One of the first pieces of moving advice I received was to make sure we set-up the kid’s rooms first. Making them feel at home would help ease the transition. After a few weeks in our new home, I could not agree more.
Isla’s nursery was one of my favorites spaces in our home in Arizona. The morning light filtered in her room magically. The space felt so calming and fresh. Most days it was the only room in our home where I was not tripping on toys.
I wanted to evoke the same dreamy feeling in her new room. Pops of pink and hints of pale blue and metallic, mixed with lots of crisp whites. We kept the same color scheme and many of the same pieces of furniture, but decided to mix in some new pieces to change it up a bit.
Isla’s crib is the first thing you see when you walk up the stairs. Her door opens to the stairway, and I wanted the first glimpse into her room to be inviting. Some of my favorite moments are opening the door and seeing her standing up in her crib with the biggest grin on her face, arms reached out for momma.
Her crib is anchored in the room by a huge mirror behind it. It adds a lot of extra light and it just so happens to be her favorite form of entertainment—waving at herself when she wakes up from naps.
I added a few pieces from Just Born’s Dream collection to update her bedding and I love the way it feels. Just Born offers chic and stylish nursery products from bedding to bath to décor and more. Their collections are always made of high quality materials, which I sure appreciate with the amount of wear a space like this receives.
Their nursery options are gorgeous. My favorite is the Floral Crib Sheet. I’ve been on a linen kick lately and this sheet is made out of luxurious linen with a subtle pattern in the prettiest blush pink. So perfect for Summer.
We also swapped out the crib skirt on her crib and used the skirt that came with the Dream Collection 3-Piece Bedding Set. The whole set is made with 100% cotton, so it’s soft and cool for baby. I love the way it drapes down against the rug on the floor. The pop of pink trim and embroidered detailing also add a fun little preppy touch to the space. The set also came with 2 coordinating sheet sets, which will be great for swapping out on laundry days. PS: the collection also comes in a grey and navy color way!
The Reading Corner
One area where you will find us hanging out multiple times a day is the little reading area where we cuddle, read books, or where I nurse her throughout the night---so many beautiful moments of motherhood happen in this little area. A space like this is such an important part of a nursery. We hung the collage of felted animal busts above the chair for a magical feel. I love how the two windows in her room help anchor this special spot. We also added a few fun throw pillows—the linen feel embroidered with the words “Dream” really helped pull the space together. To draw in some of my favorite shade of blue, I’ve been keeping a bouquet of hydrangeas from our side yard on her side table—still pinching myself to be able to pick an arrangement from our yard!
I love the set-up of the changing area in Isla’s room. I tried to fill it with sentimental pieces. The hand painted artwork from Demi and Olive is one of my favorite parts. It reminds me of cactuses in the Arizona desert—a small ode to Isla’s birthplace. The little name banner on the wall above her changing table adorned her bassinet at the hospital when she was born. I love styling spaces with practical pieces—like her cute pink rain boots and sweet little dresses of hers.
Isla’s closet in Arizona was one of the most asked about items on social media. It was so functional and also pretty stinking cute. We are going to try to recreate a version of it in her closet here in the next few months, so stay tuned.
Our new house is slowly starting to feel like home.
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