Thursday, March 1, 2012

Caroline's Boudoir...The Nursery Reveal


So here it is friends! Caroline’s nursery, finally…I had a few sneak peaks along the way, but I couldn’t leave you hanging any longer. 
It’s crazy how much this room has been transformed. From what was going to be my “home office” to a sweet abode for our little peanut, I am ecstatic at the finished product and know that loads of joy went into each and every detail. What was supposed to be a fairly gender neutral space quickly changed into a world of pink, and I am so happy we decided to go all out.

The Crib, Bedding, and Dresser/Changing Table
Since we had bead board added to the walls, I ventured away from a white crib, so lucky me when I stumbled upon this. To contrast with the French Grey finish, I ordered bedding that had a clean palette of antique white/linen with pops of pastel pink. I absolutely love it!
P.S. For those of you scared over the bumper, we’re keeping it in for now {because she’ll be sleeping in a bassinet in our room when she first comes home}. Then once she moves to her nursery, the bumper will come off)
With a small room, we needed to make the most of our space, and we knew having a dresser that served a dual-purpose was a perfect solution! The dresser offers so much storage room for her necessities and then we ordered a topper for easy diapering. Even better, the topper is removable so once she is potty-trained, Caroline will have a fully functional {and still gorgeous} dresser.
Emelia PanelDresser/Topper: RH Baby and Child

The Nightstand/Lamp/Chair/Rug/Curtains
I wanted a fun accent piece for the nightstand, something that added a different color...I love the crystal glass knobs and subtle lines to give it that “vintage” look. For the table lamp, I went feminine and girly. The base is a rubbed gold/silver matte finish and the shade is a flax/linen with appliqué flowers. And, the chair…sure, there were less expensive options, but the ease of having a slipcover rather than upholstery won me over. We can throw the cover in the laundry and have a clean, almost-like-new chair in no time!
As for the rug, this was a necessity since we have hardwood floors…little bit needs some form of traction! I love the pale pink/antique white pattern—it’s comfy, too! And finally the curtains, these lovelies turned out to be the perfect shade. We paired them with thick brushed silver hardware with crystal glass finials and clips, and I think this has to be my favorite spot in the nursery.
·         AppliqueTutu Pillow Cover TrellisDhurrie Rug in Petal, and    Linen Cotton Drapes in Oatmeal: RH Baby and Child
 SquareArm Small Glider: Pottery Barn Kids (slipcover in Organic Cotton Basketweave)
·         Alexia Bombe Chest and Rosette Hayworth TableLamp: Pier 1
Brushed Nickel Window Hardware: JCPenney
Peony with Square Vase: Target
·         Coral Hobnail Glass Candle: Lulu
·         Polka Dot Frame with Pink Bow: Baby Shower Gift

The Walls
I searched far and wide to find different accent pieces for the walls, as I wanted an eclectic mix. Over the changing table is the reclaimed wood print I had been eyeing for a LONG time. It’s the song my Mom always used to sing to me when I was little so it has that sentimental factor, too. For the gallery wall, I wanted to switch it up with framed quotes, pictures, and other odds and ends…accents we hope to add to as she gets older! There is the wall ledge with other frames as well as the wire card holder for storing sweet cards from loved ones. 
·         YouAre My Sunshine Reclaimed Wood Art Print: Chez Renee
·         Somewhere Over the Rainbow Print/I am a Child of God Print: Sugarfresh on Etsy
Rustic Wood Brown/Pink Frame:  Shoppes on Main
·         5x7 Twinkle Twinkle Stormy Art Print: SugarFresh on Etsy
Wooden Letter “C” in charcoal grey:  Vintage Blue by Sophia on Etsy
·         Crown Art:  Francesca’s Collections
·         LOVEWooden Art Plaques: Pottery Barn Kids
·         WireCard Holder: RH Baby and Child
·         Mercury Glass Mirror: The Iron Gate
·         Dream/Laugh Wood Plaques: The Iron Gate
Framed Flower Shadowbox, Oval Bird Art, and Gold Rose Print : Target
·         Modern Alphabet Print: Gus and Lula on Etsy
Caroline plaque/"Every gift..." painting: Baby Shower Gifts
Holman Ledge: Pottery Barn
Wooden Key: Homegoods
Frames: Pottery Barn, Pier 1, and Pottery Barn Kids

The Bookcase/Side Nook
We had our contractor build a small bookcase in the "nook", as it was an odd space. I wanted it to be simple and short, and offer a way to display her keepsakes, special mementos from family and friends, books we’ll read to her, etc.
·         Antique White/Pink Piggy Bank: Homegoods
·         Pink Heart Vase: Target
·         Swarovski Crystal Ring: Wedding Gift
·         Vase, Eggs, and Hydrangea: Homegoods
·         Various Stuffed Animals: Baby Shower Gifts
·         Pink Jewelry Stand: Target (with her adorable baby pearl bracelet and silver monogrammed locket)
·         BronzeBunny Bookends: RH Baby and Child

