Sorry for the bad photos- these were taken from the real estate listing. The paint job was horrible/dirty, gold hardware was everywhere and the carpet had all sorts of mystery stains. For the longest time we didn't do anything about this room- we just put a baby gate up (to keep the dogs out) and made it a cat room. About a year and a half ago, we started talking about having a baby, so we got to work! The decal (from Leen the Graphics Queen), which was sort of the inspiration for the entire room. I knew I wanted it to have a nature theme (without being too theme-y), and that it had to start out gender neutral if I was going to start decorating before a) being pregnant and b) knowing the sex. I also wanted it bright, but also easy to change once baby D started growing up and having their own opinion about decorating.
I picked a grey wall color to keep things neutral (Martha Stewart's Driftwood Gray), and painted the ceiling/closet interior a lighter grey (Martha Stewart's Cumulus Cloud). The wall decal went up next, and I picked a pretty aqua blue for the birds, which also happens to be the exact same blue that we used in our wedding. From there everything else sort of came along slowly- I've had lots of time to think about this room!! The carpet is Martha Stewart's Winterthur in "Wild Turkey" (hmmm, I'm sensing a hidden theme in this room!)
Without further ado, let's start the tour!
here, the bird mobile here and the crib skirt here. We still need a crib sheet (or two), and the crib was a generous gift from my parents (Baby Mod Cadence 4-in-1).
As you turn the corner, you see the
This shot was taken standing underneath the bird mobile- which helps explain why we have all the furniture along 2 walls- the other main wall is one giant closet. There's a stroller and other random items stored in there right now- I'm pretty sure it'll become filled with only baby gear at some point soon. The end table next to the rocker also came from Craigslist- the same place as the dresser actually- and T painted it white. The quilt on the back of the rocker was made by T's sister. I'd like the dormer to become a reading nook one day, so I plan on installing some shelves in there at some point soon. The storage ottoman and white curtains came from Target.
And the gallery wall/dresser as seen from the bed. So far the dresser is holding clothes and blankets- I'm sure we'll be overflowing into the closet at some point in the near future.
And that's the tour!! What do you think?