Anyone who has ever purchased their first home can tell you that, with very few exceptions, you’re rarely able to perform all the upgrades or furnish the space exactly as you wish right off the bat. You save up so much money for that downpayment that what you’re left with often doesn’t go quite as far as you’d like. So over the years, Rob and I have been putting a focus on saving any extra funds or bonus tax returns towards our home and I’ve loved sharing this with you! If you haven’t been following along for a while, you can check out some of those posts here, here, here, and here. But for 2017, the changes look a bit different than the past. Rather than upgrade, we decorated only one entire room — our nursery! This room previously sat empty, used as a workout room for Rob while it waited to be filled with 10 tiny fingers and toes. We found out we were expecting on Valentine’s Day and the nursery pins began immediately. It wasn’t until the spring that we found out it was going to be a baby boy, so our focus really narrowed at that time!
I always knew I wanted to keep the room fairly neutral so that it was a space he could grow into over the years. It’s for this exact reason that we also invested in furniture that could convert all the way into a twin bed and would withstand those crazy toddler times. The Jameson collection from RH Baby and Child covered both those bases and we were incredibly fortunate to have my wonderful parents purchase our crib so it could fit into our budget. Speaking of wonderful parents, wait until you see this child’s closet; it was completely designed and assembled by my dad… I’ve never seen anything like it! It has so much storage space for those thousands of diapers and wipes we are going to need as well as racks for all the adorable baby clothes we’ve been spoiled with. I’ve said it once and will say it again — this child is so loved already!
The print below is one of the most special items in this entire room. When Rob and I traveled to London last October to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we stopped at a store called Mina Lima to explore art created by one of the art directors on the movies. This alphabet print is an exact replica from his childhood bedroom in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Though I wasn’t pregnant at the time, we had been trying for a quite a while and knew this would be something we would cherish when we were finally blessed with our little one.
In case you are interested in any items for your future nursery, here is where I purchased most of the items you see in the room!
Crib, Changing Table, Bookshelf, Lamp, Mobile | RH Baby & Child
Rocking Chair with Ottoman | Pottery Barn Kids
Mirror | Pottery Barn
Harry Potter Alphabet | The House of Mina Lima
Baby Animal Prints | The Animal Print Shop
Blue Curtains | Crate and Barrel