Saturday, August 17, 2013

Room Reveal: Our Baby's Travel-themed Nursery

Our baby hasn't arrived yet but I'm excited to reveal his or her travel-themed nursery that I've been talking about for months. It's definitely been a labor of love because I really wanted everything just perfect and there were moments when I thought we wouldn't finish it. As I talked about in past blog posts, I needed to create a gender-neutral nursery based on our love for traveling. Mike and I want our baby to know of all the places we've been to and lived since we met in college 12 years ago. We also want our baby to know his or her roots. Roots that come from Peru, Greece, and Ireland, not just where we grew up in Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

The color palette derived from two prints we bought during our trip to Paris nearly two years ago. I knew that one day I would use them in our baby's nursery. I pulled a light blue green, pale yellow and brought in gray. I figured the room would be brought to life with other colors from the baby's toys and books. 

My good camera died on me (horrible timing) so I had to use my iPhone. Hopefully I can have my sister to take some professional photos once the baby arrives. Hope you like it! 

Paint: Benjamin Moore "Woodlawn blue"; Martha Stewart "popcorn" (white) and "haystack" (yellow)
Campaign dresser: $40 used furniture find we refinished in Benjamin Moore "kingswood gray"
Crib: Target
Crib skirt: DIY project, fabric from
Crib sheet: Target
Glass table lamps: Target
Book wall ledges: IKEA
Cubby shelf with baskets: IKEA
Cordless window shades: Babies R Us
Upholstered rocking chair:
Jute rug with yellow trim:
Connecticut pillow: DIY project using a dish towel from the CT Historical Museum gift shop
Graphic prints: DIY project using photoshop, frames from the Christmas Tree Shop
"My Roots Lie Here" map: 


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  8. Hi Eleana, very nice and practical nursery, well designed!
    Here is my kids prints shop if you'd like to have a look. Many thanks, Yuan x