Name: Blakely (5 months)
Location: Nashville, TN in the historic 12th South district
My husband, John Mark, and I were overseas for a nonprofit when we found out we were expecting. We headed back to the U.S. and found an older duplex with some charm in the historic 12th South neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. We set out to create a budget-friendly space with clean modern lines, but with lots of personal details.
We wanted a feminine space and included coral and pink, but kept the room based in neutrals since the nursery also functioned as the guest bedroom.
There were a couple of challenges along the way. The first was painting the horizontal stripes - we learned quickly that the ceiling height in the old home was not exactly even. After many creative attempts to get the spacing correct, we ended up using a ruler and chalk line. Another challenge was the large electric panel located on the wall close to the crib. We painted a canvas that blended into the wall stripes to hide the panel, showcase some art, and still provide quick access to the panel. Further, we found that hand-crafted items or smart substitutes could be made to stay within a reasonable budget.
- Paint: Martha Stewart paint from Home Depot in Lamb (white) and Sharkey Grey (tan)
- Guest bedding: Threshold Seersucker from Target
- Throw pillow on the bed and crib skirt: made by me using Riley Blake Priscilla Floral Ball pink fabric. I made the Euro shams using Victorian Modern Large Floral Blue
- Paper lantern: DIY Rit Die, coffee filters and glue
- Book shelves: picture rails from Ikea.
- Baby blocks: hand-made
- Art by the guest bed: from a local Nashville artist, K.J. Schumacher
- Fabric border over the bed: a baby shower gift from my sister-in-law
- Bulletin board and door wreath: made by one of my sisters
- World map on the wall: custom framed by John Mark
- Changing pad cover: Etsy
- Rocker: chair from Ikea with a rocker bottom installed
- Crib: BabyMod line from Walmart
- Blankets: all are hand knit (except for the gray blanket on the bed which is alpaca and was brought back to the States from Bolivia)
- Roman shades: put together using mini blinds, blackout fabric and Premier Print Dandelion in White/ Coral fabric
- Four-drawer dresser used as changing table: Ikea; it's the perfect height, size and the first draw holds all of the cloth diapers
Thanks, Weatherly! Readers, visit her at BWH2 Productions, her Nashville-area photography business.