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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Harrison's nursery reveal

Little Boys Should Never Be Sent to Bed They Always Wake up a Day Older
-Peter Pan

One of the most exciting things about finding out I was pregnant was decorating our sweet baby's nursery! When Jonathan and I decided to start trying to conceive, we lived in a comfortably-sized, two bedroom apartment. Truthfully, we had no intent of rushing to find a house just because we were growing by one. However, when our cozy little cottage landed in our lap, we couldn't resist. So here we are, 9 months and a precious boy later, living in our 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Given the size of our home, Harrison's nursery also doubles as our guest bedroom. This never presented itself as a problem when designing his room because our home was built with two master suites so we had plenty of space to work with.

The inspiration for his nursery came from a Beatrix Potter print I found at Goodwill before Jonathan and I were even engaged! I fell in love with it and hung onto it hoping one day I would get to use it. One of the things my mom taught me, is to purchase things that speak to you, and leave the ones that don't! So, with my Goodwill find in hand as inspiration, I started dreaming up a whimsical, organic nursery fit for a prince. I'm a neutral lover at heart, so I wanted to break that mold somewhat, while still staying in my comfort zone. So, for the walls I chose Sherwin Williams Daphne. It was a perfect play on the blue that comes to mind when I think of Peter Rabbit! From there, I focused on finding a crib, bookcase, and side table that were understated enough to satisfy my need for neutral without lacking the fun that a nursery craves. One of my favorite finds was a skirted side table from Ballard Designs with a tan and cream buffalo check skirt! This acts as nightstand on the nursery side of the room! I filled a simple white bookshelf with whimsy treasures old and new- including mine and Jonathan's childhood books, my baby rattle, and my favorite, a petite glass treasure box to house his hospital bracelet once we brought him home. The understated crib design was brought to life with bedding from Fireflies and Fairytales. I can't praise them enough! Each piece is handmade and prayed over prior to shipping out! A gallery wall of 6 Beatrix Potter prints (including the original inspiration print) framed in simple gold frames completed our nursery. It quickly became and still is, one of our favorite spaces to be in!

Crib  White bookcase Giraffe wicker basket
 Bunny mobile Gold frames  Crib bedding