, I can still roll the baby down the hall to Rocky’s house when we go over to watch the game. Meredith promises that when they are babies, they will sleep through a hurricane. That is a good thing, especially if he has a lot of money on a game.
I don’t really have a set theme, just the feel I described above. Maybe Urban Baby living in Chinatown? Since the bedding is pretty limited for the mini crib, I was hoping to make a skirt out of this remnant I bought many years ago at Printer’s Alley in Raleigh. I am pretty certain that it was maybe 2000. I would love to find some more of this fabric, but I have no clue who the manufacturer is. (I am really hoping that Holly at decor8 can help me, please!) Worse comes to worse, I will use it to make a large pillow for a chair and use some solid colors to compliment.
Plus, I plan to keep these paper lanterns and maybe add a few more.
And I love this little jade plant that I salvaged from Grandma’s. The owl is quite tender.
Wish List/Major Purchases
+ Ikea’s Expedit Bookcase, seen above minus the desk
+ Elfa System for the closet, which will include the changing table
+ A rug… still searching
+ An upholstered swivel/glider (At this point, I’m leaning towards Pottery Barn Kids. But I could be swayed.)
Major Craft Project
Apartment Zero has these great felt wall hangings, which I was unable to find on their web site. With the record below average temperatures. I am inspired to co-design our own wall hanging in a white felt. I will definitely keep you posted if that happens. It may just be today’s fantasy.
For a full slide show of some artwork and inspiration…
Okay, that’s all I have swimming around my brain for now.