The Closet
Oh the closet, well, I take it back, maybe this is my favorite part of the room. We had custom built-ins added to house all of Caroline's essentials and the organization is perfect for my Type-A self. I'm hoping this will help Jeff learn where everything is, too! I wanted everything to have a proper place which is why we invested in some great canvas bins and totes. All her outfits are categorized by size...foolproof, even for Daddy. And yes, I know we have gone way over on the clothing situation-I make no apologies, though, because baby girl frills and dresses are just too cute to pass up. 
Canvas Bins: Target and The Container Store
Custom Clothing Size Rings: Babyfables on Etsy


So there you have it!! I hope you all like it as much as we do...Jeff has been catching me in there practically every night, reading "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and just rocking away, trying to pass the time-I'm officially ready for someone to come! 

88 comments:

  1. So beautiful! definitely inspiration if baby #2 someday is a girl!

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  2. omg hunny it look BEAUTIFUL! i love all the details!! Great job!

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  3. Oh so pretty!! All the attention to detail is amazing. I can't believe you've already done all of this! You've thought of everything. I think it's time for her to be here. :)

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  4. I love it! So pretty and well-done. The details are AMAZING. I am so bad with little personal touches. I worry my "details" will look like tacky "knick-knacks" but your details are so tasteful and appropriate for a baby girls room. Congrats! You must be so pleased with the final product!

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  5. so so so beautiful! This belongs in Southern Living. I need your special touch at my house!!!! I am in awe :)

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  6. Officially the most gorgeous nursery I've ever seen.

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  7. I ADORE little Miss Caroline's room!!! She'll be the most stylish baby ever! Amazing job on the decorating!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I am in love with your little peanuts nursery, it's so beautiful!

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  9. Wow, Natasha, it is beautiful!! I know Caroline will love it!

    The nursey is definitely "pin" worthy ;)

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  10. Finally, the post I have been patiently waiting for! Girl, this room turned out so unbelievably beautiful. It looks like it came out of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog and I am sure these photos will be gracing every girl's "when I am a mommy" Pinterest board in no time! I love every.single.detail. The only thing missing - baby Caroline! CANNOT WAIT to see this post all over again, but with C in her crib! Now it's time to sit back and relax, she'll be here before you know it!

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  11. love the nursery! cute and cozy! :)

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  12. This is one of the prettiest I've seen!!love.

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  13. Wow!! It seriously looks amazing!!! What a beautiful room she has. Congratulations!! Xo

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  14. it's a shame baby caroline will have to live naked because she doesn't have any clothes. ;)

    amazing room, you are truly talented! XO

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  15. It is absolutely beautiful! Pinning on pinterest now. :) It is so very peaceful. I cannot wait to see pictures of Caroline in it. So, so sweet. You did a perfect job.

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  16. GORGEOUS!!!! so classic, chic and beautiful!!! i absolutely LOVE it!

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  17. So so beautiful! You certainly have a knack for decor!! Good Luck with the arrival of Baby C:)

    ~Mrs.HVK

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  18. Such a beautiful room! Caroline is a lucky girl!!!

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  19. the nursery is absolutely darling! I LOVE it!!!

    I am totally making my way to homegoods this weekend in search of the key! =)

    Great job on the nursery - it is beautiful!

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! Baby Caroline is one lucky girl!

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  21. Wow, it came out SO goregous! I love all the details, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  22. So so so gorgeous! You did an amazing job. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for a comfortable rest of your pregnancy!

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  23. Oh wow!!! The nursery looks amazing, like something out of a magazine!!
    Best of luck in these last couple of weeks! I look forward to hearing of her arrival!!

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  24. This is the perfect nursery. I love every detail and you did an amazing job.

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  25. It looks AMAZING Natasha! I can't wait to see it, and her {that being the most important thing}, very soon!!!!

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  26. IT IS SO CUTE!!! I love that it's super pink without being obnoxious!!! She's one lucky little girl! :)

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  27. It's precious! You have great taste :)

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  28. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! She is going to love her new room. I'm seriously calling you when it comes time to create an abode for my little one down the road! You should go into business :)

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  29. Very pretty!

    You will eventually get use out of the bumper later on.

    Enjoy!

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  30. Natasha! It looks wonderful!! So fun and feminine, yet clean and fresh too! Love the gallery wall over the crib and the cute little pig! So many great details. You really did a wonderful job! Caroline is so loved! :)

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  31. LOVE LOVE LOVE the nursery. It is so classy and feminine. It looks great. Congrats

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you. This is one of the most beautiful rooms I've ever seen. Little C is one lucky little girl!

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  33. What a beautiful nursery!!! I love all the wall art and the colors you used. It will look even better once she is here!! :)

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  34. Her room is absolutely gorgeous! It seriously looks like something out of a magazine - I love it!

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  35. Oh my goodness, Natasha it is absolutely gorgeous!! So sweet and fun at that same time!
    I know you are so glad to have it all finished!

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  36. oh my goodness! i totally LOVE it! perfect for little miss caroline to come home to!

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  37. lol and just realized that the comment above me started with "oh my goodness" too! :)

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  38. omg perfection!! you knocked it out of the park! from the gallery wall to the delicate lampshade- everything is so amazing. perfect boudoir for the little baby girl! and btw, this little girl is going to be the best dressed baby around- the closet is to die for.

    thanks for sharing :) 16 days to go!

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  39. OMG perfection. Simply perfect. Great job sweet girl!

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  40. You did such a wonderful job. You can just see the love in every little detail. She will absolutely love it. I think it is so sweet you read in there at night!

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  41. Seriously, this has to be one of the best nurseries I’ve ever seen in my life! It is exactly how I would want to decorate a nursery when the time comes and I think you totally knocked it out of the park. I hope you don’t mind if I Pinterest the heck out of it. It truly is perfection!

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  42. Beautiful! What a lovely sanctuary for little Miss Caroline & you:)

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  43. You TOTALLY need to become an interior designer of children's rooms!!!!! So Fab!!!

    fitfashlife.blogspot.com

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  44. Shut your mouth! That is so stinkin cute!! I am a BIG fan of wall collages so I fell in love with the the decor over the crib!

    I love LAMP. too!

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  45. WOW!! You did an amazing job with her nursery!! It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful!!! It looks fantastic!!!!

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  46. wow! The nursery is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so impressed with every detail. I love the pillow on the glider (and everything else!).

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  47. WOW- this is amazing. You are very talented!

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  48. It looks amazing! You sure do have an eye for design! I love the built-in shelf and the wall gallery! Great job!

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  49. That is absolutely gorgeous! You should come decorate my child's when we have another one, hehe!

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  50. Beautiful. The nursery turned out just perfect! Such wonderful details!

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  51. It is just as perfect as I thought it would be. Absolutely beautiful. Well done, friend. :)

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  52. I love it!!!!! I'm so going to pin these if you don't mind on my "eventually" baby board. LoVE it:)

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  53. Oh I love it! That pig in the crib is precious!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  54. It's just the right amount of everything. I love the soft feminine feel without it feeling overpowering or cheesy. You did an excellent job and thank you for the breakdown!! Bookmarking for when it's my turn one day! xoxox.I envision many beautiful memories being made in that room.

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  55. girl it looks so good! starting on my nursery this weekend! this has me all inspired! xoxo

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  56. Natasha! This is SO so precious! Caroline will love it I'm sure :) You did such a great job making this girly and beautiful! I love the colors you chose - so calm and pretty!

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  57. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love every detail!

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  58. It's absolutely incredible! I love how sweet and classic it is with little modern touches. She's going to love it! :)

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  59. So cute- you could have a 2nd career as a decorator! I may have missed it, but have you done a post of your 2nd baby shower yet? I'd love to see pictures!

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  60. I love it all!! I especially love the photo wall and the lamp, so cute!

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  61. I have been waiting for this post and you did NOT dissapoint!! :)

    You did SUCH a great job on the nursery!! It is BEYOND gorgeous and needs to be submitted to a magazine!! I LOVE how you did the wall above her crib and styled the shelving!!! I'm obsessed with the closet organization too!! I spent a couple hours yesterday reorganizing Olivia's closet and know what a HUGE task it is to fit all their things!!

    GREAT job!! Love it! :)

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  62. You did such an amazing job - it's just lovely!!

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  63. It's absolutely beautiful! Y'all did a great job :)

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  64. wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous! so pretty and feminine but not over the top girly or baby...love it!

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  65. Soooo beautiful!!!!!
    I love love love all of the pictures & things above her crib. Sooo amazing.

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  66. The nursery is darling! It's fit for a princess! You did a beautiful job. Every detail is wonderful.

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  67. I love the room, especially the key on the wall. Made me think of my Kappa girls. Have a wonderful day!

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  68. This is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, the attention to detail is amazing!

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  69. Natasha- you did an AMAZING job! I am so jealous of baby Caroline's room! It is absolutely perfect in every way-such a lucky little girl :)

    You need to start designing nurseries for a living!

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  70. this is beautiful!!! all thats missing is baby caroline. so sweet!

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  72. It looks absolutely incredible, Natasha! What a lucky girl, Caroline is :) xoxo

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  73. Gorgeous nursery!! I love the soft colors, picture collage and especially the You are my Sunshine lyrics!

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  74. Love Caroline's room. It's adorable :)
    xoxo
    Samantha

    betterblondesam.blogspot.com

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  75. It looks fabulous! She is such a lucky girl to come home to such a beautiful room, and such a sweet mama to put so much thought and love into her space :)

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  76. LOVE this! I wanted to do similar colors if we had a girl. I love all your details too... she's going to LOVE it!

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  77. It's gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I am so excited to see that print right where you wanted it!

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  78. Natasha it's beautiful !! You did such a fabulous job! Caroline is one lucky little girl :)

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  79. Looks great!! I love the gallery wall and nightstand!

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