I FINALLY had some time to sit down and share the girls nursery. Meh, who am I kidding, it’s 1 in the morning and the only quiet time I really get these days but hey, I got it done!
This room is a whole lot of love and a big dream come true. If you have followed our journey you will know it was not easy conceiving these two little humans. We had 3 miscarriages (one was actually also twins) and 3 years of trying to conceive (You can read more about our journey HERE
if you like). The room means so much more to me than a couple walls with some pretty details. It is everything we have gone through and a ton of love.
This nursery is long over due. 5 Years ago when we found out we were pregnant, all I could imagine was this beautiful dreamy girl nursery. No part in me thought we would have a boy, silly I know but I had so many ideas for a little girls nursery almost instantly. When we found out we were having a boy all of those dreams went into a gigantic pinterest board that just kept growing and growing for years to come. After a few years of infertility mixed with miscarriages one of the first things my husband said to me when we found out we were having…twin GIRLS…was…THE ROOM IS ALL YOURS! He knew how much that meant to me and how long I had pictured all of it. So the inspiration was my heart. A super light and airy room filled with love.
I find it hard when planning things to stick to one theme so I tend to gravitate towards pallets and put it together from there. It’s a girls room so of course pink comes to mind but I also wanted it to feel comfortable, coordinate with our home and not be over done with bright colors. Soft pinks was a definite must but I really wanted it to stay very light and bright with not a ton of color. One thing that changed as I designed it was gold accents. I really felt that was a must for me but I completely changed from gold to a more natural wood element in the design with some greenery. I knew I wanted a softer wood to break up the white walls but I really wanted to stay as light as possible for the whole thing so this was a bit tricky at times. I really had to think about my pieces and my end goal when making purchases.
I definitely have two favorite things about this room. The first I think would have to be the feature wall around the window. This was a huge decision for us as 1) wallpaper is not cheap 2) it seems so permanent even though it is just peal and stick 3) the rest of the room really fed off this one wall so it was important we made a good choice. There was no going back from that. I am so happy with what we chose. I was actually struggling with the room a bit before it went up because it was so white. Once we had that wall up it really made it feel like a little girls room. And second would be that supporting others was a huge focus of mine. Everything (or most things) that went into it I wanted to be from small shops. I wanted to help and support small shops as much as I could. Almost everything in their room is from Moms/Families making a living right from their homes. The bigger pieces of course were from businesses but I really tried to stay true to what was important to me when making decisions. If there was something I found I wanted, I would ask myself if it was something I could get from a small shop instead and I went and found it. It was really fun getting to know so many wonderful and hard working people throughout the process. I stand behind all the products I found and am so proud of the the feeling it gives me when I look around the room. (all small shops are listed at the bottom for you and some really great discount codes for you too. Please do check them out)
When I thought of this room right from the beginning, there was only one piece (or two I guess) that I knew I just had to have, and that was the Jenny Lind Crib. They are so feminine, classic and just all around beautiful. They completely spoke to me and my style. It was a non optional for me.
I love DIY projects but it wasnt something I wanted to do with the girls nursery. I wanted it to be perfect but also a labor of love. So my husband took on a big project and tackled the wainscotting himself. We learned a lot along the way and it wasnt an easy task by any means but I love that he did this for them, and for me. It is extra special to me now. I also knew wainscotting was a must for me. If I could have some sort of wainscotting, batten board, ship lap or anything on every single wall in my house I totally would. I find it makes such a huge difference to a room and really changed the feeling.
When I had these amazing visions of designing a little girls room one day, I never in a million years imagined it would be for 2 little girls. Finding out we were having twins pretty much squashed all the plans I had. Small rooms and two cribs was not an easy task. When we originally started the room we put in a built in closest, nothing fancy just some drawers and such from Ikea. But after starting to dress these little humans we realized it was an absolutely must to have more storage space (seriously SO MUCH STUFF). In came the dresser which took months and months to find. Absolutely nothing went up on the walls until this dresser was found because it decided where the cribs were placed. If I could do it again, I wouldn’t have started the room until we had that dresser. The bigger pieces decide the space when you have a small room and can change everything.
I absolutely love the girls room. I find myself stopping outside of it on my way by and just smiling. It is filled with natural light and itso inviting, soft and feminine with a hint of baby girl. I wanted it to be a space that they can grow and play in. Something they will love even if they decide they dont like the color pink.
A HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to Jessica Gingrich
for asking me to do a nursery tour and making me get my butt in gear to get it all together. Also she shared some love on her amazing design blog also. Make sure to check that out HERE!