Monday, April 21, 2014

Caroline's Nursery

The nursery is officially ready for Caroline's arrival! For months we've been perfecting this little space and we are so happy with how it turned out. I absolutely love everything about this room. It's cozy, calm and beautiful - the perfect place to rock a little babe to sleep in.
For the crib we chose the Kendall Low-Profile Fixed Gate Crib from Pottery Barn. It's gender neutral, classic style sold me right away. But the best part? The "low profile" model is 4" shorter than a traditional crib, making it the perfect design for petite parents like us. Between my mom and my sister, we luckily didn't have to purchase anything related to the crib which was a huge help.
Our rocker was our biggest splurge for the nursery and we knew it would be so we cut back in other decor areas to adjust for this spend. I really wanted a comfortable chair that didn't scream "baby nursery" so we could use it forever. The Wingback Convertible Rocker from Pottery Barn was exactly what we were looking. After babies, this chair can be converted to a traditional armchair by installing stationary feet. It's also super comfortable and big enough to comfortably fit two kids and plus mommy or daddy for story time. The day our chair arrived I cried. It was the first time I felt like things were getting "real" as I sat in our rocker thinking about how soon I would have our baby in my arms.
I wanted to keep the room very bright and neutral so we chose simple white curtains instead of a colored or patterned set and added a second rod for some lace! We may add roll down blackout shades if this room doesn't get dark enough during nap time.
We decided to use glass knobs throughout the room on the dresser, side table and curtain tie backs. I love them so much.
The bookshelves have been one of my favorite projects to date. We picked up 4 spice racks from Ikea and spray painted them white. I love how Matt placed them low enough for Caroline to reach her books once she's mobile.
For one of our baby showers our guests were asked to bring a signed book in lieu of a card which made filling our bookshelves so great. We now have the best book collection for Caroline's arrival.
 We also decided to add more storage to Caroline's closet by building cubbies and installing a second rod for clothes. You can read about our closet makeover {here}!
 {lots and lots of beautiful dresses!}
We had the hardest time picking out only two pictures from our maternity shoot for these frames.
For my diaper bag, I decided to go with the Logan Square Stevie Baby Bag from Kate Spade. Another Black Friday steal, I scored my bag 70% off!

The dresser, oh the dresser! I can't believe how quickly {and affordable} this project came together. For the full story, {click here}
I have a little bit of space left on the shelf for a few more decorative things. I'm planning to frame Caroline's hospital beanie once she's home.
I love Caroline's hospital go-home outfit so much that I keep it out on her changing table so I can admire it when I'm in her nursery.
 Onesies, swaddling blankets, sleep & plays and sleep sacks...all ready for Caroline's arrival home!
Sources:
Wall Stencil: Royal Design Studios Wonderment Trellis Stencil 
Wall Color: Unknown, painted by previous owner
Crib: PBK Kendall Low-Profile Fixed Gate Crib
Crib Bedding: PBK Fairy Toile Bedding Set & PBK Ruffle Collection Nursery Bedding
Mobile: PBK Harper Lamb Mobile
Framed Prints: Handmade Gift
 Chair: PBK Wingback Convertible Rocker
Pillow: PBK Luxury Soft Pillow & PBK Ruffle Decorative Sham
Ottoman: Threshold Diamond Print Pouf
Side Table: Sasha Accent Table w/ World Market Clear Crackled Glass Knob 
Lamp: Already had.
Rug: Land of Nod Ribbon Cutting Rug 
 Window Treatment: RE White Window Panels (Target); Sheer Lace Curtains, Rod, Curtain Rod Holder, Wall/Ceiling Bracket, Finials (Ikea); Door Knob Curtain Tie-Backs (Urban Outfitters) 
Bookshelves: Ikea Spice Racks spray painted white
Closet Baskets: TJ Maxx Homegoods
White 8x10 Frames: Ikea Sondrum Frame
Door Decal: Open Heart Creations Custom Decal
Baby Bag: Kate Spade Logan Square Stevie Baby Bag
Dresser: Reinvented Charlotte
Hamper: PBK Light Pink Gingham Hamper
Mirror: Hobby Lobby Round Beveled Craft Mirror
Wall Shelf: Amazon Wall Shelf
Wooden Cross: Hobby Lobby, painted pink

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64 comments:

  1. The room is simply stunning Christina! Little Caroline is a lucky baby girl!

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  2. The nursery is BEAUTIFUL. I agree with Caroline... Little Caroline is very lucky!

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  3. Miss Caroline's Nursery is just beautiful!!

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  4. This looks beautiful, Christina! Seeing that print above the dresser that says "Babies Don't Keep" made me so emotional - because it's so true. Our little guy is turning one next month, and yet, I remember lovingly decorating his nursery like it was yesterday. Enjoy every second of this precious time, sweet girl. You can always try for another baby, but you'll only have a first baby once:)

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  5. I love this room so much, its beautiful!! You did such a great job decorating it, the pink rug and details are perfect!

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  6. So, so beautiful. It's stunning. I love nurseries!

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  7. Oh friend, I almost cried. I remember this well --- the nursery completely perfect and spotless.... everything in it's place and just waiting on that babe to arrive. Two things you should know (that I'm certain you are full aware of already)::: 1.) the nursery may never look this good again - ha!! and 2.) your home is about to be SO FULL OF LOVE that it's hard to even fathom.

