Over the past 2 years nurseries have quickly become one of my favorite rooms to design. I loved pouring over magazines and Pinterest for inspiration when I was pregnant with Jack, and putting together his room brought me so much joy. (You can see posts about his old room here, here and here, and a tour of his current room is here.) Oh and here is the post I wrote on my baby boy nursery inspiration. Now that I'm pregnant with a baby girl I get to create another nursery, and I'm so excited to get to work! As I've mentioned before, we will be leaving the mainland (the continental United States) in late June, we will have to find a house shortly after arriving in Honolulu, and then baby girl is due September 1st. We won't have a lot of prep time once we get there, so I'm planning and buying everything now so that all we have to do is set up her nursery and wait for her arrival (easier said than done).
I'm dreaming of a tropical garden nursery, full of light pink, white, natural wood tones, yellow, green and a little bit of black. Think Palm Beach meets Hawaii, complete with flamingos, palm prints, flowers and pineapples. The plan is to use lots of the art I already own, I'm going to make curtains out of the extra fabric I have leftover from the "NYC Trash Chairs" makeover, and I'm going to make pillows out of the banana palm fabric I have leftover from the Chinese Chippendale bench makeover. We are also going to finally paint our vintage faux bamboo dresser/credenza white and use it as a changing table and dresser in the nursery. Be sure to check out my Tropical Garden Nursery Pinterest board because I'll likely keep pinning my inspiration up until our baby girl gets here.
Product Sources (clockwise from top left):
Felt Balls- I'm going to make a mobile out of these.
Faux Bamboo Credenza- I found a similar one at a thrift store a few years ago and it's still ugly and brown. Tom currently uses it now, but we will paint it white and put a changing pad and some organizational baskets on top once we move it to the nursery.