Over the past couple weeks, we had our screened-in porch converted into a nursery. Jimmy and I primed the whole thing on Sunday and now it's a blank slate. I'm really waffling on the paint colors though. I was thinking a deep green, but now that the beautiful light tile floor is down, I think I might want something lighter, like a peachy-pink color.
This is my inspiration board. I am going for a dark fairy tale sort of look.
This is the furniture we have so far. I'm sticking with neutrals and will bring color in with paint and accessories.
Our glider and ottoman that we bought this past weekend. I wanted more of an armchair-type, but Jimmy and I couldn't agree on any. He wanted a typical nursery glider that is easy to get out of while holding an infant and he does make a good point. This was the cutest one we could find and it has an old-fashioned charm about it. Plus, it's comfortable as all get out. The whole family has been fighting over who gets to sit in it.
The pretty floor tile.
Here are a few of the items I already have for the nursery.
Paint swatches from Benjamin Moore and Ralph Lauren.
The plastic-covered box on the wall is an A/C-heater unit. We didn't have money in the budget to put in new duct work and upgrade our current home unit. For furniture placement, I was thinking of putting a big antique armoire on that wall next to the door to act as a closet. The cube bookshelf could go under the A/C unit with artwork above it.
The crib will go between the two windows on the long wall, right where the swatches and other items are placed.
The glider and ottoman will go in that left corner with a small side table next to it.
The sink hookups are right behind the step ladder in this photo. We wanted to put the changing table next to that with the Raskog cart in between to hold diapers, wipes, etc. The clouds tapestry will go over the kitchen window to block it somewhat. It's a weird detail to have a window looking into the nursery, but if we had drywalled over that brick, it would have added a lot to the cost of the renovation, made the kitchen super dark, and taken away square footage in the nursery. We're going to experiment and see what looks best. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Well, that's it in a nutshell. I'm hoping to make it a charming, cozy place to nurture our daughter and make a kickass playroom once the kids are old enough to bunk together. Now I need to go paint some trim. We're shooting to have all the painting done by the end of next weekend so we can start moving in furniture and decorating (my favorite).
Tile//Daltile Parkwood Beige
Accessories//Threshold fabric storage bins in light grey felt; gift wrap by Orla Kiely and Rifle Paper Co. from Paperchase; Alice in Wonderland illustrated edition by Rifle Paper Co.