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The Nursery Chronicles…The Inspiration


November 16, 2011

Ahhh…the real fun begins. We’re currently in the process of designing our nursery—obviously a big undertaking for such a small little wee one who will soon occupy the space {March is just around the corner after all}. Contrary to some, I am looking for a calming, relaxing atmosphere for Miss Caroline…no bright colors, no baby-ish themes, only simple and serene for our little peanut. So, I wanted to post some of my favorite nursery looks to show you a little more about how we’re “envisioning” the perfect baby room.

love the mostly white space with hints of pastel colors
 timeless and classic
such a calm and gorgeous space

 adorable chair with feminine accents all around

 my favorite inspiration picture

Progress has been made, as we checked off one huge component from our to-do list last week…we ordered Caroline’s nursery furniture and bedding! I had been anxiously awaiting Restoration Hardware Baby and Child’s Friends and Family Sale and when I got the email saying it was coming, Jeff knew it was time to hand over the money so I could get down to business! I’m not going to lie, it was a bit difficult for me to order furniture I’ve not seen in person, though I did order wood swatches beforehand to get an idea of the coloring—here is an inspiration board I created with some of the items we’ve purchased so far, which will hopefully help us through the rest of our shopping adventures and what we hope the nursery to look like once it’s all finished:

Caroline’s furniture is the Emelia Collection from RH Baby and Child in French Grey
and the bedding is the Europen Flax Stripe Colection in Petal

I really wanted furniture that she could grow with, as the crib converts into an adorable toddler bed, and the dresser is a piece we will mopst certainly keep forever…elegant, simple lines with classic details—swoon! More shopping to be done in the near future, including ordering art for the walls, window treatments, new lighting, as well as an upholstered glider. And of course, painting the nursery–doubtful that this will remain a “neutral” colored space, for my husband was fully aware once they confirmed girl it was going to be endless amounts of blush and bashful in our future. Cannot wait to see the progress of what promises to be my favorite new room in the house and I promise to update as we go! 😉

  1. If I was having a baby I would go the same route! I love the neutral nursery with touches of elegance! I bet this one is gonna go down in the books! – Sarah

  2. Amy says:

    I love the scheme for the nursery!!! I want to go the same route once we have have children. It's smart and classic. Love it! When I read your colors (blush and bashful) I thought of the movie Still Magnolis…those were her wedding colors ;)!!! Just perfect for a little princess!!!

  3. Amanda says:

    I LOVE the natural, elegant, and timeless scheme you have chosen. So calm and relaxing and something she will never grow out of! Congrats again :).

  4. BEAUTIFUL! This is also what I envision someday wanting for my baby…I like the neutral palette with just the hints of color peeking out! Can't wait to see it all finished!

  5. Loving all the nursery designs!

  6. little b says:

    I love it! I especially love your "Blush and Bashful" theme….."her colors are pink and pink."

  7. Tiffany says:

    Love it all! It's going to be gorgeous!

  8. cute cute cute! i have your first and last picture saved in my "inspiration folder" too!

  9. Faith says:

    ahhh, so cute! love your inspirations and the items you have purchased so far! it is going to be a perfect little girl's room!

  10. So darling! I cannot wait to see your final product – no doubt it will be amazing!

  11. Keri says:

    Just gorgeous!

    Can I ask you a question? Do you use a specific program or website to make your inspiration board?? I'm trying to make one for my wedding and I don't know what to use!

  12. Caroline says:

    Oh I just know it's going to be absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see!

  13. Wow, what a beautiful nursery you're little bebe is going to have! I love the inspiration, very pretty yet serene…can't wait to see it all come together! 🙂

  14. Mrs. W says:

    So sweet, sounds like it's going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see the final reveal!

  15. Kristen says:

    love love your inspiration photos and what you've picked so far! can't wait to see everything come together…it's been one of my favorite parts of pregnancy 🙂

  16. Shari says:

    So cute! I love everything in your inspiration pinboard. I know the room is going to look great. 🙂

  17. I would definitely want to go this route. It is so classy and elegant and something a baby can grow with. I absolutely adore the chair with the feminine accents.. can I get that in my room? Haha

  18. Mom & Dad says:

    I LOVE the neutral look…so calming for everyone!! You have to share where you got everything else! I LOVE the sign, the chandelier and, well, everything! I can't wait to see the finished product!

  19. Jamie says:

    I LOVE the look you're going for 🙂 Can't wait to see the nursery all finished!

  20. Mrs. SE says:

    I LOVE neutral nurseries! Nobody needs to give their child a seizure with all the crazy neon ones out there. So classy and timeless!

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