Possible Nursery Design

I’ve ordered the Harrison Vintage Ceiling Fixture, and I already have the gold Syroco branch and birds (which may or may not get spray painted). Everything else is still subject to change. :)

For a boy:
Possible Nursery Design (Boy)

For a girl:
Possible Nursery Design (Girl)

The crib, glider and ottoman, bookshelf, and stuffed dog are the same in both versions. The only differences are the paint colors and fabric choices.

Of course, I chose fabric for both versions, not ready-made crib sets. Yeah. I may not actually be up to making my own bedding. The fabrics are all from Sew Mama Sew if you’re looking for them.

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  • Susan
    October 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    You can always check out the Etsy shop Swell by Stephanie for custom bedding at a really great price!

  • tm
    October 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    i had my mom make all my bedding. she made bumpers and i never used them. because after i put them in there, i read that they can be a suffocation hazard if the baby gets nuzzled up to them. then i have heard of kids who use them as a form of a step when they get older to try and get out. up to you, but you may want to just save yourself the time, money and effort of the bumper pads.

  • tm
    October 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    btw, i love all your choices. :) so cute!

  • susanj
    October 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    oooh, these are nice…babies are so fun!

  • cathym
    October 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Making your baby bedding is super easy…I did it, and I’m a pretty novice sewer. I know it would turn out beautiful if you went for it!

  • half of vamh
    October 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Loove the rocker selection! Can’t wait to see the magic unfold!

  • kristen
    October 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    my aunt made my crib bedding and i’m so happy she did. i love how it turned out, my little one LOVES the dots i chose (Heather Ross fabric) and i’ll do the same for my next one! good luck and welcome to the mom club (we don’t wear mom jeans though!)

  • Kathleen
    October 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I have those birds! I got them from my grandma a few years ago and I have been in love with them ever since. I also eye-spyed them in a recent episode of Mad Men.

    I have them hanging in my grey and gold master bedroom. They’ll be fabulous in a nursery!

    You can check them out on my blog:

  • Claire
    October 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Make sure that both you and hubby test out a rocker/glider before buying it! DH and I are both on the tall side and found that most of the attractive rocker/glider options out there were just just uncomfortable. Besides being too short for us, many of them were just stiff and uncomfortable to sit on. With my second non-sleeping baby at almost 5 months old now, I am sooooo glad that we went with the most comfortable glider that we sat in… even though it is U-G-L-Y. The glider in your plans looks great and I hope that it is as comfortable as its name implies!

  • alison
    October 22, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    i’m all for gender neutral and staying away from the pink and blue, but i wasn’t surprised that you chose pink. if the boys tip the scale in your house would you be willing to go blue? it looks lovely with brown!

  • Marybeth
    October 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I LOVE the Syroco branch and birds. To my surprise, my mom was selling the same set in her rummage sale for $5 last year–I picked them up without hesitation!

  • Katie
    October 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I custom-ordered my son’s crib bedding through Javis Davis ( They provided great customer service and the pieces turned out exactly like I wanted.

    I love your choices though! It’s not too “baby” and really fits in with your style.

  • BakedPixels
    October 22, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Oh, they look super sweet…

  • Christy
    October 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I know it sounds lame, but as the mother of three kiddos, I think you should strongly consider getting yourself a recliner somewhere in your house. When baby is awake and will only sleep on your chest for the first three plus months of his/her life, you will need a REALLY comfortable, reclining place to sleep. Take it from me, leaning up against the headboard with pillows won’t do the trick.

    I love your blog! I check it every day, but this is the first comment I’ve made :)

  • Tatyana
    October 22, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Yet another great room design. I love all the mood boards you create.
    BTW – what happened to the tall dresser your husband was painting? Are you still going to include it in the room?

  • Jules
    October 22, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Hah! Christy, I’ve been telling her that offline for weeks. Recliners are ghastly, but when that baby is 15 months and has a cold and can’t sleep laying down? All that ugly turns beautiful real quick at 3am. I suggest Nicole buy one and keep it hidden where no one stylish would ever find it. ;)

    I think her selection is a pretty good compromise, though.

  • Gràcia
    October 23, 2008 at 1:44 am

    I really really love your choices! Are you going to know the sex before it’s born? I started talking about babies the other day with my boyfriend (his face was priceless!) and I found out he wouldn’t want to know until it’s here. What?!?! And what about all the shopping?

  • Trina
    October 23, 2008 at 6:16 am

    I love both of them! Hey, you never know, it could be twins and you could do 1/2 and 1/2 !

  • Making it Lovely
    October 23, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Oh, I definitely want to know whether we’re having a girl or boy. Five more weeks until we find out!

