For me, there is not much more I enjoy than putting a nursery together for my little one as I anticipate their arrival. It helps me to connect with them by creating a little oasis where I know they will create amazing memories. Evelyn’s nursery is something I have been dreaming about for some time, but it also posed a huge challenge for me since we were in the middle of moving and relocating during most of my pregnancy. As soon as I found out we were having a girl, I started piecing together some of my favorite things. I wanted a room that is soft and feminine and slightly sophisticated….but most of all, somewhere that she can dream and be inspired to imagine. Considering everything was sort of piece-mealed together over a few months of living out of boxes, it actually all came together better than I could have imagined.
There are so many personal and meaningful touches in her room, and I can’t wait for her to discover them as she grows. The antique light fixtures were repurposed and custom-made by my parents–they were actually used at my baby shower for Grady originally as custom pieces there as well. My husband and father-in-law personally built out the wainscoting in her room, which adds the perfect amount of white to go with her girly pink walls. The antique shadow-box shelf was built by my mom and my sister handmade the beautiful dream catcher that hangs on her bookshelf….I mean, how lucky can this little girl get?! Then of course, there’s the Icelandic sheepskin I bought for my ‘future little girl’ during my trip to Iceland before I even conceived her. So many things that all came together perfectly to envelope her with pure love.
Since the space is fairly small, it was a bit challenging to accomplish everything I wanted, but I think it has just what she needs during the first few years of her life. I wanted to incorporate lots of beautiful texture along with several shades of pink/rose and cream/gold. I set up a cozy little sitting area where I hope she will read and learn, daydream and imagine, and simply discover what it is to be a little girl. I love how soft it feels in there….and I have a feeling it will perfectly match her personality. I can’t wait to find out and discover who she is within her own little sanctuary!
Changing Cabinet (RH Baby Brigitte Wide Cabinet) – sold out similar here
Wooden Name (we sewed/glued the name to the wall tapestry and hid the strings to create the final look I wanted)
Baby Photo Frame (received as a gift)
Assorted Pillows from Home Goods and Target
Books from Amazon! (girl/pink books are hard to find! These titles are some that I scoured the internet for)
Gold Baskets from Target