Thursday, September 22, 2016

Baby Boy B Nursery Reveal

Delta Children Crib / Rug / Delta Children Chair / Black Out Curtain / Wicker Basket / Tasseled Blanket / Saranoni Blanket

i can't even begin to tell you how excited i am to share Baby Boy B's nursery with you today. it is still a work in progress with a few items on my wishlist however the room is ready for my sweet little bundle to arrive and i couldn't be happier about it. we wanted to create a room that felt masculine, modern and functional. i am typically not a fan of room 'themes' however i love the black and white template and tried to stick with that as we collected items for the nursery. this allowed us to introduce other neutrals like gold, beige and natural wood as accents without breaking the style of the room. one of my favorite things to do with a room design is mix textures. the more texture in a room the better the visual interest plus usually you can find lots of lush textures to make the room inviting.

i tried adding texture through textiles - blankets, rugs, curtains, pillows. i came across these Saranoni blankets that have the softest texture ever. i cannot wait to snuggle my little babe with these blankets. they offer a wide variety of color schemes (good for design) and can be customized to your child. add a name, initials and you can also choose a variety of sizes. i selected the lush/swirl style blanket along with a receiving blanket set to take baby boy b home in. the tassel blanket is one i picked up last year and i love the volume of the tassels.

my first essential purchase for the room was a crib for the baby. i needed something that was functional and neutral without a major financial investment. this Delta Children crib was the perfect option. its style and design are sleek, simple and contemporary. it allows you flexibility when creating your room design and versatility with whatever way you want to style the room. this Delta Children crib is a four in one that can be used as a crib and then restyled as a toddler bed and then frame for a larger bed as your child grows.

the room design began around these prints i picked up from i love shopping Minted for my prints along with holiday cards, baby announcements, invitations, etc. they offer an amazing selection of styles and you can find nearly every style you could want. i already knew i wanted to do a black & white room theme so i searched Nursery Prints on and found these prints that made such a great collage for the main nursery wall. i liked the idea of animals as the feature focus and of course i LOVED the 'i love you so' print because i like my children to have that constant visual reminder that they are loved.  

Minted Prints / Stool / Armadillo Lamp / Rug / Glider Chair
lots of lighting is essential to making a room feel warm and inviting. after selecting the animal prints i came across this armadillo lamp at Target and knew it was the perfect coordinating lamp for the nursery. i purchased this a few months ago however it is still available and currently on sale along with other animal lamp styles.

my car seat cover is the latest craze for moms. it is made by Milk Snob and is perfect for moms on the go. it works as a car seat cover, nursing cover and grocery cart seat cover. the flexible jersey fabric has great stretch allowing it to fit your car seat, body and grocery carts easily. Milk Snob offers a wide variety of print designs however this is their classic black and white stripe print design. i love how chic it looks as a car seat cover to help protect and shelter baby from elements and provide a comfortable 'cocoon' for baby to relax in while out and about. 

as a mom my MUST for diaper bags is a shoulder strap but if possible i would prefer a backpack style bag. this allows me to stay hands free when carrying the baby or carseat. it also comes in handy when you are pushing a stroller. i prefer not to hang or put my diaper bag in the basket at the bottom of the stroller because i don't want the diaper bag to unintentionally be left unattended however wearing a backpack makes it so easy and convenient to carry your baby needs. these two bags in particular are perfect for Baby Boy B. the gingham print is Sloane & Ranger and can be purchased for less than $100. the Henri Bendel backpack is higher on the price scale but it is a fashionable option for mom's with a wide variety of color options.

Henri Bendel Bag / Sloane & Ranger / Nylon Basket / Aiden & Anais Swaddle
i was on the hunt for the perfect glider to coordinate with the nursery. with my previous baby nursery's i had selected a chair that didn't glide and always regretted it. for those midnight feedings you are going to want something that is comfortable for you and baby and this Delta Children Glider was not only the perfect style aesthetically it is super comfortable (even for my shorty legs). i picked up all the accent pieces like pillow, blanket/hat rack and hanging drum lamp from a trip to Ikea. they worked great with the color palette and were inexpensive, a win/win!

the rug was found at (same website i found the rug for the girls' bedroom reveal). the chevron black and white style was perfect for the room's them. it coordinated well with the prints that i was centering the room design around as well as provided a great new blend of texture.

Delta Children Glider / Rug / Faux Fur Stool / Armadillo Lamp / Prints
last i needed some shelving to store all of the baby clothes and accessories. i repurposed this bookshelf i purchased years ago and found these plastic baskets to hold all of the baby items. my must have baby clothing purchases were talked about earlier this week in this post and i cannot wait to put these cute baby mocs by Freshly Picked on my little dude. 

the swaddle blankets are Aden + Anais and are the best swaddle blankets ever. the muslin fabric is lightweight and a bit stretchy making them swaddle snuggly, just what every newborn needs. i like to swaddle in layers, particularly in the winter so i like having this lightweight blanket to use underneath and then a thicker blanket to layer over the top. the blanket prints coordinated perfectly with my bedroom color scheme and i selected two packs of blankets so i can make sure to store them everywhere i need them (nursery, bassinet, diaper bag, etc.). Aden + Anais also makes baby jammies and onesies along with bibs and zip-up sleepers. they are all made in their signature muslin making them breathable, comfortable and easy to wash. if you look closely you can see my blue & white striped outfit for baby in one of the baskets.

the last room accent that i had to have was this Wild & Free wire hanging wall art. i couldn't think of a better accent piece to coordinate with the room and to go above the shelves.

Wild & Free / Black Baskets / White Baskets / Aden & Anais / Freshly Picked
 the last thing i need to figure out for the baby room is a changing table. i still haven't found something that is the right fit so for now my changing pad is lonely beneath the shelves. however, even with the room not quite 100% it is ready for Baby Boy B and for that i am happy.