If you’re new to my blog, and stopping by for the One Room Challenge, thanks so much and welcome!! I’m Megan, wife, and mom to the sweetest 5-year old boy you’ve ever met. And, we have a baby on the way! I’ve been blogging for the last five years about home decor, organization, fashion and fitness. I hung up my lawyer hat a couple years ago to be a stay-at-home mom, and never looked back! I can honestly say home decor and fashion are much more fun than all-day depositions! 😉 Like most busy families, our lives move quickly, but we try to savor the moments. Our son is now in kindergarten and the baby-on-the way is due in March!! 🙂
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
For the One Room Challenge, if you’re a regular friend of HWH, you won’t be surprised to hear we’ll be creating a NURSERY for this little baby! As for the ORC, I’ll have just six weeks to transform the room, and will show you my progress every Wednesday, along with 19 other awesome design bloggers. The final reveal will be November 11th. AND, you can also join in!
The nursery-to-be was formerly James’ nursery and then his big boy room. I first featured his nursery back in August 2010 when I had just started blogging! Those little dark pictures didn’t do justice for the love of the room back then, but there is a super sweet picture of him at just 4 months old and thinking of having another one of those little nuggets around after all these years gets my teary-eyed! I can’t believe we’re actually having a baby! You can catch the 13 week bump update here.
Because the room is across from our master bedroom, it makes the most sense for it to become the spot for all those middle of the night feedings and diaper changes. Oh my gosh, while typing those words it just hit me that I’m going to be up in the middle of the night again feeding a tiny baby and changing diapers! #helpme!! That’s the thing about having kids 6 years apart- you get baby amnesia!
THE ROOM BEFORE
When the room belonged to James, it was a color mix of light blue, dark blue and red that fit his playful personality. You can see more pictures and details of his former room here, with source lists, but here are a few shots so you can see what the room looks like as we get started.
NEUTRAL NURSERY INSPIRATION
For this nursery, I want to go with a soothing mix of neutral colors and textures, kind of the feeling we have in our master bedroom, which is perfect right now since we don’t know if we’ll be having a little boy or girl. If I get to find out before the six weeks is up, we may add in some pale colors like soft blue or lavender.
A decor challenge like this with a tight six-week deadline is enough to make even a non-pregnant woman crazy stressed, so I enlisted one of my very favorite interior designers with a knack for gorgeous, neutral spaces to help create the vision for the nursery.
I’m thrilled to have Sita Montgomery to bounce ideas off of and to help the whole thing come together within the timeframe. She is such a genuine person and so great to work with, not to mention brilliantly talented with putting the pieces together and with tricky things like scale.
Each of the bloggers below are also participating in the One Room Challenge and you can click on their name to follow along with their progress too. I can’t wait to see what everyone has up their sleeves! See you next week!