Charlotte’s Bright, Mixed-Pattern Nursery

In November, I posted my gorgeous friend’s maternity photos – the post aptly named “Ready for Baby Charlotte.” Although, if you had asked Amanda, she would have told you she wasn’t quite ready, because she felt the nursery wasn’t ready. Well, Amanda is a perfectionist, so I thought she was just saying that! Now that I’ve seen the nursery, I understand. It would likely have taken me 18 months, not less than 9, to design. I am so in love with it. Amanda’s eye for design has always been spot on, so there’s no surprise there. But I would like to move into her nursery and live there forever. I adore the wallpaper on the ceiling, the painting that her talented sister, Shelley, painted, the gorgeous IKEA dresser transformation, and how all of the patterns and colors come together to create one colorful and bright, yet blissful, nursery. The light in the room is just to die for, and makes me so very excited to move into our new house with second floor bedrooms! Ha.

Sweet Charlotte arrived on December 17 – I posted a few photos of her, less than an hour old here. I had the pleasure of taking her newborn photos this weekend and am going to edit them after posting this!

I shared a photo of the nursery on Instagram yesterday, then got a slew of Direct Messages asking for sources, so I had Amanda sent me a list of where she got everything to field these questions! Thank you, Amanda, for letting me share this gorgeous space of yours and Charlottes!

Sources: Crib: All Modern // Glider: Target //  Rug: Target // Wooden Changing Tray: Buy Buy Baby // Dresser: IKEA // Dresser Overlays: My Overlays // Swan: Target // Bookshelf: Wayfair // Painting: Amanda’s sister // Wallpaper: Donghia // Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW7008 // Changing Pad Cover and Crib Sheet: This Spoonflower Fabric (Customized) and Rocky Top Design Etsy Shop // Crib Skirt: This  Spoonflower Fabric on top and this Spoonflower fabric for trim, made by Grace and Cruz Etsy Shop // Side Table: Home Goods (no longer available) // Ottoman: Target // Lamp: World Market (no longer available) // Banana Leaf Pillow: Anitas Casa Etsy Shop // Wall Sconces: Anthropologie // Mirror: Pottery Barn (no longer available) // Baskets: IKEA // Chandelier: West Elm // Pineapple Bookends: Target // Large Blue and White Vase: Amazon 

Emi’s Floral-Inspired Durango Nursery

Today is our last day in Durango, and I’m so sad to leave! We love it here. Isla will be excited to get back to school though – her best friend at school told her mom that Isla wasn’t in class because she’d gone to college! Ha.

During our last trip to Colorado, I shared photos of Isla’s forest-themed room, explaining that it was a lot of fun decorating the tiny third floor bedroom. Emi had slept in a Pack ‘N Play when we were here in the summer, but we decided to order her a proper crib. On the third floor,  there are three rooms – Isla’s is the smallest, but Emi’s definitely has the lowest ceilings! It was really difficult to get really good photos/angles of the room, but I’m sharing some of this tiny little vacation room below. I decided to create a floral themed nursery space for Emilia, inspired by the new Bebe au Lait Winter Collection. The room originally had just a single bed, centered in the room. I pushed the bed to the right when adding the crib. It’s a small space, but perfect for little Emi Girl, who loves playing in her new room – she pulls out all of the books from the baskets about ten times a day.

I am already anxious to come back in May to spend time in this floral nursery again. Sources listed below!

Crib // Nightstand // Lamp // Rug // End-of-Crib Storage // Gray Storage Bins // Bebe au Lait Crib Sheet // Bebe au Lait Swaddle // Bebe au Lait Blanket // Pom-Pom Pillowcase // Aqua Pillow Case // Wreath // Gold Trash Can // Monitor

Our Little Family of Five

On January 29, we became a family of five with the birth of Miss Emilia (can’t forget Belle, our pup!). This sweet girl’s life has been well documented so far (evidenced here in her ‘one month’ update post), but we didn’t have a single photo of the four or five of us! My sweet and insanely talented friend, Courtney (of Courtney Leigh Photography) came over two weeks ago, when Emi was 2.5 weeks old, and took family photos for us, and I couldn’t be happier to have these! Unsurprisingly, Emi slept through the entire thing, but woke at the very end, desperate for milk (side note: nursing in a car in a dress is an interesting feat!). 

Below you’ll find a million photos, and believe me, I did my best to narrow them down! She sent a ton, and it took me ages to narrow down my favorite 50-or-so. So without further adieu, here are the updated Petrovic family photos!

Emi’s ‘Oh Joy’ Inspired Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery Bright Modern Project Nursery Oh Joy Inspired Mixed Print Snapshots and My ThoughtsWe’re in the final stretch of my pregnancy now, with less than 9 days until we get to meet baby Emilia (or Emi, as we always call her). Although I started working on her nursery months ago (I was so anxious for a new decorating project!), I only put the finishing touch on the room this past Monday. I’m excited to share the photos on the blog today!

Nursery Color Scheme Trends For 2016

Today, I’m bringing you a guest post written by Cassandra of AFK, an upscale children’s furniture company, based in Orange County. They have furnished many high-end clients’ nurseries, such as Mariah Carey’s (which was gorgeous!). The decor is absolutely gorgeous, and I went googley-eyed over the photos that Cassandra sent for the post. I am not pregnant, but that doesn’t mean I can’t browse different nursery themes for the future. Cassandra’s post covers key color scheme trends for 2016, and I’m loving them all (namely ‘white on white’ and ‘neutral paired’). I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I did!

Picking a color scheme for your nursery is one of the first steps in creating your dream nursery. This will help guide you when picking out nursery furniture to create a cohesive feel. Follow the post bellow for four amazing on trend color pairings for 2016.

White on White

Selected by Benjamin Moore as the color of the year, white is a complex yet subtle color. The interplay of whites and light creates nuance and subtle beauty. By choosing to pair this color with itself, your nursery will be transformed into a place of serenity.

White onWhite