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Spring: everyone is engaged and babies are coming.

Feature Image: Etsy

Two things happen come Spring-time: 1. newly engaged gals start planning their Summer nuptials 2. babies start being conceived. Its a fantastic time of year.

Since I already planned and executed my nuptials last year, and have no plans to conceive a human child this Spring, I will spend my time getting really excited for my friends and family that are participating in these two major life events.

In the spirit of the season, I designed a room fit for a tiny prince or princess. Princess first:

Nursery_girl

Crib: Bratt Decor | Glider: Oilo Studio | Ottoman Pouf: Lulu and Georgia | Side Table: One Kings Lane | Changing Table: Wayfair | Gemstone Pulls: Anthropologie | Mobile: Etsy | Grey Hide: Wayfair | Watercolor Art: Etsy | Gallery Wall: West Elm

 

I like the idea of keeping the nursery light and clean, with a little bit of glam. Swapping out the standard pulls on the changing table with these gemstone pulls from Anthropologie gives the piece a custom, feminine look that I love. Speaking of feminine, how darling is this floral mobile from Etsy? Soft and sweet is always a good idea.

Gallery walls can be used in almost any room in your home, but I love the idea of filling your baby’s room with photos of all the people that love her the most. Parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles. Putting black and white photos in these West Elm frames add a timeless factor to the room. It becomes a Heritage Wall. 

The best part about this room? Swap out the mobile, pink ottoman pouf, gemstone pulls, & watercolors and you’ve got a gender neutral nursery. The largest pieces (and most expensive pieces) in this room can be recycled for your next baby, regardless of whether you’re welcoming another little princess or a little prince:

Nursery_boy

Crib: Bratt Decor | Glider: Oilo Studio | Ottoman Pouf: Target | Side Table: One Kings Lane | Changing Table: Wayfair | Glass Knobs: Anthropologie | Mobile: Etsy | Grey Hide: Wayfair | Faux Skull: Etsy | Gallery Wall: West Elm

 

Switching up the ottoman & mobile, and adding the resin bull skull above the changing table are just enough to say, “this room is for a tiny, brave little boy”. Taking away the glam gemstone pulls, and adding these glass knobs helps too.

Aside from the crib and changing table, all of these pieces will have a life long after the baby has outgrown his or her nursery. Avoid furniture that looks “baby”, and instead accessorize with “baby” toys (its cheaper). Whether its a home office, living room, or bedroom these pieces can be restyled and reused — which is exactly what you want to tell your husband when you’re renegotiating the nursery budget.

 

Happy conceiving season!

xo

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