baby / life

nursery reveal

This post has been long overdue, but for good reason I promise! While I had the weeks leading up to my due date all “planned” out with lots of last minute prepping and blogging, baby J decided to make his own plans and arrive 2.5 weeks early. But here it is—the baby nursery! As finished as it could be, at 3 weeks postpartum. This California-inspired nursery has been a labor of love and I owe so much of the handiwork (and insane amount of trips to Ikea) to my patient husband.

The idea all started with the most amazing cacti wallpaper from Rocky Mountain Decals. After obsessing over the pattern on Pinterest for months, I knew I had to have it. Being renters, it was a no-brainer that a removable decal would be perfect for us. It was a bit of a learning curve to learn how to apply it, but after the first sheet, it was easy to get the hang of it. We had a few hiccups along the way, but luckily with a pattern like this, it’s kind of hard to see the mistakes. 😉 RMD has so many fun designs for the nursery/home and I can’t recommend them enough.

With the wallpaper being such a big focal feature, I knew I wanted the rest of the furniture to be as neutral as possible. It was also very important to us to keep it to a few key pieces of furniture instead of cluttering up the nursery with too many things. For the crib, I knew immediately I wanted Babyletto’s Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib when I first saw it. It has the simple white crib design that I love, and the mid-century legs make it perfect. An added bonus is that it converts to be a toddler bed, so we’ll be able to keep it for years to come.

The 4moms‘ mamaRoo came very highly recommended to us by friends and family, so we knew it would be the perfect addition to the nursery. It doesn’t take up much room at all and has such a sleek, minimal design we both love. John’s also a huge fan that he can control it on his phone and it can connect to any mp3 device. It’s crazy how high tech baby products are these days.

The rest of the pieces include Baxton Studio’s rocking chair from Amazon, Ikea’s Tarva dresser that we painted ourselves and doubles as the changing area, leather pouf from Amazon, our record collection (with baby’s own record player), and random Target pieces for all of the decor touches. We’ve still got a few fun elements to add to the walls, including the art gallery that will go above the dresser, so I will have to do an update to the reveal and share those at a later time. But first, time to feed the little one.