Can you hear the optimism oozing through that post title?
Let’s talk about the babies’ room. About 1.5 years ago, it looked like this:
Since then, I’ve sold the beloved yellow sofa (Le Sad), and the chair and the daybed are either gone or will soon be on their way out. The walls are still a warm gray (this photo isn’t the best representation – try this link: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter) and the curtains are still white (IKEA).
I’ve also added this rug and this beautiful dresser. You can catch a glimpse of both in my latest belly pic.
And that’s just about where progress has come to a halt! However, last weekend we went to IKEA to purchase two Gulliver cribs.
And we placed an order for the most amazing and comfortable rocker/glider/recliner ever in the history of chairs (see left), in a neutral linen fabric with gray trim/cording (see right). And then I had a panic attack on Twitter about if it would look cute or not. Panic averted, thanks to the internets!
Because the room is so tiny, that’s about it for big furniture items: two cribs, one dresser, one chair.
Next up, accessories! I want to keep the room full of neutrals (grays, whites) and textures (wood, sheepskin, quilts, linen) with a few pops of colors (mostly aqua blue, sea green, or yellow). I’ve pinned a bunch of ideas over here: http://pinterest.com/loveisblonde/baby-b/
I’d love to know what you all think and if you have any ideas. I hope we can make some progress on the IKEA assembling (and by “we” I mean Andrew) so that I can finally start to pull things together in there.