Rivers' Mix of Old, New & Handmade

My Room

Name: Rivers (1 month)
Location: Goshen, Indiana

We chose to not find out what our baby was going to be, so from the beginning I knew I would be designing a gender neutral nursery. I wanted to incorporate a lot of color and mix new and vintage pieces to match the rest of our 1890s home. I wanted to create a fun and playful nursery that would work for either gender and now that we have a son I think the nursery is perfect for him!Many elements are handmade by my husband and myself as well as family and friends. Each of the guests at my baby shower brought a letter to complete Rivers's alphabet wall. The dresser is an Ikea dresser that my husband and I painted. I made the bird mobile that hangs above the crib. A family friend made the rocker and child's rocker. I love that there is so much love included in so many of the objects in Rivers's nursery.

Source List:
• Paint Color: Valspar Window Screen
• Crib: Davinici Jenny Lind in black
• Letters: Handmade & purchased by family & friends
• Rug: Urban Outfitters
• Curtains, bookshelf & dresser: Ikea
• Adult & Child's Rocking Chair: Handmade by a family friend
• Elephant Chairs: Vintage
• Mobile: Handmade
• Big Bird lamp: Made by my grandfather for me when I was 3
• Knit Blankets: Handmade by friends
• Elephant Pillow: The Pillow People
• Good Morning Sunshine Print: A Vintage Poster
• Animal Prints: Berkley Illustration
• Changing Pad Cover: Babies R Us
• Books: All were gifts and most are Caldecott Winners

Thanks Nicole! Readers, visit Nicole at Adventures in Love & Happiness.

(Images: Nicole)


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