My heart holds a tumble of emotions when it comes to our baby to be. I'm so pleased, so, so pleased for this second chance at growing our family. And the girly part is a welcome twist of fate. But also detachment (is there a real baby inside?), doubt (will we truly get to have her?), responsibility (to keep her safe), fear (about the flavor of our first few weeks) and jealousy (for Eleni's memory). Everything that is sweet, is bittersweet.
How do you nurture a joyful anticipation under these circumstances? To choose a name is to refuse detachment. To create a nursery is to imagine a world in which baby comes home to discover her space. A space where she enjoys the sensation of being rocked, smiles at the sight of a bunny lamp and makes use of the rug's padding when learning how to sit and crawl. There is no reason I should deny these acts of faith. I am trying.
Today I share my inspiration board for this little girl's nursery. I adored Eleni's nursery, but want to make this one entirely different. Because everything should be different. This time we have non-neutral medium-peach walls, rich dusty teal velvet curtains and a southwestern-inspired rug. I'll try to bring in whites and pastels through the accent items to keep things overall soft and peaceful. But I'm not very good at peaceful! I'm so easily captured by all the colors, patterns and pretties.
No. 1 Sanela curtains (Ikea)
No. 2 Bloom wall art (Land of Nod)
No. 3 Olunda butterfly picture (Ikea)
No. 4 Mint Wall Clock (Society6)
No. 5 Abracadabra bunny lamp (Land of Nod)
No. 6 Elkton end table (Target)
No. 7 Miniments in raw, All Paths in clear and Bed of Daisies all from Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory for crib sheets
No. 8 Baxton Studio rocking chair (Wayfair)
No. 9 Sniglar crib (Ikea)
no. 10 Skinny laMinx Flower Bed, Cali Mod Ziggy and Tapestry Destination Aerial all from Fabricworm for changing covers
no. 11 Tiger Stripes canvas (Lark Cottons) and Les Fleurs Rosa Peach (The Loopy Ewe) for floor poufs
no. 12 Hemnes Dresser (Ikea)
no. 13 Mohave area rug (Target)
The crib and dresser are from our last nursery, and I've already stashed away the rug, curtains and rocking chair. Although it will be months before there's an actual room available to put anything in, I think I should start making things now for the sake of my heart (and time constraints!). First up are crib sheets. My fabrics just arrived from Bobbie Lou's!