31 Jul Home Tour // Baby Boy Nursery
It’s Friday AND it’s the last day of July! Where did the first 7 months of the year go? This time last year, I was shopping for decor for my little bump’s future nursery! We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl yet, but I knew I wanted gender neutral either way, so I went ahead and started the process, hoping to get as much done as I could! Now we have a sweet little boy who’s giggles, smiles and horribly smelly dirty diapers fill this room. I can remember sitting on the floor in here, imagining what he’d be like and what he’d look like… now I don’t have to imagine, my precious baby boy is here! [He’s also a Squirmatologist. It’s a professional in the field of squirming. It’s a thing. We’re proud.]
So, in honor of that weekend ONE WHOLE YEAR AGO, I am beginning what I originally envisioned my blog to be about [but then I quickly realized our house is small and that I could only do 4, MAYBE 5 posts like this]; Home Decor and Fixer-upping… is that a word? It is now. I’ll give the low-down on my home and its sweet story later. For now, I’m responding to the majority of requests I get on this blog… Y’all want to see the details of this nursery. So, here it is.
B MAN’S NURSERY:
Last year, we turned F’s office into the nursery and turned the guest room into his new office [see ya, guests!] Here are the before and after photos:
The very first thing I put in the nursery was the bed I grew up sleeping in. I started sleeping in this bed when I was 3 years old. I slept in it until I went off to college at 18 and every time I came home after! This is the most special thing and I was THRILLED it fit into our little 1950’s home! The duvet cover and the paint job AND the blue tufting at the top of the four-post are all a part of what once was my room [Yes. I’m a girl. And yes, my room was blue. In the olden days, blue was the girl color, did’ya know THAT?! AKA the first thing I said when I found out it was a boy [after ‘What the HECK am I going to do with a boy?” was “My bed is blue! It’s PERFECT!”] We picked a white diamond Matelassé for B’s crib bedding and decided to add the twin-sized bed skirt to the bed to bring it in. We also purchased the Matelassé Euro Shams and threw them on there too.
Franklin the turtle used to reside in my baby brother’s room. It was the first thing we bought when we found out that we were going to bring home a precious little boy! My brother decided to give Franklin to Baby B when he found out that he would have a nephew. As a boy with four sisters, he was PUMPED to have some extra testosterone around. He’s the sweetest 14 year old boy I know and a wonderful uncle to our B-Man. Love you, Bubba! [he’s for SURE not reading this].
We decided to include this open shadowbox from RH Baby and Child above this RHBC Glider, also in the white Matelassé. The glider is so comfortable and, unfortunately, *does not come with the hand sanitizer or the tea tree oil in the photo.
The giraffe used to be in my old playroom, growing up. He doesn’t have a name, though. It was hilarious driving back from Austin with that huge animal in the car. People stared.
The end table next to the bed is a part of the Jourdan Collection at Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. We chose it because it matched my baby bed almost PERFECTLY and was a great choice for a gender neutral nursery!
At the feet of the giraffe is B’s little Anywhere Chair from Pottery Barn Kids that he LOVES! It’s where I take all of his monthly photos! When I received this gift, it was the first time I saw my baby-to-be’s name monogrammed. I cried. Then I ate chocolate and pretended it was wine.
When we found out Baby B was a boy, we decided to go with a fun, zoo animal theme. We LOVED these Baby Animal Portraits from RH Baby and Child and decided that they [along with this blanket we got from Neiman Marcus] would be the inspiration for his nursery. The changing table is from the Jourdan Collection as well. A friend of mine gave me that cool metal crate for diapers. I thought it made the diaper-changing station that much more manly. Thanks, Cassie Jo!!
B’s crib skirt and bumper is the RHBC Vintage-Washed, Diamond Matelassé [white with grey trim] and the sheet is the Trellis Print in French Blue. We purchased the precious handmade circus animal mobile from Blabla Kids. I don’t know where the animal heads are from. I think my mom picked them up at a boutique while in Colorado.
And last, but CERTAINLY not least… here’s my favorite thing in the nursery!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I’mma go kiss those cheeks now!