The Nursery: Chapter 3

>> Thursday, January 13, 2011

I am a pretty decisive person, I really am. You have to be when you own your own design business. But I have been so indecisive when it comes to committing to design decisions for my little guy's nursery. I think it must be stemming from my nervousness about becoming a mother in general. Here is what I have committed to so far.

The paint color has been the paint color since we moved here this summer. It's Sherwin Williams, SW6211 Rainwashed. When we found out it was a boy, the first thing Mr. Sabbe said was "yessss, I do not have to paint the room." I'm not joking.

He did do a fabulous job of setting up the crib last week.

I am going to have to do the same drapery panel thing I did in the office. I may add some trim or ribbon around the entire perimeter on this side of the closet, we'll see.

I ordered the rug yesterday after emailing 8 different designer friends to confirm that I was making the right decision. What is my deal?

I have had my eye on the chair for a couple of weeks now. If you remember, I returned the Target glider after they sent the wrong color. I have a friend who has the Rena glider above. It's by Best Chair. She loves it and I loved the fact that you could choose from 300+ fabrics. I ordered it from a local store on Saturday with the "all natural" stain proof treatment, which will probably be best decision I will make for the entire nursery. With tax it came in right around $500. I was pretty boring with my fabric selection, but I figured this way I can use it for all the little Sabbe nurseries.

There are a million other things to consider. One big one is lighting. I have a floor lamp that I will probably stick in a baby proof corner. But I also like the idea of doing a couple of wall sconces instead, seems super baby proof. My sweet husband built the 9' tall shelf two weekends ago, it still needs to be painted, but I can't wait to put all of his cute stuff up there. Could you not stare at baby shoes for hours?

After reading this tutorial, I have decided to give a go at making my own crib sheets. I have already received a couple as shower gifts if that project goes totally awry. I am leaning towards something like this fabric, but I'm not 100% sure yet.
I will make a skirt out of the same fabric and we have decided to go sans bumper.

I may be aborting my wall graphic idea. I did a test sample in the corner and it was a little too busy. Although after seeing Britt's sharpie marker wall, I might have to give it another go. If you have not visited her blog, do not walk, run. It's awesome.
The only other thing I know is there will be bunting in some shape or form. There are some things I think I will always love.

That's it for today.


{eleise} January 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

I love the ideas! this is going to be a fabulous nursery!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss January 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

I can't wait to see it all come together. ANd I was the exact same way when it came to Baby C's nursery. Well, I'm like that in general about my house. Can make decisions for others... just not me.

Marianne - Style For Living January 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

Love your choices! I know, it's hard to make choices for myself sometimes, but so easy to make choices for clients!

Cat January 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Love all this! great job and don't know what you're nervous about. You'll be great! :)

Britt January 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

You are too sweet for linking - thank you! I love the direction you're going with the nursery, and I love the idea of custom crib sheets. We're foregoing bumpers, too, and that would be a great way to bring in some color and pattern. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

LindsB January 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

I LOVE it so far! Love this choice rug too, it is so much more you then the other one :)

Now all you need is a few finishing touches and Baby Boy Sabbe to come!

Wanderings of a Wannabe January 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

I was just looking at that GORGEOUS rug today! I love love love the color. Can't wait to see the final product!

oaxacaborn January 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

But of course! There MUST be bunting! See, whatever else you decide, it will all be wonderful, because you've already taken care of the most important part! =)

Kristen,  January 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM  

I didn't know you were contemplating the boardwalk stripe rug or I would have chimed in sooner. We have the 8x11 in our black and white office and it's a really nice rug. I like it better that my pottery barn run which is still shedding profusely after 3 years. You will love this one. It's plush and rich looking without the shedding. Everyone that sees it loves it. Much luck with baby boy.

Lili January 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

Love all the choices. And I checked out that tutorial and it DOES look super easy! I think I could do that!

Nuha Sofiyan January 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

I love your color choices! And that bathroom is amazing! xoxo

Jennifer Anderson January 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM  

Stephanie, our master bathroom is Rainwashed and I had Afton pick out the colors for our house, I guess all designers think alike! Love the nursery!

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