Oh baby.

Photo by Shannon Hager.

{ Photo by Shannon Hager }

I have the best excuse ever for yet another delay in posts! My husband and I both survived 40 weeks of me complaining about being tired/more tired/most tired and pulling a total Princess Kate before the arrival of our baby bundle of joy!

One thing I was capable of doing (in between sprints to the bathroom) was search endlessly for nursery inspiration online. Woah, baby. There is another world of high society nurseries that are the most chic spaces I’ve ever seen! I couldn’t wait to piece together my own more attainable version.  I skipped posh/kinda boring mainstream staples like Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn Kids** and got creative with an IKEA dresser and a gently used rocker from a bestie. I found Etsy to be both friend and foe with their organic, on-trend baby everything so I basically favorited everything and then got super overwhelmed and purchased next to nothing. My biggest nursery styling challenge was finding the perfect statement art to go above the crib. Oversized paintings and prints either cost a bajillion dollars or don’t exist… then I finally discovered printed tapestries and BOOM total game changer! Also, I camouflaged necessities like wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer in cute storage bins and trays from The Mother Ship that is Home Goods.

By the time we brought baby home I was confident I had curated a space that was calm, clean, well-lit and blended with the decor in the rest of our home. I knew the room would  promptly become cluttered up with all of the functional stuff, but that’s another story. Baby steps…

{ Ice, Ice Baby }

1. Society6 Alaska Wilderness Tapestry by Leah Flores

2. Z Gallerie Ram Head

3. Southwestern Baja Blanket

4. Delta Children ‘Manhattan’ 3-in-1 Crib

5. Meraki And Co. Ombre Mobile

6. IKEA Faux Sheepskin Rug

7. Magical Thinking Southwestern Rug

** Update: a Labor Day sale meant a style splurge on the Zachary Collection, obvs.


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