Have you ever found something like a chair or fabric and suddenly you have a complete vision of the space it should belong in? Not every design project is like this, but sometimes you find the magic piece that really gets your design train moving. This wallpaper was that piece for me. I was actually searching for something entirely different, but once I saw this I got distracted and started a design board for a nursery that all spurred from this wallpaper. The funny thing is, this space would actually be beautiful without the wallpaper, but since that's where it all began for me I would have a hard time letting it go.
I found most of the pieces from Land of Nod and Pottery Barn Kids (maybe I should worry it's too trendy, but I love it too much to worry about that). Before I knew it the whole space had come together. Only downside is the price tag on the nursery was much more than I wanted it to be (even though this project was just for fun). So after I admired the original for a few weeks I started researching some alternative pieces to the pricier items. Let me know which pieces are your favorites!
The colors in the wallpaper really speak to me- soft and peaceful like ocean waves on a beach at sunrise. I grew up spending my summers living with my grandparents on the beach in North Carolina and that is absolutely my happy place. I feel whole when I'm near the ocean. It soothes my soul but also leaves me feeling refreshed and invigorated. This wallpaper makes me feel all those things. The palette is calming while the pattern and texture embolden passion and creativity. I wanted to keep the space soft and neutral but rich with texture and subtle pattern. I like the tribal-esque print of the area rug that is bold but not overpowering. The campaign dresser with the brass pulls and modern lines in the sexy deep blue gives me all the feels. I personally love a chair or sofa with low arms when I'm nursing my babies- none of mine liked to be contained and got frustrated if they sprawled out and their legs hit something. The money-saving rocking chair has the added bonus of being wingback so you don't wake yourself up with the classic head bob when you fall asleep rocking/feeding baby. No one needs that jolt awake in the middle of the night. This chair has your sleep-deprived back! The color of the crib was really crucial for the design. I didn't want white or anything painted. I felt like the crib should be a statement piece while remaining natural. I love this medium and cool-undertone oak (no orange!). It plays so well with the other pieces while remaining it's own beautiful self. And come on, how adorable is that mobile? If it wasn't a match made in heaven for this space then I don't know what is! Those are the pieces that really speak to me- the rest of them I believe could be substituted for similar items you find locally- you might even save more money that way. HomeGoods has my back 98% of the time when I try to make my penny pinching dreams a reality. You just have to be persistent and patient. NEVER SETTLE.