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Have you ever looked on Pinterest and think “OMG! I LOVE that room!” But don’t think you could truly pull it off? Do you think it’s some super talented designer behind the whole thing? Well, I wanted to highlight and share some Pinterest worthy nurseries that were designed and decorated by real-life moms like you and I. I hope this inspires you all to become confident in your ability to decorate and personalize the rooms in your homes. Our first Nursery Share is by first-time Mommy, Brit’ne Brown. Check it out inside!
Nursery Decorating 411 from Brit’ne:
As a first time mommy, I wanted to go over and beyond for my child’s first nursery. Growing up working for my moms interior decorating business, A Beautiful Space, LLC, I always learned the ins and outs of decor, but this space would be decorated differently than any other space in our home, as I put a lot of extra “love” in it.
I didn’t have a theme, but I knew I wanted to do a few things: 1. Coordinate to be easily switched to a girls room if by chance the second baby was a girl (that’s the planner in me) 2. Incorporate animals 3. Create a modern look with various geometric shapes and textures- all without having the room scream baby. 4. Stay within hubby’s $1000 budget (minus the crib and dresser).
My husband picked the shade of yellow which was the start of my design, but I did most of the decor. He added input every once in a while on whether or not he liked something, but in general, he just let me do my thing.
I’m the type of person that walks through various stores to collect my design inspiration. I find one item that I like and build from there. The first item we purchased for the room was the crib which was purchased from Buy Buy Baby. We walked in and immediately agreed on it- the color, the style, it was a perfect fit. Deciding on the furniture set, we ended up leaving the store with the dresser in addition to the crib.
Traveling near and far, I shopped everywhere from Hobby Lobby and Target to TJ Maxx and Homegoods. Hobby Lobby was my go to store as they had many inspirational pieces and ones that truly meant a lot to me seeing that we had a endured a trying 2 year period on the road to becoming pregnant. It was important for me to recognize and create constant reminder of our journey from the start with the intention of eventually sharing those trials and ultimate triumph with Baby KJ someday.
Two of my favorite wall pieces are the baseball mitt, which was played with and signed by my husband in 3rd grade and the FAO Schwartz teddy bear which we picked up in New York City on our one year anniversary trip for our first child (we’ve since continued the tradition of picking up small items for our future children as well from our trips- baby #2 will have a bear from London and Paris!).
Overall, I’m so grateful to be able to even have the means and ideas to create such a special nursery for my sweet boy. We’re in love with KJ’s nursery and I think he loves it as well.
Baby: Keon (KJ) Brown, Jr.
Mommy: Brit’ne Brown
Daddy: Keon Brown
Don’t yall just love this nursery! Something different from all the frills. I love the eclectic mix of patterns and the modern feel from the furniture. Great job Brit’ne and of course Keon! Baby KJ is so adorable! Thanks for sharing his nursery with us!
Did you put some hard work and love into your child’s nursery or room?
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