Sep 1, 2016

Heidi's Southwest-Inspired Nursery


I really should stop saying I'm going to do so and so on the blog on a certain date because that date always ends up passing by without my promise coming to fruition. I am the blog procrastination Q-U-E-E-N these days. Lucky (or unlucky) for me, little miss is now 4 days past her due date (KILL ME NOW) and I'm frantically trying to fill my free time with anything but thoughts of why this little babe is so darn stubborn! With all this waiting time, I finally have a moment to share Heidi's nursery with you all (silver lining?). Maybe she's been waiting for this post and NOW she'll make her grand entrance to the world? Wishful thinking, I know. This girl has a mind of her own and seems perfectly comfy with her current set up. She really should read this post and see what goodness is waiting for her on the outside...am I right?

Friends, this nursery was a true labor of love. One that I toiled over via Pinterest and Instagram while on our 3,000 mile road trip...making pin boards and trying to envision something stylish, yet girly, for a room I'd never stepped foot in. I knew what sort of nursery I wanted in our Florida house, but this rental in Cali, my mind jumped from theme to theme. I was all over the place (both literally and figuratively). Thankfully, a dear friend created a private pin board of fun things for Heidi's nursery and it was full of Southwest-inspired touches from Aztec-patterned blankets to cactus prints and boho rugs. I wasn't sold on the idea until the moment I saw THE room and found THE rug. It all fell into place from there. 

Crib: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-Way Convertible Crib | Crib Sheet: LittleMoose by Liza  | Rug: Suzani Rug via Rugs USA | "Greatest Adventure" Wood Wall Sign: WilliamRae Designs | Cactus Pillow: Pottery Barn Teen | Red Fox & Fuzzy Ostrich Stuffed Animals: JellyCat | Faux Fiddle Fig Leaf Tree: Hayneedle | White Faux Fur Rug: Hobby Lobby

A sweet, feminine take on Southwest style for a new start out West. Seemed super appropriate for this new chapter of life and now this nursery has easily become our favorite room in the house! Not hard to see why, it's the only room with new everything...and everything all in its perfect place. I love to sit in the glider, morning light streaming in, and think about the sweet sounds that will someday fill the room. It's where I come to pray for Heidi and the kind of person she'll be, the kind of life she'll lead. It'll be the place where lots of beautiful memories will be made. Gives me chills just thinking about it all. But on to the details!

The crib and crib mattress were the only two pieces of the nursery we brought with us from Florida (thanks, Mama B!). The rest, well, I had 7 weeks to scramble and shop for once I'd landed on a theme. Needless to say, most of my third trimester meltdowns were nursery-related. Amidst unpacking boxes and trying to get the rest of the house functional, all my heart wanted to focus on was this tiny 12'x13' room. I ended up hating almost every decor option at stores like Babies R Us and BuyBuy Baby, so most everything I ordered from places like Etsy, Target, and Amazon. Because of that, we spent a good amount of time waiting for nursery mail to arrive week after week. Talk about frustrating! I got to be REAL good friends with the UPS, USPS, and FedEx men. They probably thought I was a hoarder with all the packages they were delivering. As we rounded the corner into week 39, all pieces were delivered and tiny details hung and polished. Nursery complete!

**the Moses Basket is a family hand-me-down...my mom used it for me and my sister, my Aunt with her daughter...and now our little Heidi. :)

Moroccan Pouf: Maison Marrakech | Glider: Wayfair | Pillow & Throw: Target| End Table: Nate Berkus for Target | Heidi Book: Amazon 

I'm not sure why I felt the need to get this room 100% finished before Heidi's arrival. Part of me thinks it's because I had a beautiful home ripped out from underneath me (dramatic, much?) and I wanted this one room to be PERFECT. She deserves it...heck, I deserve it. The other half of me was nesting so hard I couldn't see straight. Either way, I'm so happy it's done and that it all fell into place so much more seamlessly than how I typically decorate a room. Totally a God thing. Probably ridiculous to say out loud, but He's been in the details of every aspect of our move and this pregnancy...nursery was no exception.

Changing Pad Cover: Grace and Cruz | Herringbone Gray Lamp: Target | Dresser: IKEA Hemnes | Hexagon Wall Shelves: West Pine Company | Pink Candle: Paddywax Heirloom Candles | Gold Filament Dresser Knobs: World Market | Tiny faux succulents: World Market | "No Whining" Print: Hammerpress | Ceiling Light Fixture: Target (now discontinued)

And now we wait. Wait for girlfriend to drop it low and make her grand debut into this crazy, crazy world. I'm BEYOND ready to see her face and snuggle the crap out of her. And ready to be done being pregnant. Am I allowed to say that? Who knows...but I am. We've tried ALL the old wives tales and "labor-inducing" foods ever suggested and big fat GOOSE EGG to it all (for my next trick, I'll stick my thumb up my rear and whistle Yankee Doodle from a mountaintop--that should do it!)...so save your comments. Sorry, that's sounds harsh, but the sheer quantity of unsolicited labor advice I've gotten these last couple weeks has me wanting to murder well-meaning humans. Baby rage is still alive and well in me...save yourself! I've decided all those who've gone into labor after eating eggplant parmesan or spicy food or getting pedicures have done so out of pure coincidence. Their bodies were already ready for baby and mine's just...not. Not yet, at least. She's gotta come out by 42 weeks, so come hell or high water I'll be birthing a babe before long. I just need to not psych myself out during the agonizing wait. Easier said than done, right, mamas?

