Living: Danielle's Nursery Design For Baby Number Two!

7. Rocker / 8. Pillow / 9. Gold Poof /  10. Crib / 11. Bumper/Bedding / 12. Changer / 13. Lamps

For me, one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the pregnancy time is to daydream about the baby and create a nursery full of love and personality to welcome home the baby. In the past two years since we had our daughter, nursery style and decor has really taken off thanks to creative bloggers and sources like Pinterest. My absolute favorite nursery inspiration blogger, Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay, has nailed endless nursery designs that will make you want to change your nursery’s theme every other day.

However, when I found out that we were having another girl, I knew right away that I wanted a dark room with navy walls and dainty, glamorous and vintage accessories in pink, gold and grey to balance the masculine with feminine! I am so happy with how the room has come together. I still have a few more things to do, but leaving those final touches until after the baby arrives is part of the fun!

Here are the key elements in Baby #2’s room:

These four prints were must haves for the nursery. The moon print is a favorite saying in our home, and I love how you can personalize the star print with your baby’s name (“Isabelle” is the example). The whimsical zebra prints are especially unique and original, thanks to the design and production by Joni Lay {she is multi-talented!}. You can see them in her daughter’s nursery here.

Every home needs a Moroccan Shag Rug. Its style and texture creates the perfect foundation for any room! We got ours from Anthropologie {now sold out}, but I also love these from Rugs USA and West Elm. Hurry and grab yours today, as they quickly sell out!  

Pendant Light
Isn’t this pendant light to die for? The retro-chic scallop-shaped drum shade has the perfect balance of masculine and feminine that I longed for in the nursery. They offer two versions: satin nickel hardware with white shade or antique brass hardware with off-white shade. I LOVE the antique brass one!

With my first baby, I had a big, comfortable arm chair, but it did not rock. With this baby, I really wanted to find a stylish and comfortable rocker for the baby and I to enjoy. This one is by far my favorite, and I was so pleased when I found it on Amazon for hundreds less than designer sites!

When I was looking for a rocker pillow that pops, I instantly turned to Caitlin Wilson Textiles. All of her pillows are gorgeous and bring sunshine to every room. {Click here to see our recent feature on her!} For the nursery, the navy fleur chinoise pillow was a no brainer!

Gold Poof
For a practical element with a big boost of glam, I chose a handmade Moroccan gold poof to set by the rocker to prop up my feet. It will also make the perfect seating for my little toddler, who I am sure will want to be as close as possible to the baby and I at all times!

Crib and Changer
I decided to recycle the espresso RH Baby crib and changing table from our first nursery, and it is no longer in stock. If I was going to buy a new crib and changing table today, I would definitely get the belle upholstered crib from RH Baby {gorgeous!} and this mirrored chest from Layla Grayce. With the right parts, it’s so easy to turn any chest into a changing table and later reuse it as another piece of furniture!

I had looked and looked for bedding for the crib and was kind of stumped. I knew I wanted something white and pale pink, but didn’t see anything that went with the room… until I recently saw this mallory crib set from none other than PB Kids!  It fits perfectly with the nursery colors and style; love it!

I recently saw pink ceramic lamps in the home feature of The Everygirl Co-founder, Alaina Kaczmarski, and instantly needed a pair for the Ikea Expedit shelf unit in the nursery. I searched and searched online and only came up with lamps that were a couple hundred dollars each. Then I saw this post on Danielle Oakey Interiors and instantly fell for these fluted glass lamps!  It’s the perfect “look for less” element, thanks Danielle!

So there you have it! I hope you love this inspiration board as much as I do. I can’t wait to share the final product with you, as well as the arrival of our sweet baby… hopefully very soon!! xo 

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Comments (1)

  1. This is STUNNING! You are so talented, D! You have an eye for design and knack for writing! I so enjoyed hearing nursery design tid bits during your pregnancy and now seeing the final product as an inspiration board is over the moon lovely. It’s beautiful, whimsical and special… just like YOU! xo

    Comment by Ariel on April 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm