Monday, August 10, 2015

Nursery in the Nest

Baby crib, bird mobile, sconces, mirror, Restoration Hardware; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
Hello, readers! My baby girl has arrived, and we are over the moon! Along with her arrival came the exciting task of designing a nursery. I wanted the room to feel like an extension of the rest of our home with neutral colors; nothing too babyish or bright. 

The soft gray crib is anchored by a large, floor-to-ceiling Louis Phillipe mirror while two french sconces give the vignette glow and symmetry. I love the way this crib, mirror, and sconce formation emulates the classic bed, headboard, and lamp formation in a bedroom. 

Baby changing table, baby photos, birds; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
We converted our chest of drawers into the changing table, making it easy to change our baby and clothe her while keeping diapers and clothes tucked neatly away. A mirror, birds, and photos of our daughter decorate the wall above. 

Baby rocking chair, glider, side table; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
A linen glider and ottoman is my ticket to comfort while feeding or reading to my little girl! Positioning the chair between the two windows gives me a lovely view outside.

Baby bookcase, toys, stuffed animals, children's books; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
This tall, gray bookshelf displays her collection of books below and stuffed animals above. We painted this originally dark bookshelf a light gray.

Baby mobile, handmade bird mobile, linen and sequins; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
My talented, sweet mother made these beautiful linen and sequin birds from scratch. Aren't they whimsical and perfect for Nora's Nest? The mobile hangs from a single string, allowing the birds to fly around in a circle and entertain our little one. 

Baby mobile, birds, crib, mirrors; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
The two Louis Phillipe mirrors reflect each other from over the crib and changing table.

Baby photos, birds, Louis Phillipe mirror; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
Photographs of our baby in a nest flank the antique mirror. These wood-carved birds flew over my room growing up. They now fly over my daughter's room today. 

Baby photo in nest, Louis Phillipe mirror; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
Our bundle of joy, all bundled up! Gorgeous photography by Natasha Halimi.

Handmade birds, gray linen and silver sequins; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
Birds rest on a nest and protect their eggs.

Baby silver collection, rattles, bells, piggybank, stuffed animals; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
A collection of silver and sweet stuffed animals is the focal point of the bookshelf.

Baby silver collection, angel frame, lamb, rattle, side table; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
This side table, an amazing flea market find, is perfect for setting down a glass of water or pacifier while I feed my baby. A concrete lamb, a black and white photograph of our new family, and hot pink roses give this little table a big presence.

Angel frame with baby photo; Nursery in the Nest; Nora's Nest
One of the baby gifts I received was this beautiful silver, cherub frame. I'm in love with this frame...and our little angel!

With the nursery's neutral palette, I will be able to add colors and take them away easily through pillows, quilts, and toys. And when the time comes, we can sprinkle the room with accessories of our daughter's favorite color.

For more details of our nursery, stay tuned. Thank you for visiting Nora's Nest!


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