When I found out I was having a baby I felt a strong urge to nest and make everything perfect for his arrival. I think it’s a way of trying to gain some control in a very changing environment. Everything is unchartered territory when you’re pregnant with your first and there are so many things that are out of your control so it makes sense that women feel a strong pull to research everything to death and nest.
I knew I wanted to do a “gender neutral” nursery even though we knew we were having a baby boy. My husband and I bought a fixer-upper condo a year and half ago and have been doing a ton of work to it. I have had so much fun picking out everything from granite to furniture and really make this place our home. Our condo is very warm with soft colors and I wanted the nursery to tie into that.
Pinterest was where I began for my nursery inspiration, its a great starting place for a novice for ideas and “themes.” I was gravitating to grays, wheats and creams and lots of texture. I wanted to incorporate some type of “beach theme” since we live very close to the water and it’s a big part of our lives. With any theme you run the risk of overdoing it or making it cheesy so I wanted to do in a subtle way that wouldn’t overwhelm the space. I also knew that I wanted to put a daybed in the room for those late nights with my little prince, but wanted to make sure it looked like it belonged there and wasn’t out of place. I absolutely love the way it turned out and it is now my favorite room in the house.