    Christy, Jules has totally been trying to sell me on a recliner. ;)

    Tatyana, we’re still planning on having the dresser in the room. I just don’t have a good picture of it to use (since it’s still in shambles in the basement and I never took a before picture for some reason).

    I’m glad to hear that it’s not that hard to sew your own bedding. Maybe it’s still a possibility…

  • Christine
    October 23, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Wow, these are really gorgeous designs. I just came across your blog and I’ve really enjoyed. I shall be popping back :)

  • luuve
    October 23, 2008 at 10:33 am

    i really love your mock up…but recliner???…im not sure i would ever have a recliner in my home..under any circumstance lol..but then again my 4 year old rarely required me to stay up all night..days on end…im super duper blessed by that..maybe you’ll be as lucky :)

    however…i really love the idea of the glider. they are easy, cute, and work really well…my only advice like others is MAKE SURE ITS COMFORTABLE..make sure the back is high enough..i held my son CONSTANTLY lol….and what better place to hold him…in a VERY VERY COMFORTABLE CHAIR with my feet up..reading a good book :)

  • Cindy
    October 23, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Love that you went with such an elegant room that didn’t require you to change your furniture pieces. The recliner looks confy and all the fabrics are so perfect!!

  • alisa
    October 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Love it… though having experienced my fair share of reflux babies and spit-up, I must strongly caution you against a dark, chocolate brown glider ;) Or, at a minimum, suggest that you find something with a removable/washable cover. I can just see that gorgeous brown covered in white milk stains, and it’s making me sad.

  • Miss B.
    October 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Gosh, you are so very talented. I really like both rooms, they are so not subject to cutsy, they could easily move into toddler without a problem…Beautiful!

  • Jamie
    October 23, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Definitely make your own bedding! It’s not that hard and very satisfying…I was finishing up my bumper while I was in Labor! By the way, I used only one layer of batting in the bumper which is much safer and still effective in preventing those bonks in the night :)

  • claudia
    October 23, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Nicole, I follow your blog religiously all the way from Mexico and adore your designs… I don’t mean to be intrusive or something but I’ve studied color a bit and black is never recommended for children… I think it looks great, but you know… Just thought I should let you know, if you want more info. ask someone waldorf related… Congratulations on the baby and on everything else. I am a true fan!


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    October 24, 2008 at 8:03 am

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  • Ana
    October 24, 2008 at 11:33 am

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  • elizabeth
    October 25, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Consider bookshelves without doors, while it might not be so tidy it will make the furniture more stable (even if you anchor it, the doors are problematic) and less chance of figures getting smashed. I know its hard to imagine, but between 9-12 months your baby is going to be pulling up and getting into stuff.

  • Online Shopping Chick
    October 26, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Very nice selections. I love the fabric choices and that rocker really looks comfy–which is essential because with babies you spend a lot of time at night sitting in them. :)

  • Amy
    October 27, 2008 at 11:13 am

    You can definitely make your own bedding easy-peasy – but I would recommend you purchase sheets – I had a super cute set, bumpers, sheet, bed skirt, etc, but the bedsheets were the first to go – because there will be nights where you may have to change out two or more sets of sheets! So find some basic sheets you love that coordinate with the bedding you made (and get several of them). Bed skirts are a great way to add a fun fabric to the nursery, if you are concerned about bumpers. And a cute pillow for the chair. Nurseries are so much fun to create!

  • Simone
    October 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I adore that crib… could it be any more adorable? Whish I would have found it three month earlier ;) Thanks for sharing!

  • Heather
    October 31, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    My mom made curtains and a bed skirt for my daughter’s room. I bought coordinating crib sheets. It turned out really cute, and I’m glad I didn’t go the bed-in-a-bag route this time.

  • trish
    November 1, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    i am sooooo thrilled that you are pregnant at the same time i am. =) i’m looking for ideas for my baby girl’s nursery right now, and i’m so frustrated that crib bumpers are frowned upon, because those are the cutest part of the set i love: dwell studio’s charlotte. argh!
    i think i might make a set as well, and paint some wall art for her.

  • Carey
    November 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I have that glider and ottoman… bought it on Ebay about 6 months ago. It is pretty comfortable – I put a pillow behind my back for support. It wipes clean very easily! The microfiber is great. Company I bought it from was Gliders Direct. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  • Jen K
    November 14, 2008 at 11:21 am

    So, a little late in the game.. Just a comment about the Orleans rug – it stains VERY easily. Unfortunately, we got one earlier this year and you just look at it wrong and it is stained. :( Since it is wool, it is not an easy task to remove certain stains either. Cats + Wool Rug = Bad idea too. Oh well. :)