We had our first baby this past December and I was so excited to get the nursery ready. I wanted to create a beautiful serene space that will not only make our baby feel welcome but also a space where I feel at peace.
I really love being in natural settings, and hiking in the forest has always felt magical to me. I’ve even considered living in places like Lake Arrowhead, Tahoe or near Muir Woods. Since we didn’t buy a new house in the woods before the baby arrived, I wanted to bring that inspiration to the nursery.
I chose to go with a more muted palette of cream, wood tones, mint, and grey. We have grey laminate floors in our apartment and I found a vintage grey dresser at a local antique shop. Our crib is a beautiful soft mint color from Crate & Barrel and I also saved a small mint vintage table that will be used for play and crafts in the future.
We decided to paint the walls in two tones. I was so excited when Nicole Gibbons launched her own paint company Clare and I love the curated color selection. I chose “Chill” for the walls and “Headspace” for the ceiling and a border around the room.
I found a beautiful Haverhill Rocking Chair at Anthropologie that is simple and helps tie in the natural wood look. I’m planning to add a few cozy pillows to the chair as well. I also chose the really stylish and plush Couture Ivory Rug from CB2 and I know you’re probably thinking it’s too light. I wanted something that we could lay on and play with the baby and if there are spills we’ll just clean them up.
My favorite piece is the Fela Chandelier designed by Justina Blakeney! It comes in cream, blush ombre or blue ombre. I love the tassels and softness it adds to the room. It’s how I snuck in a little boho to the space just for fun.
The curtains were a topic of hot debate. I originally planned to hang simple white cotton drapes to keep the space light and airy. Then my husband picked out a pair of green velvet Sanela curtains from IKEA. They looked great on their own, but when we hung them in the nursery they appeared so dark, almost black. The natural lighting in the room just did not do the space any justice. Instead we headed back to IKEA and found the green blackout Majgull curtain set, and these were perfect for creating that forest look. I found out later that my grandmother had chosen this shade of green to design my mom and aunt’s childhood bedroom. Seems like it was meant to be!
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