When I last left you, the room had undergone quite a transformation with the addition of the custom built bookshelves and bench seat, fresh paint on the beadboard, walls, and stripes on the ceiling, and we had furniture. Now, the room has been filled with all the decorative accents like a gorgeous rug, beautiful artwork, fun mirror and other accessories that make it feel like the peaceful, soothing nursery I had dreamed of all along.It really was down to the wire though! I was shopping for candy for the candy jar (ending up with Mentos gumballs) and running to get staples for my staple gun Monday morning with the photoshoot scheduled for that afternoon. I got home and finished building the bench seat just about 20 minutes before the photographer arrived. I normally take all my own photos for my blog, but I wanted this room to be captured on film as beautifully as it is in real life and the big window gives me such a headache photographing. I’ve never been able to get a good photo when shot in that direction. I also wanted to do justice to the design Sita helped me pull together so she would look as good as she deserves to!
Last night, I got the photos back after 7pm, so I was up late putting this final nursery reveal post together. I’ll definitely be back next week so I can properly and thoroughly provide you the full run down on sources and projects for the room. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments so I can answer everything in detail.
If you were able to come over, we’d be drinking a cup of coffee or tea and chatting before heading upstairs, so pretend I just served you a warm drink and let’s go inside!
I’m definitely thrilled that we decided to add lavender touches to the room once we found out we were having a baby girl. It goes perfectly with the grey and white and adds that softness I was hoping for.
While this color palette could be very grown up and sophisticated (especially with the hints of gold), I still wanted the room to feel like a nursery, and I think the stripes on the ceiling and stuffed animals certainly add to the baby charm.
Decorative items in the bookshelves were another way we gave a nursery feel to the room. And I love having her sonogram picture framed to remind me of the beautiful life still growing. It’s amazing how good the pictures are with technology now! I’m overwhelmed with love and gratitude that we even have a baby to be designing a nursery for. If you were here, you’d get a big sappy hug! #hormonalpregnantmama 😉
The built-ins truly look like they’ve been here all along. I styled them with some room to grow in case we bring in anything else in the future. The only thing missing is the hardware and it should be here soon.
One challenge the built-ins posed was that they shortened the room by about 18 inches. It worked out okay, I just had to put the glider in front of the closet as opposed to by the crib like I originally had planned. I like the current furniture arrangement though and think it will work well in the future.
Can you believe how adorable little baby girl clothes are?! I don’t even think I’m ready for that! I’ve only bought a few things, but I know that will change soon!
A photo of big brother at 2 months old will welcome this little one into her room. I wonder if she’ll also be born with a full head of black hair??
It’s only been a day that we’ve been completely finished (aside from that cabinet hardware), but it feels amazing to be able to sit back, relax, and just know that this baby has a beautiful room to come home to. I never would have started on the nursery this early had it not been for this challenge, but in retrospect, I’m so glad to have this room completed and not have it on my to-do list after she’s here and I just want to chill and spend time with her and try to get some sleep!
For now, I’m so happy to still have a little boy that wants to give his mom hugs and kisses.
He’s growing so fast. Many of you who’ve been with me from the beginning can still picture him as that tiny baby in the framed photo. Thank you so much for your friendship, support and encouragement over the years! There I go getting sappy again!
23 weeks pregnant now and 17 weeks to go!
Phew! I know that was photo overload, but I wanted to share every square inch with you!Oh, and just as a reminder of how far we came, here’s a quick before and after for ya!
A huge thank you to all of the people who helped make this room possible in such a short time frame! First, there wouldn’t even be a One Room Challenge if it weren’t for the brain behind the whole thing, Linda at Calling it Home
. Twice a year she puts this challenge together and organizes everything seamlessly from the bloggers to the sponsors to the press coverage. She is really a force and makes everything look effortless (but I know it’s surely not)!
There’s no doubt in my mind that this room wouldn’t have come together so beautifully, let alone in a month and a half without the talented genius of designer Sita Montgomery. She has been such a joy to work with and so clear and decisive when that’s what I really needed or I would have been agonizing forever over rug, pillow and art selections, etc. I appreciate that she stayed true to my vision and design aesthetic, while incorporating her taste level and experience. She’s a gem!Big hugs to the following, who provided products/services to make this little baby’s nursery a dream come true!
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I will be back next Wednesday with a full source list for all the items used in the room!
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Each of the bloggers below are also participating in the One Room Challenge and I’ve been dying to see how their rooms turned out! I’m off to check them out and you can too by clicking their names.