Dark Blue Nursery Inspiration

Oh it’s true – our little squirrel needed a room of his own. I think it’s probably one of the main reasons we started to get like desperate for a house after looking for a year. We just could not share a room with the babe any more – he more or less kicked us out anyway, so yeahhh. :)

Henry’s room in the new house is perfectly sized for the little tike and a few months of living here, we decided it was high time to get some paint up on the walls and transform his space from a room with a crib and some baskets – to an actual baby space! True to form, we started out with some mood board/pinterest inspiration. I knew I wanted to do a dark baby room this time. No white walls here.

Mood Board Boys Room

For reference, this is what the room looked like when we moved in. Along with the rest of the upstairs, the walls were painted a dark green color that wasn’t my jam. Upstairs Office Space

They were using the space as an office, as you can see from the photo above. It’s not a huge room, but for a little person, I mean really – how much space does one need?

Now if you’re new to this blog, you probably never saw H’s nursery. Funny story – but since we moved pretty much right after I popped this child out, he never slept in his carefully created little nursery – not even once. We did take some newborn shots in there after he was born. Look how cute and so little!!

Raleigh Baby Photography

And one more, just so this momma can bask in her little human that is now a much bigger human.

North Carolina Baby Photography

Here are some inspiration images I have pulled up for the space.

Dark Navy Nursery

I mean, really – I think the room above may just be the perfect dark blue nursery EVER. Love that persian rug – love it all.

And this one – I’ve got a special spot in my heart for this dark blue nursery. See we’ve always had constellation prints up in H’s room (his old room) and I’ve been dying to give them a dark, dramatic background, like a midnight sky.

Constallation_Art_In_Childs_Room

Here are the constellation prints up on the wall in his nursery, before we moved (Ballet White on the walls).

Constellation Artwork

Truth be told, I do wish we had wood floors in the upstairs sometimes, since the second room above (with the rug over the rug) is just not quite as cute (IMO) as the rug right up on a wood floor back drop.

Quick spoiler before I show you how H’s room is looking with the paint up on the walls next week, as a point of comparison – THIS is what the constellation prints look like with his dark blue nursery walls in the background! :) I LOVE it! :)

Constellation Prints Childs Room

 

 

 

Constellation Nursery Art

Well, our little one is mere weeks away, so Jay and I have been trying (trying) to get some things beautified over here. At the top of that list is the little man’s nursery. I keep telling Jay that before I pop this human out, I want the house to (as much as possible) feel done, serene and like a peaceful place to bring baby back to. That’s my goal. Some days I feel closer to it than others – we’re a work in progress over here.

So a few weekends back, Jay and I (and my sister, too) tackled some constellation nursery art arranging in Henry’s room.

Constellation Artwork

For a galaxy inspired nursery, I can’t think of a much nicer addition than some constellation nursery art charts for our little guy.

We hit up IKEA a month or so ago to get the frames and I found some free archived constellation prints online (here) that we just took them to Kinkos and paid $20 to have them cut to size, and printed on nice heavy cardstock. Not too shabby.

Constellation Art

Notice another addition in this shot?

Constellation Nursery Theme

When we were at habitat scoring the $11 sink for our bathroom, I also spotted a nice little chandy sitting in the lighting section. After our steal of a deal on the sink, the $20 I spent on it felt a bit steep, but heck – still not bad!

Wooden Chandelier

I love how the constellation nursery art looks up in the space and I think it adds the perfect focal point for this main (previously empty) wall in the room. A few final details and this space will be ready for baby!

Constellation Artwork

If y’all haven’t noticed – I’ve been recalibrating a bit over here the past month or so. As I look ahead to motherhood, and to raising our family, I really want to be actively present for my kids. I want them to know that mom is always here for them, and that I’m never too busy and can always make time for them. I don’t want to miss the details of my life. I want to see each moment, cherish each second, for the beautiful gift that it is.

I think in our modern day, technology driven world, that it’s very easy to become distracted from truly living and embracing our day to day and I’m feeling the need to put blogging in a space that it belongs for me in my life – and daily logging of our renos and home life just felt like a bit much. I’ll still be here – just a bit less! :)

After all, before you know it, April will be here and we’re going to have another human in the house – crazy sauce!

Constellation Nursery

Bringing Back the Bath

Our basement bath has been long neglected. Other fish to fry, my friends. After we slapped some paint down in there and put in a few new tiles, we figured, good enough for now and moved on over to the next thing. #Storyofmylife

But every time I took a shower down there and glanced on up above the toilet, I had a shiver run down my spine cause it was uuugggllllyyyyy. Don’t believe me, here you go.

Art in Bathroom

I don’t know why, but when I was at HomeGoods one day I stumbled across this gold razzle mcdazzle frame and thought (thought) it would look super swag in our downstairs bath. Ummmrrr yeah. But once I got it down there, I was like, yeah WRONG. You win some, you lose some.

See, when I started putting together design boards for one of my lovely clients, I got to thinking that I really, really liked some of the art I had picked out for her living room. So much so, that I decided to bite the bullet and buy those amazing little prints for my own abode! 😀 Dangerous career path I’ve got, ey?

Remember this mood board?

Lemon Grove Interiors

Well those purty little constellation prints, they made their way right on into my heart, and subsequently, right into my bathroom 😀 Cause once something enters my heart … I just can’t shut that door as hard as I try 😉

So I contacted the shop owner and ordered a few 8×10 prints stat! And let me tell you – I’m so, so glad I did. EEEMMMERRRGAUUUDD. Gorgeousness.

DIY Constellation Art

Check out this close ups, so fa-reaking beautiful.

Constellation Print

I was all ready to hang them to replace my bad decision making (aka Mr. GOLD) but first, I had some problem solving to do in the frame department. See I had intended to use some IKEA frames I’d purchased earlier this year. These guys, to be exact.

IKEA Stromby Frame

But when I trounced down to the basement to retrieve these bad boys, I was pretty darn bummed to see that they didn’t fit. At all.

Whomp diggity whomp.

Etsy Constellation Art

Now I could just pop a matted border in there to solve my dilemma, but the mattes that I had laying around the house didn’t fit, and I also wasn’t crazy sauce about the color of the frame. So, I did what any sane person would do. I went go HomeGoods and found these beauties.

Reclaimed Wood Frames

And just look how much better the bathroom looks now. I’m smitten.

Artwork Above Toilet

Added bonus – when I ordered my new fa-vo-rite prints, guess what I got in the package as a little “thank you”? This guy! The cutest little 5×7 you ever did see.

Inexpensive Constellation Art

I don’t have a spot for it quite yet, but I did have a pretty nice frame that I decided to pop it into in the interim. MEEOOOOWWW. Now that’s some fine looking star charting if you ask me.

Recycled Wood Frame

Psst!! If you’re looking to order these lovely lookers, you can get them here!