We're still awaiting the bedding, a custom-made order from RockyTop Design on Etsy (and our splurge for the nursery, as we were fortunate enough to get almost all of the other "big" items on loan from my sister - muah sissy!). On the plus side, we know the bedding is en route. On the downside, we also know it's at customs, meaning it could be just days or up to weeks before it actually arrives here in the far East. But, on the plus side again, the bedding really is decorative for now as the wee one will be in a cradle in our room for the first little while, and said cradle is ready! Other than that we still have to get a blind and curtain rod for the window, I'd like to pick up a nice laundry basket, and I plan to make a couple of prints to frame and hang by the crib.
I'll post pictures once it's complete (fingers crossed that the postal-fairies are kind enough to send the bedding soon and that'll be sometime next week). In the meantime, here are a few sources that inspired the style. We started with this hand-embroidered pillow sham that Des had brought back from his trip to Zambia, knowing we wanted to hang it in the nursery. Fortunately, with it's array of colours and cute elephants, it would be an easy fit.
We then wanted to pick colours that weren't "too boyish" or "too girlish", but that we also not the standard cream, yellow and green combo that fills gender-neutral nurseries. After a visit to ohdeedoh.com and ProjectNursery.com, I fell in love with these bright turquoise/orange and soft grey combos, which fit perfectly with the pillow sham ... and could work for either a boy or a girl.
|from RockyTop Design on Etsy|
Another source of inspiration was this post even though we didn't go with any owls:
Now if only I had discovered these cute pouffes a month ago, I would've had those too ;)
So, there you have it - the starting point for wee one's new digs. Hopefully I'll be able to share the final room next week!