watson's nursery reveal

My vision for Watson's nursery was something not too babyish, but still so very sweet and calming. I also thought I'd take advantage of the only time I'll ever be able to have total control of his room decor! Figured I'd decorate with as many bunny stuffed animals and white fabrics as I can for now... because the footballs and toy trucks will arrive soon enough, I'm sure.

I started off with the Bratt Decor Joy Canopy Crib in distressed black cast iron as my inspiration piece. With such a visually strong crib, I knew I wanted the rest of the nursery to be simple with shades of white and grey in various textures like faux fur, seagrass, and linen. 

Way Way Allen, an artist local to Charleston, was so sweet to paint two pieces especially for his nursery, which we hung over the changing table. You may have noticed some of Way Way's work at Serena & Lily. I've been a fan of her artwork for the longest time and was so excited to have two pieces in Watson's room. Had them framed with Framebridge, which, for the record, is an awesome process from the service to the price. I think it's the best way to go about framing. You can use code HOLYCITYCHIC to save 10% off your order, if you'd like.

Two other things I knew I wanted for this nursery were a big Bird of Paradise plant for a pop of color and a big white glider with a washable slipcover, which I found at Celadon. That's my home decor go-to store in Charleston—both their retail store in Mount Pleasant and their warehouse/outlet in North Charleston. Their buyers have a super eye for unique pieces and the classics, too. I just know what I find at Celadon isn't going to be everywhere. Also got the bookshelf and that hand carved wooden fish from there, too. They've also got an online shop

And to sit next to that glider, I found this Robert Abbey Alvin Adjustable Pharmacy Floor Lamp at Lamps Plus. (They are another go-to for me.) The painting behind the light was done a long time ago by Brandon's grandmother. We also added the Etienne Chandelier from RH Baby and Child. Hard to tell from the photos, but it's wooden and I love it.

These photos are by Marni Rothschild. She shot our wedding, so it meant a whole lot to have her catch this milestone, too. There's a bunch more photos she took that I'd love to share with y'all one day soon. It's funny looking at some of them because I can see in our eyes just how sleep deprived we are, but I kind of love that I can see that in the photos at the same time... because that is certainly our life right now!

I've been soaking up every second I possibly can with our baby boy, but once I can get back into the regular blogging routine, I promise to share what I packed and used in my hospital bag, what's in Watson's closet, how I organized his dresser drawers, what I've been storing in my diaper bag, and first month must haves. I always love posts like that, so hopefully you will too! 

artwork over changing table: Way Way Allen
framing by: Framebridge (HOLYCITYCHIC to save 10%)
changing table: Ikea
hardware pulls: Anthropologie
bookshelf: Celadon
"beach baby" sign: mud-pie
glider: Celadon
fish wall hanging: Celadon
gold floor lamp: Lamps Plus
jute rug: Rugs USA
sheepskin rug: Rugs USA
rug pad under bigger rug (It's the best!): Rug Pad USA
baskets: Joss & Main (update - found them here!)
blanket hanging out of basket: Modern Burlap
curtain panels: West Elm
gold curtain rods: Bed Bath & Beyond

previous BABY updates
pregnancy announcement  |   14 weeks  |   16 weeks  |   18 weeks  |   20 weeks  |  23 weeks  |  27 weeks  |  29 weeks  |  31 weeks  |  34 weeks  |  10 pregnancy must-haves  |  37 weeks

p.s. The winner for the diamond earrings giveaway was randomly chosen... congratulations to Laura Kathryn Cardamone!! 


  1. i love this space! it's so calming and serene! he is adorable :) congrats mama! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. So beautiful!!!! Would you mind sharing where you got the small lamp on the dresser/ changing table? I need a small lamp for our little ones room and that's exactly what I was looking for!

    1. Thank you! Found that at Homegoods years ago. :)

  3. LOVE this! It turned out so perfectly and Watson is adorable! Can I ask where you got the basket that he is laying in? We are having a baby girl in June and I'd love to pick that up for her newborn photos! Can't wait for the rest of your baby posts!

    1. Thanks! The basket belongs to our photographer, so I'm not sure where it's from. I would google "seagrass basket" and see what ya get. And congrats on your baby girl who will be here so soon! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. :)

  4. Perfection ! He is adorable and that room is perfect !

  5. What a sweet little room! It is perfect! And so is he!

  6. What a gorgeous nursery! and scrumptious baby boy! makes me miss the newborn stage. I remember looking so tired in all our pictures too, but you know what it's life and that newborn stage passes so quickly so enjoy it sweet Mama:)

  7. What a sweet room! Can you share the paint color? It's exactly what I was thinking for our nursery!

  8. What are the paint colors you used for this room?

  9. Love it! Having a baby boy in July and one his nursery bedding sets is all white too :) Looking into a basket for him to lay in for photos now haha

  10. So beautiful! Would you also mind sharing about his monogram shoes? I have a 5 month old little guy that I would love to see in them!

  11. Every single detail is amazing, I love how cozy and soft the room feels! Xo, Stephanie

  12. So serene and perfect for your little man x

  13. I love the beach baby sign! It's exactly the vibe I'm channeling for our baby's coastal nursery. Congrats!

  14. Hi Megan! Can you share where you got the plant in your nursery? I also live in Charleston and looked at Lowes and couldn't find anything similar. Is it a banana plant? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hey! It is from Lowe's on James Island. It's not in the outside plant area, but in the area just inside of that where they keep orchids, etc. Hope this helps!! It's a Bird of Paradise plant. :)

  15. Hi Megan! I have the same bookshelf from Celadon and want to use it in my baby boy's nursery as well. Mine doesn't have that baby blue background and seems a little more gray. Can you tell me if you painted yours or did you buy it that way? I love the look of yours and may try my hand at painting!


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