I seem to decorate a little more for Christmas every year. Our first year of marriage consisted of a tiny little Christmas tree in a tiny studio apartment. We used balls of yarn as ornaments, an old suitcase as our tree stand, and wrapped our gifts in brown paper. It was simple, much like our life :). You can see that little post here. It was my first year with a real tree (I grew up with artificial trees) and I fell in love. We continued the tradition and got a real tree the following year, but being in a more temporary space, I strung lights and tassle on it and called it a day. The next year was our first Christmas in our new home, and we were still very much in the middle of renovations. We went tree shopping with our good friends, but I don’t think we ever made it around to actually decorating the tree.
Last year was the first year I put actual ornaments on our tree, haha. You can see that post here. My mom put up a wreath in our house and I lit a few candles, but that was about it. But THIS YEAR … this year we have garland people!! And stockings!! I definitely prefer white, sparkly gold, and bright pops of color to the traditional red and green decor, but what’s new!? ;)
I hope you had a very merry Christmas!
I am so so very excited to be sharing Piper’s finished nursery with you guys today! She turns one in less than a month, and it only took us one year to finally complete it ;). So happy to have been joining in on the One Room Challenge, which gave me the final push I needed to pull all the details together. And I love how it turned out, so it was worth the wait!
When I started planning the room, I knew I wanted it to be bright and colorful, which I think it’s safe to say we achieved. The nursery definitely fits Piper’s personality, which is also bright and colorful and full of light. She is our bright ray of sunshine and we love her so! Now, onto the good stuff… pictures of the big reveal!Because I always opt for white white white (I’m working on this) I knew I wanted to bring in wood tones, along with other pops of color, to warm up the room. The walls, dresser, and crib are all white, so I picked honeycomb shelves to style above the changing table and we stained them to match the floors and this side table from land of nod.^ Little shoes from when I was a baby, and a pink wooden car from Denmark, given to Piper before she was born by her Aunt Janie. I love the special, sentimental touches in her room.I searched high and low for the perfect rocker, and finally settled on this nursery works rocker in pebble. I love how wide it is, making it easy to curl up or spread out, and I especially love the price point. It’s a classic grey that could go with any nursery design, and an item we’ll definitely recycle into other nurseries down the road.^ This rug is literally one of my favorite pieces the house. It was the first piece I bought for her room and what I based the rest of the design around. I originally thought I’d opt for a neutral color scheme, but I found this rug and nope! I was 100% sold on pink!If you’re wondering what stuffed animal to buy for your babies, GET a jellycat bunny. They are so soft and Piper is literally obsessed with hers. She was never attached to any of her stuffed animals until she got this little guy. ^ Madeline was my faaaavorite book growing up. I love having a copy in her nursery and getting to share it with my baby girl.^ She’s entered a snuggle phase out of nowhere, and I am soaking in every second of it!^ Trying to convince her she’s ready to walk …. she’s not convinced ;)
Thank you so much to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting the One Room Challenge. I have loved seeing all of the beautiful, finished rooms. Be sure to head to the link up, here, to see all of the blogger’s rooms.
*All pictures by Jessi Nichols Photography
Shop the room:
Blue Ikea cart | Land of nod changing cover | Hexagon shelves | Rifle paper co. books | Land of nod side table | Babasouk rug | Ikea crib | For Like Ever print | The World is your Oyster print | Nursery works rocker | Ikea floor lamp | Pink tassel curtains | Land of nod blanket | Hunter boots | Anthropologie flamingo | Pillowfort unicorn | Land of nod cloud pillow | Land of nod cotton candy pillow | Leather pouf in dark tan c/o | Herringbone hamper c/o | Flora the Flamingo | Madeline | Elephant rocker
It’s hard to believe we’ve come to week five of the one room challenge, and the big reveal of Piper’s nursery is just a week away. It’s definitely the happiest room in the house, and this week I’ll be focusing on pulling together the final details and cleaning it (good gosh my almost toddler can destroy a room in the blink of an eye).I shared our diaper cart a while back, but have realized it is time to switch it up. We no longer use burp cloths or swaddles, so they will be headed to storage and we will be rearranging this bad boy on wheels.
I also have a few more plants to buy to pull together the final look. I swear, a touch of greenery can make any room lovely and inviting!
Cannot wait to share the finished room with you all next week!! If you’re new here, you can follow along with week one, two, three, and four. Also be sure to check out the other wonderful bloggers and their progress, here!
This week I thought I would share some of the inspiration behind Piper’s nursery design. I am a sucker for white walls with pops of bright color, as you’ll see. When I was pregnant and first started thinking about how I wanted to decorate her nursery, I just knew I wasn’t going to be a mom who decked out my child in pink or decorated her in all pink. Fast forward a few months, and I couldn’t stay away from the color! So far, there is so much pink in her nursery, and I love it!
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These rooms with pops of color speak my love language, and as I put together Piper’s nursery, it’s quickly become the happiest room in our house. Can’t wait to share the finished project so soon!
Be sure to check out everyone else’s progress in the One Room Challenge, here.