Yesterday I discussed a little about this past year and the background to Saige and Zac’s nursery. Now for the nursery reveal!
I had seen these hot air balloons at a trade show and fell in love with them long before I was even pregnant. I love that they looked vintage, were colorful and added a sense of whimsy to a room. When planning the nursery they became the inspiration for the rest of the room. I also felt that they were gender neutral, and perfect for a shared space.
Next I wanted decals above the cribs. I did not want to hang artwork over the cribs for fear it could fall on the babies. I searched etsy and found these boy and girl airplane skywriters from Graphic Spaces. They had a similar whimsical, vintage look and worked with my Up, Up & Away Theme. I wanted the nursery to feel cheerful and thought it was so cute that the boy and the girl each had a big smile. I thought about getting this twin seater which is super cute, but decided instead to have their individual names over their cribs.
It took me a long time to find the right bedding, and ended up designing it on my own. I did not want to have the same bedding for Saige & Zac, but rather wanted coordinating bedding. I ended up going with a red combination for Saige with navy piping, and a navy combination for Zac with red piping. Although I prefer the look of bumpers, I decided not to buy bumpers based on the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The rest of the room pretty much fell into place. Budget was important, so I was thrilled with my bargain buys. The curtains are from Ikea. Purchased simple ivory canvas tab top curtains and sewed navy and red ribbon trim that I found at Michael’s. The red accent table, ottoman, and shelves are also from Ikea. The bookcase is from Walmart and cost a total of $16.99! The lamp is from Target and was also only $16.99. The rug is from Costco. I was looking for a soft shag rug. The room already had enough color so I wanted a simple Ivory rug. Most shags I found were $400-$500 or more. This one was $150…a great find. The pillow on the chair and the airplane basket were Home Goods finds.
While looking for artwork for the room I came across this ‘Dreams’ art print from HarperGrace on Etsy and found what it said to be perfect. She had 2 different ones for a boy and a girl, but was nice enough to custom design it to be gender neutral. Like the artwork says, my wish for them is to act like kids…to fly a kite, jump in puddles, lie in the grass, slay dragons, and continue to imagine and Dream Big!
Another favorite find is the knobs on the dresser, from Feather and Wind also an Etsy find. I emailed her asking for a navy and white design and she custom designed these for me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this nursery as much as I enjoyed designing it. For more information regarding product see this detailed list on project nursery. You can also post a comment and I will be happy to answer it.