10/16/14

Nursery Progress! curtains, crib, and some accessories

So I'm well-aware that it's been a hot minute since I did any sort of nursery updates for you all, but stuff has definitely been happening in there. ...Or I should say, in here, as I'm writing this post from the super comfy glider with a big pup by my feet and a pb&j sandwich by my side. Don't judge. All I've wanted lately is all pb&j all. the. time.

Before we get started with the update, I feel like I need to pass along some advice about nurseries that has really made this whole process feel more fun and less like a daunting project that we needed to get done by a certain time.

You ready?
Start early. That is all.

I realize some of you may be in situations where you know you'll be moving before baby comes in which you have no choice but to wait. But seriously, getting this whole room started as early as we did really has been nice. Don't listen to people who are judging you for getting things going during your first trimester. Some call it jumping the gun, I call it being prepared. Plus, decorating is just good clean fun as far as I'm concerned, so why not?

Going on 27 weeks of pregnancy now, I've realized just how fast that second trimester truly does fly by. I cannot believe I can actually say that I'm in my THIRD trimester now... so crazy!

My point is that during this last trimester, there is really already enough going on and things to prepare for (and I've heard all that second trimester energy and general "good feelings" tend to drop off again during this time), that I would be a nervous wreck thinking I had to put a nursery together start to finish on top of all that. I'm happy that we're left with mainly the fun stuff to get done that will really put the finishing touches on the whole space.

I could go on and on, so let's get to the updates!

First of all, a change that made the biggest impact (since the lighting update, and paint, of course), was the addition of the curtains.


These are the same "favorite" curtains I've used for years and years (I had them all throughout our last home).  I think they really make any room look a little more layered and put-together.
These particular ones are the velvet blackout curtains in off white from halfpricedrapes.com.

We went ahead and hung these all the way to the ceiling since in this little nook, the window is very very short. It makes the little space feel a bit taller.

Here's a better look at that whole area...


There's a little built-in desk around the corner to the right where that little chair is. Totally cut that out of the photo for a reason. It's become kind of a catch-all baby junk area.  And the scary mannequin form lady will not be staying in here. haha

But like I mentioned in the last nursery post, this area will eventually be a little play nook for her. Especially when we eventually move out the glider, she'll have a ton of room for lots of play things.
The world ottoman was a good find at RH Baby & Child (same with the little animals beneath the window), and the little polar bear is from Pottery Barn Kids.

Here is the other window with the same curtains... These need some "phloofing" and some hemming. Not my main priority now (I'm just happy they're up), but we'll get there.


We've had the little mirrored chest for about five years now. It lived in the upstairs hallway at our last house and even in the guest bedroom there for a while. I thought it fit perfectly with everything in the nursery.  Oh, and the little rocking unicorn? Melts my heart every single time I see it.

The other big change?? The crib is set up!


Waylon is pretty excited about it. This is his new favorite spot to hang out.  I really like this area because we can sort of center it in the middle of that wall on the right and have it floating out in the floor a bit so that we can completely walk comfortably around it on all sides. I like cribs that float out a little bit in rooms. All we've officially added so far is the dust ruffle (which I had custom made), and the mattress, but the bedding is kind of just hanging out for now. I'm waiting until much closer to her arrival to get the sheets all washed and ready (don't want clean sheets on the bed collecting dust for months).

I'll get some better shots of the entire crib when everything is all "done" (this isn't a full room reveal, you know) but here is another little shot that shows how it's made a little better...


You can basically set it up 3 different ways- The 4-post look like we chose to do, a canopy look (where you add little cross bars between the posts), or no posts at all.  It also turns into a toddler bed when she's ready for that down the road.
I knew I really wanted an iron crib for the nursery. They're just so classic. I didn't realize how hard they were to find! This one is by Bratt decor... and also kind of super expensive. So months back when I first started looking at cribs online and found this beauty (it's called the Parisian crib), imagine how excited I got when I saw it on Gilt (it's a site similar to Hautelook), for almost 50% off! So I jumped on that pony. My family probably thought I was insane when I told them I had already bought the crib not even halfway through my first trimester. So glad I did!

You may also notice that I added a sweet little mobile in the photo above. It's from RH Baby & Child and the little animals match the larger little animals under the window in the play nook area.

If you're wondering what the big wall o' built-ins is looking like... well, it's not especially pretty.  I haven't really started styling any of the shelves other than adding some books here and there.  I've still got a lot to organize in the cabinets beneath the changing area there and I can't wait to start filling up the toy chests there eventually too.  But it's not quite update-worthy just yet.  I'll also share the closet with you all eventually as it comes together! Lot's and lots of clothes to wash and organize.

As always, thank you all for being so excited to share this journey with us and for being so wonderful and supportive! I know I skipped the 26 week pregnancy vlog this week, but that just means next week we'll have even more to talk about. ;)

I hope you guys are having a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon!!


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49 comments:

  1. This is lovely Tiffany. (: You have such an eye for fabulous color.

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  2. I love it already! So sophisticated and feminine!

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  3. I love this, it's not the super trendy gold and white nursery like every other blogger right now. It's beautiful and that crib is amazing.

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  4. wow, its beautiful.

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  5. Such a beautiful room.. it looks lovely! The unicorn rocker is the most adorable thing ever.

    // Oh Dollymix

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  6. You do such a good job! I want to live in your baby room! LOL

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  7. Can I please live in your house? Absolutely beautiful Tiffany, I'm so excited for you both! x

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  8. You're doing such a beautiful job! Congratulations btw! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  9. Beautiful. I am 14 weeks and we are going to start emptying the nursery of it's current junk this weekend..

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  10. Just love it! ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful room. Thanks Tiff for sharing with us and congratulations again :)

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  12. Ohhhhhh is so pretty, confy and cute

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  13. This looks amazing! My daughter is 8 months now and her room still isn't done.

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  14. The nursey is absolutly beautiful! I wish I had your talent of putting a space together with different furniture and textures!

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  15. I probably missed this, but I can't find it anywhere on your blog. The glider is super cute, where did you get it?

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  16. Wow, it's beautiful you guys did a great job! I'm loving it! :)

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  17. So beautiful. That crib is so perfect. Congratulations!

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  18. This is fabulous, it's a beautiful room for the baby, and big congratulations lovely!

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  19. This is super pretty! Love your style of home decor! :)

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  20. Love the nursery!! The crib is gorgeous!!!

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  21. so adorable,,I adore your taste Tiffany in everything just WOW,,

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  22. I am obsessed with those curtains, I think I need them in my life!! It's coming together well can't wait to see the finished product. Jacqueline xx

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  23. I am in love with that crib - SO beautiful!

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  24. I absolutely love the drapes. And the little baby unicorn is just too cute! I want one for my daughter!

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  25. What mattress did you get for the crib? And how did you decide? I'm currently trying to figure that out for our baby's nursery (also due in January!) and I'm pretty positive I'm over-thinking it. ;) Thanks!

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  26. Wow! I watch all of your videos but I've never been to your blog. But I LOVE your family room & the nursery & your home. It is absolutely beautiful! :)

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  27. The nursery just looks fabulous! Great job, mama! Love the mobile (we have a knit animals one from PBK), and the unicorn rocker is just too cute. You think you love this space now, just wait until you're walking into the room to pick up sweet baby girl from her nap in the crib! heart overflows! xoxo

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  28. Hey Tiffany! You mentioned in one of your latest videos that you and brad are going on a "babymoon" what are you going planning on doing?

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  29. FABULOUS nursery. The little animals under the window are the sweetest thing.


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  30. WOW! Such a lovely room. I'm pretty sure your upcoming baby will love that room.

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  31. Hi!! What kind of diaper bag are you looking at? You have the best style and taste :)

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  32. Waylon is sooooo adorable, he is waiting for the baby! All the best Tiffany!

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  33. Absolutely beautiful! I love soft, cream colors. Congratulations on your new baby!

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  34. Hey ,
    I recently visit your Blog you share such a nice Post Thanks for sharing with us

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  35. I love what you have done so far in the nursery! The colors are so pretty... calming, cozy, and light.

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  36. Could you come decorate my house please? This is so beautiful and perfect! Way to go momma! Congrats! Can't wait for the final reveal!!!!

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  37. I need that mirrored chest! So chic!

    Katelyn Herlein

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  39. That room is so cute!! Mine doesn't even look that good and I'm a fully grown adult!!

    Georgia x http://www.glamathlon.blogspot.co.uk/

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