The baby's room is officially ready for baby. Well, technically it's been ready for quite a while, but since nesting has kicked into all new levels of extreme, nothing is "finished" around here lately ;)

Since we had decided not to find out if we were having a boy or girl, the nursery proved to be a bit more difficult than anticipated. 

We ended up with a muted turquoise (walls) and yellow pallet (accent), with a little navy, orange and white sprinkled in there. Theme wise, there's no denying that it's animals. There are lots of cute giraffes and elephants spread throughout this space. At first, I thought this nursery would be a total boy room (with animals and all), but it all easily fell into place as time went on. Although I'm not completely finished decorating (one of the blank walls will be a large black & white canvas of our family after our wee one arrives), here's what Baby VK will be coming home to:

Here's the breakdown of where we ended up getting the goods:

Furniture: Stanley Young America (Ever notice how some cribs look like a cage?! It took a bit to track down our sleigh crib and I'm a bit obsessed with it. The dresser and nightstand are from the same collection)

Rocking Chair: a gracious friend gave this to us and it's wonderful! 

Bookshelf: World Market

Laundry Basket: TJ Maxx

Crib Sheet: Adan + Anais

Chevron Crib Skirt: Target

Crib Quilts: The one with the yellow elephants was handmade by a cousin (she sells stuff on Etsy if interested!) The one below it is a bit larger quilt and from Target (it also came with the sheets and skirts, however, they are all I'm sticking with the yellow and torquoise for now)

Animal Canvas Art: We found these at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. You can find more of her work on her Etsy site (here), the artist name is Jen Callahan.  I plan to order another in a different size to fill out that wall space.

Framed Artwork: Etsy

Hooks: World Market

Changing cover: Adan + Anais 

Rug: Target (I thought these super soft rugs were really expensive when I went to purchase one at Crate & Barrel. Lesson learned, it was only $30 at Target!)

Storage Baskets: Target

The adorable rabbit and blankets are a few of the things that people had made for us - my favorites! There's are also some quilts in the basement play area and living room, just waiting to be used.
This stuff is way too much fun! 
It's still a bit surreal to walk past this room and see all of the books, blankets and toys. We are ready to meet the one who will enjoy all of it!


  1. Oh my word Mer!!! So so cute! Any baby will b lucky to have that rm! We are so so beyound excited for u guys and to meet him or her!

  2. Love it - the neutral colors are perfect! Excited to hear the news announced!! Thinking of you!

  3. Love it! It turned out great! I still haven't found any artwork I like for the walls in my nursery. Yours is adorable! Never thought it would be so hard!

  4. So cute! Of course I'm kind of partial to this palette because it's sort of what we ended up with too... Love the handmade quilt, and a good collection of books is a must as well! Can't wait to see if the little one who gets to enjoy this room will be a he or a she :)


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