Mae's lovely room is soft and feminine without being frilly. Monica shares: When we found out we were expecting our first baby, I simply couldn't wait to get started on the nursery! Luckily, I had already covertly scouted out the crib and glider that I wanted, so within a few short weeks, we were on our way!
We wanted to keep the furniture neutral (mostly because I couldn't wait until that 19 week sono to get the ball rolling!) and the room to be cohesive with the rest of our house. We painted the walls a light tan and used coral and a pretty pinkie-purple to "girl" things up! Now that Mae is 10 months old, we have spent a lot of time in this room, and I love the way that it has morphed along with her changing needs. Yes, there are now toys out on the floor, stacks of books by the glider, and an ugly soother strapped onto her beautiful crib. But it's all part of her, and I love it.
Favorite elements...hmmm...I love, love, love her white hanging lights. I found these years ago at an antique store, had them rewired, and made the cord cover myself. They cast the most beautiful shadows on her walls in the wee-morning hours. We also get tons of compliments on her book ledge. As a former teacher, I knew that I wanted lots of books just an arms reach away!
Crib: Oeuf Sparrow Crib in grey
Glider: Monte Luca Glider in charcoal with stone pipping
Dresser: Ikea Hemnes 3 drawer chest (with the legs sawed off by my darling husband... because my little legs are shorter than most!)
Shelves: Book Ledge: Ikea Ribba 45" Picture Ledge
White Hanging Lights: antique store treasure!
Purple and Gray Lamp: Homegoods
Pictures over Mae's Crib: Various Etsy artists
Monogrammed Mirror: Pottery Barn (many years ago...a bonus of Mae and I both having names that start with "M")
Elephant Crib Sheet: Q Collection Junior - Elephant Parade in Roxy
Lamb Stuffed Animal: One of our many Jellycat friends!
(Images: Lauren Larsen Photography)