My Home: The Nursery

It has been a VERY long time since I have posted anything on this blog. Not for lack of content, simply a serious lack of time. In the past several months I have been working on some pretty exciting projects (which I will share in due time) as well as preparing for my very first baby! 

Celebrating on our 1st Anniversary at Windermere with our fur baby Bailey.

Celebrating on our 1st Anniversary at Windermere with our fur baby Bailey.

So I thought I'd start back into this whole blogging thing with a little personal update on the (small) progress I have made on my own home. Specifically the nursery. Since this seems to be what most people are interested in.

My baby is due September 26th and so that makes me only 6 weeks away from the big event. Surely I must have my nursery all ready by now right? Well, unfortunately that's the sad part of doing Interior Design for a living. My own space always is the last to receive much needed TLC.

It's not that I haven't been thinking about it - because, believe me, I have! But I have had an awful time making any decisions. And considering my husband has still been using the room intended for the nursery as his home office, I haven't had much space to play with.

I won't bore you with the details of the many different design concepts I have considered... but I will share some inspiration and my intended plan with some progress shots. It's nowhere near done yet, but we're finally making some progress!

How it all begins... looking for inspiration from fabric of course

How it all begins... looking for inspiration from fabric of course

Here are a few spaces that got my creative juices flowing... I just love the dark walls, though it has been harder to convince my husband of this.


Love the navy, love the modern/eclectic mix of new and old, and of course, love the touch of brass in this SuzAnn Kletzien Design nursery.

Love the brass, graphic print wallpaper, frames and wood chest of drawers.

So, here is my inspiration board...

A little NAVY, a little CORAL/ORANGE and lots of white and wood. Not to mention brass and gold where I can get it. Forgot to mention that the nursery needs to be gender neutral! Baby Karski is going to be a surprise.

Rebecca Hay Designs.

Rebecca Hay Designs.

The Plan:

- Paint the walls above the wainscotting Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy

- Have all second floor carpet professionally cleaned

- Install gold star decals on the walls (ordered on Etsy)

- Find an awesome ceiling light fixture to replace track lighting

- Assemble crib (currently in box in dining room) and put other baby essentials in closet

- Find chest of drawers to act as change table

-Have fun hanging shelves, style and simply decorating!

Here’s what the room looked like before as a DISORGANIZED home office.

As you can see, it’s come a long way ! A few weeks before baby due to arrive, the stuff has started to pile up in our dining room.

Temporary holding for all nursery essentials

Temporary holding for all nursery essentials

Progress is happening quickly…..


Here’s the end result!...