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Nursery Blues

Man this nursery design has been a doozy.  I've come to the realization that I need to create a line of cute girl bedding this isn't pink, because apparently the limited options out there are no good.

I've never been a pink girl.  Even growing up purple, periwinkle and blue were my favorites.  Don't get me wrong, I've found some super cute pink baby outfits for our girl, but having a nursery consumed in pink was not on my agenda.  I had my perfect crib bedding in mind but after an exhaustive and expensive search, I came to the realization that it wasn't going to happen.  I wanted a blue linen bumper with a taupe piping or flange and a taupe linen bedskirt.  Unfortunately, everything I found was out of my price range.  Try as I may, I just can't rationalize spending over $400 on crib bedding.  My bedding didn't even cost that much and there's a whole lot more to it!  Not to mention the fact that Jon would think I was completely insane :)  But seriously, how beautiful would this bedding by Elizabeth Allen Atelier be?  I could drool over it all day.

With a new determination to find something sweet and simple, I came across a white pique bumper and bedskirt option.  The bumper has gray piping and ties and can easily be monogrammed (another preference of mine).  From there, the nursery began to take shape.  The sheet below is not part of my ensemble.

As mentioned in a previous post, I'd already picked out a crib from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child that is in a distressed gray dove finish so I didn't have an issues there.  And a few weeks ago I ordered my rocking chair that I'm oh so excited about.  It's backordered until mid September but Jon won't be home until then to assemble and move it anyway :)



The other big pieces in the room are coming from Virginia (where my grandfather's antiques have been stored).  I'll be using either an antique twin bed or an upholstered sofa as an extra sleeping place in the room.  I have to seem them again in person first to decide.  I hoping they'll arrive to my mom's this month and then eventually make their way down here to the coast.

We were lucky enough to inherit beadboard already on the walls in the room, so all we'll need to do is paint... once Jon gets home.  When asked what I miss most from being pregnant, I have to say it's my ability being allowed to DO things.  I am a doer.  When my mind is set on something, I want to get it done right then and there.  That doesn't happen these days.  I can't paint (although I've threatened to put on Jon's gas mask and give it a go anyway), I can't move furniture, I can't lift things.  I would love to take some of Jon's to do list items and put them on my own, but I can't.  Patience.  I'm learning patience.

Anyway, with all of that being said, here's my dream board for the nursery.  I have the antique couch on the board right now because that's what I think I'm leaning towards.  It currently has green velvet upholstery, so I'll need to work that into the space unless we get it recovered.  For now, it's staying green, and I think it will actually work well with the other muted neutrals and blues in the space.  Overall, I wanted a sweet, soothing space for our little girl's haven.  I hope it all comes together like I imagine!

My favorite thing about the room is all of the personal touches and family pieces that will be in the space.  There's just something about being surrounded by pieces with so much history. And speaking of personal touches, I have some new pieces that will be coming into the space that I can't wait to share with you guys once they are finished.  Yay!  It's finally all starting to come together!

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