What am I doing at 9:45 p.m. on a Sunday night?
Brainstorming baby girl nursery ideas of course.
I just had to share because decorating is a process, and I want to keep y'all involved in every step of the way so you can share lots of great tips to fine tune my ideas.
A conversation with my friend Kelley on Wednesday night got me dreaming about my daughter's nursery. Her fun suggestion to incorporate quotes/advice/scripture from the closest women in my life gave me a inspiration to get going on "Operation Pink."
Because you better believe that if I am going to have a daughter there will be some forms of blush and bashful in her sleeping quarters (If you haven't watched the movie Steel Magnolias, you might not get this reference. Please rent and watch at once before I am forced to discontinue our friendship.)
So...here are some ideas floating around in my sleepy head.
I am going to use the same furniture, light fixtures & bedding from Walker's room.
I'm obsessed with paper mobiles. Here's a stock photo of the one hanging over Walker's vacant crib.
I purchased a butterfly paper chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids last night to go over baby girl's crib. It's sold out on-line, but I found it at their store in Oxmoor Mall in Louisville. It's similar to the one below, only the butterflies are pink & white.
If you look closely at the bedding, which is fairly gender neutral, you will see some pink. The nursery has a chair rail, so I am thinking of painting a light pink above the chair rail (suggestions on great pinks anyone?) and making the wall below the chair rail white and using a stencil to create a subtle, modern pattern in the same pink on top of the white.
Here is the stencil I am loving today (with white as the base and the light pink as the trellis).
I think it will add a modern feel to an otherwise traditional room and give me custom color flexibility that I couldn't find with wallpaper.
Rugs bring so much warmth to a room, but they can be expensive. I love this rug from Pottery Barn Kids, but I am going to find a less expensive option. Hmmm...affordable ideas to come in my next update.
Okay. Enough dreaming for tonight. I hope each of you are having a delightful, dreamy weekend:).