We chose a shade of pale greenish-blue for the walls that seemed restful but not too girly (Benjamin Moore Bali—no VOC). For accents, we went with neutral and light pink tones with a few splashes of bolder colors mixed in.
Above: The space is tiny, so selecting furniture that fit was a challenge. We didn't have room for one of those uber-trendy gliders, but this standard one in white and beige has worked well for us.
Above and below left: The bird artwork hanging above the glider is made from two canvas bags that caught my eye at Barnes and Noble, which were created from tile designs by Xenia Taler. I had custom mats cut at Michael's, then framed the bags using ready-made Michael's frames. (See basic matting and framing tips here.)
Below right: Our search for an affordable crib that was phthalate free with a non-toxic finish ended with the DaVinci Jayden in antique white. Despite the ever-changing bumper recommendations, we use a breathable bumper (not pictured) to keep little feet and pacifiers in the crib. I've never been comfortable with the idea of hanging anything above the crib.
Below top right: We got a little cheesy on the back, where we put our hand prints and the dogs' paw prints. We plan to add the girls' hand prints one of these days.
Below bottom left: The pulls are a splurge from Anthropology.
Below bottom right: After many, many hours of work, mostly on Jeff's part, we're thrilled with the finished product.
The display on and above the dresser has gone through several renditions as Cricket's destructive abilities have grown. It all began (below) with a poster from one of my favorite photography exhibits, Ashes and snow. But Cricket grew a little too ambitious in her efforts to pull and kick the heavy frame down when we were changing her. So I had this light, canvas butterfly art made (right), which you might recognize from the tour of her toddler room, where it now resides.
Not pictured: We soon realized that nothing but a naked wall could withstand her abuses.
Below top right: A handkerchief that belonged to my grandma.
Below bottom left: Birdie lamps from Land of Nod.
Below bottom right: One of my photos, Prairie smoke, from an alpine meadow in Colorado.
Below top right: Needlepoint made by my grandma.
Depending on when the baby arrives, this may be my last post for a while. Oh, how I can't wait to share with you the news of our new arrival!