As many of you may have seen on Instagram, the newest little member of Team SG arrived on June 12th! We received so many amazing notes, gifts, congratulations and words of encouragement over the past few months, many from past and current colleagues and clients and we cannot thank you all enough for showing us and our daughter so much love!
Today, I am beyond excited to take you on a tour of Miss Charlotte’s nursery, captured by the ever-talented Joy of Joy Lyn Photography.
My husband and I live very busy, face-paced lives, and I’ve always wanted our home to be soothing and relaxing for us the moment we step in the door. I carried that same concept over to the nursery decor, making sure it was neutral and complementary to the rest of our home, had a calming energy for the baby and for ourselves, but also that it was playful and had the spirit of our little one!
The whole design of the nursery actually started by finding the perfect paint hue. We settled on Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist, which is this classic creamy color that reminds me of a perfect Victorian China. It’s a very light dusty color that takes on gray and blush hues in differing lighting and looks great with white molding and furniture!
The room itself is not large, so we (who am I kidding – Steve) removed the closet doors and used furniture to build a little changing and closet nook. We purchased a changing table topper and attached it to the top of a dresser to give us a dual purpose space. I love having the open-concept closet because it gave me the opportunity to display Charlotte’s admittedly fabulous wardrobe and shoe collection, making it a huge part of the personality of her room!
The foundation of the room’s color and white furniture gave us the perfect base to build from. We layered in varying neutral shades, mixing gray, ivory and oatmeal toned baskets, fabrics, and bedding to give the room a soothing effect without a clearly distinct color palette. It was important to me that the room was classic while also fun and playful. I am not a fan of anything too “thematic” so I decided against something like an animal theme or a travel theme, and opted for pops of whimsical details such as pom pom curtains and a multi colored pom pom mobile over the crib. Custom drawings of our poodles from EJD Design hang over Charlotte’s crib and fun books, blocks, and other knick knacks adorn the shelves of her bookcase. Everywhere you look makes you smile, and bringing Charlotte home to see the space we created together for her was one of the proudest moments for us as new parents!
Closet Furniture and Bookcase: Ikea Hemnes Bookcase and Dresser // Glider: Target Delta Emma Rocking Chair // Crib: Pottery Barn Larkin 4-in-1 Convertible Crib // Quote art over changing table: Our super talented friend Leah! Find her here: Pure Joy Designs