August 01, 2012

Nursery Inspiration

this is the actual collage i did for ChoomBB's nursery! i had many versions, but this is the final one! we didn't really set a budget for the room just because we are first time parents and have no idea what everything will cost. after thorough research (window shopping/web surfing lol), we decided to splurge a little more on the crib and changing station/chest of drawers and go full on ikea for the rest. it was really a challenge for me to do a little boy's room because every bit of inspiration i collected from the beginning were all princess type rooms. -__-"

for those interested, here's the list of everything you see on the collage:
crib: AP Industries Neo
mattress: n/a
sheet: n/a
chest of drawers:  AP Industries Element
storage on wheels: Ikea Raskog (it's actually a kitchen cart, but i'm doubling it as a diaper/lotion storage)
shelving unit (from our old office): Ikea Expedit
wall lighting (from my old vanity): Broadway Vanity fixture
frames: Ikea Ribba, Ikea Virserum
curtains: Ikea Vitaminer
baby bouncer: Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance in pinstripe
sheepskin: Ikea Rens
baby video monitor: AngelCare AC1100 video/sound/movement
mesh storage boxes: Ikea Kusiner
floor lamp: Ikea Basisk (w/ black base)
wall decals: Ikea Slatthult
laundry bin: Ikea Kusiner (in turquoise)
hangers: Ikea Bagis
blanket: Ikea Vitaminer

when picking the paint color, i definitely wanted to stay away from the traditional baby blue. in the end, we picked out a real turquoise for the main wall and went 3 tones lighter for the balance of the room. at first, i wanted the accent color to be a light orange, but Long told me to go a touch more colorful to make the space more lively.
there are not many fitted sheets i like on the market, so i'm planning on making some! let's see if i can bring this project to term. hahaha

so the inspiration board is one thing....and getting things done is a different story. This is how messy the nursery is right now. *le sigh* thank god next week is vacation for both me and Long...we'll try to get things done.

what do you guys think?


LC said...

making your own sheets is such a good idea! i hope you do it..and show us how to as well!

xx, LC

Nani said...

I am loving the colors and patterns your going to use. This should be fun! I cannot wait to see how this turns out.

Andrea said...

It looks great! Excited for you :)