Archive | December, 2010

And So It Begins: William Morris Inspired Nursery

30 Dec

We have had Vivian’s furniture picked out for quite some time now, and today we finally went to our local baby boutique to order it. It was almost a surreal experience – it is unbelievable that it is actually time to start rearranging the sun room at the back of our bedroom and making space for Viv. I am really excited about the nursery set. We chose the Savoy collection (in Classic Cherry) from Munire Furniture – the crib converts to a toddler bed and ultimately to a full bed, so Viv will be able to use it from birth through at least her high school years, if not beyond.

The furniture should be here in eight to ten weeks, which seems impossibly far away and puts Viv’s due date somewhere on the outer fringes of eternity. Fortunately, I have distraction in the form of nursery bedding. While picking the furniture was a snap, finding the perfect bedding has proven to be something of a challenge, in large part because it must go well with two rooms: the nursery in the sun room (for the first year or so of Viv’s life) and then in Viv’s actual bedroom (which I refuse to repaint until she is old enough to give her input in the room’s decor).

The furniture in the second photo is not ours – I took the photo when we were in the process of buying Home Up North. Home Up North is an American Foursquare built in the 1920s, and presents some challenges in of itself when you are of the inclination to keep its decor mainly in the style of the time. I think that my bedding solution meets the design criteria for both rooms, and is elegant and feminine without being too serious or involving neon pink butterflies. The fabric is from Moda’s William Morris Garden collection – what do you think?