This is the room now:
Something else you should know about me: I really want a girl first. I love all things girly - the clothes, the dance classes, the doll houses and play kitchens. I'd love to have a boy, as well.... one day. My husband? Totally opposite. He wants a boy first. Either way, one of us will be disappointed. OK, back to my design fantasy...
This is my very favorite girl nursery, found on People Magazine. I love the lavender paint and the tree that is built off the wall and the birds and the fluffy rug and the chandelier... I just love it.
I really like this boy's nursery from Restoration Hardware. I love the sailboat theme, but I don't think it is taken too far. The bedding is still simple and not too cutesy (I dislike the bedding with pictures of stuff all over it) and the colors are muted enough to fit with the rest of the house.
Here's the problem: even if by magic we did get pregnant before taping the show, we wouldn't know if it was a boy or a girl for a few months (usually 20 weeks, right?). While I'd love to go all out boy or all out girly for the decor of the nursery, I really love the idea of a gender neutral nursery with just a few details that whisper "boy" or "girl". Here are some of my favorites:
This nursery from the boo and the boy leans toward "boy" without screaming "BOY!" I love the soft blue on the walls and the white furniture.
This one is from spearmint baby. It has a similar wall color to the first one, but with the pink accents, it is obvious a baby girl lives here. I also adore the book shelves that allow the covers to be showcased. A reading corner is a must for me (I am an English teacher, after all).
While having triplets seems like my worst nightmare, this room (also from spearmint baby) is quite lovely. I feel relaxed and at peace when I look at it and hopefully my baby would, too.
Again, the light blue/gray walls and colorful accents make this room (from spearmint baby) sing. That poster with the little girl's name and the alphabet is calling me. I want it.
This room from with two cats just feels home-y to me. The combination of fabrics gives visual interest and creates a very comfy vibe. I'd love to rock my baby to sleep in that chair.
I have loved this nursery ever since I saw it on design sponge and it led me to follow with two cats.
I love the neutral gray walls and bright colorful linens (though I'm not really a fan of orange). My husband's parents also have a crib just like that that we could paint white.
Coming up next... Design Fantasy: Living/Dining room