I remember when I got the email that asked if I needed help with a nursery! Um yes, did I ever. I felt like it was literally an answer to a prayer. You see, as a busy entrepreneur who happened to be growing a human, navigating a move to a new home, and preparing a business for a three-month leave, creating the perfect nursery was the furthest thing from my (already busy) brain.
Everyone told me that I’d eventually get into a “nesting” phase, but I didn’t buy it… I was nesting, sure, but it was nesting in my business so that when this baby entered the world, I would be free to soak in all the snuggles and not hate the late nights nursing.
My phone rang and it was Naomi of Little Crown Interiors (my designer/angel) who was going to help me prepare the perfect gender neutral nursery with the help of the new Pottery Barn Modern Baby line! I got to work pinning my favorite pieces (which wasn’t hard to do, in the least) and started to really dream about a room that we’d be spending a lot of time in. I’ve always loved Mid-Century Modern furniture and so I was thrilled that the new Modern Baby line had a lot of the beautiful wood tones, the clean lines, and tapered legs, and as it filled the space it made it feel modern yet approaching and appropriate.
I’m most excited to spend some time in that glider, we’ve tested it out a few times with our pups and it’s safe to say I love the view from that chair. I’ll be honest and say that the “imagining” part was really hard for me, after two miscarriages and abandoned Pinterest boards that hurt my heart, I had stopped dreaming about a nursery and so it was crazy to be able to finally envision a nursery in our space.
Since we didn’t want to find out the gender of our baby, we wanted to opt for pieces that could stand the test of time, stick to a gender neutral palate and bring in fun little touches that meant a lot to us and our journey in becoming parents. I think my favorite feature of the room is the wallpaper behind the crib! I knew I wanted a fun print but that I didn’t want the room to feel too busy so Naomi encouraged a little DIY action to create a frame and focal point, plus it was so fun to work in the room with Drew!
Speaking of Drew, he was pretty much the best! While my schedule only got busier the closer we got to baby, he was the one hemming curtains, swapping light fixtures, washing sheets, and folding onesies. Every time I’d get home from a work trip, he’d walk up to the nursery to show me what he did while I was away. We are so excited to bring our baby home to this beautiful room designed by Little Crown Interiors in collaboration with Pottery Barn Modern Baby!