If you are pregnant and/or looking for nursery inspiration, this post is certainly for you! Today the lovely Gabi from Sweetpea PR is sharing her inspiration and thoughts for a beautiful nursery in preparation for the arrival of her darling daughter, Millie.
From Gabi: Millie's nursery is probably my favourite room in the house. When planning this room I was keen to create a really relaxing and calming environment injected with some girly prettiness!
Chris and I found out in advance that we were expecting a girl (I even booked a private early scan as I couldn't wait until 20 weeks!) so I started planning the space quite early on in my pregnancy. Pinterest and Instagram are my go-to sources of interiors inspiration and as with all of my house renovations, I kept a secret Pinterest board as a place to compile all of my ideas and products to purchase.
The majority of our house is decorated in shades of grey.. so this room didn't venture too far from that using Farrow & Ball Cornforth White on the majority of walls but I injected a pop of colour by painting the chimney breast in Farrow & Ball Calamine. I accessorised the room with accents of gold. Our wedding scheme was blush pink and gold so to anyone who knows me well this colour scheme was no surprise!
When it came to furniture I was left a little uninspired by the UK's offering, a lot of the traditional 'children's' furniture I found really small. We considered having a wardrobe built into the alcove but the space wasn't deep enough and I didn't want to limit the layout of the room for the future so we opted for a full-size wardrobe and double chest of drawers from Ikea which I accessorised with gold handles from Bombay Duck. I am so pleased with these two pieces, they hold SO much and it allows the room to have minimal clutter on show.
The cot was purchased from Maisons Du Monde, I absolutely love it, especially accessorised with the fabric canopy for a Princess feel and the cloud mobile from Little Cloud.
To decorate the walls we chose a few quotes we wanted Millie to grow up surrounded by. One of my personal 'mum' favourites is "naps fix everything' they certainly, certainly do!
We keep the majority of Millie's toys in our living room but her soft toy collection is kept in the paper bag storage sack from This Modern Life.
There are a few handmade touches around the room, the light up letter M was made by my mum and given to me just after Millie was born. The gold light up number one was used for her first birthday party and is actually one of the table numbers from our wedding (again made by my talented mum!). The gold LOVE snow globe was also a table decoration from our wedding and has unintentionally started a snow globe collection for Millie!
I love the space we have created and hope that it will continue to grow as Millie does. I already have my eye on a tipi to replace the rocking chair as a reading nook, maybe her gift for this Christmas!
Photography: Claire Graham Photography | Nursery: Sweetpea PR | Paint: Farrow + Ball | Wardrobe + Double Chest of Drawers: Ikea | Gold Handles: Bombay Duck | Cloud Mobile: Little Cloud | Paper Bag Storage Sack: This Modern Life.
My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones.
I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary. Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.
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