Somebody asked me the other day what my nursery inspiration was, and my exact words were “a picture of a basset hound named Barney Fyfe”. And that is 50% true. My best friend surprised me with a picture of her basset hound in a flower crown for Jack’s nursery where it will hold a place of pride until Jack tells me to throw it away. And then it will move to a place of pride in another room of my choosing. Bernard as I call him is my favorite dog on the face of the planet even though he bruises my legs terribly every time I see him. It’s part of his charm – that and the fact that he does not listen.
The other half of the inspiration for the nursery comes from a trip to Disney I took while 12 weeks pregnant. Our first ride that day was Peter Pan and inspiration struck. That also happens to be one of the rides that I can hold him on while he’s an infant so it will be his first ride in the womb and out of the womb. My friend Liz and I will probably ride it twice together so we can both hold him once while riding. That’s how we roll. I don’t want to go overboard with the Peter Pan, and his nursery will need to be a guest room for the first few months of his life. Then we’ll move and he’ll get a whole new room! Ha! So the overall theme is just modern rustic with blues, greys, hints of green, a little Peter pan, and Barney Fyfe thrown in. I promise it’ll all make sense when it’s done. But until then here’s the main pieces I have my eye on.
What are your must haves for a nursery?