Today is "Show us you life- nurseries and children's rooms" at Kelly's Korner. Since I haven't participated in anything in forever and I love Emerson's room I figured I would join in.
Here is the entrance into E.'s room. The letter was a baby shower gift.
The wall color looks more subdued here than it is in person. I choose a fairly brighter coral type pink that matches the bedding and Mark painted a brown trim around the top. I painted this letters from Babies R Us. It took many, many coats. Since there was so much pink I wanted to bring out the blue in her bedding some more.
Her bedding is the Brooke collection from Pottery Barn Kids. I fell in love with it when I saw it in the store. It's eclectic with lots of patterns and colors, and not babyish at all. The sheet has tiny owls on it and some graphic trees. I pulled from those trees to do the tree paintings on the wall. Drawn by hand, and painted while very pregnant makes for a very sore back. Her crib is from the Amy Coe collection at Babies R Us. The pictures doesn't show it but the lower portion is a chestnut wood and it has a drawer on the bottom. I loved the simple look of it.
These asymmetrical boxes were a steal at $5 a piece. I got them at Nordstrom from the visual merchandising department when I worked their years ago. They decorated our living room in our first apartment. I repainted them white with a kelly green interior. They frame each side of the window.
Mark refurnished a dresser painting the body white and we added these fun knobs. It matches the crib colors exactly. He also refinished a white trunk that is front of the window. I had a few more pictures but these are old and it doesn't exactly look the same since our house is on the market.
But, here is little girl enjoying her room a few months ago. Where did that chub go???
Looks cozy, huh? With the prospect of moving on the horizon I'm pretty sad to leave our nursery we put so much heart and energy into. But, Emerson will have other rooms. I'm not sure I'll do pink again. Unless she insists, and she might. I'm thinking a fresh blue perhaps. But, when I became pregnant with a girl I wanted a fun, colorful room, that was imaginative and different. I think we achieved that and I love it.