Sophia’s Nursery Reveal – Watercolor Whimsy

Sophia’s sweet little nursery is finally complete! The theme of the room is ‘watercolor whimsy’ – because of the botanical watercolor tapestry and because I just like the word ‘whimsy’.

Side note: People either love or hate that word – it’s very controversial. Tom definitely hates it, especially when i make the ‘whimsy’ sound like ‘h-wimsy’. (I do it on purpose…hehe)

Watch the video to get a virtual tour, then scroll down for more pictures and links!

11 months in and we are finally done. I started this whole room design with an impulse thrift buy, the chair and the side table. I loved that pink velvet chair and the brass side table with the branch detail on the legs. I knew I was going to be using the color pink, but I didn’t want to go overboard – I still wanted the room to look sophisticated enough for her to grow into.

As much as I wanted to go out and buy a new crib and changing table, I had Adam’s old one that was in perfect condition at home so I had to check myself.

Adam always slept in our bed with us , so his crib was basically brand new. Even though I wanted a new one, I couldn’t justify the wasteful spending. I tried selling it but wasn’t getting any offers anywhere near what it was valued at. After stewing over it for a bit, I just rolled up my sleeves and painted it into a soft grey color. The finished product works even better than I thought it would!

Once I knew I had a palette of pink, grey, and gold – I started to look for wall paper that would incorporate a few more colors. I wanted a fun print, but something that wasn’t too baby-ish. I tried many wallpaper samples but didn’t find one I really wanted. Then I found this amazing tapestry and instantly fell in love. Also, we are looking to move in the near future, so this will work well as we can bring it along with us. We took it to Home Depot and matched it with some paint we used to brighten up the walls in the room – which were originally a warm cream color – see here.

I knew I wanted a daybed to make the room even more functional. I love to nurse laying down, especially in the beginning when I was still recovering from my c-section. This daybed has a trundle bed too and really comes in handy when we have family visiting from out of town. I plan on using this as Sophia’s toddler bed in the future when she outgrows the crib.

And finally I made a little corner reading nook where I have shelves that are low enough so Sophia can reach for her favorite book. Next to it is a basket I use to store all of her toys. She always bolts for that basket as soon as she gets in the room. I guess that means she loves her new room!
What do you think??
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Shop the room:

Tapestry (on sale!)

Crib (Exact available in white)

Chalk Paint (I used to paint crib and changing table) in Selznick Grey

Mirror

Daybed

Bedding

Brass Reading Lamp

Floor Lamp

Rug

Rocking Horse

Ceramic Flowers

Bunny Wall Decor

Half Dot Garland

Bookshelves

Chair and side table: Thrifted

Toy Basket, Small Lamp on Changing Table, Pillow on Daybed, Pillow in Crib: HomeGoods

 

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