Monday, April 22, 2013
Room for Jack.
Today I would love to share a little peek into Jack's nursery with you. There's really nothing grand or over the top about the space, but it's one of my favorite places in our house. That might have something to do with the handsome fellow who lives within those four walls...
The lovely gray walls were actually a bright powder pink when we moved in. I somehow convinced my husband and Mom to paint it within days of moving in (thank you!). It's hard to capture in photos, but the color is a nice medium gray.
An amazing built in is definitely the feature of Jack's small room. It's actually been a little daunting to decide what to put in it. I love a clean simple look, so I only chose a few items and books paired with his tiny shoe collection for now. I love the challenge of searching for the perfect items (like the vintage tin truck above), so it takes me a while to fill the shelves of any room!
When I found those great Ikea curtains, I knew they would be the perfect solution for the missing closet doors in the room. After living in the space for a while, things felt too cramped and I decided to make the closet into a little "nook" that houses the changing table and all of those baby supplies that I like to keep hidden. A driftwood hook hangs in the side of the closet to hang things like bags and coats (owl bag from Gingiber).
The felt ball garland was made back in our California apartment last summer. The blue dresser is an old Ikea piece that we refinished on that same apartment porch days before Jack was born and we moved. I replaced the original hardware with some brown resin knobs from Anthropologie. I made the himmeli mobile from red coffee straws and love the touch of color it adds.
I think the room could use a little more color and perhaps a print or two in the future, but it feels finished for now. The best feature by far is the natural light that fills the room. I couldn't help but add a little greenery to soak it up.
I purchased this lovely chevron cross stitch pattern and kit a few winters ago from Danyelle's winter pop-up shop and LOVED spending some quiet time stitching it. I knew it was destined for this room from the beginning.
I'm excited to see how this room evolves as Jack continues to grow. Did I mention he turned eight months on Saturday? He's been crawling for a while now and actually pulled himself up in the crib for the first time during this little photo shoot (notice how the crib is lowered from the highest slot in the photos above to the lowest slot in the last shot!).
Slow down baby! I'm not ready.