It’s finally done! I wanted an adorable mod nursery with relaxing colors and a sunshiny feel…with an Australian theme…and I needed it to fit lookwise and sizewise into our master bedroom. Tall order!
I sent embarrassingly awful hand sketched drawings to artists to custom make different parts of the nursery and bless their little hearts for seeing my ideas through the scribble. I used this awesome etsy vendor for the custom wall decals and I recommend her and etsy.com in general for so many cute baby/nursery things. Janeymacpress
Odds and ends are from Ikea, Pottery Barn Kids, and my grandmother’s library where I scavenged hundreds of really old children’s books. My favorite book is one from the 50’s (and now out of print) called The Unhappy Hippopotamus. The story is great and the illustrations are stunning – black and white hand drawn images with shades of pale pink…so pretty!
So come on in and step inside our room! I cleaned up the mess mostly using photoshop’s clone tool. Way easier then actually mopping!
The bedding (which actually you can see one of my sheet options in the last set of photos – here it’s just the plain old mattress – it’s a good look) has pale blues, navy and pale yellow colors and small embroidered stars and moons. We spent so many nights in Australia checking out the southern constellations and admiring how you can actually see the milky way when you’re in the outback. So, so pretty. We’re planning on replacing the photos above the changing table with either some from our trip, or some of the little guy when he arrives.
Pay attention to the cute shelves and ignore my dirty shoes! The sailboat mobile is another nod to our Aussie trip as we spent 2 weeks aboard different boats – one sailing through the Whitsunday Islands and the other diving off the Great Barrier Reef. Some of my favorite memories are from those trips!