let me share some details before we start the tour... the nursery is half of a larger room. the other half is my office/studio type space. i knew i wanted to go with a yellow + grey color scheme from almost the beginning and simply searched out items until i found things i liked. because the girl has her trademark animal of the owl, we also picked out one for our newest little one. the elephant. the nursery side of the room is now complete i just need to finish up some details on my office side but nothing i'm too concerned about at the moment. something that drives my husband a bit crazy is that i wait to put things on walls until i find what i absolutely love. i hate putting things up just for the sake of putting things up.
the view from the doorway looking at the nursery side. another thing i want to change? that light fixture on the fan. love the fan, hate the light. in fact, i could do without the light altogether but will likely try and simply con andy into putting a single fixture at the base instead of the three lights. you'll also see some pops of turquoise. i wanted some other color to mix with the yellow and grey and that's what i went with.
so starting around the perimeter of the room once you enter... the changing table. this is the same chest from ikea that the girl has, just in a darker finish. love it as it's taller than a standard changing table, perfect for tall parents, and it has a lot of storage space. love the print as well as it has the colors i was looking for and has some of the lyrics to "bright and sunshiny day" on it. the door to the left of the changing table is a closet. probably the biggest closet in the house - perfect for office stuff, baby stuff and random other storage like suitcases.
hard to get a good shot of the items to the left of the closet door. the items i've been waiting for to complete the room, naturally.
a little bit better view. the height/growth chart i found from a company in australia. then there's a clock and just a simple thing i made to put in the square frame. something easy to change out when the mood strikes.
the piece that i made is simply an overlay - turquoise elephants, perfect! - over a sheet of scrapbook paper. not sure that i'm in love with it, but it's a nice pop of color and works for now. and i already had everything so i'm going with it for now.
the view of the crib from the office side. i've had the print since probably october. found it in my internet trolling somewhere. decided to go with the trendy pom pons instead of a mobile and love the bit of color and interest they add.
to add more visual interest to this wall instead of painting it all a solid yellow i did the scalloped border. lots of detail work with a sponge brush but i like how it turned out. fun, but not fussy.
the quilt my friend susan made. LOVE it. it immediately went on the crib for a decor purpose now, actual use later. i had shared with her what bedding i was getting earlier and she included those fabrics in it but also some that simply coordinate. i love how it turned out. if i was going to order something, this is exactly what i would've picked.
and the rug. on our trip to ikea i thought i'd easily be able to find a yellow rug. not so much. more internet trolling let to this find. i was a bit unsure when i ordered, but knowing i could return it and i had a gift card for part of the purchase and i decided to give it a go. love the herringbone pattern. definitely meant to be.
the baby's view from the crib. there are a total of ten pom pons dangling from the ceiling.
to the left of the crib. the shelf was above where my computer desk used to be and i didn't want to take it out because i knew there'd be unsightly holes to cover. so it stayed and matches the shelf on the other side of the room where my computer desk now sits. instead, i sewed these book slings to put underneath. great added storage and a fun linear element for the room. my mind thinks linearly. the girl already enjoys stealing books from here when i'm in here. the blank spot on the shelf will house the alphabet initial of this baby whenever we decide what his/her name will be.
an up close shot of the book slings. my only sewing project for this little one. the girl got burp cloths, this one gets book slings. i'm definitely not known for my sewing talents. ironically, susan included this fabric in the quilt she made for the baby and she didn't know that i was using it for this project.
there's a large bank of windows to the left of the book slings which i absolutely love. even if it makes taking photos more difficult. this might be the only shot that shows the pendant light over the chair. this chair was given to us by the parents of a designer i worked with in missouri for andy's office. i'm not a fan of recliners, but whatever as it was andy's and i never really had to look at it. nor did i have to purchase said recliner. i also didn't want to purchase another chair for the nursery either. with a simple slipcover, a new chair was born. and now i love it, go figure. the ottoman has a small grey herringbone pattern to it that fit in nicely with everything else.
a better shot of the chair's new slipcover. the chair was originally a darker taupe and it's still in fantastic condition. so when/if the chair moves to another room of the house it can have the slipcover on or off and be transformed again. the afghan was knitted by my aunt. she knitted a blanket for the girl, even though she didn't think i'd want one because i can knit. so not true. she was making a kicking bag for this little one and also spoiled me/us with the afghan as well. perfect for covering up this mama's legs during late night feedings. the pillow in the front shows the outside fabric of the bedding a bit better. the girl loves the second pillow because it has "balls" on it.
lots of misc goodies by the chair including music. the button under the table is a foot switch for the light above the chair. i have one in the girl's room for her light as well. also perfect for late night feedings as you don't have to turn on other lights to find it you just have to push it on or on with your foot. no extra hands needed.
just a bit of my side of the room. have i mentioned how much i love being in this space now? the shelves were my wedding gift from andy nearly 8 years ago. i had always wanted them in my studio space and i got my wish a couple of years ago. perfect for holding all my stuff. a lovely shot of my trash and recycling as well. the girl likes to push them out of the way and play there.
my computer desk, printers, etc. the blank wall waiting for the perfect something. this side of the room used to be andy's office space. his computer table was where mine currently is so the shelf was already there and matches the nursery side as well.
a better shot of my side of the room. the door doesn't fully open as i have a large rubbermaid bin full of stuff i need to sell at the next scrapbook store garage sale.
whew. that would be the end of the tour. definitely my new favorite room in the house. and not just because it's half mine. why is it that my children's rooms are my favorite and most complete?