Rollins' Vintage Nursery

My newest little girl, Rollins, is somehow already five-months-old. Everyone says it goes by fast, and I know that from my first daughter, but man is this one speeding by even faster!

So now that she's nearing her half-year mark, I figured it was high time I share her nursery.

Image by Jordan Burch Photography

Image by Jordan Burch Photography

As you may recall, this room started out as a metallic, safari room for a little boy, then we transitioned it into a short-lived man cave.  Now it's transitioned again into little Miss Rollins' room.

nursery before and after

Quite the before and after, huh?  Because we'd spent so much time on updating the room with board and batten and painting, we kept the walls as is and went from there.  I love how it turned out with the moody walls and sweet furnishings.

charchoal slate girl nursery vintage rug

Auden had one of my childhood dresses framed over her crib as well, but this time I went with an acrylic frame, and I LOVE it.  The sconces bordering it are from Pottery Barn but have since sold out.

acrylic framed gown nursery sconces

I kept the other artwork in the room simple with a black and white photo of big sister, a wedding photo of Jon and myself and a watercolor print that says "Be Brave."  The other art print (on top of her dresser) was purchased from Jones Design Co. and is a quote from one of my favorite verses. "Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly." -Micah 6:8. 

I loved Auden's bedding so much, I decided to use the same sheet and bumper (flipped backwards to add Rollins' monogram) but in a different color.  The crib sheet is the trellis pattern by Serena & Lily in Shell.

The linen crib skirt is from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.

baby girl bedding serena and lily trellis

The tiger maple dresser was in my room growing up, and I'm so excited to have it in one of my girls' rooms now.  The vintage chandelier was a thrift store find from Oklahoma, and I'd been moving it from house to house for five years waiting for the right place to put it.  I love how it brings a little sparkle and compliments the crystal knobs on the dresser so well.

Here's my sweet girl during her 3 month photo shoot on her vintage Turkish rug I found on Etsy.

Image by Jordan Burch Photography

Image by Jordan Burch Photography

vintage turkish rug nursery

I can't wait to see all of the little memories she'll make in this room.  My favorite so far is her sleeping through the night :)

acrylic frame baby gown nursery

Traditional Nursery Lighting Options

As many of you know, my husband Jon and I are expecting our second little girl in the next few weeks.  My due date is actually October 6th, but according to my doctor, I will most likely have her within the next two-three weeks.  I am 35 weeks right now, so hearing that at my appointment yesterday was a bit of a shock! 

If my nesting wasn’t bad enough already, it’s kicked into high gear now!  I shared her last nursery update here, and we’ve accomplished most items on my checklist since then.  There are only a couple of big tasks left-- I’m still waiting on the hardware to arrive for the acrylic frame, and we still need to hang the light fixture.

We attempted (and by we, I mean Jon while I looked on for supervision) to hang the light fixture this past weekend, but we ran into a snag since it’s a vintage find.  Apparently me and my pregnant brain didn’t realize that it was missing the ceiling strap needed to anchor the light to the ceiling.  So now we’ve got to make another run back to the hardware store to fix that problem.  In the meantime, I decided to look into some more lighting options just in case this one doesn’t work once we get it hung up (which would be Jon’s worst nightmare). 

I have no time to waste, and I refuse to let an ugly white ceiling fan ruin the rest of the room so here are a few options I've found. 

traditional nursery lighting options

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I'm praying that the one I already have will work because I love the natural patina and vintage crystals it has.  Fingers crossed!  In the meantime, here's an updated shot of the nursery since we hung the wall sconces (pardon the iPhone photo quality and crumpled curtains).  

We're getting so close to meeting our new girl! 

blue traditional vintage girl nursery

Baby R's Nursery Update- Decision Time

This past week I've been in major nesting mode wanting to check everything off of my never-ending house to do list--specifically in the new nursery.  Jon and I have a lot of cleaning out to do (it's currently his "man cave"/catch all room) before the real decor can even go up.  I'm one who loves to clean out and organize as it is, but when you add in a baby, it's even worse.

In an attempt to get a move on, I've been finalizing some nursery decisions so that all pieces are here when it's time to get everything in its place.  Specifically, the curtains have been ordered and sheets have been decided.  

Here are the four curtain options I was considering:


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After much consideration (and a little help from my fellow design friends), I chose option number one with a blackout lining.  You may remember the top part of the room is painted a dark charcoal color so I really wanted something light to balance it out.  And down the road, when the girls start sharing a room, these will easily transition to a non-nursery room.  

I also picked out my crib sheets.  I loved the blue trellis ones from Serena & Lily that I used in Auden's room, and I think the mocha option will work great in the new nursery.  And because my love for block print can't be stopped, I really like this booti pink print from Rikshaw Designs.  The bed skirt is a muted petal pink linen-cotton one from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and the bumpers will be the white pique with gray trim we used for Auden.  I plan on flipping it around so I can monogram the other side for this baby.  Waste not, want not, right?

With those items being confirmed, here is the updated mood board.  If you need a refresher, here is the starting point from over a month ago.   

The other new items are these gold leaf frames from West Elm and these beaded ones from Design Aglow for her gallery wall.  I purchased this art print from Jones Design Company months ago (before I was even pregnant) and think it will work great in the room.  The other new contender is this lamp by Nate Berkus.  I saw it in Target and immediately fell for the modern lines and acrylic base.  Because I love a good mix of modern and vintage, I think this will be a great addition to keep that balance.  

So that's the latest for Baby R.  What do you think?  

I'm off to get my nesting fix on and start cleaning out the man cave closet with the hubs!  As you can imagine, he's thrilled to be doing this on his off day ;)

Until next time...

The Beginnings of a Nursery

My husband and I recently found out Baby #2 is a....GIRL!

gender reveal beach balloons

I'm so excited that Auden will have a little sister as close in age as me and my sister were.  I can't wait to watch them grow up and form the sweetest bond.  Jon and Remi (our boy dog) will be outnumbered in the best possible way.

Now that we know the baby's gender, it's time to begin the nursery design!  Unfortunately, Jon's man cave was a short-lived affair and will now become the new nursery. Because we recently painted and added board and batten in the room, we are going to keep that as the backdrop.  The room is currently painted in Benjamin Moore's Charcoal Slate so to combat the dark hue, I'm going to add soft colors and textures to the space.

Several of the items from Auden's room will be moved over including the crib, crib bumper, floor lamp and rocker.  And the dresser I'm going to use is a family piece that currently resides in our guest room.  So the only items left to buy are a new crib skirt, curtains, rug, accessories and art.   

Here's what I'm imagining at the present...

elegant vintage antique girl nursery by 3adesignstudio

I want the overall feel to be warm, sophisticated and cozy with lots of character. 

Crib-Tate Crib by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (sold out)
Empire Rocker by NurseryWorks
Gray and White Pique Bumper
Rug-vintage from Etsy
Dresser-family piece
Crib Skirt-RHB&C
Flax Stripe Pillow (on final sale at RHB&C)
Vintage Brass Chandelier-Thrift store find from years ago
Floral Block Pillow-Williams-Sonoma Home (sold out)
Paint-Charcoal Slate by Benjamin Moore

So that's the plan for right now.  What do you guys think?