Though she waited until the ultrasound before she bought a single thing for the nursery, Trisha of The Sweet Survival sensed from the beginning of her pregnancy she was going to have a boy, and she was right. ”I knew I wanted something more clean and modern for the space. That is what inspired me to select the fabric I choose to design the room around. I am not a cutesy theme kind of person. I like clean and simple. Decorating for a boy was the biggest challenge I am one of three girls and never experienced having a brother so I had no idea where to start and what to incorporate. I had to have check-ins with my husband to make sure I was not headed in a girly direction. ”
Trisha wanted to design the room around the crib bedding. After an exhaustive search and coming up empty-handed for something she liked, she had the bedding custom made out of fabrics she chose. “I ended up choosing a solid aqua color, some orange polka dot fabric, Joel Dewberry’s chocolate sunburst fabric, and Sprout Designs giraffes in carrot. I love the colors the room ended up being. I think they are unique and not something you typically see in a nursery. My design for the nursery came from a few fabrics I picked out. I love how the colors are fun and bright and will transition well into toddlerhood. My sister and I handmade the valances and pillow on the rocker with leftover fabric. The wall color is Spring Sky from Benjamin Moore and is the perfect shade of soothing aqua.”
The beautiful tree is a vinyl wall decal Trisha purchased from Etsy. “It came in 10 pieces and was fairly easy to put up once it was centered. I was able to do it on my own easily.”
My splurge was the furniture so I wanted to get a color/set that was gender neutral so we could use it again for a boy or girl in the future.” We bought white crib, dresser, and bookcase from Land of Nod. The quality is amazing for all three pieces. I looked around for a rocker for a long time. I wanted a comfortable one but not one that cost $1,000 or more. I found a great one from JC Penney. I loved the white piping detail.”
“I am pretty practical so I love the well thought out storage.” Trisha added the bookcase for extra storage and bought coordinating bins that are easy to get things in and out of. When Sawyer was a newborn they contained blankets, burp clothes, and washcloths, now they are his toy storage. The top drawers of the dresser have everything in them to change diapers. There are diapers in one drawer and wipes and all of the other necessities in the other. The rest of the dresser has pajamas, onsies, and socks. All of his clothing and shoes are stored in the closet. “I love that the storage in the nursery is hidden out of view. I hate clutter and messiness so these were great storage spaces. You don’t want to be changing your millionth diaper and say I wish I had stored this somewhere else/closer/etc.” Thank you Trisha for sharing Sawyer’s room with us!