cornflake dreams.: a nursery for baby cornflake.

11.20.2014

a nursery for baby cornflake.

I hit the 23-week mark yesterday and I think the nesting thing finally kicked in. I vacuumed the whole house (including the couch and fridge -- I know, I'm a weirdo), changed the sheets, and reorganized the baby's clothes (again) by size. Sooo I'm sure you can imagine that it makes my nesting/control-freak-self sad that I can't actually decorate a nursery before the baby gets here. Baby M will be taking over our living room until we move out of our rental -- which is about 3+ months after the baby arrives. But that doesn't mean I can't start planning or shopping...

I want our nursery to be a warm and inviting room, with white furniture, grey accents, and pops of pink. I hope it all comes together in the end and I have already stocked up on a few things:


The modern Honest 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and our vintage changing table (my great-grandmother's refinished dresser) will be the main pieces of furniture in the nursery. I want to keep things neutral for the bedding with a mix of gray sheets (I love the super soft Mini Dot and Grey Elephant patterns). And I couldn't resist the sweet Pink Swan pattern sheets! 

For wall decor I bought a few prints on Etsy over a year ago (yeeep...wishful thinking), thankfully I still love the illustrations - Jungle Nursery Alphabet art printA Jolly Read PrintRoyal Elephant art print -- from the Trafalgar's Square shop (they are currently having a sale -- receive 25% off orders over $20 with code FALL25 at checkout). I recently purchased a pretty Rifle Botanicals Garland for a personalized accent.

My mom has generously offered to buy us our rocker and I have my eye on the Toby Modern Upholstered Glider and Ottoman (both in Talbot Cement Fabric). I saw the glider when I was in Chicago and it is gorgeous!

Nursery Wish List:
I think a colorful rug would tie the whole room together. I love this Pakistani Pink and Black Wool Rug, but I'd actually love to get a pink Persian rug to celebrate her Persian/German-Irish-Hungarian culture.

I want to frame all of the prints in simple White Gallery Frames and add a Map print to the room to inspire Baby M to travel :) You can't beat the $5 price tag of this one.

For some finishing touches I want a few Nesting Floor Baskets for easy toy and blanket storage, a pretty Throw Pillow for the glider, and one more set of gray patterned sheets.

-xo-
Jillian

35 comments:

  1. that will be such a sweet space! and watch out for nesting, it can turn on you....i actually ripped our carpet runner off of our hardwoods with my bare hands in a fit of nesting rage. yep, that happened. xoxo

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  2. I think your nursery, or should I say Baby M's nursery, is going to be just precious! I love the pops of pink! I have one question, how do you vacuum your fridge?

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    1. with the hose...for all those random crumbs!

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  3. I love this inspiration, that rug is so pretty!! And yeah, nesting is no joke! We're kind of in the same boat as you with decorating what we can with the nursery and then moving not long after, its not quite as fun but whatever you do it will be perfect for her!! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, those wall prints are so adorable, love them! And love the colours you chose, everything looks great! :)

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  5. I just love all of these gray nurseries I've been seeing! That rug with the gray and pink to tie everything together looks perfect!

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  6. Love it all! Exactly the color palette I would have gone with for a girl :)

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  7. Absolutely love your inspiration for the nursery - I can't wait to see how it all looks!

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  8. oh I love it, it's good to be a beautiful nursery.

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  9. So sweet, I actually went with the same colors! You know I've never done a tour of Mini Fox's room, I'll have to do that. But I made these letters to go with the theme, super easy and can match whatever fabrics you choose.

    http://foxysdomesticside.blogspot.com/2013/09/canvas-name-wall-hanging.html

    Eventually I'm going to make a quilt using the same fabric...one day right?

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    1. p.s how do you vacuum a fridge?

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  10. Love!! The pink + gray is so pretty together and that glider looks super comfy! Can't wait to see what you do once you guys move :)

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  11. I absolutely love this! Good job, Momma!

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  12. Love it mama!! So sweet and soft, just perfect for a little babe!

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  13. I love the gray and pink so much, so chic & cozy.

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  14. LOL. How do you vacuum a fridge??

    That glider is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the final product.

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  15. I love the look you're going for–the gray is so chic!

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  16. Hah glad you got the refrigerator vacuumed - finally! ;) Love the color scheme and especially the rug.

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  17. Loving all of your nursery inspiration! I love gray! I was thinking about doing a nursery in gray when I eventually have a kid. Can't wait to see how your nursery turns out!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the prints you got, especially the alphabet! girl I have so much stuff in my 'baby box' and we aren't even trying. when you like something, you gotta buy it then and there!

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  19. love the grey chair + pillow!

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  20. Loving your direction with this! We did pink and grey too and I love it (although I was sad I couldn't throw some gold here and there!)

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  21. It's going to be gorgeous! Love the color scheme (I used the same one)!

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  22. I'm also 23 weeks! Congrats to you! However, you are WAY ahead of me!! I have no clue which direction I want to go with in the nursery. I can't commit to colors. I need to get on the ball. Love this rug with the gray glider - so pretty!

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  23. this is going to be one STUNNING nursery!!!! love all the colors and the whimsical patterns and decor...cannot wait to see more my dear

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  24. Love all of your pieces Jillian and a persian rug would be BEAUTIFUL for the room :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  25. You're going to have one GORGEOUS nursery! It will totally be worth the wait :) And oh, I miss that nesting stage so much! I need some serious motivation now to just keep everything straightened up! Haha :)

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  26. I am in love with your inspiration! Definitely not too soon to start planning! :) That rug.....swoon!!! xx

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  27. love the palette!!! can't wait to see the whole thing come together

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  28. Looks like great plans :-) I love the color combo!
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  29. Such beautiful palette, sweetie and that rug is simply perfect:) I am so excited for you. xoxo

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  30. Love the whole look. Im a sucker for maps! Hope you are feeling well and enjoying.

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  31. I love white furniture and neutral accents in babies' and kids' rooms, because you can switch around the accessories and add different pops on color depending on the mood, age and gender of the kids. You have some really lovely pieces in this set!

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  32. love your ideas for the nursery. it looks like its going to be so cute, and i can't wait to see when you finish!

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