We’ve actually had our nursery mostly done for a long time now. I got a good chunk of it done early on in my pregnancy, which turned out to be a good thing since I went on bedrest at 28 weeks. The babies came at 30 weeks, and then were in the hospital for three months.
On the day I was discharged from the hospital, Blake printed a few pictures to put up by the girls’ isolettes. One was of us, one was of Lo, and the other was of the nursery. He said it was to show them what was waiting for them at home. One day, one of our nurses asked me if it was hard for me to go in to the nursery while the girls were in the hospital. She said, “You must just keep that door closed, huh?” But I told her it was actually the opposite. Every day that the girls were in the hospital, I would go into their nursery to remind myself that there would be a day that they would come home and be there with me. I’d go in there to pray, or just to think about them, and it became a little haven of peace and hope for me.
When the girls came home, I finally put the finishing touches on the nursery, and now I’m ready to share it! I’m not sure if the photos can relay just how much I love this little room, but hopefully you’ll get a glimpse of how much love and thought went in to it.
Wallpaper | Cribs | Rug | Wooden Stools | Macrame Mobiles | Moon Mirror | Organic Crib Sheets | Cactus Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | Llama Pillow | Fleece Throw Pillow | Corduroy Floor Pillow | White Floating Shelves | Curtain Rod | Glass Finials (on ends of curtain rod) | Curtains | Bamboo Chandelier | Straw Basket
Photos: Taryn Kent
The Big Things
The first thing I picked was the wallpaper. I knew I loved it, and in the end it was the inspiration for the rest of the room. I actually sent the wallpaper to my designer friend, Jesi Haack , and from there she pieced together the rest of the room. She did a mock-up for me, which was so nice to be able to see everything together (unlike Jesi, I have zero vision, so she really helped me!!)
I was intimidated by the idea of picking one crib, let alone finding something I liked that was affordable (especially since I had to buy TWO!) Jesi picked the Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib by Babyletto from The Project Nursery Shop, and I love them! They’re sturdy, the prettiest color of wood, and will last the girls a long time since they convert to toddler beds.
I don’t even know what to say about the dresser, except it is (and will probably always be) the nicest and most beautiful piece of furniture we own. It was actually custom made by a good friend, Jeff Allen, who is SO talented. You have to check out his work both here and on his family’s blog.
And here’s a sentimental side story for you: when I was really little, one of my parent’s friends made my sister and I wooden bench. It was tiny, just for us, and even had our names etched into it. Ever since that bench, I literally dreamed of having a friend make something like that for my babies someday. I could have never imagined that it would come true, and end up being this insanely beautiful dresser. I can’t wait to tell the girls where it came from when they get older, just like my parents told me stories of their friend that made that bench. (By the way, the bench is still at my parents’ house, for the little grandkids to sit on!)The inlaid brass on the handles is so beautiful! And the fronts of the drawers were made from one big piece of maple – you can tell if you look how the grain matches up.
At first I was anti-pink for the nursery, but Jesi found this blush rug and her mockup convinced me that it would be perfect for the room ;). (I actually had her put a cream rug into the mockup and the blush looked SO much better.) Also – we originally saw this exact rug at a different place, but luckily kept hunting around and found it at Joss & Main for a way better price. And you guys…it’s SO soft. Like everybody that walk in the room comments on how soft it is!
The Little Things
Wallpaper | Cribs | Rug | Wooden Stools | Macrame Mobiles | Moon Mirror | Organic Crib Sheets | Cactus Pillow | Round Velvet Pillow | White Faux Fur Throws | Llama Pillow | Fleece Throw Pillow | Corduroy Floor Pillow | White Floating Shelves | Curtain Rod | Glass Finials (on ends of curtain rod) | Curtains | Bamboo Chandelier | Straw Basket
Curtains | White Floating Shelves | Pink & Gold Globe | Classic Wooden Baby Rattle | Wooden Blocks | White Ceramic Planter | Wooden Unicorns | Wood Frame | Illusion Gold Monogram Letters | Wooden Cameras | Potted Faux Succulent | Flamingo
White Floating Book Ledges | Custom Metal Name Sign | Velvet Palm Pillow | Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow | Heidi Merrick Sequin Pillow | Lavender Fleece Throw Blanket | Vintage Peacock Wicker Chair | Vintage Blush Planter | Custom Dresser by Jeff Allen | Changing Pad/Scale | White Frames | Oh Baby Print | Bad Ass Babes Club Print | Baby Flamingo Print | Himalayan Salt Lamp | Cactus Double Vase
I’m so grateful to everyone who collaborated with me to put this nursery together, and who patiently waited for me to post it. Putting together this nursery while I was preparing for these amazing babies will definitely be a memory I’ll love to look back on in years to come!