Finally!! The time has come for our sweet baby’s nursery reveal. Man, this room took some time. Kid spaces are one of my favorite spaces to design and as soon as Dave and I got pregnant, the excitement started for what this new nursery was going to look like. For the first 20 weeks when I swore I was having a boy, my ideas were obviously headed in a completely different direction than where they needed to be. It took me awhile to get my head around planning another girl nursery, and this pregnancy made me super indecisive. I finally got brave enough to start with a solid design plan in July and finished this room literally the day before Logan was born. While there are still one or two things I may add down the road, this room is definitely one of my favorite spaces ever, and other than Riley’s room, it’s my favorite space in the house.
My first design dilemma was deciding to add this picture rail to the room about 2/3 of the way up from the floor. Not many rooms in our home have moulding so I didn’t want this room to feel out-of-sync with the rest of our house. To help make it look less traditional, we skipped the fancier moulding and simply installed some 1″x3″ pieces of wood to create a clean edge around the room. We painted the bottom 2/3 of the wall “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore and that brought us to the dilemma of what to do on top. I went back and forth on whether or not to paint or wallpaper. Our budget was ultimately the deciding factor in this design choice. We went with this happy millennial pink color (“Just Peachy” from Benjamin Moore) and I love it. We can always add wallpaper later on, but this pink is the perfect blend of girly, fun, and calm all at once.
Her crib sheet and skirt are from Land of Nod (or course). I rarely buy kids bedding from anywhere else. They’re just the best. The buffalo check throw pillow brings out some of the black elements elsewhere in the room, like the curtain rod and blanket basket, and the yellow-striped throw ties in with the changing table on the opposite wall.
I got the wooden stool below from IKEA for Riley to use to see the baby. Every time I change Logan’s diaper, she pulls it over to the changing table and watches. It’s also nice to have another seat for people to sit on when they come chat with me while I’m feeding the baby. I may end up dip-dying this stool in the future, but for now, I love it as-is.
Speaking of feeding the baby, our glider was probably the toughest decision we made in the room. You may remember the glider debate from a few months ago. I actually decided on this glider from Babies R Us originally. I sat in it in the store and it was so comfortable, met all my glider requirements, and was just the right price. However, when I went to order it, they discontinued the color I wanted, the shipping cost was crazy, and my second choice color would have to be custom-made which meant it was going to take weeks to come in.
We ended up going with the Emma glider by Delta Children at Target and, gotta love Target- it was free shipping and we got it delivered later that same week! At first I felt like it wasn’t as comfortable as I wanted it to be, but now I love this chair so much. The fact that it’s a bit firmer makes getting in and out of it, especially right after delivering a baby, so much easier. It’s also the perfect seat depth and back height for my short stature. It’s virtually silent while rocking and the arm rests are perfect height for resting on while nursing. For not wanting to spend over $300 on a glider, I am very happy with this choice.
Next to the glider is our changing table which was once my great-grandmother’s tea cart. You can see how it looked originally here. I absolutely love how it turned out. We painted it “Corn Silk” by Benjamin Moore, got new knobs for the cabinets, and some baskets from Target to hold her diapers, onesies and sleepers for now. I can definitely see using this table in the future as a buffet or dessert table for parties. It turned out so cute.
One of my favorite areas of the room is this little bookshelf/reading nook in the corner. This is the space I stare at the most when I’m feeding Logan so its pretty much perfectly styled. I make little tweaks here and there because styling bookshelves is just too much fun. The shelves were actually $20 at a yard sale down the street- score!! Riley was sweet enough to donate some of her baby books and toys to the nursery and I picked up two or three more classics to add to the collection. That abstract canvas on the top shelf is a Riley Hallahan original and was made at camp this past summer for her baby sister. The rest of the framed prints shown are from Hobby Lobby.
We absolutely love Logan’s nursery and are pretty sure she will love it too in due time. If you’re interested in a similar look for your little girl, check out the source list below. Our grand total for this room was just around $1,000.00, which is pretty awesome if you ask me. And if you’re interested in any products I may have left out, just ask!
1. Crib Sheet // 2. Unicorn Head // 3. Crib Skirt // 4. Buffalo Check throw // 5. Pillowfort Table Lamp // 6. Benjamin Moore “Just Peachy” // 7. Benjamin Moore “Simply White” // 8. Crib // 9. Blanket ladder // 10. Pillowfort Woven Basket // 11. Pinstripe Throw Blanket (in gray) // 12. Glider // 13. Modern Globe Floor Lamp 14. Yellow and white throw pillow // 15. White leather pouf
** Photos by Serena Rose Photography