PLANS FOR THE NURSERY

We officially move into our new house today! The floors have been refinished and while we won’t be able to put down rugs for a few weeks, we have the okay to move in our furniture and start getting settled. I can’t wait to start tackling our first round of projects!

I wanted to share my current plans for the nursery as that’s the only room I’m hoping to have remotely complete in the next couple months. I’m sure I’ll make changes once we get started but this should give you the overall look we’re after!

We’re going to install white beadboard all the way around the room and then this gorgeous Quadrille wallpaper up to the ceiling. I can’t wait to see our crib out of the box and assembled! We’re currently waiting on this changer which we customized with round ring pulls and blue painted drawers that match the blue in the wallpaper. A fun twist on a classic piece that we’ll be able to use as a dresser sans changing topper after babies!

I still need to order a chair and a rug for the space so I’d love any recs you’re willing to share! I’m also planning to include several Nantucket Print Shop prints on the walls, including this boat print and this bridge print from our guest bedroom and adding this shot of Steps Beach if we have space and it doesn’t feel too busy. This mirror was previously in our foyer and I think it will work above the changing table and I’m planning to order this side table to go next to the chair while my discount code at 28 Centre Pointe is still valid!

A few other little touches… a monogrammed pillow (these are obviously not his initials, just the product shot they had available!), a letterpress print of Nantucket, and the cutest and softest puppy stuffed animal. I’m hoping to fit in the bookcase from our dining room if it’s not too tight, but the room is really tiny (10’ x 10’) so I’m going to feel it out once the crib and dresser are in place. 

I hope that gives you an idea of how I see the space coming together! Will be sure to document the process on Instagram stories so be sure to follow there if you’re into decorating and home improvement stuff. I can’t wait to see this come to life!

design darling nursery plans

Quadrille wallpaper  //  Home Depot beadboard  //  Nantucket Print Shop sailboat print

Nantucket Print Shop bridge print  //  Serena & Lily crib  //  Duc Duc changer

Peppermint Bee monogram pillow  //  Nantucket Print Shop beach print  //  Serena & Lily rug

One Kings Lane mirror  //  Nantucket letterpress print  //  Jellycat puppy

Oomph side table (use DESIGNDARLING15 for 15% off through August 1)

Pottery Barn swivel chair

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  1. If you put anything above the changer, use screws to secure it to the wall. Babies are awesome at pulling down heavy things and this could be tragic.

  2. Why am I not surprised that we’ve been eyeing the same monogrammed pillow for our babes? Or that our nurseries are both heavily influenced by our favorite Massachusetts islands (mine being Martha’s Vineyard)? This room is going to be so beautiful. And BTW, happy moving day!

  3. This is so fun! Decorating the nursery is such a fun thing to do, especially as you are just moving into the new house. My advice for a nursery chair is to test it out in person! And the best tip we got was that you should see if you can stand up from the chair without using your hands, because once you have that baby, you will frequently need to stand up with full hands! We have the Milo glider from Land of Nod (now Crate & Kids) and LOVE it! I am petite, 5’ 3” but my husband is 6’2” and this chair is equally comfortable for both of us. I spent the majority of the time in the chair but wanted it to work for him too.

  4. Gorgeous! I love how ageless it is, he can grow up in the room! One piece of advice for the chair, if you are planning on nursing, make sure to sit in the chairs and test them out. You’ll want the arms of the chair to be tall enough to hold baby and rest your arms comfortably while nursing, those babies get heavy when you’re holding them for that long and having accessible arms is so helpful! I also chose a wingback style so i had a place to lay my head against at 3am when i couldn’t keep my eyes open! And I’d also recommend a glider style vs a rocker. Happy searching!

  5. Gorgeous! I have several of the Quail Lane maps in my house and love them. We had a glider from Pottery Barn Kids in our nursery and still use it – just make sure you get a stool or ottoman to put your feet up too!

  6. If you decide to go with Pottery Barn, definitely do a “quick ship” fabric. I ordered a custom rocker in November to be delivered in February (baby was due in May). In February they pushed the delivery timeline back to…May! It was a really frustrating experience, I spent hours trying to deal with customer service and they outsource their production to third party vendors and weren’t even able to give me status updates. If you look on their Facebook wall for PB Kids, it’s hundreds of stories similar to mine! End rant! Also, make sure you get a glider or rocker – the swivel motion won’t cut it for a crying baby! 🙂

    1. You give really good advice here. I’ll spend endless amounts of time reading through reviews for a clothing purchase, but for more important purchases not so much. I learned the hard way with a kitchen renovation project. If I had spent the time reading through the retailer’s social media feedback there would have been different decisions made.