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Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)

When Darick and I found out that we were having a baby girl, needless to say, I was overjoyed. Yet as much as I secretly hoped for a girl, I gravitated towards a more neutral nursery. I immediately went to Pinterest and started browsing through countless blogs for inspiration. Similar to our wedding design, I wanted a soft palette with minimal blush tones. As I collected more and more pieces for the nursery, I realized that a subtle theme would be flora and fauna–appropriately representing new life. This is what I came up with (everything will be listed at the bottom):

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Since we had limited space, I tried to keep the pieces as functional as possible. I loved these ledges which proudly display Malia’s budding book collection. I switch out the featured books from time to time, but it is a great space saver. The handwoven wall hanging added the cozy touch I was looking for.

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Anyone who knows me knows that I love shopping for deals if I can! When I browsed through other nursery blogs, I noticed that so many moms chose this dresser. For good reason too! Loved the simple look, the number of drawers, and of course the price for that size of a dresser. I opted for the white, semi-gloss vs. the white stain (the semi-gloss is much easier to wipe down, if you know what I mean). I replaced the plain knobs with affordable knobs from Home Depot for a more unique look (you can also go the fancier route with Anthropologie, but with that many knobs… $$$). You can also find genius ways to organize your HEMNES dresser too!

*Consideration: always secure your dresser and other heavy furniture to the wall to prevent accidents.

The geometric lamp gives a woodland vibe, especially when surrounded by faux succulents. Also, having a letter board is so fun for a nursery. Our very first inspirational quote for Malia read,

When they zig, we zag.

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Many of the trinkets on these shelves are from Anthropologie like the plush ballerina, nesting critter dolls, and the framed artwork of a bridge in Portland. It’s not of the prettiest bridge in town, but it’s one that leads to home. Others are from Rifle Paper Co. such as the gorgeous hardcover of Little Women, the Monstera leaf print, and the large Un Deux Trois print, better seen in the previous photo. Of course, the stuffed dachshund is an homage to our first born, Dexter.

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
The focal point of the room is the collage of woodland animals. Obviously, it doesn’t make sense why they’re wearing floral crowns like they’re off to Coachella, but I thought it was the sweetest thing Malia could see when she opened her eyes.

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Next to her closet hang these two Pillowfort pinboards featuring precious gifts from friends and her ultrasound from when she was just a peanut.

Mama + Baby Cave (Neutral Nursery)
Most days, you will find us in the grey glider in the corner either nursing or reading stories. Our crib is from Babyletto, of course adjustable to different levels and can convert to a toddler bed when she gets older. The forest poster in the other corner was picked up by Malia’s uncle when he visited the UK. Otherwise, this room changed a bit since we took this photo. We swapped out the rug (it shed constantly and quickly felt rough) for a similar style rug from Lorena Canals, but it’s machine washable. YES, that’s right. They rarely go on sale, but I snagged it recently during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Also we switched out the delicate, airy curtains for some blackout curtains because let’s face it–this girl needs to sleep.

If you are addicted to Target like me (and every other mama out there), they’re offering 30% off kids’ home and furniture, including Pillowfort, which is one of my favorite lines. Plus if you have a Target REDcard, it’s an additional 5% off + free shipping. Offer ends on Tuesday 8/22, so be sure to check it out before it ends!

30% off kids' home and furniture at Target, including Pillowfort

I will be shopping for those animal heads… and maybe that octopus.

Sources:

Book Ledges | Wall Hanging | Dresser | Dresser Knobs | Changing Pad Cover | Geometric Lamp | Letter Board | Shelves + Brackets | Plush Ballerina | Nesting Critter Dolls | Little Women Book Monstera Leaf Print | Un Deux Trois Print | Stuffed Dachshund | Woodland Animal Prints | Pinboards | Glider | Crib | Forest Poster | Floor Lamp | Pictured Rug | Pictured Sheer Curtains

 

*Post is definitely not sponsored (HA! I wish), but it contains some affiliate links. 

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