When photographer Sarah started decorating Charlotte’s nursery, she wanted it to be whimsical and sweet without being overly feminine. Originally a grey office with a black desk, this room received a major makeover to be turned into a pink and light blue baby space. “I tore out pictures of the bedding from the Pottery Barn catalog and tried to closely copy the image while also adding personal details.”
The blue beautiful blue wall color was a custom color. “The first coat was too green so Lowe’s added more white to the color to make it the perfect aqua . The color was an integral part of the room. I knew we’d be in that room rocking her many late nights so it had to be a peaceful, serene color.”
Sarah planned to place the family picture collage over the diaper changing table to entertain her by talking about family and practicing their names. As Charlotte is now almost a year old, it turns out she loves it. “We can’t leave the table without pointing at all of her favorite people.”
“We wanted the crib to be in eyesight from the door so we could easily check on her while she slept. We placed glider beside the crib to make it easy to lay her down after rocking her to sleep. The table beside glider has turned out to be the perfect place to set books, bottles, a lamp.” Charlotte’s shelf includes Sarah’s favorite children’s books, parenting books, along with her toy baskets, a basket of diapers, and a stack of burp cloths.
The mobile inspired by the nursery we featured by Young House Love was the most elaborate DIY project. While it took longer than she thought, as most DIY projects tend to do, several hours with her Mom working on it, and Charlotte loves looking at her beautiful custom crib mobile.
“The shadowbox with parents’ baby pictures was simple. Just resized and printed them in black and white and pinned on a piece of fabric in the shadow box. The collage layout was simple. I placed it on the floor first and tried different layouts until one felt balanced. We also added crystal knobs to the dresser for a fun personal detail.”
The owl wall art was a last minute find at Target while looking for other items. “I was on one aisle and my mom was on another. She found the baskets and I found the owl art at the same time. I yelled at her, “You have to come see this!” and she responded, “No, you have to come see this!” They were the perfect finishing touches to the room.” Thanks Sarah for sharing Charlotte’s beautiful room with us.