Welcome to our son’s room! It feels so surreal to even say those words. I don’t know why I find it so strange to think of myself as a mother to a little boy, but for some reason I do. It’s funny, before I had Molly I only could see myself as a boy mom. But now that I’ve had the chance to soak up little Molly for almost 2 years, I feel like a total girl mom! I’m not even sure if I’m making sense. Regardless, this is my little boy’s room and I’m so excited to share it with all of you today.
Our Designer – Veronica Valencia
My designer Veronica Valencia and I have been doing a ton of work on the house this week so I feel like you guys know who she is by now! But if you don’t, just know that she is truly one of the best designers out there! Kevin and I feel so extremely lucky to have found her to help us, not only create this beautiful nursery for our son, but to help turn our home into a sanctuary for our family. We trust Veronica wholeheartedly to bring our vision of a dream home to life! And she certainly did that with this nursery.
We love it so much that sometimes Kevin and I will just go sit in there with Molly and Owen because it’s our favorite room in the house right now. I’m sure though once the rest of the house is complete, all the rooms will be our favorites! So thank you Veronica for creating this beautiful space that we get to bring our little boy home to. The first room your child has is a truly magical and special place and we couldn’t be more grateful that ours is this beautiful.
Oh and all these gorgeous photos are by my dear friend and the world’s best photographer Ashley Burns! Thank you Ashley for capturing this room so beautifully!
Ok, I’m sure all of you guys want to know details! So I’m going to go through where we got everything in case you feel inspired to snatch up any of it for yourself! I’ll start with the furniture.
Really all of the furniture can be bought on Wayfair. We’re absolutely obsessed with Wayfair and honestly have ordered almost everything for our entire house from there! It’s just really a no-brainer because they have pretty much anything you could dream up and it’s super convenient because it gets shipped right to your doorstep. By now you guys know that I am pretty much exclusively an online shopper. Veronica made it so easy for me by putting together idea boards on Wayfair and going through them with me so I could pick out my favorite things. Then she creates mood boards for us. It’s great! And as I was saying, all of the furniture is from there – the crib, the bookcase and the changing table.
In Molly’s nursery when she was a baby, we just used the top of the dresser as the changing table. But since we turned our little guy’s dresser into a bookcase we needed a separate changing table in the room. But we didn’t have a ton of extra space so we needed something smaller in size. Luckily, Wayfair has a ton of options for changing tables and we found one the absolute perfect size for the space. Plus, I just think it looks classic.
The crib and bookcase are specifically by the brand Evolur. A couple of my girlfriends used their stuff in their nurseries and I just loved it so much when I would go to their homes that I knew we were going to use it in the nursery. Veronica was totally on board when she saw all of their pieces too because they have gorgeous styles and they’re really great quality pieces. We got the Parker crib in white on white and the Napoli dresser with the bookcase hutch, both in slate to have a little contrast in the room. What I love most about the dresser and bookcase is that I feel it’s something our little boy will really grow into and have for years to come!
And as any mother knows, you absolutely have to have a glider in your nursery. I’ve talked to some moms that went with a regular chair in their nursery and totally regret it because it gave them back problems while nursing late at night. We did a bit of research to find the perfect glider for our nursery and ended up going with Monte Design. They have a bunch of different options and we ended up going with the Luca glider because we felt it gave the room a slightly modern feel, while remaining classic by doing a solid white with smoky grey piping. Like I mentioned above, sometimes I go in the nursery and just sit in that chair holding my belly thinking about bringing our little boy home. I know he and I are going to spend many hours in that chair, late at night in the months to come.
The knitted rug, ladder for blankets, white pouf and wallpaper are all also from Wayfair. And speaking of the wallpaper, is it not absolutely amazing?! I couldn’t be more obsessed with it. When Veronica suggested it for the room I was honestly a bit hesitant. I think I went back to her at least three times and asked her to show me a few more options. In the end I trusted her and basically said “you pick, I don’t know what I’m doing!” Ha! Seriously, there have been so many points in the design process on our house where I’ve just told Veronica to choose because I know she’ll make the right choice. And in this example of the wallpaper, I’m so glad I went with my gut and trusted her. It’s one of my absolute favorite things about the room! It totally ties into the forest/wildlife theme without being obvious. It makes me want to do wallpaper in every other room too!
The Giraffe – AKA “Surprise”
We got the tall giraffe HERE. Molly calls it “surprise” because one day when she woke up from her nap we told her there was a surprise in the house and it was the giraffe! So I think that giraffe will forever be known as “surprise.”
And I have to give you guys details on the window treatments! I had no idea until we moved into a new house with no window treatments just how important they are! Ha! Seriously, when you don’t have them or don’t have good ones, it can make a room feel so cold and empty. For the blinds we went with Select Blinds. One, they’re just a great company with awesome products and our designer Veronica has her very own line with them! And like I mentioned above, Veronica is the best out there when it comes to interior design, so it’s no surprise to me that she has the most gorgeous line of blinds. They’ll be throughout our entire house, but in the nursery we went with her Veronica Valencia Coastal Woven Wood Shades in the color Bora-Bora. It’s a woven gray blind that couldn’t have been more perfect for the room.
And for the drapes we went with Loom Decor. They’re are a really great company out of Nashville that Veronica and I discovered on Instagram one day and we knew we wanted to use their stuff. They have the most gorgeous fabrics and they make custom window treatments so you can get them the exact length and width you want. It was so fun to look through their huge assortment of fabrics and select custom drapery hardware. And since we were able to back our blinds to make them black out blinds, we were able to go with the Linen Sheer drapes which I think gives the room such an airy and whimsical feel. Perfect for a nursery! Oh and we chose the custom adjustable drapery hardware in nickle with the Hex finial. So pretty!
Last but not least I have to give you guys details on my dress! It’s a maternity dress by Rachel Pally. I am pretty much obsessed with everything Rachel does. Her clothes are so well made and just gorgeous. You guys might recognized this dress because I wore the EXACT same one in cream when we took photos of Molly’s nursery two years ago! It’s just so flattering and comfortable. It would be perfect for maternity photos or a baby shower! And Molly’s white dress is actually the same one she wore to her 1st birthday party! Love that is stretches so she can wear for so long and to different events!
Well there you have it. This is the room our little man will grow up in and it could not be more perfect. I hope this post gave you some nursery inspiration if you are putting one together yourself or really I just hope it brought a smile to your face. If you have any questions about anything at all ask away in the comments below. And please share you favorite parts of the nursery in the comments too! Luv you guys!
I’ll leave you with this picture of Molly because it’s pretty much the best ever!