We’ve been working on house projects like crazy over here! One of the only rooms in our house that is totally complete (at least for the next few years) is Annie’s nursery. I thought I’d share my favorites from her room. I love how it turned out and cannot wait to see her grow into the space… I think it will transition well throughout her life. Even if she wants to paint the pink one day, the floral print has a sophisticated little charm and is so chinoiserie chic! It would work with taupe, yellow, blue, green, really any color. But I secretly hope she loves the pink for a while, it’s such a sweet little room!
I knew this room would be a nursery if we were lucky enough to have a daughter. Of the bedrooms we have upstairs, this room has it’s own bathroom and so does Mac’s. If it were a boy, the nursery would’ve been the bedroom that attaches to Mac’s jack and jill bathroom. I think they’ll both appreciate not having to share a bathroom one day! This room was SO boring before we started working! I actually picked the fabric long before we were pregnant, I was going to use in the guest room no matter what. If it were a boy… I probably wouldn’t have painted the guest room pink but still used the fabric and a more muted color on the walls.
I am in love with the gold mirror (linked here & below) with the vintage gold bow sconces (found on an Etsy antique shop but similar linked below). We actually used almost ALL of Mac’s nursery hand me downs in her room, which sounds crazy but navy is a neutral in our house. We didn’t want to know the gender when we were having Mac and we registered for everything Navy in the Pottery Barn baby “Harper” collection. The diaper basket, bumper, crib skirt and so much more was Mac’s!
The wall color we decided on (after 6 different samples of pink) was Sherwin Williams Impatiens Petal. Ironic because we usually plant tons of impatiens in the yard and I love them. I LOVE how her rooms looks in this shade, especially around her afternoon nap when the sun hits it at that time.
I am obsessed with the cane side table. It was a freebie that someone gave to me because they were throwing it away. I am in love with it! I cleaned it and painted it bright white and I’m so happy with it! I put a framed photo from her baby shower, an orchid on it. It holds my phone & water while I nurse and also a sound machine that is behind the picture frame.
We even used the same blue and white glider from Mac’s nursery. I have spent SO many hours in this chair over the years and cannot recommend it enough. It was not on sale when we got it and I wish I had found this deal back then! It swivels, glides and reclines and I curl up in it every single day. Both kids sit on my lap to read at bedtime and it’s the best little chair! I love the print and truly felt like it is gender neutral as it has been in both of their nurseries. For Mac, it had a personalized PB Harper collection pillow. For Annie, we had to go a little more floral 🙂
Her crib is also a hand me down from Pottery Barn (the Kendall) and we used it for Mac as well. I linked a similar white and another that I loved and would’ve purchased if we didn’t already have one!
Above her crib, I may hang some chinoiserie plates or other wall hangings eventually but I definitely wanted a monogram. I love this pagoda one I found on Etsy! I painted it gold and hung it securely to keep her safe. I have her monitor and a few of her keepsake items on the shelf above my chair.
I had a queen sized bed in this room before it was a nursery and fully plan on using it as her big girl bed when she outgrows the crib so there was no point in moving the bed out to store just to move it back in. Also, having a bed in there (if you have room) is great for extra seating. My girlfriends and I always end up spending time in each other’s nurseries and it’s great to be able to use the bed kind of as a day bed or couch. I always use white bedding and add matching shams. I had shams made in the Waverly fabric I used and also made a cornice board. One of our family friends made the bed skirt with my extra fabric and I’m obsessed with the scallops. She has an Etsy shop (linked here) if you are interested. I think the bed skirt makes the room!
We have an old house and while I would have loved to put a fabulous chandelier in her room, a ceiling fan made more sense. Especially with the NC hot summers we have. This fan is GREAT! It’s huge, I love the ambient lighting of the vintage looking bulb and it puts out a great breeze. It also comes in rose gold/copper color and a black, all are fabulous. Cannot recommend this fan enough!
If we did put a chandelier in there, I probably would have gone with something like this:
On the wall, I added two canvas paintings I did myself and framed them in gold frames. I love how they turned out. When she is older and we turn the bed and add a headboard, I’ll probably hang them as a pair above the bed.
I framed a set of ginger jar prints as well (from Etsy) and think they’re so sweet. I still need to hang something between them – I was originally thinking a huge wall plate but now I may frame one of her newborn outfits in an acrylic shadow box.
I think her nursery turned out so sweet and so far, she seems to love it too! Not only did we do almost everything ourselves, it was also pretty inexpensive since we used all of the stuff we already had in our son’s nursery. I have sourced a lot of what we used in this post but if you have questions, I’m always happy to answer!