As the little lady’s arrival fast approaches, the pressure to finish the nursery is mounting. The crib has arrived, the changing table is on back-order, and the glider chair and custom decor pieces are being fabricated as we type, so progress is indeed being made. But the bare walls and empty corners are starting to stare back at us (and ominously at that), so we recently began hunting for pieces to add charm, personality and warmth to the space while maintaining our original goal of not making it overly baby-ish. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far…
After weeks of a protracted “pretty vs. comfy” debate over floor coverings (guess which side I was on), the hus-b and I settled on this Lamby Cuddle Rug from Sprout San Francisco, a fabulous local resource for organic baby *everything*. The Lamby is absurdly cozy (so much so that I am half expecting the hus-b to arm wrestle the baby for it) without being corny or juvenile. I expect that it will be trampled and spit up on in relatively short order, but the Lamby is machine washable (sadly, my new favorite product feature) and the price is so reasonable that we could replace it without angst.
The wind is blowing in a Bermudian direction these days, at least when it comes to artwork for the little lady’s nursery. Remembering our original Coral Beach Club inspiration, the hus-b and I went in search of pieces that reminded us of Bermuda. We were originally looking for botanical prints of local flora and fauna, but ended up stumbling upon some vintage Adolph Treidler posters that we kind of adore. The clean, old-timey graphics are totally our speed, and the bright colors would be interesting and stimulating for baby without going full Winnie the Pooh on the poor little darling.
We think this poster is especially charming because the pink and white buildings in the background look suspiciously like the CBC (which may just be wishful thinking given that pretty much *every* building in Bermuda is pastel-colored with a white stepped roof). We’re currently deciding between a single framed print or a pair of framed prints hung side-by-side. A pair just *seems* right, but given that the Bermuda reference is so literal, too much could end up looking silly. Thoughts?
Moving in a completely different but no less personal direction, we also decided to incorporate a cow element in honor of the hus-b’s alma mater, Williams College. When we discovered Carlton Cow at Giggle, we fell in love with his soft, huggable coat and gentle rocking action. When we saw Carlton on sale on Zulily a week later, how could we resist? Accessorized with a jaunty bow in Williams purple, Carlton is already making himself right at home in the little lady’s nursery. And did we mention that he moos?