Want to see the space we created for the baby? Today I am sharing a peek at her nursery space.
Our goal was to invest in furniture that we can use for years and years. We chose Pottery Barn because they have furniture that converts to be used long term. I love the “Ava Regency” collection from Pottery Barn Kids because it is feminine without being overly girly.
The thing about the nursery is… it’s also our bedroom. For the short term. I know, it isn’t ideal. But, we are happy not to be moving during the shelter in place orders.
Charles and I spent months searching for a larger home last fall. We put in an offer on a place a block away from our current home in November and it was rejected. Knowing the neighborhood extremely well, we felt that the price was just too high and didn’t want to meet the 99% of asking they developer’s agent was insisting on… it’s still on the market.
We kept looking. It was hard to find a place that checked all the boxes for us. Some condos didn’t have bathtubs in the second bathroom, which is inconvenient if you need to bathe a young child. Many had very high and small windows in the bedrooms that I couldn’t see out of. Few had bathrooms on the main level near the kitchen which is something I think is essential if you entertain often.
Eventually, we decided to purchase a townhouse that is being built after falling in love with the blueprints. For this reason, we created a mini nursery to use for the 5-7 months between the time the baby is born and the time our new home will be built. Yes, I will be sharing more about the new home – especially since I get to help design the kitchen!
I am so excited to put together a complete nursery once we move, but until then we turned a corner of our bedroom into a nursery.
Our Nursery Furniture:
This crib converts to a toddler bed and then a full sized bed. Our baby can use it throughout her entire childhood! We decided to skip using a bassinet because a crib will fit in our bedroom and that way we don’t have to transition the baby from a bassinet to a crib.
We picked this chair for its comfort and because it converts into a wingback chair just by changing the legs. I love the light pink velvet upholstery.
I wanted to buy a night stand so that way I had a place to put anything I might need while I am feeding the baby. Plus, buying a night stand now means that we will have a matching crib, dresser, and night stand set for our daughter.
Our master bathroom is very big, so we put the dresser/changing table in there. It matches the crib and night stand.
Having the space for the baby all ready, and her clothing folded and put away in the dresser makes us feel much more prepared for our daughter’s arrival. We have less than two months to go!