I suppose it all comes down to a combination of denial and procrastination.
It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that we’re having another boy. I used to “joke” that one reason I was hoping for a girl was because the nursery was already painted pink, a color I chose before I was even pregnant. I couldn’t deal with the thought of bringing more boy-related things into the house, and selfishly, I didn’t want to lose my girly space.
Plus, when we learned the baby’s gender in the fall, my due date of February 20th seemed so far away. “We have plenty of time to prepare,” I foolishly told myself. But once we turned the corner on Thanksgiving, time sped up, and before I knew it, we had entered 2014.
And now it’s nearly February.
See, we need some of the furniture from Levi’s current room (the glider, the crib, and possibly the dresser), and I haven’t started thinking about redecorating his space either. (Surprise, surprise!) But the baby will be sleeping in a bassinet in our room in the beginning, so he doesn’t actually need a completely decorated nursery, as nice as it would be to have.
(Although the room will need to be tidied up for my mom, who will be moving in with us for a month or longer.)
So I’m finally doing what I should have started months ago: planning.
Combining what we already own with items from some of my favorite brands, I created a nursery inspiration board for the space that will continue to serve as a guest room and office. To play down the pink walls (which I refuse to paint over — they’re so pretty!), I’ve chosen a navy, grey, and white color scheme with pops of turquoise. What do you think?
1. West Elm desk (already own) | 2. West Elm chair | 3. Lamps Plus table lamp | 4. Serena and Lily duvet and shams (for queen bed already in the room) | 5. BabyJive mobile | 6. Blabla knit doll | 7. Land of Nod dresser | 8. Land of Nod crib (similar to what we will be moving from Levi’s room) | 9. Land of Nod art print | 10. DwellStudio crib sheet | 11. Land of Nod basket | 12. Hazel Village stuffed animal | 13. All Modern floor lamp | 14. Land of Nod glider (already own and being used in Levi’s room) | 15. Land of Nod nightstand | 16. Blabla cloud pillow | 17. Land of Nod pouf | Note: Color palette via Color Collective