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!
crib: Bratt Decor
artwork over changing table: Way Way Allen
framing by: Framebridge (HOLYCITYCHIC to save 10%)
changing table: Ikea
hardware pulls: Anthropologie
“beach baby” sign: mud-pie
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
blanket hanging out of basket: Modern Burlap
chandelier: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
curtain panels: West Elm
gold curtain rods: Bed Bath & Beyond
paint color: custom formula shared here
previous BABY updates
**UPDATE: See how Watson’s nursery changed after it was “lived in” for a while!***
p.s. The winner for the diamond earrings giveaway was randomly chosen… congratulations to Laura Kathryn Cardamone!!