I’m so excited to finally share Hendrix’s nursery today! It’s been a long time coming, and something that I’m still, even now, putting small finishing touches on, but ultimately everything we need is in place and this room has been getting a lot of use since he arrived two months ago.
Come on in for a tour…
CRIB (SIMILAR) | CRIB SHEET | DRESSER — DIY POST COMING SOON (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS) | TOYS R US ROCKING CHAIR — SOLD OUT (SIMILAR, SIMILAR) | BOUCLAIR PILLOW — OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR) | HOMESENSE BLANKET (SIMILAR) | HOMESENSE RUG (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS) | HOMESENSE ART (SIMILAR, PRETTY OPTION) | CHANGE PAD | HOME MADE BIRCH TEEPEE | HOMESENSE WICKER BASKET (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY) | HOMESENSE GOLD BALLOON ANIMALS (SIMILAR, SIMILAR) | HOMESENSE WICKER VASE — OLD (SIMILAR) | PAMPAS GRASS | BABY MONITOR/CAMERA | DOLLARAMA BASKET (SIMILAR) | NIGHT LIGHT | SIMILAR CHANDELIER | HOMESENSE FLOOR MIRROR (SIMILAR)
When I starting pinning inspo, I was continually drawn to light woods, beiges, white with hints of gold. I wanted something neutral that flowed with the rest of our house, was warm and inviting (a place I’d want to spend lots of time in), and that didn’t scream baby.
I had originally found this crib and loved how simple it was. I knew I wanted something open all around, and everything I came across was compared to this one. Bonus points for an amazing price!
Next up was the dresser, and I was having the hardest time finding something I liked, that fit the vision. I wanted a six drawer, two-tone dresser with gold hardware and nothing was fitting the bill. I mean, there was this one, but the price felt a little crazy for a baby’s room when we haven’t even finished decorating our own bedroom 😉 I ended up DIY’ing this Ikea dresser with my parents’ help and it turned out so well! It’s definitely the piece everyone is drawn to when they come into the room, and was definitely a budget friendly project. I took photos along the way so will share the process in an upcoming post.
The rocker/glider/recliner is the other big piece we added to the room–and something I almost didn’t purchase. I was getting mixed reviews from other mom’s about whether they used a rocking chair or not. It was pretty split down the middle and I started to figure if push came to shove once the baby arrived and I felt it was necessary, then I’d get one. However, I’m so glad we got the chair prior to his arrival because I’ve spent so many hours cozied up in that thing since he was born. Truly something that ended up being a must have. Also, my sister made the recommendation to go with one that reclines (and with a handle that’s easy to grab, ie. up higher) and I’m so glad she did because it offers you a few different positions to get really comfortable depending on how long you’re there for.
As for the tv, I know some of you might be chuckling at that, however the tv was already mounted as this room was previously my office. When we started converting it to the nursery, Marco thought we should take the tv down, but I suggested we leave it and I’m so glad we did (I think we both are!). While it maybe seems weird to have a tv in a baby’s room, it’s proven to be so nice to have during late night feedings, afternoon naps, weekend mornings or even when I’m just putting away his laundry.
As for the decor, again I wanted to keep it really neutral and airy. I wanted the room to feel calm but welcoming, and I think we accomplished that. Most of the decor I found at HomeSense, and some items were even from other places in our home that needed a new home 😉 The birch teepee was from my baby shower and made by my friend–which is such a sweet addition to the room. The mirror was already in the room from when it was my office (my Try-On Tuesday mirror!) so we left it as it’s nice to have and Hendrix is started to enjoy his reflection (cute).
When it comes to organizing, that’s definitely not my strong suit! Actually, that’s a main reason you’re not seeing the inside of the closet because it’s a bit messy, to be honest–ha! However, I did purchase these black velvet baby hangers & these dividers to help me organize the clothes by months to make it easy to see and grab. I have a couple baskets where I roll swaddles and receiving blankets, and a bunch of books stacked not he shelf. Then we have several boxes of diapers on the floor of the closet ready to go–glamourous? No. Functional? Yes. The dresser houses the items we grab the most, sleepers (love these ones!), onesies, long sleeve tees, socks, hats and joggers that currently fit. The one drawer with the #acomspbaby onesies are from the DIY heat transfer station my sister put together for my baby shower.
Since taking these photos I’ve purchased a new chandelier (white wicker style; still needs to be installed), another piece of art and would like to do some gauzy white curtains on a brushed gold rod (we have a blackout blind). We also have a Diaper Genie which is a must have. We bought an Ubbi and ended up returning it because while it’s aesthetically more pleasing, we loved the function of the Diaper Genie way more.
I think that about rounds out the tour. Hope you girls enjoyed this peak into Hendrix’s nursery! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll share the DIY dresser soon, along with all my registry must-haves soon!
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Photography by Lisa Provençal.