Sunday, October 25

the nursery is {finally} complete

how is it that little Ward has already been cooking for over 36 weeks?! some days you feel like you've been pregnant forever and other days you feel like its flown by! our renovation is 100% complete and we are finally enjoying settling down into the house! Ward's room has had little touches from many people. There is one more piece for the wall coming but all in all, whenever Ward decides he's ready we know we are too!

I love the idea of a soft, fresh, calming nursery and was hoping to emulate that for Ward. I also love getting to bring in an extra pop of some color in the crib. Personally not a fan of crib bumpers, instead my mother made some beautiful bolsters that fit perfectly in the ends of the crib. These "throw on the floor pillows" as hubby likes to call them sure do make the crib look inviting!

The crib skirt was one of my favorite fabrics that I found at Lewis & Sheron in Atlanta. A subtle chevron of small rectangles brought in a variety of blues to pull from throughout the room. An indoor/outdoor rug was a must {remember when the sweet puppy ate a red...and a blue...pen on the downstairs rugs}. Personal bragging rights reserved for the precious needlepoint pillow {Patti Mann designs} that was stitched by me for Ward.
 During the renovation we had a wall vent that was there to stay for in Ward's room given the complications of bringing a new vent into this room in addition to the other new vents that were coming upstairs. We had a new, beautiful vent cover put on from Signature Hardware. That however meant that we needed a custom size piece of furniture to fit between the closet and the vent. Sid to the rescue. A beautiful, Pottery Barn Kids inspired piece was created just for Ward!

In the opposing end of the room sits a beautiful yellow rocker & ottoman that was broken in by two other children who hold a special place in our lives. It was a fun pop of color in his blue & white room. The crib skirt fabric was pulled into a small accent pillow. I promise there are now photos in the frames. The white on the wall above the bookcase is the IOU for the frame which is still being crafted on order!

A few of my other favorite things include the needlepoint rocking chair and the wooden "Ward" choo choo train. I'll refrain from any photos of the closet as I'd hate to show evidence of my true weakness {little boys smocked outfits}! All we need now is a little baby boy to make the room truly perfect!

Crib by Jenny Lind
Book Case by Jenny Lind @ Land of Nod
Fabrics @ Lewis & Sheron {Atlanta, GA} and Carousel Designs 
Lamp & Side Table @ Target
Rug @ RugsUSA
Sewing & Monogramming Request @ Sew What Georgia
Paint colors by Benjamin Moore, quality by Sherwin Williams