A little tour of our little girl’s little room! While you’ve seen some of the details of our precious daughter’s nursery in her newborn photos, I thought it would be fun to show off her space in a little more detail. As I did with her two older brothers’ rooms (here and here), I took great delight in planning, designing, and creating Greta’s room. Once I knew that we were having a baby girl, it was pretty much all about pink. And spring. And Paris. (I’m a wee bit of a francophile.)
The palette is pretty simple–the walls are covered in Benjamin Moore’s “Alaskan Skies”, a beautiful greige that reminds me of the soft grey of Parisien limestone. Pink and peach are the other stars (in the fabrics), as well as plenty of white (on the trim, crib, mirror, and shelves) and a few darker grey/blue pieces (chair and dresser).
Spring reminds me of songbirds and every nursery needs a mobile, so I fashioned this simple and sweet one for Greta by cutting out pieces of balsa wood, painting them in different shades, and hanging them from an embroidery hoop! In the background, you can see a wall cling over the crib, which I had printed from a photo I took of some ranunculus blossoms in my hubby’s pewter pitcher.
I just love the mirror that we found at World Market. Just a hint of old world. And definitely feminine and pretty. It allows the light to bounce about the room. And makes for the perfect backdrop for our little princess’s “changing table” (a dresser we purchased at IKEA).
The crib sheet and skirt are full of peachy pink! I designed the fabrics (with one of my favorite blooms, an anemone!) and had them printed at spoonflower. After having done the same for my two boys, I could hardly design my little girl’s nursery without her own custom fabrics!
Peek-a-boo! Our Plum in her room! You can also see the most obvious Parisien reference in the room–a print with several Paris landmarks hanging to the right of her crib. And on the left wall, our updated family “crest”, which has one paper ranunculus for each of us mounted in a shadow box. Right on top are a couple of trinkets–a wooden “Plum” doll and stacking blocks that I painted with the Eiffel tower on each side.
What design is more French than the fleur de lys? We needed a bit more references to France (in my opinion, though I did want to keep it more on the subtle side), so I also designed this fleur de lys lattice pattern and fashioned a pillow from it. It makes a nice resting spot for our little IKEA bunny, whose eyes are almost as bright and wide as my little girl’s.
The window is covered with blinds and capped with a cornice covered in yet another custom fabric!
And there you have it! Hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour!