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.
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!