I figured that since Vivienne is now six months old (today — Sunday!) — it might be high time to give you a peek into what I ended up doing in her nursery.
This is a long one, kids.
If you’ll recall – Vivienne’s room was our guest bedroom/office.
It was tan.
And very boring.
I mean, it served its’ purpose. No more, no less. It looked like this. (See more “halfway done” pics, here.)
|Notice the hideous louvre doors. Blech. Half home office…|
|…half guest bedroom.|
|I sort of love it in here.|
And we added the iron birdy knobs. (Craig found ’em on etsy.)
And here’s the view when you walk in the room.
Vivienne’s window looks out to our backyard/mango tree. She loves to lay there when the window is open. It’s sweet.
The curtains are a hand-me-down from my sister and Chloe. I think they’re precious.
Behind the valance is a MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED black-out shade that Craig cut to fit our weirdo window shape.
The guest bed is still necessary to the room. We just made it work. The bedding is from west elm (several years ago) and the shams/crib stuff is from Pottery Barn Kids. (It’s the Hayley set.)
The sidetable is from Target. Totally well-made – I’m pleased. We just changed the knob to a little green birdy. The octupus was a “socktupus” from our friends. It came with adorable socks on the little legs and it’s a rattle. Vivienne loves it and so do I. So cute.
My college friend and fellow blogger, Snappy Tulip, got Vivienne the personalized frame from personalizationmall.com. I LOVE it. The pic is of my sweet Vivienne Kate right after she got her ears pierced in the hospital without one tear. Precious baby…
And the lava lamp? A hand-me-down from Lila. It’s the perfect lighting. (From Lila and Vivienne’s Aunt T.)
Another view of the room… and yes, those are Lila’s legs on the bed.
Please ignore the terribly ugly tile/marble/or whatever that is at the bottom of the walls and around the room. It’s the most awful burgundy/salmon/blech color and it’s throughout our entire house. We try ignore it.
The wall flowers above the crib are here. (It’s two sets. And I love that they snap on to the metal pegs so easily. SO easy to rearrange and clean.)
The crib. A good ‘ole white Jenny Lind with stationary side. (Lila’s crib side dropped down, in accordance with the new regulations – this one doesn’t. I have to admit, I really liked the drop side cribs…)
The crib bedding.
Painting and V from Pottery Barn Kids – clearance. The quilted heard is from my Mom years ago…
Basket is a Longaberger kiddie purse from Vivienne’s Mimi… her footprint is stamped on the inside lid. The buttons are from my Mom – a recent gift. The doll is from fellow blogger, Wendy. (Her etsy store is momentarily closed…) The cute bank is from my sister and is also from Pottery Barn kids.
Vivienne’s feet on the inside of the lid of the basket… She was 23 days old.
The “Vivienne” doll is from friends, the jewelry box is also a gift from Pottery Barn Kids and the shells and sea glass are from our beach Sundays that we spent treasure hunting pre-kids.
(Love that doll. So cute.) And I love the monogrammed jewelry box.
Books! And the little nest that I crocheted that Vivienne was photographed in when she was 9 days old.
Or, you can find this…
Still, the best thing about sweet Vivienne’s room?
Why Vivienne, of course.