Our Rory Pearl is finally here! She made her big debut a little early and after a 34-hour long labor (which is a whole different blog post for another time...). Long story short, momma is learning that babies run on their own time and schedule! The last few weeks as a new mom have been filled with so many firsts, ups and downs, and lots of nursing! The moment we found out we were having a girl, I got busy planning her nursery. I knew that I wanted her room to be a space that she could grow into as a little lady and be space where she could create and learn.
Since we live in a newly built home, it was important to me to add some character to the room (if you're new around here, I'm an old home junky). My brother Matt helped me design and install the board and batten and we decided to paint the entire room the same color to give the craftsmanship style.
I knew that pink would be apart of the nursery, but I also wanted to go a more "non-traditional" route that could be gender neutral for future babies. I found the color Privlege Green by Sherwin Williams ( Privilege Green (HGSW3253) and instantly new it was the one. While painting the room, Colby thought I was absolutely crazy for choosing such a non-traditional color for a little girl's room, but once we finished everything up, he ended up loving it too. We love how cozy it makes her room feel.
We found this vintage shelf at a local antique shop (if you are a Utah local be sure to check out @haightashburyhome in SLC-they have an amazing selection of vintage goods!). It was originally pretty banged up and white-so we painted it a soft peach to add some pink to the room. We made sure to bolt it to the wall so as Rory get's older, we don't have to worry about her climbing all over it! I'm also hoping that as Rory grows, her shelf will with her by using the cubbies for easy access to her toys and clothes!
I'm not usually a cat fan, but I fell in love with these paintings by Emily Winfield Martin.
I ended up picking the Blossom Bunny Baby Blanket! You can get one for yourself HERE.
I also used the Blossom swan garland, which you can purchase HERE as well.
I didn't want to get a traditional changing table as I wanted a dresser that Rory could grow into, so we just bought an Ikea dresser, added custom knobs, and put a changing pad on top. It's been great and I'm so glad we ended up going that route.
I wanted these gorgeous gold bow knobs from Anthropology, but alas, it was not in the budget! So I purchased some white bow knobs from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them gold, and they really look almost exactly like the Anthro ones (just without the pretty price tag!)
I really wanted a whimsical light fixture to finish the space, but didn't want to purchase one that ate up my entire budget. I ended up finding this butterfly pendant for only $50 on Amazon and it's one of my favorite parts of her room!
I couldn't find any curtain's that I absolutely loved, so I made my own tea length curtains only TWO days before Rory was born! Just imagine a giant, sweaty, pregnant lady slaving over a sewing machine...it was a hoot! I got the fabric from one of my favorite local shops- Harmony in Provo, Utah. They have such an amazing selection of goodies and fabrics!
I also wanted shelving that looked "built-in". So we purchased shelving from IKEA and painted the shelves the same color as the room. For now we use the shelves for her books, but as she grows or our needs change for the room, we can use the shelving for pictures or decor.
Anna Killian did such an amazzinnnngg job capturing Rory's nursery and we will treasure these photos FOREVER.
Momma doesn't have time to post a full sourcing list, so for room sourcing questions, comment below or message us on our Instagram! This really has been the funnest space I have ever designed and I love that it was for our little lady. I can't wait to add to it as Rory "blossom's" through life!