Friday, May 20

This is harder than the name!

This is way harder than the name! I've spent more time on this than I ever did researching names since we already knew what they would be for so long!

So, while I was posted up on the couch for several weeks, I searched for baby colors and themes.  Brian and I prefer more of a color/design block theme rather than a character themed room.  So there's the first issue. It's much harder to find AFFORDABLE crib bedding/room designs when not wanting birds, trucks, winnie the pooh, boats, etc. {nothing against it, it's socute, just not what I'm looking for!}.  So anyways, I thought I was dead set on a theme for either gender...but now that it's here, I'm starting to second guess myself!

Much to my surprise, I have decided not to use my signature colors of pink and green! I think if our wedding was long ago I'd like it; but since it's only been a little over a year, I am not sure if I'm in the mood for more pink and green!!  I was considering either a light pink and grey theme or lavender and white theme.  What I thought we had decided on {because we both kept going back to that bedding} was quickly confidence-shot by a little look of a woman who will remain nameless... :) So, now I'm second-guessing and don't know what to do!  Yes, I listened to Rosie Pope explain babies need lots of colors and visuals, but I'd like a calm and serene look for the nursery.

So, here are my inspirations.  I wish I was a cooler blogger who knew how to do the big fancy inspiration boards...but alas, I'm not. So these will have to do! Not every picture will obviously be exactly what I was thinking, but rather ideas from each room will be used.


The last 4 pictures are our bedding choices as of now.

I'd love some comments on which look is best. Or if you have neat bedding sites to visit!
My favs are:
Polka Tots
Carousel Bedding
*Layla Grayce
Pottery Barn
{although a little disappointed}
Restoration Hardware
*Rosenberry Rooms
*{my key word was affordable...this site is awesome, but super pricey}

10 comments:

  1. We couldn't afford to get really expensive bedding either! I think I would have had a much harder time deciding if Jonah had been a girl because everything is so cute. I'm drooling over the Coastal bedding on the PolkaTots site- beautiful and unique!

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  2. We got ours from babybedding.com. They actually have a "create your own" section which is what I used. I picked the green & blue stripe as my main fabric and then the website matched up all the colors they had available. I then used those colors to compliment the stripes. They had this ADORABLE songbird pattern last year that I was going to get if Baby E had been a girl. You don't have to use the "make your own" option but it is nice b/c you can customize the length of the skirt as well as whether it is ruffled or pleated. Here is a link to S's bedding...http://storybookreality.blogspot.com/2010/07/little-guys-room.html If you blow up the picture of the crib you can see it as well as on the changing pad...

    Good luck!! It is SO hard to choose!!

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  3. Thanks Laura. That is actually where the last image is from - I designed it on that website. I am just still not sure which look I want. :)

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  4. You inspired me to finally post a blog about Norah's room. Thanks! I was very inspired by Restoration Hardware in making our grey/pink/white room. Check it out!

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  5. Oh...and do you use Pinterest? I wish I had been using it when trying to create a look.

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  6. Have you looked at Land of Nod? That is where I got my baby bedding.

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  7. I love those curtain rods, the green rug, the pink and grey, and the lavender... i can see why it is so hard to pick! I say, go girly-- Harper may be your only girl and chance to decorate a girly nursery :)

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  8. I loved all Restoration Hardware rooms when I was looking for Eli. I missed my house the most when designing his room because I like you like color blocking and not so much themes, but I couldn't paint the walls here in the dorm which made it hard. So...I like what we have here but I will LOVE having a home in the future when and if we have more. You can't go wrong with any choice. You have a great eye and will make it all perfect for your precious one.

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  9. I had a breakdown in Lowes while 6 months pregnant trying to pick out colors.......crying and everything. I was a sight I am sure. I spent hours upon hours trying to figure out something for Lucas. We went bright and crazy! We love it! Now if I was choosing for a girl I probably wouldn't have went the crazy route, lavender, purples, etc.

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