When I bought my current home, sure I was looking for a garage; an ensuite; decent-sized pot drawers... but in my heart I was looking for somewhere to feather my nest. Almost immediately, I selected the room that would one day be our baby's... but it would be almost two years before my wish became a reality.
Once I did fall pregnant and found out it was a little girl (I simply couldn't wait to know) I went into that room almost for the first time and dared to dream of how I would turn this empty forlorn space into a beautiful nursery.
Throughout my pregnancy, I spent hours inside that room; rocking in the chair I would one day use to feed my baby; folding and refolding tiny outfits; hanging pictures on walls; trying to imagine who she was, this little girl growing inside of me. Sometimes I would come home from work and head for that room only to find my husband had beat me to it; sitting whimsically within that rocking chair with his own thoughts and dreams for our baby's future. Though he largely leaves the home decorating to me, he often came home with a gorgeous baby journal,a Peter Rabbit box-set, a brightly-coloured bib... I loved that he was as excited as I was and wanting to share preparing a special space for our baby.
Now that she is here with us Fern's nursery is an evolving work-in-progress, and I look forward to the day she can add to it her own stamp and personality... until then she is stuck with ours!
Here's a peek of what the nursery looks like this week:
The entrance to the nursery - I painted wooden letters found at Lincraft, and dreamcatcher purchased from Etsy
Bookcase from Ikea (does anyone not own this bookcase), vintage cane rocker from my own childhood
I 'borrowed' this design from something I saw in Real Living mag a while back... my mother in law painted it one afternoon while I sat with my bulbous feet in the air directing from the sidelines...
More photos of Fern's nursery can be viewed here.