Friday faves

I have to admit I have been a bit baby obsessed this week. We’re into week 21 now and it suddenly feels all very real with baby kicking away and we found out the gender a couple of days ago, which was almost like finding out I was pregnant all over again. Even though there were only ever going to be two options, so I thought it wouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, I was so shocked and blown away when we found out; I guess it’s finally convinced me that this is actually happening! We both kind of thought it would be a boy but we were wrong…a little girl is on its way. So exciting.

Anyhoo, the result of all this excitement has been me going on a bit of a spending spree – I couldn’t help myself! I have been thinking about making plans for the nursery so we can get that all done before the start of December as baby is due in January and I don’t want to have to worry about it over Christmas so I’ve been on the hunt for some bits and pieces for that room. I have found a few lovely independent shops that I’d love to tell you about because I have been so impressed by their products and service.

Friday faves | Nursery inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

Wallpaper: Gable BP 5406 – € 133.00 per 10m roll. Available from: Farrow & Ball 01202 876141

I want the nursery to blend in well with the rest of our flat and not stick out like a bright sore thumb so I like the idea of incorporating dusty blues, greys, greens, pinks and lots of white (the pinks would have been there if it had been a boy, believe!). I found lots of lovely things from The Modern Nursery, including the hot air balloon light, and from The Tipi, including the changing basket. I like the contrast of natural baskets against soft, pale colours. I also discovered some beautifully made organic cotton and bamboo baby clothes from Baby Mori – they are soooo soft! A much more extravagant purchase that I have put on my ‘baby wishlist’ is the Sebra Kili cot (image via woonblog), which would be perfect for our flat as we don’t have much space and I just love the Danish design. I doubt there will be enough pennies for it but I can dream…

This week I was treated to a sneak peek of Farrow & Ball’s new range of wallpapers due to launch next month. I am now very torn between leaving the nursery white with painted Light Blue woodwork or using this new wallpaper, which is called Gable. I love the 1940’s inspired rural scene and the one thing I remember most from my own room as a child was the wallpaper and the stories it inspired based on the characters in the design. So, I’ll be wrangling over that decision for who knows how long – what would you do?

Hope you’ve all had a great week!

Katy x



  1. 26th August 2016 / 10:56 am

    OMg I am literally soooooo excited for you!!! Congratulations lovely lady lots of love xx

  2. Hels
    26th August 2016 / 11:00 am

    That wallpaper all the way! I used to do the same and make up stories about the characters on my wallpaper as a child. So sweet! Congrats on finding out it’s a girl, too x

  3. 26th August 2016 / 11:31 am

    So exciting – congratulations! And what a lucky girl – I know she’ll have the most beautiful nursery! x

  4. 26th August 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Such a pretty palette and so calming. So excited for you. Being a parent is truly the best feeling in the world. x

  5. Susan
    27th August 2016 / 6:26 am

    Aw a wee girl, well she simply must have that wallpaper. It’s gorgeous. Go for it. X

  6. Polly
    28th August 2016 / 8:05 pm


    I would say ditch the cot for now and invest the money into all the other gorgeous things on your list. I think the wallpaper is beautiful.

    My lovely boy (who has a dusky pink nursery/white nursery) hated the cot! Luckily ours was a Mokee cot so pretty cheap – look them up. They do some very lovely colours which would work perfectly with your scheme too.

    Enjoy. I love planning children’s rooms xxx

  7. 28th August 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Congratulations Katy, what lovely news! -L

  8. 28th August 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Congratulations. Love the F&B wallpaper! But the balloon light is gorgeous – thank you

  9. 29th August 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Oh so many congratulations to you both. A beautiful baby girl. Isn’t it weird how it’s such a surprise? Like you say only two choices but a shock none the less. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get the baby’s room done. She’ll probably be on yours for a while so you have more time than you think. So exciting though. Love the balloon light.

  10. 4th September 2016 / 8:03 pm

    A little girl! How wonderful! I cannot wait to see how your nursery turns out. I know it is going to be so delightful! I love the idea of the changing basket! The Tipi website looks amazing. Can’t wait to have a little browse. I really hope the rest of your pregnancy runs smoothly xx

  11. 12th September 2016 / 2:16 pm

    wahoo! I missed this post and forgot to ask on Saturday! Yay for nude pink and subtle sparkle 😉 xxx

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