Elliott’s nursery is pretty much finished! I have been working on pieces here or there over the past months and I’m happy with how it’s come together. I wrote about my inspiration for her nursery here.
I did have a pretty good foundation to work with because this room was previously up-fitted as Emerson’s nursery. Stephen installed the bead board and we kept with the same gray paint and just added a second coat.
We ended up doing a pretty neutral room, with grays, creams and whites and added a few little feminine touches throughout. I’m not a big fan of making children’s spaces overly “kid-ish” – as in hot bubblegum pink for a girl. I wanted it to look soft, feminine and classy with elements of texture and a little girly western flare.
The curtains I hung are a layered white curtain. Hopefully she’s a decent sleeper because I can’t exactly say that these are light blocking, haha. But they are very girly and cute.
I love a rustic window pane and have a few hung throughout our house. Eventually I think I will hang a pretty mirror above the dresser, but for now I like the look of the window pane.
I have a few Fawn Design diaper bag/backpacks and this is the large size which is great for hauling it all. Backpacks are the only way to go. Throw stuff in there for both kids and your wallet and you are set.
I started collecting bows for Elliott a few months ago. I quickly learned how addictive this can be and it may be hard to tell in this picture, but we have 40 in there! We need something in every color of the rainbow to match all the outfits! We actually have more than 40, but I haven’t settled on a way to store/display these yet, and think it’s perfectly fine to put them in this wooden tray in the meantime.
Most of our bows are from the Little Poppy monthly bow subscription. I picked up extras during their semi-annual sale and add-on bow options month-to-month.
The rocking horse is a family heirloom from Stephen’s side. His grandfather on his father’s side made it. I think it’s darling.
The artwork over the crib is a mix of things. The wooden piece was made by THP Script. The floral beaded piece was made by another friend. And the cowgirl print was one that I found thrifting. I couldn’t pass it up because being a horse girl myself, it’s hard to find art that has a cowgirl, horse and dog in it! I just love all of these items grouped together over the crib!
A few things that are not pictured that I plan on adding include:
- DIY’ing a mobile that matches the floral/beaded art above the crib
- maybe including a live potted plant? either something cascading that requires minimal natural light or an orchid
- some framed prints from our maternity or newborn photography sessions
Sources to some of the pieces –