27 July 2011

The Baby's Crib

Finally! Only 3 and a half weeks after baby's arrival, the nursery is finished. I suppose I never think of any room as done-- there is always something else to add. We have been lacking on placing some of our artwork around the house, for example. But I digress. Anyhow, I would say that this room is the most comprehensively complete right now, and we will continue to add to it as he grows, of course.

I knew I wanted to have a clean, modern, colorful, playful, maybe even whimsical room. Starting to plan before we knew if it was a boy or girl, I chose a soft pale teal color with whites and grays.  I was excited to add red for our little boy. The inspiration board, which began with an animal theme and evolved into king of the magical jungle, circus, what have you:

And the final result! Note that the dog loves the room as much as we do.

The Ferm living animal decal reminded me of Bremen Town Musicians and I thought it would be a great focal point for baby and for the room. The rest of the room decor is from various Etsy shops. (Balloon print: Purdy Prints. Royal safari prints: Little Lion Studio. Pennant garland: Tina Magee Sews. "H" embroidered pillow cover: Red Door Home.) Other resources include AllModernBaby, Target, Ikea, Serena & Lily, and West Elm.

Although accompanied with a nightmare of a delivery story (one month late, arriving the day after baby was born, making my husband leave the hospital to accept the delivery!), the PB Kids rocker was worth every penny. It is so comfortable and I've already spent hours rocking the baby to sleep.

It was a fun house design project to do, with a lot of anticipation, a little stress and a set deadline that kept us to task, even if we unexpectedly missed it a bit. It's even more fun to put the room to use. It's as calming and wonderful as we had hoped. If only it could make the baby sleep a little more...


  1. lovely room! can't imagine why that little boy just refuses to sleep.
    elephant designed by ysolda, knitted by oma, with love.


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