My new favorite place to be.
I love to decorate and have a side passion for interior design, but creating a room for your baby is extra special. I guess it's part hormones and part me and part that I had to wait 7 months in Austria before we moved before I could do anything, but I thoroughly enjoyed this little project.
I wanted his nursery to be fun and colorful with lots of pieces that held special meaning to us. It also needed to be budget-friendly, so things were either DIYd, hand-me-downs, gifted or inexpensive.
There's quite a bit of Austria in here and also many things given to us especially for Alexander from friends and family near and far. This little guy will know he's loved. I sometimes come in here at night when my back hurts and sit in the glider and just relax and think. I can't believe I will be holding him so soon.
Maybe if we write him more notes, he will come. :)
W H E R E I T ' S F R O M :
(in case curious minds would like to know)
Crib: Hand-me-down from Art's boss here. :)
(The color of the crib inspired the black chalkboard wall behind it. I saw the photo below with a dresser the same wood color in front of a chalkboard wall and that was my inspiration.)
Giraffe photo: my sister actually found it and sent it to me. The baby giraffe was born this past January at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay zoo. I sent it to Shutterfly to be printed poster size.
Bunting flags: from my baby shower in Houston.
Shelves: Ikea Expedit
Mobile: etsy seller Martianique
Crib sheet: Amazon
Crib skirt: panels sewed by my mom with grosgrain ribbon trim
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Blankets: Blue one crocheted for Alexander by a family friend and the 'bebe' one is a 40-year old family heirloom of Art's from Puerto Rico.
Alexanderplatz poster: a poster I saw and snagged at a coffeeshop in Graz back in April since it had Alexander's name and cute drawings of Graz landmarks on it. It was for a local play there. I colored it with markers to make it more fun.
'My Roots Lie Here' poster: gift from etsy from my sweet sister, Molly.
Curtain: originally our shower curtain from West Elm that I moved in here.
Monogrammed Pillow: etsy seller CalicoDaisy
Stool: hand-me-down from my awesome neighbor here who knew it makes nursing 100x more comfy
Book ledges: Ikea
Koala: from Graz Australian friends, Lee and Andrew.
Lederhosen man: from Austria, natürlich!
Drawer full of clothes: almost ALL hand-me-downs minus a few gifts.