A Nest for Evey: Nursery Inspiration
A nursery for Evey Lyn. A dash of this, a little of that. Clean, bright, woodsy and playful.
With my first daughter, I had a clear picture of how I would decorate her nursery. I picked an amazing peony themed aqua and pink colored wallpaper from Anthropologie and made it my accent wall and tried to keep everything else classic in white or light pink. I LOVED that room from my Craiglist Serena and Lily glider purchase (which I bought unknowingly from another mompreneur in Atlanta) to the tiny floral coat hooks in pink and white. Other than the wallpaper, I didn't spend a lot of money in that room. I didn't pay full price for a single thing I can even remember.
When I found out I was having another girl, I was not ready to move my oldest, who still sleeps in a crib at 2.5, to a new room. My sister sold me her white jenny lind crib for Evey's room. I moved the Ballard Design clearance rack whitewashed dresser to the new nursery (formerly the living room as it still has a fireplace in it) and the glider along with some decor. And then I just lost my way.
This room did not come easy. I couldn't find a wallpaper that worked and realized if I ever had a boy in the future, I probably needed to keep at least one bedroom free of floral wallpaper! Finally I stumbled upon Bari J's beautiful prints. I loved the whimsy, the nature theme and her use of bright colors! Our tag designer used those prints over the crib to inspire a gorgeous custom painting that was supposed to go over the mantle. It is perfection. It was supposed to be in her room until I bought another art piece and realized it would not fit where it was supposed to in my house. So we played a lot of swapperoo and here is the end result.
As cheap as I am when it comes to buying things for our house (our bar stools literally were stolen from a garbage pile in front of someone's house and repainted), original art is one of my new favorite things to buy. I find it so incredibly special to own and harder to get tired of.
The other part of Evey Lyn's room that stood out to me were the LOVE letters when my sister took me shopping at the Atlanta wholesale mart. I had to have them. Too bad they took weeks to arrive so needless to say, the nursery never really got "finished" until Evey was about 3 months old.
This was a hard room for me. I never had an exact vision and finally just threw things in it that I loved. I kept the draperies really simple since I don't know how long it will be a nursery. They cost $18 and I found them in an unmarked clearance bag at HomeGoods. The rug was the hardest decision by far but Rugs USA had a lot of options in this color so I just had my sister help me make a final decision...She designs at carolineweigel.com by the way.
As a second child, I just felt Evey deserved her own nest. She may not care as a baby but I do think looking back she will love that I created a room just for her. Sitting in it now at night as a nurse her to sleep, I get to sit next to my grandmother's former foyer table. If it had not been for my sister encouraging me to mix the old dark wood with newer furniture, I might not have figured out how perfect that table would be.
It is odd how sentimental furniture is for some people like me that often catch themselves living in the past. I love taking in the detail of the marble top and the table now stands out at me every time I see old photos of me in my grandmother's front room. Thanks to my uncle for keeping it all these years since my grandparents passed.
- Crib: Amazon.com
- Rug: Rugs USA, Color Grey
- Dresser: Ballard Designs
- Crib Woodland Prints: Bari J
- Rustic Frames: Hobby Lobby
- LOVE letters: Indaba Trading
- Original Art: Cheryl Connelly Art
- Side Table: Passed Down, Heirloom
- Wooden Crate: RH Baby
- Baskets: HomeGoods
- Glass Jars for Bows: HomeGoods
- Wall Shelving: Land of Nod
- Curtains: Clearance Rack, HomeGoods
- Driftwood Lamp: HomeGoods
- Glider: Serena + Lily
- Peony pillow, white polka dot pillow, vintage fringed chenille throw: Scott's Antique Market
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