NURSERY PLANNING

I have babies on the brain. Not mine... Oh goodness no, my sister is having a little one next spring and I couldn't be more excited.  She and I will be working together on planning the nursery. Over the past few weeks, we have been gathering all sorts of inspirational images on pinterest over a shared board and have lots of ideas swirling around; color, no color, wallpaper, paint, vintage, traditional...who knows at this point. I am really leaning towards all-white or a combo of cream and white to keep things soft and restful, a full departure from the rest of their home which combines a fair amount of color and pattern.

 

Here are some images that I just love:

these balloon shades are stunning!! (but please just remove that neutral-toned chair)

these balloon shades are stunning!! (but please just remove that neutral-toned chair)

love the textured ceiling, white walls, vintage campaign chests and the Restoration Hardware pendant

love the textured ceiling, white walls, vintage campaign chests and the Restoration Hardware pendant

Ivanka Trump's nursery is gorge. Love the scalloped valance, all the white and soft touches of taupe....

Ivanka Trump's nursery is gorge. Love the scalloped valance, all the white and soft touches of taupe....

....here it is again, same nursery featured in Elle Decor.

....here it is again, same nursery featured in Elle Decor.

Sharon Montrose prints and a Ro Sham Beaux chandelier - love the simplicity!

Sharon Montrose prints and a Ro Sham Beaux chandelier - love the simplicity!

What about a dark blue wall with a star ceiling?

What about a dark blue wall with a star ceiling?

we can't forget to think about closet organization for towels, bedding and tiny clothing!

we can't forget to think about closet organization for towels, bedding and tiny clothing!

Here are a few products that I am loving lately that have provided lots of inspiration...

 

Robert Abbey Ant Bee swing arm light in brass with pleated shade.

Robert Abbey Ant Bee swing arm light in brass with pleated shade.

White Swivel rocker with brown contrast welt - would work perfectly with the JC fabric below...

White Swivel rocker with brown contrast welt - would work perfectly with the JC fabric below...

Every baby needs a Swan's Island baby blanket - now available at J.CREW!!

Every baby needs a Swan's Island baby blanket - now available at J.CREW!!

Do we focus on coastal nursery design and hang a white ship kite over the crib?

Do we focus on coastal nursery design and hang a white ship kite over the crib?

Dash and Albert Cleo rug by Bunny Williams - this could be the perfect way to add a subtle pattern to the room

Dash and Albert Cleo rug by Bunny Williams - this could be the perfect way to add a subtle pattern to the room

Growing up, our nursery had Beatrix Potter wallpaper, so it would be lovely to carry on this tradition. This quilt is by Jane Churchill - love the blue gingham ruffle trim!

Growing up, our nursery had Beatrix Potter wallpaper, so it would be lovely to carry on this tradition. This quilt is by Jane Churchill - love the blue gingham ruffle trim!

What nursery is complete without a silver piggy bank?

What nursery is complete without a silver piggy bank?

The key is to design a space that is gender-neutral as they are keeping the big boy/girl news a surprise!