Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The nursery makeover

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen a few little sneak peeks into our baby's nursery already, but as it is finally finished and all ready for our new arrival, due in a couple of weeks time (!), I thought I'd share some photos of the whole room.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
The room had been my office before, stuffed full of craft supplies, books, props, paperwork etc, so I've really had to downsize on that front and in fact the cupboard on the right hand side is actually being used to store a lot of that stuff. The wallpapered wall on the left used to be covered by a bank of ikea shelving that were there when we moved in. Hiding behind the shelves was a botch job of a partition wall, so we had this rebuilt when we had the builders in recently. Apart from that, in terms of decorating, all we've done is paint the walls and ceiling white, wallpapered and repainted the floor.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
I'm so pleased with the wallpaper by Ferm Living, which I ordered via This Modern Life. It is perfect for growing with our little one, as it's not babyish, but still a lovely nursery pattern. The cot is from John Lewis, please excuse the plastic covering on the mattress! The baby will sleep in our room for the first few months, so I've left that on there for now!

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

I bought the 'Whale in Paris' print from one of my fave shops, The Hambledon, on a recent trip to Winchester, and the honeycomb decorations are from Ikea. The fox cushion is by Sweet Reverie available at Society 6, and the little striped cushion was a lovely gift from a new brand based in Barcelona called Mint Banana.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
This lovely knitted blanket was handmade by my mum (thanks mum!), and the spotty one came from Gap.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
These drawers were a fab eBay find. The little pink turtle was handmade by Ooh La Lapin and the gorgeous moccasins are by Monkey and Mole. The toadstool lamp came from Bimbily - it's the only place I've seen stocking the gold version of this, so I was really pleased to find it.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
The curtains are a simple set of grey linen ones from Ikea, but I've customised them with a little bit of pink pom pom trim, which was so simple to do and I think really adds something to the curtains.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
I've blogged about the little cupboard before which I bought from the fab Goose Home and Garden. The huge pink honeycomb ball was another Ikea purchase, and the ice cream one is from The Hambledon. The 'My Daily Melody' print is by Audrey Jeanne, which I bought online from Tea and Kate.

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
I've had these little shelves for a while, I bought them in a charity shop for £5 and have just repainted them. The 'little girl' postcard and the elephant also came from Tea and Kate - I love how the elephant's pom poms match my curtains! The Polish wooden dolly was picked up at The Vintage and Handmade Fair which i visited a while back. 

I blogged about artwork for the nursery a while back so you might recognise some of these prints. The seal is from Isa Form, the elephant on the bike is by Ez Pudewa and the other elephant is by Seventy Tree. I've managed to frame all the artwork relatively cheaply, with a mix of Ikea frames for the standard sized prints and then some custom made frames by eFrame - which is a fab online resource, where you can enter in the exact dimensions of your print, what type of frame you want, whether you need a mount etc, and they are delivered to your door. I'm always really pleased with them and think they are affordable considering they are custom made. 

Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery



Patchwork Harmony: Our baby's nursery
The very last thing we added to the room was this light from John Lewis. It is made from plaster and punched with lots of tiny holes, so gives off a really soft light which is perfect for the nursery. Again, I like how it's not childish and will last for years to come in the room.

So there you go! The finished room! I've tried to keep it quite simple as it's a small room, but I'm sure it won't be long before it is filled with lots of baby paraphernalia, so it's nice to have a record of how it looks before the chaos takes hold! ;)

Just one more tiny thing to be added in a few weeks time! I'll be sure to give you an update when our little one makes her appearance!

xxx

16 comments:

  1. It is so beautiful! I wanna move in ;) Congrats Caroline, such an exciting start to an exciting journey into parent hood. xxx

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  2. Gorgeous! How sweet are all the prints!??

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  3. Such a beautiful room, love the mix of home made, family gifts and store bought.

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  4. What a beautiful nursery! I love the painted furniture and the honeycomb balls - think a trip to Ikea is needed!! A beautiful relaxing room for your new arrival, all the best x

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  5. Oh my, that's one of the loveliest nurseries we've seen! Very well curated! Lucky little one to get to spend time in there:) X

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  6. Beautiful nursery:) I've just realized, that I have this two books (written by Beatrix Potter) in Polish language :) I love them! Pictures inside the book are so cute!
    Beast regards from Poland,
    Aleksandra
    Ps. I truly love your blog and 91 Magazine :)

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! Looks like such a bright and welcoming room. Good luck in your last few weeks of pregnancy :)

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  8. Very pretty room! Love the ball fringe and all the details. I would like to knit the blanket for my granddaughter. Would your Mother share the directions?

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  9. It has come together so well. Where did the wallpaper come from?

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  10. Absolutely beautiful - yes I would like the pattern number for the blanket too if that's possible. I love everything in that room - so tranquil x

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  11. A truly beautiful nursery, I love it. Good luck with everything - its such a magical time. Enjoy :O)

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  12. The nursery is fantastic, absolutely wonderful! And that knitted blanket... I love it! It's so well done, and I love the color!

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  13. The nursery is looking lovely, and so cosy and welcoming, just perfect for your little baby.

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful baby room! I love it :) x

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  15. What a beautiful and sweet nursery. The details, the colors, everything so dreamy.

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