nursery inspiration, part two

Friday, July 20, 2012

I think I am using that blue buffalo check that I've been hoarding. I know, blue - what if it is a girl? To be fair it seems gender neutral because it is a French blue more than a baby blue. Really I'm planning to reuse a lot of the blue fabrics and draperies I've been storing. I'm a fabric hoarder... Here are some beautiful blue rooms that are inspiring me. I have loved this Elizabeth Dinkel nursery as long as I can remember. Sweet but not saccharine.

This nursery from Lunden Lou is just too precious.

This room by Brian McCarthy looks so tailored.

How about this pattern saturated room by Meg Braff?

Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Of course, a couple of Phoebe's

This daybed from "Canadian House and Home" is so peaceful

I think this crib is so darling that I tried to order it with another finish. They wouldn't ship over here but I do admire this little room by Nancy Boszhardt.

The real problem (as I described to a blogging friend the other day) is that we're very limited by what furnishings we can acquire here. From what I've seen Japanese cribs have different dimensions from the American cribs. And ordering an American crib can take up to eight months! Plus the Japanese nursery furnishings are very modern. So I'm going to have to go with whatever can be found here. I do already own a Victorian bentwood rocker. We will have to order a changing table. Quelle horreur! Actually it was either that or, as my husband suggested, change the child on a George III chest. Ha, yeah right kid.

I've been giving some thought to what Parnassus has said before about not being too sterile, it is a child's room after all. I agree. I think I'm just going to go with what I like and beyond that, let it evolve. 
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Ann - I love the idea of blue checks! And blue can be wonderful for a boy or girl. I would pretty it up with accessories and details like pleats, ruffles, etc. Regarding baby furniture in Japan: you can always slipcover the frame / crib with fabrics??

the poor sophisticate said...

Congrats...I am so happy for you!! I hear ya about the small amount of options for furnishings outside the states!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Blue checks can totally work for a girl.

If you really love that crib, you could do a DIY version by using some wood appliques on the ends of another similar crib. The wood appliques come in all kinds of designs and are very easy to apply.