There are a million things to prep for when having a baby, but the nursery design process has been one of my very favorites. I wanted to share a few of the things we've gotten and what my design process has looked like.
SOURCES (clockwise from top left): Saranoni blanket, The Land of Nod pouf, Fox Hollow Design Co baby animal prints, Petit Pehr bins, Babyletto Hudson Crib, Ubbi diaper pail, Burt's Bees Baby organic crib sheet and changing pad covers, Naturalmat organic crib mattress, Nursery Works Empire Rocker.
I knew I wanted neutral colors and lots of creams, greys, and whites. I wanted everything we got to work with any gender of baby we'll have in the future, and I also wanted it to look not too "babyish" and could easily grow with our child.
One main piece of furniture that's not featured here (but there's a sneak peak on Instagram here) that fit exactly what I was looking for is a campaign style dresser in white; long enough to be a changing table but also cool enough to grow with our child for years to come. I was so thrilled to have found one on craigslist (in the brightest lime green you've ever seen in your life) and my hardworking and handy husband refinished the whole thing in white. I really love it and am so glad to have it at a fraction of the retail cost. It was our first purchase for baby, we got it soon after we found out we were expecting, and at the time it seemed too early to be investing in furniture, but now I'm so glad to have it and that the whole project is behind us as there are a million other things on our mind at the moment.
I researched high and low for a rocker and didn't find anything I loved until I stumbled on the Empire Rocker pictured above by Nursery Works. It has the dreamiest upholstered fabric, with a tall enough back for both my husband and I, and it converts into a regular chair with add-on stationary legs once you're through with using it for baby. This was my biggest investment for the nursery and the one piece of furniture that our friends strongly recommended we get something we truly loved since we will be spending a lot of time in it.
I debated on cribs for a while. Ikea has some great, simple, inexpensive ones. I ultimately just loved the design of the Hudson by Babyletto. I liked that it was well made, a middle price point as far as cribs go, plus it has toddler bed conversion capabilities.
Our other big ticket item was the crib mattress. After a lot of research I decided on the Coco Mat by Naturalmat USA. Having an organic mattress was really important to me for a variety of reasons, and I'm so glad to have found this company. The mattresses are firm, made of the highest quality natural fibers, and stitched by hand in England. The quality is unbeatable and will last through multiple babies.
I wanted a pouf for extra seating and to make the rocker more comfortable during feedings. I liked the texture of this one by Land of Nod over a leather version.
Ubbi Diaper Pail. Sleek and small; best design I've seen.
Burt's Bees Baby crib sheets and changing pad covers. I liked that these are organic and at a good price point. I have them in two colors, white and the grey and white stripe, for both the crib and the changing pad.
I really loved this entire design process. It was a dream come true for me to get to pull these pieces together and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. It's so sweet to think about making a space for a little person to live and grow that you know nothing about but love so much already. Less than 13 weeks to go.