I am really on a show and tell kick, aren’t I? I have been meaning to show you these pictures forever now. This is what Penelope’s nursery looks like. She has never slept in here, not even once, but it is a very pretty, clothes and toy storage room.
The second I found out I was having a girl, I ordered two BlaBla mermaid dolls. I had seen them years before and knew that I if I had a girl, I was going to do a mermaid nursery theme. I used to work in a local art gallery in college and I started collecting mermaid pieces back then and I used them all in her room.
The duvet cover on the twin bed is from Pottery Barn and is organic.
We got her crib and shelves from IKEA (it’s the Gulliver crib, but I can’t find it on their site, so I wonder why they don’t make it anymore??) and her crib bedding from Pottery Barn (they also don’t make her pattern anymore, but they have several organic ones to choose from), again organic.
I must have put 10 different paint (no voc, of course) swatches on the wall, trying to pick the perfect shade of green. It was worth the effort, the green is exactly what I wanted.
The twin bed and dressers were my husband’s, Peter, childhood bedroom furniture. The accent color used to be a blue, but he painted pink over it for Penelope. I would have loved some fancy Pottery Barn furniture, but I really like that her furniture has a good story and some history.
The bear and pig were hand knitted by Peter’s grandmother.
That teddy bear plays a heart, white noise sound, when turned on and was mine when I was a baby.
A dream baby girl closet. We were so blessed to have a ton of hand me down clothes given to her. I am just now having to start buy clothes for Penelope. She was a very well dressed baby.
And I loved the time I spent organizing her closet when I was pregnant. When I was having a hard day early post partum, I would literally march myself up to her room and just look at it and take some deep breaths. Looking at a perfectly clean and organized closet instantly calms me down and makes me happy. I am weird, I know. But after I told you about my house growing up, you understand!
The BlaBla dolls that inspired the whole room. Penelope loves these dolls now, by the way, and she also has Mrs. Fox. They make the best stuffed toys for little ones, the perfect size, well made, great design.
What is the theme in your baby’s nursery? What inspired it?