Emma's Nursery

My vision for our daughter's nursery was a soft, cuddly and cozy room filled with an eclectic mix of items - old and new, purchased, hand-made and found.  I used a pale powder blue, cream and whites to create a super soft feeling in the room.  She has a new cream spindle-style crib and a large swivel rocker (both from Pottery Barn) along side antique pieces of furniture.  We're using an old Pie Safe as an armoire to house her growing collection of clothes and a Blanket Chest doubles as a changing table. 

Emma enjoying her playtime in her crib with all of her friends, including an old pal of her Dad's, "Teddy" the blue bear.

This Pie Safe used to be in our old living room, but now it works perfectly to house her collection of clothes.  It is amazing how many clothes she 'needs' - we seem to go through them all at least once week!

This chair has been a life-saver.  It's grand size is perfect for the three of us... Me, Emma and Mr. Darcy.  He likes to jump up here with us.  I debated on getting the smaller version of the chair (Pottery Barn Kids), but am so glad we got the "Grand" size because it will grow with us - it will be nice to have a chair we can both fit in for storytime when she gets older. 

Emma loves all of her lambs and sheep - she can't wait until she's old enough to try out the rocking sheep she got from Santa.

I made the drapes and crib skirt out of felted wool.  We had the 12 x 8 cream carpet made at Home Depot... did you know that you can have any of their carpets turned into an area rug?  We chose a super soft cream carpet that would be great for her to play on when she gets older. 

This sheep mobile (Pottery Barn Kids) was a shower gift from my sister Jill.  It really adds a touch of whimsy to the room.  I love the 'hand-made' looking quality it has.

I was at a loss for 'artwork' in her room.  We had received so many adorable socks and booties as baby gifts, so I decided displaying them and other items of clothing would be perfect.  I left them open without glass so I could easily swap out new socks, or put up a photo or memento.  DIY instructions to come.

Mike painted these wooden boxes (and their tops) to serve as trays to keep her clothes organized. 

Here is one of the box tops with a stack of her onsies.

A collection of socks...

And more socks!  Don't you love those pink and white courderoy booties?   They were made for us by one of Mike's Mom's friends.  Mike is obsessed with them - they ARE super cute. 

Instead of a diaper bag, I chose a Vera Bradley tote.  It is perfect - has lots of compartments lining the inside, it is a great size (hello carry on...) and it is washable.  


Mike and I made the ottamen (for $50 - DIY coming soon!) I still can't decide what to do with the legs.  Paint them?  Stain them?  Leave them natural?  I had originally planned to put a skirt on it, but have held off because I kind of like it how it looks now.  Work in progress!