Since we didn't know that Piper Jane was a girl, she came home to a blank slate nursery, full of white and cream. I have to admit, I was over the moon to have free reign to add ruffles, pink (well, coral), vintage-y metallic frames, and pretty touches, but it took me more than a year to get her room done. In fact, I still have several projects on my list, but I'm not sure that ever goes away.
The color palette for Piper Jane's nursery is coral and yellow with bits of aqua and generous doses of neutrals and metallics. It's definitely 'eclectic' in style- a little bit girly, a little bit vintage, a little bit glam.
We had a really limited budget, so almost everything in the room was thrifted, found on sale, repurposed from another part of our house, or DIYed (with the exception of my etsy-art binge). That's my favorite part of the room, actually. Every piece has a little story.
Surprisingly, I ended up loving the fact that I finished the room over time. It's funny how my vision for the room veered in different directions than I'd originally intended as I got to know Piper Jane. And, because we have about a hundred nicknames for our Little Miss, I got to incorporate many of those into the decor as well (the Smooch pillow, the Little Miss Priss embroidery, the Dancing Queen framed art, and the Sunshine clock all reference our nicknames for Piper Jane).
The best time to see the room is when Piper Jane and her "Bubba" are playing in there together. Messier, sure, but full baby babble and chatter and giggles. I love it that her cozy space can be the backdrop for their joint adventures.
Thanks, Kirstin! Readers, visit Kirstin at Kojo Designs.
(images: Kojo Designs)