I want to get it all done before moving around in general becomes more challenging. We're starting slow, but of course I have every color, every piece of art, every shelf, every piece of furniture picked out already. I had a general idea of what the nursery would look like before we knew our "it" was a "he", so as soon as it was official, I made some final tweaks to the plans and mama's ready to roll! My mom and sister will be here for Thanksgiving and Christmas to help and the room should be baby-ready by mid-January.
I went to Lowe's yesterday to pick up samples of the paint color for the room--an ultra modern smokey grayish lavender. Those go on the wall this week and may the best can win. Purple is my favorite color and I've always wanted a purple room. My kitchen is red and my dining room is gold and the other rooms in the house are too big to paint purple, so I figure, I'll spend more time awake in the room than the baby, so I might as well make it as comfortable as possible for me. So I chose a shade of purple that really looks grayish brown, but is just purple enough for a little man.
The furniture I picked out is two-toned white and espresso wood and the fabric and art accents will be cream, orange and chocolate brown with splashes of green, yellow and cobalt blue. I absolutely had to incorporate blue, because a very sweet friend of mine, Sally, gave me my very first ever baby gift--a plushy blue elephant--for my very first ever baby, so Mr. Elephant gets a tiny, special wall shelf all to himself. :) Also, my coworkers all signed a dark blue kid-sized bicycle helmet for me and my little one on my 30th b-day, so I'll find a spot for that in the nursery too.
There's no real theme, but I'm feeling 70's mod owls and frogs for the fabrics and wall art, which I intend to create myself (I haven't flexed my artistic skills for a good minute, but this is a good time to dust them off and see what's left). Actually, owls and frogs sound very Harry Potterish, but I swear it won't look witchy...whimsical, yes, but not witchy.
I ran across the inspiration for my final design on www.modernnursery.com It was love at first sight. I can't wait to see how close the feeling of the final room will be to the inspiration. All those hours of HGTV worship are about to pay off! Of course I'll keep y'all posted on the progress with before, during and after pics. To start things off, I'll share the picture that inspired my final design: