The nursery. The room that has to be perfect, down to the smallest detail. (Even when it’s your second child and you’re fully aware the child will not even be in the nursery for several months….ya still want it perfect.)
For Georgia’s room, I went back and forth over two styles: all white with lots of textures or pink and green? I gravitated to everything pink and green for her, so decided to go this route for her room as well. I fell in love with the “Kate” bedding by Serena & Lily. I decided to do a striped accent wall behind the crib. I wanted the color of the striped pattern to be the same as the pattern of the damask bedding. Doing that made both the wall and crib the focal point of the room. The rest of the room was painted a gentle pink.
The gold crown canopy (from RH Baby & Child) and coordinating gold “G” above her crib (Southern Nest) added a sophisticated touch to balance the whimsical combination of pink and green. I used lots of white to calm the eye and make the small room appear airy.
I took the leftover paint from the striped wall and painted a large canvas. I hung an extra large “Prep” monogram from Southern Nest (found here) onto the canvas (attaching it with hot glue.) I hung the canvas behind the glider, across from the accent wall. Bringing the shade of green across the room made the color palette flow.
Then, crazy girl that I am, I was sitting in the room one day and decided “This room needs a child size vintage dress form with a tutu.” I think of weird things like that. Of course, I couldn’t find one anywhere. So I decided to make one. I purchased a modern dress form online and antiqued it to give it a french, shabby look. I ordered a tutu on Etsy from this shop and put it on the dress form. It turned out to be even cuter than I had envisioned.
For a little “art wall,” I had an adorable “G is for Georgia” print made from this Etsy shop and framed it. For the other piece, I had an 8 inch Southern Nest monogram made (found here.) I framed a piece of Lily Pulitzer fabric I purchased on Etsy (found here), painted the monogram green, and glued the monogram onto the fabric. They were the perfect combination for this white shadow box (from Ikea.)
I repainted the chandelier (it was light blue) to be white. I recoverd the mini lampshades for the chandelier in this adorable pink and white fabric.
(The pillows below were actually mine from college! They were on my bed at my sorority house. I am so thrilled to be able to break them back out for Georgia!)
The first thing I did when I found out I was having a girl was jump online and order bonnets. Because every baby girl needs bonnets, right? I was obsessing over the bonnets at Beaufort Bonnet Company and racked up. You can see one of the precious bonnets below.
Taking a break from the “girlie,” rustic baskets hold necessities on the changing table.
And of course, the most precious part of the room…little Georgia.
Thank you to Kinston Photography for so many beautiful pictures of Georgia’s room!
By Courtney Ronay of Southern Nest