Hello again! It’s Ania and I’m back for another instalment of #AniasBabyNursery. I’m currently in my third trimester at 31 weeks. Like whaaaat?! Where did the time go?! The nursery is coming along nicely, the crib is in place and our dresser is waiting in its box in the garage for my husband Michael to assemble (Michael, if you’re reading this, it’s a hint). Baby’s room is painted and her closet is organized with all her teeny tiny clothes. I wanted to share an update on my final selections and how the nursery space is coming together.
The very first item I selected for the nursery was chosen before we even found out baby R was a girl. Michael and I were strolling around West Coast Kids and I spotted the black Jenny Lind crib. Those of you who know me well, know I love black, so naturally, I had to have it – boy or girl.
Although I do love the look of a soft and girly blush nursery, once we purchased the bed I knew the nursey would develop into a slightly more edgy and dramatic space – which if I’m being honest with myself, is much more my style. With the first piece of the puzzle in place, I dug out my original inspo, the ‘Little Women’ book and was struck with an instant “a-HA” moment. Taking a cue from the moody colours and feminine floral pattern of the cover, I planned to take the same approach to the nursery space. My plan was to marry soft girly blush tones with more moody elements – in other words, I was going to have my cake and eat it too! (and I love my cake!)
From there I set out on the hunt for the perfect wallpaper. After much consideration, I eventually landed on a green leafy-floral one from Etsy! I love the oversized scale of the floral print and let’s face it, the colours are dead perfect. I only planned to wallpaper one wall, so for the rest of the walls in the room, I needed a colour that was feminine but not too cutesy. I had been saving a sample of Benjamin Moore’s Charmeuse in my drawer at work for months and when the sample of the wallpaper arrived, it ended up being the perfect hue to tie everything together (#winning).
After much consideration on the dresser/change table, I landed on the ever famous IKEA Hemnes. It comes in 3 colour options, has lots of storage, and can be easily customized with different knobs. I chose the black-brown colour to balance out the black crib and now I’m on the hunt for some quirky vintage knobs. Once I have those, voila! Fin.
The light fixture was my biggest obstacle, not because it was hard to select but because I had to convince my husband that the circa 2009 builder-grade fixture we currently had needed a refresh. I wanted to install something that was timeless and feminine, something that Baby R can grow with. The ladies at In House knew I had my eye on this beaded fixture so they gifted me a gift card to purchase it at my baby shower! Now that it has been installed even the hubs admitted it looks great!
Regarding the nursery window treatments – I’m still on the fence on whether I want to do full drapery panels with a cute trim detail (think pom-poms or fringe) or a shade of some sort. I think once the nursery is laid out I’ll have a better idea of what the window needs. I am still looking for the perfect nursing chair and hoping to find something with a timeless silhouette that we can still use once we no longer need a nursing chair.
Michael and I are now officially in the “final countdown” to Baby R’s arrival! I plan to spend the next 6 weeks putting the finishing touches on the nursery space, curating R’s closet with the cutest outfits and enjoying the last few moments of being a family of two with Michael! Thanks for following along!