Tuesday, May 24, 2011

gender reveal #1: the nursery

i'm sorry i didn't get this posted last night. i came home from work and went straight to bed. i've thrown up a couple of times this morning and can't keep anything down. well, i did successfully eat applesauce a little bit ago. small victories? so i'll try to double up today in honor of gender reveal week.

one of the most fun parts of having a baby is all the decorating we get to do for the nursery! we've narrowed down our favorite bedding options for either a boy or a girl. we adore little animal themes with lots of colors so that's what we're aiming for. both sets are made by carter's, who are apparently masters in the nursery design department.

if baby t is a girl, we are going to have a feminine safari theme. the bedding we picked out is called "jungle jill". no really, could that name BE any more perfect!? (also, if you click the link below you can see all the accessories individually)

{ photo from toysrus.com }


this bedding is kind of a big step for us because i'm not a huge fan of overloaded pink. however, if you take out that enormous pink rug from the photo, you'll see the bedding is much less blinding. i really wanted some sort of bedding with a bird theme, but the hubs isn't a big fan. this was my way of giving him the monkey stuff he likes, but strategically pulling in a few birds here and there. see!?



i'm not usually big on animal prints, but i think mixed with the animals and polka dots, it'll be a fun way to accessorize the room. i mean really, we could get gifts with any of those fabrics and they'd match beautifully. for the paint we are going to do a chair rail in the middle of the wall. we will keep the top portion beige, which is the existing wall color. under that, i think we are leaning toward a light green, salmon pink, or orange. i don't think the orange would look good with the beige and pink is a tough color for me, so we are still taking suggestions on that!

{ swatches from sherwin-williams.com }


and now onto our boy alternative! we had picked out the girl bedding over a month ago but couldn't quite agree on something for a boy. we finally found one we both love and i'm excited to debut it here because i haven't even shown my sisters yet. they will all be a bit surprised to see that we didn't opt for an overwhelming monkey theme, nor did we even go the safari route.

if we have a little boy, he's going to be surrounded by forest animals. this set is called "tree top". (again, click the link to see the whole set)

{ photo from toysrus.com }



i'll give you a moment to swoon over the accessories on this one. the raccoon on the wall! the fox on the diaper stacker! little owls and turtles also make an appearance in the set, which i adore.



as far as paint goes, we will again do the chair rail with beige on top and a different color on bottom. we have some leftover paint from our living room makeover that i think could work well. i sort of love that orangey red color though and think it would be neat as well. or you know, there is always brown. thoughts?

{ swatches from sherwin-williams.com } 



 so that's it! what do you guys think?

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE the boys bedding, and I would vote the orange paint! Such a pretty and fun color that you don't see all the time in a nursery.

    I'm with you on the girls room - not a HUGE fan of pink, so I vote the green paint :)

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  2. Love them both! Glad to have an idea what colors you're looking at...;-) I think I agree with Hailey...I like the orange/red paint for boy or green for girl.

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  3. Very cute bedding! I didn't think I would go the pink route either, but I couldn't help myself. :)

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  4. I love them both!! So excited for y'all

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