Well the time has come to say farewell to this sweet little nursery. It has been good to us. My little Bunny is ready for a big girl bed...well, I actually need her to be because I need that pretty gold crib right there for our next little bundle that will be here in September. If I didn't need the crib, I might just keep her in there forever...just kidding...kinda.
So, I'm taking this opportunity to move the baby stuff over to sweet Baby James' nursery and changing up Alice's room with a little more girly-ness. After all, she surely is my girly girl. Baby James' nursery journal will be coming soon, when I actually start the nursery :-/ ...my poor second child. When I designed Alice's nursery I always knew that she wouldn't have these things forever and I wanted bedding that could work for a girl or boy nursery for our exact scenario. I'll just be removing the floral elements and masculine-ing it up a bit.
So, as you will see (or recall if you followed her nursery journal) she has a really pretty greeny-aqua beadboard ceiling, which I'm keeping, along with the darling chandelier, and throwing pink into the mix. I've moved the Summer Palace Fret drapes downstairs to my family room (which I need to show you the change up in there too).
I ordered this Louis XVI caned bed, in a beautiful cream whitewash, that will be her new bed. I'm having a pelmet box made to go above the bed. I've been toying with fabrics for months, but I'm pretty sure that this is the final. I still need to find a trim for this.
For her bedding, I'm really still working it out. The only thing I've purchased so far is the Buffalo Check Emmie Ruta bedding from Ikea, below. I plan to use the shams behind some off-white monogrammed shams and fold the duvet at the foot of the bed.
I'm leaning towards this combo for a large scale bolster pillow.
I have two of these adorable Swedish style nightstands that will be going in her room as well. I'm planning on stripping off the Swedish gray paint and going to the base with a stain...or maybe changing them to cream. I'm not sure yet...so they sit... I love the stain on the top and the antique brass hardware though, so the body will be the only change.
You might remember this adorable custom art I made for Alice's nursery. This is staying, where it is actually. I'm pulling a small light greenish painted dresser from our guest room, that belonged to Frank's grandmother, and putting it under this art for her dresser. I'm only going to change up the hardware on this piece.
I've got a lot to pull together still with the rest of her art etc. but I'm liking the direction and what I have completed so far.
She's getting very excited about her big girl bed, so that is making this even more fun. The bed is just leaning up against the wall in her room right now waiting to be put together and we talk about how fun it's going to be to sleep in her big girl bed soon. I love that little Bunny fiercely!
I'll be back soon with more from our 'babymoon' :-)
I hope you're getting a great start to the week!
I just moved to Denver and was at ikea. I saw the buffalo check bedding and thought of you. Love it all!
Maria, I so enjoyed seeing the transformation of Alice's nursery and am eager to see how you transform the space for your new sweet baby! Alice's new bed is truly a classic! I can't wait to see you work your magic on her big girl room. :)
Aww thanks Nathalie! :-) I hope you are loving Denver!
Thank you so much Cherie!
It's going to be so lovely!
Thanks Alli! Come see it in person :-) xoxo
Hi Maria! I did the same style of bed for my daughter's first bed. I brought in the room's accent color by marking out diagonal criss-cross lines with painter's tape and painting in a pretty diamond pattern. It came out great! Your work is beautiful- best of luck with your daughter's new room!
La Belle Maison
Lorri, that sounds precious! Thanks for stopping by :-)
I love your bedroom Bed Linens, pillow covers and duvet cover. Thanks for sharing these.
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