Tuesday, June 29, 2010

..i'm nesting!..

Figuratively and literally I suppose :) In getting ready for the girls to make their appearance, I've finally decided how I'm going to do their nursery. I'm going to do like a shabby chic-ish bird theme. I want to use all different colors so that I'm not limited by anything. The walls are a light khaki color, and the molding and all of the furniture is a dark espresso.

These pictures inspired a lot of what I'm going for (I know these are bedrooms and not nurseries, but you get the idea):

I've got two birdcages that I'm going to paint white, and I've bought a couple of little small things too. I also really want to put a small chandelier in as the light fixture. Nothing like, huge and fancy. Now I'm just stuck on fabric choices for the curtains and crib skirt. I'm trying to find a bird pattern that I can pair with a solid or two, but I've found three that I really like.

First, there's this one.. it's hard to tell , but the background is actually a little on the cream-color side, not totally white. I like that it has several different colors as well as the colors of the walls and furniture.

Then there's this one, which is very bold and would really stand out. Hubbo likes it the best. The only thing I don't like about it, is that it doesn't have any blue in it.

And then last, there's this one. It's mine and hubbo's least favorite, but it is cute and vintage-y looking.

I really wish I could see these fabrics in person. I'm one of those that likes to see and feel stuff, lol. So, give me input!! :D I need thoughts and opinions :)

**Update** Lookie what I found! It's a fabric from the same pattern line as choice #2.. it coordinates and it has blue in it! We might just have to have two patterns and a solid :) FYI the background is white, like the other.

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  1. The first bedding picture you posted was the inspiration for Abby's room. Target has a line that's very similar to it. :o)

    I personally like the second fabric swatch. I'm like you, though, I like to see it in person.

  2. I like the middle one best, too. You can always accent with blue! Think curtain ties in a pretty pale blue lace! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Oooooooh! This makes me wish I were PREGGERS again. Well - ALMOST! After all, I WILL be 60 in September. Harley, I love those two rooms at the top of your blog! I cannot WAIT to see the final results of the girls' actual room! (Note: When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had visions of lace and ribbon and dainty things. As soon as she was ready for a 'big girl' bed, I went and got her a GORGEOUS white canopy bed & what did she do? Put her hands on her hips, stomped her lil' foot, and - looking quite put out - said, "Mommy, I WANTED a race car bed!" LOL!)

  4. I like the second swatch. Like the other ladies said accent with blue. The girls will like looking around that room!
    take care

  5. I think that the middle is my favorite. I'm trying to figure out how you could add the blue to it.
    Or, you could just go with number three. It is a girls room after all.
    Love your color scheme.
    Cari b.

  6. Sounds like it's going to be a beautiful room! I cant wait to see the finished product.

  7. I love the middle one, especially with the coordinating fabric. Your DD's will love their room!! Can't wait to see the finished room.


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