Custom Book Ledge Shelves: Dunn Rustic Designs | Hanging Wall Planters: Amazon | Yarn Wall Hanging: NW Urban Cottage Shop | Ivory Striped Swaddle Basket: Pottery Barn Kids | Woven Rattan Book Basket: Target

Oh, and I should mention, that ADORABLE Aztec Alphabet Print was designed just for Heidi by my amazingly talented graphic designer of a cousin. I found something similar on some website wanting a bagillion dollars for a wrong color print, so I asked and she worked her designer magic. Couldn't be more in love with the result! Don't worry, we won't teach Heidi from that alphabet, but it's one of my favorite fun details of her nursery. Had to shout it to the world. Thanks, Linds! Another BIG shout out to the husband for putting all the furniture together and hanging everything on the walls. There's a special seat for you in heaven, I just know it. ;) D also hung the pendant light after a heck of a fight with it. He's come a lonnggg way, folks. Proud wife right here.


Longest (and most rambling) nursery reveal ever? Likely so. But I want to remember every tiny detail until the day I die, so blog it all, I said! And I finally did. You're welcome, you've made it to the end, and thanks for reading. ;)

Side note: if you've got some good baby vibes, prayers, positive juju, and/or love to send our way, we could use it! I need this baby girl in my arms, like, yesterday. COME ON, HEIDI! We are SO ready to meet you!

21 comments:

  1. it is PERFECT!!!!! seriously, i love it. not that it matters what this stranger thinks ;) i have never been much for aztec themed rooms or rugs (until our first house had beautiful original hardwood floors everywhere and i couldn't bear to cover them in carpet, so i learned a lot about rugs!), but the fun aztec designs and colors have so grown on me over the last year or so. i love that it's a touch of this and that but not over-powering when you look at the room. that little lamp on your changing table is amazing, the yarn wall hanging is perfect, and that rug is beautiful!! have i rambled enough? really, you've out-done yourself. that little sweet heidi is bound to love it :) good luck, can't wait to hear some news!!! xo

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  2. I love it! Totally perfect! There's something so incredibly special about a baby's first room. We moved when Julia was 4 months old, and her room was the first room I completed (late on-set nesting, is what I called it); it was by far my favorite room in the house. I'm totally jealous of the crib—I couldn't convince Kenny to let me get one (and I still wish I had a Jenny Lind)! You will love your snuggle time with Heidi in there...come out, little lady!!

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  3. I love her nursery, it turned out so so beautifully! I love how bright and modern it is, it's so pretty! I felt the same way and wanted Henry's nursery to be completely done before he came so I could take pics/blog about it and I finally got the post up a few days after my due date and I went into labor the next day! So hopefully the same happens for you :)

    Also, my sister is pregnant too and her due date was Friday and she still hasn't had her baby yet either! So hard playing the waiting game, hang in there mama!

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  4. Wow! That is beautiful!! I can only hope to decorate like this one day...

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  5. Oh my gosh, you guys did SUCH a wonderful job with her nursery! I keep coming back to stare at the pictures because it's just so gorgeous. I love that it's clearly a baby's room but there's no intense theme and it's just.. ugh, so pretty. All of it. Well done! Now Miss Heidi needs to come and check it out for herself!

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  6. That rug!!! <3 <3 <3 I also love how you incorporated the greenery into the space- it looks so fresh and full of light and just beautiful. You did a wonderful job :)

    Also, speaking as your due date buddy, I'm also 5 days overdue, so solidarity, sister. Everyone told me second babies come sooner. They lied.

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  7. It's gorgeous! I totally get the needing it done thing too. Now come out, Heidi!!!

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  8. Amazing! I'm loving the geometric shelves, dresser (especially the knobs!) and the touch of greenery the most!

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  9. Love it!!! I've got all the big pieces for our nursery so now it's just a matter of finishing the details once we know the gender for sure. I can't wait!

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  10. O wow I would take that room for me if we swap out the crib with a queen!

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  11. So gorgeous! You did an amazing job! So excited for you... getting close!

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  12. This is GORGEOUS!! Come on Heidi, your room is ready for you!

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  13. I love it! So unique, and it looks beautiful! She will love her room! :)

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  14. What a gorgeous nursery! I'm sure that Heidi absolutely loves it as much as you do. Or she will when she leaves her current stage of eating/pooping/sleeping. ;) I'm seriously so impressed by all the tiny details. My favorites are obviously the beautiful books, especially the set of classics. <3

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  15. I LOVE the print "you are our greatest adventure"

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  16. Oh my goodness! I love it! I'm so excited for you.

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  17. Love it! So special to design baby's nursery :) she's going to love it! We designed our nursery around a rug and our leather pouf we picked up on our travels in Morroco while pregnant :-)

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  18. Aww what a lovely, lovely room! I love how light it is but also has all these little splashes of colour bringing a lot of character in. I especially love the bookshelf - so pretty! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  19. Adorable!! We're working on our girls room now and it's fun. I finally get my maternity leave in a little over a week so i'm pumped to go full force into the room before she comes:) Ps- we drove through Lincoln a few weeks ago and I thought of you! Hope it's going well! xoxo Katie

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