I am SO so excited to finally share this room with you! It has really been a labour of love these last few months and something I envisioned since I knew we were having this little babe. It's a space that I wanted to be just as beautiful and inviting as my previous home office (sniff sniff!).
While I'd love to take all the credit, the inspiration for this room came from a beautiful boho minimalist nursery I saw on Pinterest (isn't it where we get most of our inspo these days?!), and I always felt I wanted a very serene space with a soft color scheme. So white, creams, greys, and sage green were the colours I chose for his room that influences every item.
While peanut got a lot of Aiden's hand-me-downs, we actually had none of his old furniture to pass down, as the dresser is still in current use, the change table and chair were sold before we moved into the house, and the crib is actually at the in-laws since it's needed for the grandkids.
So I knew I wanted to invest in some beautiful and well made pieces of furniture that would last for many years to come and grow with this little dude. I just fell in LOVE with the Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib and 6-drawer double dresser. The mid-century modern vibe and curved edges are totally my style and play on other pieces we have throughout our main living space. I also love that it's made from pine wood and is two-toned, giving it a bit of contrast. The dresser also has soft closing drawers, perfect for little fingers and a kids room.
I struggled a bit with the rocking chair situation. I didn't want to spend as much money as we did, however knowing how much time Aiden and I sat nursing in his old chair, and that Aiden would likely curl up with us for book time, I knew a solid comfy chair with soft arms would be SO necessary, and a simple Poang rocking chair from IKEA just wasn't going to cut it.
So I waited for a BIG sale on Wayfair, and knew that I wanted a white glider/swivel chair, so I scooped up the Abbey Swivel Reclining Glider by Three Posts Baby & Kids. While it's no longer available on Wayfair (shoot!), I did link something very similar that you may like.
It's sooooo comfy and really exactly what I wanted, so I splurged (and also considered a better resale value for it down the road!). I mean, how cute is it here paired with this white Moroccan pouf footstool and lumbar pillow?
And let's just have a moment for this gorgeous rug! It took me a while to find the right one, since this room is very small and the dimensions to find were odd (6'x6') in order to ground the crib and dresser, and not cover the central air vent in the floor. But I when I saw this hand tufted wool ivory rug I knew it would be perfect. Since colours in the room are very soft, I wanted a multitude of textures, and this rug totally delivers - and feels amazing under our feet!
After the major pieces were selected, the fun really began with accessories and small items. I absolutely LOVE the small storage bins from Pehr. The colours, shapes and overall look are so adorable and so multifunctional. So I grabbed a big hamper for peanut's multitude of laundry, and a few minis/pints for diapers, muslin cloths, towels and books. They're so portable and I placed a few inside the closet so they're easy to grab for when big bro wants to help with bath/book time.
The next space I wanted to tackle was above the dresser, and I knew I wanted to keep it simple and minimal. I wanted to incorporate a bit of texture here and add a bit of boho, so this rattan mirror, which compliments the rattan pendant light fixture, was an inexpensive find that I think baby will love when getting dressed for the day.
I also picked up a couple of simple white picture ledges from IKEA, that work perfectly for a few sweet items, like the hand made doll and knit bunny, wool booties and a few books. I finished off the dresser top with a mini pom storage bin filled with diapering supplies, the change pad, and this beautiful wooden table lamp to add some task lighting for book/bedttime.
Inside the drawers I knew I wanted organization, because baby items are so small, these inserts were the perfect thing to keep items like toiletries, pacis, bum cream, and his clothes, neatly separated and folded for easy finding.
The last thing I wanted for the room to really pop was a feature wall behind the crib. Although I initially said I would hand paint this simple design, realizing how much work it would take and all the other things I had going on (full-time work, 1:1 clients, my group program, blogging and content creation, being a wife and mom lol), I decided to outsource this and get a custom wallpaper since it was a relatively small wall. And luckily a work friend's mom was in the business!
Sandra from TimberleaWallpaper created a beautiful, herringbone pattern in this charcoal grey, which picks up on the darker greys in the curtains and pillow. I also love that it was an easy peel-and-stick wallpaper, and with some help from Ty and Aiden, we were able to get these up in just a few hours. I just love how it turned out!
The last space I was very excited to tackle was baby's closet. I laundered all of Aiden's first year clothing and got these really inexpensive hangers from Dollarama to hang everything. I turned to Etsy again and had these beautiful dividers made, and then divided the clothes by size, type and colour - thank you Marie Kondo and The Home Edit. Yes, I am very Type A, and YES, I absolutely get pleasure from this amount of organizing lol
I added a few decorative bins on the top shelf for back stock items, like diapers, wipes, diaper pail inserts, and baby carriers, since they didn't fit in the drawers of the dresser. I also used the floor for all the bathing supplies (bathtub, infant insert and kneeling pads are semi-hidden), and the small Pehr storage bins for towels and muslin cloths. Easy access for Aiden to help mummy! Finally, the middle shelf doubles as storage for baby's shoes and slippers. Still can't get over how tiny and cute everything is omg!!
Well friend, that's it! I hope you enjoyed this little tour of peanut's nursery as much as I loved putting it together. It's one of my favourite places in the house now, and I just can't wait to spend time in here with this sweet little boy. Less than 4 weeks to go! Gah!!!!
Thanks for taking this journey with us!
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