I absolutely love this one and pretty much want to live in it myself, but I have to admit that it comes across as a little pastel and girly. So we'll have to man it up a little with some other colors. But I want to paint at least one wall this color.
This one (from one of my favorite blogs) is also ridiculously amazing, and it is much more boy-appropriate. Our furniture is not this modern, and our colors are going to be a little different, but I am planning to do a subtle owl theme like she did. It seems like everyone is doing owl nurseries right now, but I'm ok with that.
This is a bit closer to the color scheme that I have in mind.
This is the same nursery as the previous picture. We are planning to do white furniture but a chocolate-colored chair, like this. Also, I am loving this mobile and think Doctor probably needs one like it. No white wall, though.
I found some striped fabric at Joann that I think will be great for a striped crib skirt, and I bought some super cute coordinating fabric at the place where I take sewing lessons. I signed up for their baby quilt class so I can use all the fun patterns!
The striped fabric on the top of the pile is what I m planning to make the crib skirt out of. It has all of the colors I want to use: sky blue, a darker turquoise/aqua, chocolate brown, white, and mocha/khaki. The pattern on the bottom of the pile is REALLY bright and and a touch on the psychedelic disco side (it's even called "groovy"!), so I'm going to try not to overdo that one. The colors on it are great, though.
I am conflicted about the walls. For a while I have been wanting to paint all of the walls a light sky blue like in some of the pictures above. However, I do also really like the look of light mocha walls, like this:
|This is actually how I was picturing doing a girl's room|
|From Etsy--these are the same ones that you can sort of see in the 2nd nursery picture|
Since not everyone who reads this blog is going to enjoy my agonized ramblings about which paint color or fabric swatch to use in Doctor's nursery, I'm creating this page for nursery decision-making, opinions, and pictures. So if you want to help us pimp Baby Smith's crib, keep dropping by this page to give input or just follow along. Here are the rules, though. You can't be too nasty about anything we are considering, and you can't be mad if we don't end up going with your advice. That said, I am really indecisive, and getting feedback will help. I think.
As soon as we get the rest of the future nursery cleaned out, I'll post some pictures of the room. Right now it still has random stuff in it.
The good news is that we have already made the most important purchase, the crib:
And yes, we are doing mostly white furniture for a boy's nursery. If you are going to be rude about it like the lady at the furniture store ("well, I guess it MIGHT look ok if you did a nautical theme"), then you can just step AWAY from the blog. I really like white furniture for baby rooms, and Doctor is secure in his masculinity, so he will be cool with it, too.
My plan it to pick some fabric next, to determine the color scheme. I have found a few patterns online that look pretty good, but am having very little luck in local stores. Here are some that I am liking so far:
I also really love this, but it looks like they don't sell it as fabric by the yard, just as expensive pre-made bedding:
I am looking for fabric, because I want to use my new Martha Stewart sewing skills to make the crib skirt, some pillows, and maybe even curtains myself. I am planning to do an extra-long crib skirt that I can hem up as we move the mattress down, like this:
Thoughts so far, anyone?