Our Whimsical Nursery Reveal

whimsical nursery
land of nod unicorn
nursery fireplace
changing table nursery
nursery family photo

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:

Crib - Love this pink one too!

Crib Mattress and waterproof cover

Crib dot blanket

Crib sheet

Crib pillow SOLD OUT (find similar here)

Canopy (love this onethis one,  this onethis one and this one, too!)

Unicorn doll

Moses Basket + Mattress

Moses basket sheet

Faux sheepskin rug

Macrame chair- contact Sugarboo & Co. (similar here and here) love this and this, too!

Patterned rug from World Market SOLD OUT (love this one, this one, this one, this onethis one, this one, and this one, too!)

Pouf

Glider - Family heirloom (find similar here, here and here)

'Love You' Pillow (Similar)

Side accent table - contact Sugarboo & Co. (find similar here)

Chapel art print Use my code HAVEFAITH10 for 10% OFF your purchase!

'I love you' art print (I also love this, thisthis and this.)

'You are my sun' art print

Heart square art print

 Floral art print (also love this)

Woven wall hanging SOLD OUT (love this one, this one and this one!)

Heirloom doll

Yarn tassel garland

Ride-on Unicorn (love this one, too!)

Seagrass basket and fringe basket

Labradoodle playmat

Chandelier SOLD OUT (love this, this,  this, this,  this, and this!)

Antique wood sideboard/changing table - contact Sugarboo & Co. (find similar here, here, here, here, here, and here)

Changing table topper

Changing pad

Changing pad cover (like this linen cover, too!)

Hospital Bag

Paint Color - Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Eucalyptus wreath - handmade by my sister-in-law

nursery reveal

My dress / Chapel's knot gownChapel's bow headband / Chapel's flower headband / Chapel's bow swaddle / Booties / Floral art print / Heirloom doll

All photos by the amazing Shannon Jean Cole.  If you are in the Atlanta area, book her for your family portraits!!

xoxo Lauren