Nursery Inspiration

Baby Brack #2 is due to make her arrival in early February 2017, but with the holidays quickly approaching, we are trying to get a jumpstart on the nursery before the calendar gets hectic. Our plan is to start painting this weekend and then over the next few months slowly acquire the furniture & decor.

Here’s what I’m dreaming up for our little princess:


Room color: As much as I love the color pink, I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of painting her room that color (and I think Shawn was relieved), so we found the perfect shade of light purple–Violet Cache from the HGTV Collection by Sherwin-Williams.

Dresser & Crib: We are purchasing the exact same dresser & crib set that Maverick currently has. While I wish Maverick was out of his crib, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon, so moving it into the baby’s room isn’t an option. Our plan is to eventually get the toddler rail for Maverick’s crib and then when Baby #2 is ready, we’ll move the rail we already have to her bed and Maverick’s bed can either become a day bed or a full-size bed. Plus, both kids will then have dressers they can grow up with.

Crib bedding: I searched forever and finally found crib bedding that I like. I wanted her room to be simple, yet sophisticated and I love the damask print, so it was a perfect fit. Plus, it matches the paint color exactly! 

Lamp: When I was registering I stumbled across this cute little lamp and couldn’t resist. I love having a small light in the kid’s rooms for late night feedings or 3 AM diaper changes. It gives me enough brightness to see what I’m doing, but doesn’t wake them up as much as the overhead light does.

Monogram: Maverick has his name spelled out above his crib. I painted & decorated the letters and they are adorable, but were an absolute nightmare to hang up. I knew Shawn would kill me if I had him hang another name on the wall, so I found this adorable monogram that can be personalized with her initials. I think it would be perfect above her crib and way easier for Dad to hang.

Artwork: One of my favorite sayings is, “Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains.” It embodies so much of what I want for my daughter, so I was super excited when I found it here–and in purple!

Glider: No nursery is complete without a comfortable glider & ottoman. For Maverick, we reused an old rocker that my mom sewed new cushions for and he still loves it! I didn’t want to take it away from him, plus it would be a tight squeeze for 2 kids during our nightly story time, so I’m hoping to find something a little bigger for Baby #2’s room. Plus, I figured if we get it in gray we can move it to other parts of the house once the kiddos outgrow it.

I can’t wait to get started on the decorating! Wish us luck on our painting this weekend!