I'm sitting here waiting like I never have before. Tomorrow is our due date and I am sitting here trying to be thankful for these quiet moments, all the while getting more and more anxious to have her in my arms. I had hoped to share my up's and down's with preparing the nursery long before now. But why not start today as a way to hold me over until I'm drinking in the smell of my lil me.
Early on, the most common question I got once it was obvious I was pregnant was 'what theme are you decorating the nursery'? And to be honest, when I responded that I was just working from a color scheme, it was 50/50 weird looks. There's certainly nothing wrong with a theme, but I hate pink. And purple. And didn't want a gender neutral nursery (though there's obviously perks with going that route). But I did have a favorite outfit. Mint green JCrew sweater. Coral, white, & gold fall scarf from Target. Enter my inspiration. It was a girly combo, but not too much, as long as I worked to keep it from becoming too South Beach or Lily Pulitzer.
I figure go with your gut. You never know where you might find your inspiration.
It really was a challenge to create a coordinating nursery from scratch. And investing the time in that isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if you are up for the adventure - here's some inspiration!
I can't wait to share some of my DIYs from the room and details on products, sources, & paint colors in the next few posts.
What sparks your interest? I want to share about it! This has been such a passion project for me while I've waited for baby girls' arrival. Maybe it's not your favorite color combo, but if nothing else I hope I can inspire you that it's ok (and fun) to create your own nursery decorating adventure! Since we are *hopefully* moments from starting our labor & delivery adventure, I'd appreciate your prayers over the next few days. Every mom has first time jitters right? I can't wait to be home and start this new phase of my life.....and to get back to blogging!