Hi everyone! We are Beth and Kristy, the mother and daughter from Design Chic. My husband and I (Kristy) are expecting our first baby and Mom's (Beth's) first grandchild in a few short days! We were so, so thrilled when Shelli asked us to do a post on baby Will's nursery for a la mode. We love her style and her fabulous blog. We hope you enjoy!
It's the first thought every new mom has when she finds out she's expecting: How am I going to do the nursery? Okay, okay. So maybe it's not the first thought, but it's up there, right? It was for Mom and me, anyway, and having to wait seventeen long weeks to find out if we'd be decorating in pink or blue felt a bit like a punishment. Fortunately, the clean lines of this Stokke crib were such an instant favorite that it arrived before we even figured out which room would be the nursery. Shortly after, I fell in love with this giraffe, and his sweet face peeking in, watching over the little one while he sleeps, must be my favorite part of the room.
This glider, which is Luxe by Jennifer Delonge, was the first thing in the nursery, even before the crib. I absolutely love the modern shape and slipcovered look and figured it would be versatile enough for either a boy or a girl. Mom found this pouf, which I think matches the drapes uncannily, and we thought the elephant was a cute way to bring in a side table that still looked boyish.
Originally, this sheepskin--which is, by the way Ecofo, amazingly soft and machine washable!--was on top of an off-white, wool area rug that covered the whole room. We took it up just to see how what would happen and thought the dark floors changed the whole look of the room. Maybe it will be back when he starts crawling...
I'm IN LOVE with this blabla sheep mobile. Mom, Dad, hubby and I all went to UNC-Chapel Hill, and the little guys on here look just like Rameses, the mascot. We may be trying to subliminally breed another Tar Heel... Maybe.
This wall shelf keeps his little collection of bedtime stories right at arms reach, directly above the glider.
I can't believe that he is going to be so tiny as to fit in this beautiful Moses basket, a shower gift from Mom. We thought adding the cow hide (Fabulous TJ Maxx find!) underneath made it a little "manlier." You know, balance out the satin ribbons.
Beatrix Potter is, to me, one of the most precious, classic nursery touches. Mom had Peter Rabbit and Mr. Jeremy Fisher painted as another gift to the baby. I wasn't wild about the idea of keeping a bed in this room, but this brass frame weighs about 1,000 pounds. Long story short, if it went down the stairs, it wasn't coming back up! I was so thrilled with the way the bedding turned out, though, I'm glad we kept it after all. Plus, I have a feeling it might come in handy on some sleepless nights!
When I found out my husband and I were expecting a boy, my first instinct was to do big, billowy, white silk drapes and make the whole thing very "baby." I quickly realized that wasn't very practical, though, and love the drapes in here because they will transition nicely when we change this to a "big boy" room. My husband picked this antique bleached mahogany chest for the changing table, and I absolutely love it. It's very boyish and something he can have forever. The lion over the armoire is another favorite element and something I just happened to stumble upon in a baby store one day.
Little, tiny baby feet! Plus, the starting point for the room.
We're hoping baby Will has plenty of these in his new nursery!
Thanks again, Shelli, for featuring us on your blog today. It was so much fun!
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