I absolutely loved creating a space for our new baby when I was pregnant. Truthfully, I never planned to fully decorate a nursery. I thought that since the baby was not old enough to really enjoy it, I would put more effort into the rest of the house and later design a 'big kid' room. Call it 'nesting' or simply 'getting carried away,' but the room was ready for our baby girl (even though she showed up 2 weeks early)! Once I had a vision for the room, it really started to come together piece-by-piece.
I had to make some big decisions for the room very early on. We were half-way into our complete home renovation when I found out I was pregnant. We needed to stay on schedule with the renovations, so I had to make some design decisions for the room before we even knew the baby's gender. (Fun fact: Initially, we weren't going to find out the baby's gender until they were born. It drove me CRAZY and it was all I could think about. So, we found out at 21 weeks!)
The nursery was originally the master bedroom of our 1929 home and the fireplace is on the back side of the living room fireplace. (We turned our craftsman from a 3 bed/1 bath to a 4 bed/3 bath.) The room is pretty spacious for a nursery and I love all the character that it has. I knew I wanted some sort of wainscoting in the nursery because I love how sweet that feels for a baby room. I decided to go with the shiplap because I love the texture that it provides, without feeling fancy. We also used shiplap in the living room because it felt consistent for the time period of the house (1920s). I chose a very light, warm grey (Sherwin Williams Repose Grey) for the wall paint. The shiplap and fireplace were painted with Sherwin Williams Alabaster. We retiled the fireplace with antique French tile from Wyatt Childs Inc (@wyattchildsinc on Instagram).
Once the renovations were complete, I really began to dream about who this little person would be and that began to take shape in the choices I made for her room. I wanted her little world to be filled with whimsy and even though she won't remember her nursery, I hope the photos one day inspire her to dream.
Baby girl, we wanted you so badly. We prayed for you and we waited. And now that you are here, we pray for you and we show you that anything is possible. We love you so much, dreamer girl.
"Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget." - Bob Goff
Chapel's Nursery details:
'Love You' Pillow (Similar)
Chapel art print Use my code HAVEFAITH10 for 10% OFF your purchase!
Paint Color - Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
Eucalyptus wreath - handmade by my sister-in-law