March 27, 2012

Our Nurseries from Babies Past…


Our future baby’s nursery has been coming together…  For months we just piled all the baby stuff in here & I waited to attack the room.  Its plain white walls & cream carpeting were pretty much a blank slate.  I added a modern crib in a hazlenut finish by Muu Kids (amazing to work with btw) and am still working on the bedding.  (For now it’s just our basic sheet set which I’ll use in combination with some pretties.)
I’ve done different things with all of my babies’ nurseries.  In our old house, over 4 years ago, Christian’s nursey was a bit coastal with tone-on-tone pale blue stripes in semigloss & matte paint…
{My cousin & I made the seashell mobile & I sewed the quilt}
This old man thrift store painting (below) goes everywhere with us and is now in our living room…
In Justin’s nursery, 2 years ago,  I wanted to go dark  & be bold.  I’d done the sweet thing before & was ready for a change.  I wanted a dark room for sleeeeeeeping.
My husband & I stencilled a dropcloth with an allover pattern and made a canopy over the crib.
 I used the nursery walls as a gallery for artwork that we’d collected & inherited over the years.
…Most of the pieces are pretty moody and I used lots of foresty type things in there.
You can see how we used the same pieces on both rooms but ended up with 2 really different looks…
Justin’s nursery was featured on Design Sponge and I’ll never forget that some of the commenters thought the room was creepy and one of them even said it looked like “Rosemary’s Baby’s Room.”  It cracked us up at home and so we called it that sometimes 🙂  (I have to say, I do have a dark side & loooove scary books & movies 😉
And now…  we’re onto the new baby’s nursery.  And of course, I’m ready for more change 🙂  This time (which we are thinking of as our last, although I’ll never say never until we’re sure)  I decided that I just wanted to go with all of my favorite things.  I’ve always known that nurseries are for moms & dads (and mostly moms because dad’s don’t usually care very much) and so this time I’m doing a total “me” nursery.  Selfish?  Yeah, I know, but I’m okay with that 😉
I’m starting with my Live Paisley in “mojito” for the curtains:
{I’m constantly experimenting with colorways in my fabrics and this is definitely one of my favorites, designed specifically for this room.}
And last night my husband painted the walls a paler shade of the same chartreusy-green…
{It’s Sherwin Williams “Rice Paddy}
I’m working on the bedding now and a swivel glider in by Lee Industries should be arriving any week now…
{Sorry for the blurry pic…  picture it in a warm oatmeal linen}  I’m SO pumped for this glider.  We thought about getting one with every baby and finally decided to do it.  Our babies are not good sleepers and so I’m banking that we’ll be gliding many a night on this new chair.
The dresser/ changing table is in the closet so we have as much floor space as possible for playing.  I’ll be sure to share pictures when we get it finished.  (Which should be in the next month a half!)
And finally, here are a couple of belly pics from yesterday…  The boys have taken to walking up to me and hugging me/ my belly saying “BIG BELLY!!!!”  or “SO BIG!!!!” in their deep little voices.  (It makes me feel so petite 😉
A month and half left… eeeeeeeeeeek!!!

xoxo, Lauren

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