girl’s nursery design board

We’re waiting for our countertops to be finished and installed, but this doesn’t mean I’m not without distractions. I have a baby girl in my belly, and I get to decorate a room to celebrate it!

I made this same type of mood board back before we had Jack, here. It was a fun way to gather up the pieces month by month to make a nursery and what we now call Jack’s room. We would budget for one or two pieces a month, so it didn’t feel like a hefty expense, and we had something to look forward to each month! We plan to do the same with this nursery space. This mood board is a little more tech-savvy than the cut-and-paste version last time, but it serves the same purpose.

Baby Girl Nursery Mood BoardSource list: artist in kiev knob – anthropologie, dresser – west elm, 3 spouts basket sand camel – target, baby peacock mirror – wisteria, let them be little – easy, malibu chandelier – serena & lily, ribbon mobile – etsy, cool mint  582 – benjamin moore, organized girl’s closet (minus the pink everything) – the container store, rug – urban outfitters, crib – baby mod marley 3-in-1 convertible crib. 

I have to say planning a girl’s room is much harder than planning a boy’s. There are SO many options, yes, but I also have that underlying voice to make sure it’s not too feminine so she grows up strong. Maybe I’m putting too much thought into the underlying effects of paint color on my baby girl’s self-worth and self-confidence. Just maybe. But I want her to be strong, independent, and know she can do anything she puts her mind to. Plus, the amount of accessories little girls can have! I can barely remember to put earrings and my ring on during the weekends!! Luckily, I expressed these concerns to a dear friend one night, and she calmly, more matter-of-factly said, you’ll teach her those things and she’ll accessorize you!

Simple as that. It made me smile and tiptoe off that edge of nervousness.

Back to the room, I plan on painting the walls Benjamin Moore cool mint 582. It’s a great pastel creamy-goodness, and I think our little girl will love it in the daytime and sleep well (hopefully) in it at night. I plan on applying some gold polka dots on an accent wall, as well. After thinking of these two colors; gold and mint, the other items above just came together!

I’ll keep you posted with the progress!!



nursery design board

Please excuse my design board. It’s the cut-and-paste variety but I heart it all the same and hope you get the idea.

Nursery Mood Board

Source list: menagerie bookend & rolling storage crates – serena & lily, giraffe bust – anthropologie, squared lacquered tray – west elm, martini side table – west elm, bird’s nest hanging lamp – serena & lily, parklane 3-in-1 crib – wal-mart, presidio glider – senera & lily or grano gliding recliner, Pouf – DIY’d, patchwork dresser – west elm.

I plan on keeping the wall color Benjamin Moore Pashima AF-100 and staying very gender neutral, as we’re on the fence about finding out the gender at 20 weeks. If I do find out, I can incorporate more gender specific details and maybe paint the ceiling or the closet a corresponding pastel color. Oh, the possibilities!

Honestly, I always thought I would be the girl that could wait until the birth for the big reveal. I was always a believer, big believer in: Santa, The Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny. Never would I think to search for presents or Easter candy prior to the big event. But this little person growing inside of me has me feeling differently. I seem to want to know with each passing day if it’s a little boy or girl in there. Isn’t 20 weeks a long enough wait!?! Ha. I think you can see which side of the fence I’m leaning on. I’ll keep you posted with the baby and nursery!