Holy canoli its February. Of two thousand eighteen. Does anyone else feel like we're going 100mph?? This marks the first of a monthly series of inspirational mood boards I will be putting together. February is the first one because of said universal warp speed. The hope is that these mood boards can spark some inspiration for a whole wedding suite. This is a self directed project which I hope will elicit some customers and help me push my creative rut by doing all the little extras that some brides might not have the budget to do.
In our 114 year old house we are blessed with beautiful crown molding and turn of the century stained glass. We are NOT however, blessed with a master suite. We commandeered the largest bedroom in the house as our master, and have since been tweaking the layout. We started by expanding the master closest and getting a king size bed. Hallelujah thank you jesus I don't know how 2 people and a dog sleep in anything smaller. It is a marriage saver.
Well we are about 4 months away from Baby Girl's arrival! I'm 23 weeks and feeling her move like a maniac. I'm still a little lethargic this trimester, but overall I cannot complain. Pregnancy is very good to me. No nausea or morning sickness... actually the opposite, wanting to eat all the things (aka sour patch kids.) But its time I started thinking about her nursery. Luckily we have 3 bedrooms upstairs, so we are converting a guest room in to a nursery, but still keeping the queen size bed in the room. Which does present some challenges, but I just overall love the interior design of this room so much (probably more than my Master Bedroom) so I don't have the heart to start from scratch.
We were lucky enough to have the talented Tara Bielecki shoot some newborn shots in the room, I'm telling you, the light in this room is so good. Here's a few photos from that shoot where you can get a sense for the current room design. Before I knew we were having a girl, I had started this Pinterest board specifically for the room. A boho southwestern elegant space that will now be overrun with children's books and stuffed animals.
Things like the bed, gold antlers and mirror will all be staying in the room. We'll basically be occupying the direct opposite corner for baby girl. Luckily being the second time around, we have a better sense for what she needs, and can keep some overflow in her big brother's room. Now for the good stuff. I started a Pinterest board for some not too girly, boho southwestern-y vibe spaces here. And I came across this gorgeous mint colored room from Happily Hayley. Check out her blog for more images, such a great little girl's room. And I'm lusting over that Lulu & Georgia Elodie rug.
This nursey from Emerson Grey Designs has the most fabulous West Elm rug and great artwork!
I love the neutral vibe of this room, it has pink but it is not overwhelming. Photo by Marisa Grabowy Photography.
Here is a look at the mood board I put together for our nursery. I first discovered the felt ball garlands and that really inspired the color scheme for the whole room. Can't wait to hang these over her crib. I already have a jute rug in the room, and the rocker will be "borrowed" from her brother. The artwork is a steal, mostly from Michaels! And I'm 'splurging' on the Lulu & Georgia Elodie Pillow since the rug just isn't in my budget. All the sources are below!
1. Felt Garlands from Etsy | Starting at $18
2. Elodie Pillow from Lulu & Georgia | $79
3. White Crib and Changing Table combo | $299
4. Grey Rocker from Nursery Works | $499 (luckily we already own it)
5. Sheepskin Accent Rug | $79 for a 3x5'
6. Pom pom basket | $19.99
7. Gold Hello sign | $8.99!
8. Mint and Gold Foil Ampersand artwork | $10.19
9. Cactus art print | $86 for a 18 x 24" print unframed
10. Polka dot crib sheet | $14.99
11. Navy chevron crib skirt | $44.99
12. Grey Triangle crib sheet | $21.99
13. Coral Pillow | $16.99
14. Chambray Coral/Pink Curtains | $23.97