    I'm so happy for you guys!! Her nursery is STUNNING and absolutely perfect. I cannot, cannot wait to see that little love in her gorgeous room! XO!

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  8. Caroline's nursery is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  9. And I somehow overlooked the bump in the mirror and "Babies Don't Keep" print --- so that sealed the deal with the tears. CAROLINE IS A LUCKY LITTLE BABY LOVE ALREADY!!!!

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  10. Christina you nailed it! That is such a beautiful nursey! That room will be busy soon!

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  11. this room is seriously gorgeous. love everything!

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It is so serene and lovely, Christina. You guys did a great job putting it together! Can you believe the time is almost here?! I am so anxious to meet her and see her sweet face!

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  13. Beautiful nursery!!! So very sweet! You did an amazing job!

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  14. Oh you both did such a wonderful job!! It looks beautiful and such a calm and perfect nursery!

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  15. Caroline's nursery is absolutely beautiful!! She is one lucky little lady! Y'all did an awesome job!!

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  16. Gorgeous nursery for a gorgeous little girl! I love the way you organized her closet. I can't wait to hear of her arrival and see her sweet picture!

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  17. It's just perfect! I am so excited to see photos of Caroline in her beautiful room!! Absolutely gorgeous! xx

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  18. It turned out SO well! I love how airy and bright it is! We also have the Kendall crib and LOVE it... baby girl just started sleeping in it at 4 months, so we've really been able to enjoy it more. You are SO close, momma! :)

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  19. So beautiful and classic! I love every single sweet detail! :)

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  20. it's beautiful! so cozy and pretty. she will love it :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  21. This looks FANTASTIC! What a perfect little nursery! I love it all! We just put the finishing touches on ours last night (well, for now anyways!) so I need to take pics before chaos (aka baby time : ) hah) ensues!

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  22. Such a beautiful & classy nursery- magazine worthy!!!

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  23. It is truly a beautiful, beautiful room. I love the colors, and your rocker is swoon-worthy.

    So soon a little baby will be taking residence!!!

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  24. Simply gorgeous!! You have such good taste. She will enjoy her room for years to come. Wishing you much happiness with your sweet baby.

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  25. Oh I love it! It is beautiful!

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  26. Every little detail is beyond perfect! It seems, you've thought of everything and every detail has it's place! What a beautiful room to bring your new baby girl home to!! :)

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  27. It looks absolutely amazing, Christina!! I love all of the perfect details!!

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  28. What a perfectly beautiful nursery for your sweet baby girl!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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  29. Baby Fever has officially hit me! Such a sweet and beautiful nursery!!!

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  30. Wow this is stunning! It looks like it belongs in a beautiful magazine. Great job mama!

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  31. What a lucky baby girl! The nursery is so beautiful. Best wishes and blessings. XO

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  32. This turned out SO sweet! We also went with the Kendall crib - although just the fixed gate version. I love the classic look of it and it feels so clean. I am also lobbying for that chair, wingback is essential to lean your head against!

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  33. This is the best thing I've seen ALL day! Absolutely lovely and I may cry- is that weird?? haha Love it Christina!! xoxo

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  34. The nursery looks incredible!

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  35. I love it! We have dark woodwork/trim in our house (like your doors). Did you paint the trim in the room white and leave the doors alone or was the trim already like that? I'm contemplating painting ours but I'm nervous! It looks goregous!

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  36. Love love love this nursery! Beautiful and chic all at once. I have the exact same baby bag I also scored during a massive Kate Spade sale sometime last year. Your post is just what I needed on this day where I'm just frustrated with pregnancy in general and want to be done!

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  37. Looks so beautiful! Love the woodwork!

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  38. well done well done :) The room is drop dead gorgeous !!!

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous, Christina! All of the feminine details are so sweet!

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  40. Such an absolutely gorgeous room! We aren't quite ready for a baby, just yet but our in the process of buying our first home, and the rooms for future kids are a tad small...but I love how you utilized baby's space, so well {and beautifully!!}.

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  41. So lovely! You must be thrilled with how it turned out!

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  42. Loving everything about this delicate and feminine nursery!!! Now all you need is your little babe in your arms! Xx.

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  43. Everything looks beautiful! So lovely! The hard part is keeping it that clean after she's born ;)

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  44. Everything is perfect! Now you just need that sweet little baby in there :)

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  45. So beautiful!!!!! You guys did such an amazing job. Only missing one piece...baby Caroline! She is going to be a precious addition to all of it ;)

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  46. Her room is beautiful!!! This makes me want a baby (and a new house) so badly!!!!! I love that she can grow into her room too. It's very elegant and not total pink-baby-like. Maybe I missed it, but I'm so interested in how you did the stencil/painting on the wall too.

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  47. This is beyond gorgeous. I can't handle it. Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware.. no one has anything on you!

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  48. Loooooove her nursery! You guys did a great job! And you are so super adorable!! Yay for her arrival...almost here!

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  49. It is picture perfect, and ready for your little princess. I love all the pink and monogram touches x

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  50. Gorgeous!! I love all the white- it's elegant and peaceful yet perfect for a baby!

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  51. This nursery is beautiful and timeless. So perfect for your sweet Caroline. Wishing you a safe delivery and healthy baby girl!!

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  52. Beautiful! I have a quick question - what color did you purchase the rocker in? Natural brushed canvas or texture woven cotton? I really really love that!

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