Designing a nursery can get a bit overwhelming, but once I decided on the loose theme of Wild & Whimsical it all became a slight obsession. With that being said, we took our time and selected pieces that ticked all the boxes for us:
1. sustainably made 2. comfortable 3. wild & whimsical
Before we get deep into this post, I feel it’s necessary to say that babies don’t need a lot of stuff to survive and a decked-out nursery isn’t one of them. Don’t feel pressure to have everything finished before baby arrives either. Nora came three weeks early and we were still very much awaiting the arrival of her dresser. crib mattress and drapes!
Crib//Babyletto – From the moment I saw the Lolly crib in white/natural, I had a crush. Made with sustainably sourced solid New Zealand pine wood, this 3-in-1 convertible crib is Greenguard Gold Certified and has been tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs.
Crib Mattress//Babyletto – We definitely wanted a non-toxic mattress with an OEKO-TEX 100 certified cover (tested for harmful substances and chemicals). The Coco Core mattress has a breathable sleeping surface that lets air in and keeps moisture out. I honestly think Nora prefers this crib mattress over her bassinet in our room!
Glider//Babyletto – Hands down this is the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in…dare I say even more comfy than the white couch I spent many months researching for my living room?! It also has an eco-performance fabric made of 30% recycled materials (at least 40 recycled bottles that would have ended up in landfills were repurposed here!). Not to mention these chairs are super soft, stain resistant, water repellant and best of all Greenguard Gold Certified. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for the baby to sleep, play, and grow. Shout out to Babyletto on their efforts towards sustainability!
Blackout Curtains//Pottery Barn – Curtains have always been the bane of my existence. For whatever reason, they’ve always been hard. Because the nursery windows are extra long, we checked out all options from custom drapes to Pottery Barn to Amazon. That translates to extremely pricey to expensive to affordable- in that order. We decided to go middle of the road with Pottery Barn, and the drapes are really beautiful in the room.
Dresser//Scout Design Studio – This one was a splurge, but I saw it back in 2020 and ya know what they say. When you can’t stop thinking about it, just BUY IT. No regrets, and Nora will have it for years to come!
Side Table // Crate & Kids – From bottles to pacifiers, a side table is needed to catch any and all baby accessories as we rock Nora B. to sleep.
Diaper Pail//Ubbi – This is probably the most used item in the nursery ha! So slim, so pink, so perfect.
Hamper//Burke Decor – No nursery is complete without a dirty clothes hamper. The moment I saw this rattan pear, I knew Nora had to have it.
Art//Scout Design Studio – Truth be told, the entire nursery was designed around this one piece. The art was my very first purchase, hence the wild and whimsical theme. Love her but leave her wild. I very much intend to!
Monkey Lamp//Scout Design Studio – Keeping with the theme, I had to order this crazy monkey lamp. A bit like the pink dresser, I couldn’t get him out of my head, so he was also purchased!
Koala Wallpaper – Wallpaper was my second purchase for the nursery. I spent HOURS searching for the perfect design and beware…the world of wallpaper is wide, but I ultimately ended up going with the koala theme since baby Nora is half Aussie afterall!
Rugs//Lorena Canals – It took a few tries to get the right rugs, but we got there. You can’t go wrong with polka dots. I love *everything* Lorena Canals…as you can tell from the following accessories!
World Map Puff//Lorena Canals – I have many favorite pieces in Nora’s room, but this one may take the cake. A puff in the shape of a globe for this future travel blogger?! GENIUS! There’s also a world map rug to match but I restrained myself…
Baskets//Lorena Canals – In need of some organization, these cute baskets from Lorena Canals came in handy! From petals to poms to tassels, I couldn’t help myself. I used one for all the lovies, one for a few books, and one for some blankets.
Monique Lhuillier Elephant Rocker//Pottery Barn Kids – Every nursery deserves a cute rocker for when baby grows a bit more. One of my oldest friends sent this one to Nora after she was born! Thank you, Aunt Macy!
And that’s all folks! We spend so much time in this room, and it has quickly become my favorite one in the entire house. There’s a lot of love that went into it! Curious to know your favorite piece?!