Welcome to one of the only rooms in our house that is fully finished — the nursery!
As I am 28 weeks pregnant with our second daughter, I realized I never shared pictures from the nursery right after L was born. So while I am thick in the nesting phase of my pregnancy and decorating a new big girl room for her, I thought I would share what her first room looked like right after we arrived home from the hospital.
My sister took these photos right after L was born, so there are a few changes that we’ve made since she’s gotten a little bigger, like the pom-pom string over the mirror was way too distracting at diaper-changing times so we took that down, but otherwise the room looks about the same.
You can’t really tell in these pictures, but her room has two entrances — one from the hallway and then two doors open up to our bedroom. Since it opens up from our bedroom, it’s a perfect room for a nursery. She started sleeping in her crib two weeks after she was born because we felt comfortable enough since it is so close to our room.
Since babies don’t really care about their rooms and develop preferences and opinions later, I tried to create a neutral, non-themed baby room that would I really enjoy spending time in. I had painted the walls this seafoam green/blue (which is Aloof Gray by Benjamin Moore) when we first moved in (same in our bedroom as well), and it is such a soft lovely color. I figured if we had a girl we would have pops of coral, and if we had a boy I would add navy.
I love sweet little homemade and hand-me-down details in her room: that doll is handmade from my mom using a pattern from the Posey Gets Cozy shop, and that lighthouse was J’s nightlight from when he was a kid. Also, my sister Carrie left me little notecards with verses on them throughout my house as an encouragement when I came home from the hospital. You can see one taped to the tissue box. :)
Art, clockwise from left to right: There is Wonderful Joy Ahead print, “L” for Lenora print, Kitten print, We are filled with Joy print, Perfect Love Casts out Fear print, Stag print, Flamingo painting from my mom, Fill your Mind with Beauty and Truth print, and Paper Source wrapping paper.
I plan on leaving a lot of the room the same when Baby Sister arrives, which is a reason why it’s so convenient to have two kids of the same gender! But I have had to redecorate our small guest room and convert it into L’s new big girl room, so perhaps I will get around to sharing what that room looks like when it’s done. Below are all of the sources, for those interested. :)
Paint Color: Aloof Gray by Benjamin Moore, color-matched using Behr paint
Crib: Lauren Graco Convertible Crib from Amazon
Crib Sheets and changing pad cover: Land of Nod, this pattern is currently out of stock, but there are a lot of other similar patterns!
Animal prints: The Animal Print Shop
Frames on the wall: Ikea
Bookcase: Vintage from antique store
Gallery Wall Art (clockwise left to right): There is Wonderful Joy Ahead print, “L” for Lenora print, Kitten print, We are filled with Joy print, Perfect Love Casts out Fear print, Stag print, Flamingo painting from my mom, Fill your Mind with Beauty and Truth print, and Paper Source wrapping paper.
Glider: Serra Little Castle at Buy Buy Baby
Floating shelves: Target
All photos are taken from my sister Lucy Miller Photography.