Friday, August 19, 2011

Olivia's Room

When I found out I was pregnant with Baby O, we had a month left on our 1 bedroom apt lease. I figured if we renewed it for 9 months, we would only have to have three people in one room for a month or two. Well, O is about to be 5 months and we're still there! So for now she sleeps in a mini crib (shown in brown, but ours is white. The white on white made it so hard to see!) in our walk in closet.

Its been hard to read other bloggers who posted beautiful pictures of their baby's nurseries. None of her bedding matches, because I don't have real bedding for her small crib. And this is her mobile, which she loves, but doesn't go with any particular theme I have in mind.

And so, I present to you: Olivia's Dream Bedroom! (Except, for now, the dream is mine.) Hopefully I'll get to put this together when we move into a place with more than one bedroom. It better be soon, because she won't fit in her mini crib much longer!!

This picture is the inspiration for the colors I want to use. The blue is slightly different than my baby bedding, but I want to compliment it with yellows and pinks.

This is the bedding I have still in the packaging. Its designed by my sister-in-law, Annalisa Thomas. She has a lot of beautiful designs on her website. I obviously loved the one I picked, but her sticks or modern berries designs are probably the most popular.

I don't have the light fixture, but I do have the largest one of these pillows.

The next three items I would make using the same papers so that they would coordinate.

This paper balloon garland idea I got from an origami website. I love it! Not sure if I would use Christmas lights or if I would just string them up. The lights might be a nice night light. . .

I love these art blocks using 12"x12" scrapbook paper.

I love the modern look of this DIY mobile.

These are the colors of paper I want to use in creating the paper balloon decoration, the art blocks and the mobile.
Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

To avoid this becoming too over the top primary colors, I would use mostly yellows and blues with just a touch of the pink.

And one final art piece I would like to create for the space. It would be fun to hang this linen piece above the changing table, since there is no danger of it falling and hurting my girl. I'm going to make it with blue, yellow and maybe a little bit of pink.

I also have a regular crib and changing table in a light wood color, but I'm going to paint them white. Ah! I'm so excited!

What room would make over if you could?


  1. So cute! I love all your ideas, I'm trying to figure out how to fix up our loft area for a nursery, and I might steal one or two of these. . .

  2. Girl I hear you on nursery jealousy... My first son slept in the closet of our 5th wheel trailer for a year while we were building our house and my second slept in a cradle in our room for the first 6 months. Now they share a room and I don't have the energy to figure out what to do in there! Love your ideas for your someday nursery :)


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