My husband is up at Army Reserve Drill this weekend, and I'm still forbidden from playing around with his fancy new camera. So I was left to use our old (but perfectly decent) point-and-shoot camera to take pictures of the nursery. Overall, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I admit that the paint color is perhaps one shade too "lemony", and should perhaps be more of a "buttercup" to perfectly match the bedding, but I'm okay with it. To me, the room (and the color) are very warm, energizing, and happy. Let's just hope that our Baby Girl is happy with it as well!
This picture of the chest of drawers probably best captures the color of the room:
As you can see, the walls are painted yellow, with red accents. I love how the glow of the sun through the red drapes:
We had originally discussed buying a new bookshelf to match the new furniture, but we had a completely function bookshelf that we didn't know what to do with once we rearranged the rooms all around. We had originally talked about painting it white, but once we saw how much the red stood out with the drapes, we decided to paint it red:
The red continues through the four big butterflies in the room, but I also wanted to pull in a little bit of the light blue that also appears in the bedding (remember, I have--and probably always will be--a "blue girl"...though pink is definitely growing on me). So here's a splash of blue on the changing table:
Which brings us to the crib and the bedding. A while back, I shared that I had fallen in love with the bedding design and it happened to be named "Sundae", which was also the name of our family dog, so I really felt that it was meant to be. I'm still in love with the bedding (though I admit that the lighting is pretty bad--I promise that this wall is the same yellow, and not the puke-green it looks to be in this picture):
And one last picture to capture the final two butterflies and give you an idea of the overall design:
I'm very pleased with how it all turned out. I'd like to think that it is "feminine without being too girly". I'm hoping that it can also be the type of decor that she can grow up with--at least for a few years.
Today's blessing was the kick-off of a new Bible Study for our circle of young married couples at church. We've been throwing around the idea for a while now, and while I totally appreciate simply the community and friendship that my husband and I have found through the group, it's also nice to dig a bit deeper into exploring how we can continue to grow in our faith and in our relationship with each other--especially as we prepare to embark on this new adventure of parenthood.