When we moved in to our home over three years ago, the previous owners already had this tiny little room set up as a nursery. It had the sweet orange monkey wallpaper as well as the matching bright orange window valances. I thought the wallpaper was so cute and
gender neutral so I decided to keep it, even before we started trying for baby. We used to use this room as an office, so it was medium-strange having baby wallpaper on one wall for a couple years, but we made it through, people! When I got pregnant and we found out we were having a girl, I knew I wanted to girly-up the room with bright whites and pops of color, especially PINK!
I love pink, particularly brighter shades. I found this bold striped rug, and the color palette began to come together! After that it was all about finding pops of color (magenta, orange + green) and stripes that fit in the room. I love operating like a magpie when it comes to rooms– spending months finding one special thing here and one special thing there until the room finally comes together. The details of this room are so special to me: The “Baby Martino” banner was made for me by my girlfriends for my baby shower, the frames were all gifts (still empty after a year, I know!), and the books on the nightstand and stuffed animals were favorites given by our friends’ children. (FYI Marlowe does NOT sleep with these stuffed animals in the crib. Panic not, my vigilant mothers!) My absolute favorite piece in the room is the pencil drawing done especially for Marlowe by artist Edith Vonnegut.
She has been a family friend for decades and made a similar picture (with birthdate, time, gender etc!) for my parents when they were expecting me! It feels so special knowing that we are continuing the tradition with our little girl.
Room credits below the gallery!