Violet’s Nursery

Since Nick and I were keeping Violet’s name a secret until she was born, it wasn’t until this week that I was able to put the finishing touches on her room and put her name up above her crib. We had a lot of fun putting her nursery together and focused on an animal-safari theme. For the most part we wanted to keep the colors gender neutral so that if we have another child who’s a boy, we can reuse everything.

One of our favorite things about the room is the light coming through the bay windows. A couple years ago Nick got me a Kikkerland Solar-Powered Double Rainbow Maker which we’ve put in Violet’s room. When the sunlight hits it, the room fills with rainbows. Really fun!

Aside from some awesome pieces we got at the baby shower, we found a ton of great things at Land Of Nod, Giggle and Amazon, as well as cool vintage pieces from the flea market and The Other Shop in NOPA.

For the changing table, we took a vintage dresser we had in our guestroom, painted it and used thick velcro to secure a changing pad and diapering basket. For the side panel, I took wallpaper from Amber’s shower gift and glued it in to make the dresser more playful.

One project that’s still in process is the origami mobile I’m making for Vi’s crib. Right now it’s just hanging in the window until I have the time to actually make it mobile.

This mid-century modern chair we found at The Other Shop is my favorite chair to feed Vi in…surprisingly comfortable!

Lastly, the crib…Though Vi is sleeping in our room in a bassinet for now, her crib is obviously a major nursery piece. We chose this Babyletto Mercer crib because it’s modern and simple, it comes with everything to convert the crib for older kids and it has storage. Love it!

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