My Nursery Design Philosphy

A lot of folks around me seem to have partaken of the conceiving waters.  Preggos everywhere I turn, whether IRL or on the interwebs. My sasster is on her 4th go round.  I cannot even imagine.  As with each one, she is not finding out the genderWhatever.  That just fractures my control-craving brain.  I LOVE obsessing about nurseries.  I especially love nurseries that don’t scream ‘baby’ or my name is ‘…’ As if you don’t know your own baby’s name.  Since sass is no help in the gender department, I put together two designs, one for a boy and one for a girl.  These are purely for fun as she is sticking to a neutral palette.  I, however, don’t really ‘do’ neutral.  I also don’t do ‘not finding out.’  And unless you have Bey/Jayz crazy money, I also believe it is imperative to design a nursery that will grow with your child.

This isn’t my sister's first rodeo, she knows the drill.  But for those of you on your first, here is my philosophy on nurseries - forget about dedicated nursery furniture aside from a safe crib.  Use or invest in foundational pieces that will transition with each stage of development or into other rooms in your house.  Makin babies is a spendy endeavor, so where possible, re-purpose pieces that you already have.  As hard as it is to imagine, the wee baby stage is truly a blink of an eye so look at your choices with the long view in mind.  As you can see here, I put together rooms that would have longevity.  The foundation pieces can really work anywhere.  To add levity to the foundation, I like to inject some fun or quirky element.  In the boy's design, the asses have it.  I mean, come on.  Baby donkeys = awesome redonkey donkness.  In the girl's design, I like the idea of shoving two blinged out side tables together and paring them with the modern lines of the grey rocker.  And that ceramic maltese?  Well, that's my Ruthie homage.  And as always, toys and accessories will keep the room age specific, as your child grows.

Let me know if you are interested in sources.  The blue abstract can be found here.  The Rorschach ink blot can be found here.  Love both of these art pieces hard.

All layouts by mrs. V

kisses,  mrs. V


MFAMB said...

those are some damn fine nursery boards.
how good is that donkey wallpaper?
and thank you for using one of my paintings in one of your nurseries.


Kim said...

Mrs. V ... You are rockin' the nursery design boards. Fantastic and so happy you shared!! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Your boards are killer. I am pinning all of them. By the way, I tried to respond to a comment from you, and you are a "no-reply". I did a post on that for a fix it.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

those donkeys are IT!!!!!!!!!!