One of the most enjoyable experiences of being pregnant is to design the nursery. I know that I already passed several hours on the computer looking for inspirations, furniture, decorative elements or simply to figure out the floor plan and a furniture plan. I want to make sure that my baby boy has an adorable and comfortable room.
Last weekend, my husband and I accomplished many things. We went shopping at several baby stores. I learned a lot. We ordered his crib and a 3-drawer changer with a removable top. Since baby furniture takes on average between 6 to 10 weeks to arrive, we were getting too close to not act now. I am due in less than 14 weeks. I also chose the bedding. I brought home a stroller blanket to always have the colors with me. This way, I will be sure that the drapes, the wall colors, the Eames molded plastic rocker and the rest of the decor will complement each other.
Here is what we bought so far. We ordered the espresso and white Modo collection available at Bébé Plus (a store in Montreal) for the furniture. It provides the modern feel that I like without the price tag of design pieces. At the end of the day, we opted to splurge instead on pieces that will get longer usage.
The crib converts to a toddler bed or a small daybed. We splurge on the crib mattress because we believe that an excellent mattress provides a more restful experience. We bought the Kolcraft Contours two-stage infant-toddler soybean/latex foam crib mattress with a bamboo cover. The high-density soy foam is tailored to the needs of an infant while on the other side, the latex foam is for when he will become a toddler.
The Crib Bedding
For the crib bedding, you will not be surprised that I went for Dwell Studio. The starting point of my son’s nursery will be the Owls Sky pattern. I like the versatility of the colors in this pattern.
The design of his nursery is more advanced but it is what I am willing to share for now. I want to keep some surprises.