I’m not sure what I’m more excited about, the fact that our new house is close enough to being finished that I could actually get in to the nursery to finally put it together or to show ya’ll what it looks like! This One Room Challenge has been a bit of a bumpy ride for me with projects being held up by construction, a jammed POD and the house being a no-go zone for a preggo for certain stages of the game but I managed to pull it off (at the very last second, Christa walked in to take photos and I was installing hardware on the dresser!) and I love, love, love her little space.
My ultimate goal was to take a small room with little natural light from dark and tan to bright and white with bold pops of color. I am so honored that three amazing, talented and insanely creative artisans, Demi and Olive, C. Brooke Ring and Marquin Designs agreed to lend their talents to the space, bringing my vision to life.
I’ve tagged every source I can think of throughout the reveal photos, but if I missed one, please let me know and I’ll add it in!
As always, be sure to head over to the ORC link up to see the amazing transformations being revealed today – I can’t wait to round up my favorites!
Ok, let’s get down to the photos!
All photography by Christa Rene Photography
Eeek! A baby girl nursery!
Where to start?
Let’s start with the basics, paint colors!
The wall and trim color is Benjamin Moore Wedding Veil and the ceiling color is Benjamin Moore Cream Puff (note: many paint brands have a color named Cream Puff, this shade is by Benjamin Moore).
I used a mixture of hand me downs from Big Brother, second hand finds (like the crib, thanks Emily!), hand made heirlooms and gifts from special friends and family to tie the room together and I just love how it turned out. To me, decorating a nursery is how I channel all of my nervousness, excitement and energy of pregnancy into something special for my baby, so this space just means so much to me.
The very first design idea for this space was to do an all white nursery with a Demi and Olive original painting as the focal point of the room. I am a huge fan of Anna’s and I asked her if she would be willing to create a piece just for the nursery. I told her create whatever made her happy and I knew it would be stunning – and I was so right.
The gold floating canvas frame was done by Framebridge and I am so impressed with their price point and turn around time. I was nervous to ship the painting off but it was back in my hands one week from the day I dropped it for shipping (plus, you can track the progress of your piece on their website, which is perfect for short time frames like the ORC).
The large grey rug is the Crystal Mosaic rug from Land of Nod and just so stunning in person. The seams are full of teeny, tiny, grey metallic beads that make me think of a mermaid tail. I was so happy with the quality of the rug when we unrolled it and I know baby will be able to use it in her rooms as she grows. I went back and forth between the grey Crystal Mosaic rug and the Flokati Fluff Rug but I am so glad that I went with the grey.
The Charlotte Glider is a sleek, simple design that is brand new to the Delta Children product line. The color is “Sand” and it almost looks and feels like a super soft sweatshirt in person. It was crazy easy to assemble and is super padded, so it will be perfect for late night feeds. I searched high and low for a nursery chair that wasn’t a shade of grey or taupe and am so glad that I found this chair. Gray has already tried it out and declared it to be “so nice!” so it’s clearly a winner!
| bows |
Of course my sweet girl already has a crazy stash of Willow Crowns bow headbands and lace headbands ready and waiting for her – and I can’t wait to pop one on her teeny little head!
| original art |
The second I saw this C. Brooke Ring original painting on her Instagram feed, I emailed her and told her that I had to have it (luckily, Brooke is the sweetest!). I am so in love with the bright pink color and her bathing beauty makes an perfect addition to the floating shelves.
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Oh man, that light fixture! I have my good friend Caroline to thank for finding this stunning chandelier for me – she actually spotted it months ago and sent me a snap of it, knowing I would love it. The flowers are so delicate and feminine and I just love how it draws your eye up to the blush pink ceiling.
| original art |
It wouldn’t be a One Room Challenge if I didn’t have an original art piece by Marquin Designs in the space! This pieces is especially sentimental to me because Marquin crafted it for baby girl just days before giving birth herself! How she was thinking of us at such a time, I’ll never know, but I am lucky to call her a friend!
I found this vintage Thomasville bamboo dresser at a local vintage store, Cottage Grove Vintage, and managed to brighten it up with a little chalk paint. I kept the original hardware and hit it with a coat of Rub and Buff to bring out the gold, gave it a few coats of pure white chalk paint and loaded it into the room! I need to wash all of baby girl’s little clothes so the drawers are patiently waiting to be filled with onesies and bubbles!
Carousel Designs was kind enough to allow me to custom design the crib sheet, changing pad cover, monogrammed blanket and stitched crib pillow (which is mostly hidden because it has her name on it!) to perfectly fit the space. The curtains are my favorite with the trim matching the crib sheet, adding just a subtle touch of pink. I am a crazy visual designer so not being able to see things in person sometimes stresses me out when shopping online but Carousel Designs has an amazing custom design tool that let’s you see your piece as you design them – without that tool, I would have been lost!
The gorgeous dress hanging behind the rocker was hand made by my mother in law and the bubble displayed on her shelves was a gift from my mother – obviously, they are both thrilled to have a baby girl in the family!
| baby shoes |
And, after thirty some photos, that’s a wrap! I honestly can’t believe that in a few short weeks we will be welcoming another sweet baby into our family, we are truly so fortunate and grateful for these past 8.5 months and can’t wait to lay eyes on her for the first time.
If you didn’t get your fill of Before and Afters, check out our kitchen renovation from our last house here!
Thank you to all of the brands, artists and shops who worked with me to make this One Room Challenge space a reality:
Demi and Olive, Marquin Designs, C. Brook Ring, Land of Nod, Delta Children, Carousel Designs, Ubbi World, Pearhead and Framebridge