Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baby Boy Nursery Plan {So Excited!}

Since finding out the baby was a boy I have been getting some ideas in my head for his nursery. It all came together pretty simply and I had no idea where it would take me. I guess the main inspiration for the room is my beloved CB2 Ferris Wheel that I picked up in Chicago this past summer. I had always wanted to put it in the guestroom but it really serves as the perfect inspiration for our baby's room.

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I don't know about you, but something about ferris wheels makes me smile and think of carefree fun in the summertime. I immediately was drawn to incorporating a bit of whimsy into this little guy's room and Dave likes to tell everyone that the theme is "whimsical." I am so not a theme person but he caught me off guard one day when he asked me how I was going to decorate. Of course the words, "the theme is whimsical" left my mouth and I haven't been able to live that down since. Most people are taken aback when I tell them I really have no direction--no surprise there. My rooms are always quite the eclectic mix.

Throughout these past few weeks we have been so blessed by family and friends who have gifted us major portions of the little dude's room.

So far my sweet brother and sister-in- law have bought us the crib, my father-in-law is building special custom shelving for the closet, and my mom, step-dad, and grandparents are pitching in tofor the glider. David and I are eternally grateful that our baby boy is already loved so much. Besides all of the big ticket items, baby boy has already received numerous items from my dear friends, too. It makes me an emotional sap to think of how much I adore my family and friends and how blessed we are in this life.

So without further ado, here's my mood board for our baby boy's nursery!

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It took me a couple hours to create because I had to teach myself how to remove the background from images and all that jazzy stuff in Photoshop. I should've wrote it all down, or at the least saved the links because I had a blast making this room come together and I'd love to be able to make more mood boards for people. : )

Since it was my first dabble in mood boards I'm sure I could learn a thing or two, but overall I'm pretty pleased. This is the direction I'm headed in and can't wait for it all to come to life.

So far we have:

-crib
-rug
-navy velvet drapes
-glider {ordered}
-'You Are My Sunshine' print
-vintage dresser {waiting to be painted}

Still need:

-overhead light
-hot air balloon mobile
-other prints to fill the wall
-paint {for room and dresser}
-flag bunting
-crib bedding {I'm leaning towards simple polka dot sheets and a DIY bed skirt}

Over Christmas break we plan to make some headway so be expecting some IRL photos soon. Thanks for letting me share his room with all of you.

xoxo

24 comments:

Dana-v said...

Love it. I couldn't WAIT to see what you'd dream up!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

I love it! The overall colour scheme looks perfect. Love the rug too :-)

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks fantastic!! Love the rug and the colour scheme.

Leah said...

JOI! This is amazing!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

What a great source of inspiration! The mood board is sophisticated, with a touch of fun. Great for a new baby boy!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm also obsessed with that CB2 ferris wheel and have contemplated getting it for our nursery - and I love your design for the nursery, it's going to be gorgeous!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love what you have come up with -it is going to look fantastic!

Jenny said...

I love it! We find out in one week if we are having a boy or a girl, and this is totally my "boy style". I will definitely be using this as inspiration (and I've already had that glider bookmarked, lol).
Please tell us where that "you are my sunshine" print is from?

Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Super cute Joi! And great job on the mood board too! I can't wait to see it all come together :)

Cori said...

Love it! The balloons are so you! And I can hear Dave in my head now about the whimsical theme haha. You've done it again- cant wait to see it in person! (no pressure, but have it finished by your shower time!)

Becky said...

Where did you order the glider from? I am on the hunt and haven't found the perfect one yet but that looks close to what I want.

The Sister Sophisticate said...

How adorable is this?!!

Eavan said...

amazing. looks beautiful...Visit for more information on nursery gliders

Erika said...

Super cute - where did you find the "You are my sunshine" print at?

Kim@newlyWoodwards said...

I love it all, Joi! I knew I would. I'm especially digging the pennants and the hot air balloon mobile. Too cute! I'm Aldo a huge fan of the glider. Did I miss where it's from?

Angie Helm Interiors said...

What a colorful and happy nursery Joi! Love it!

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Love it Joi! Can't wait to see it all come together!

Merry Christmas!!
xx

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I love the navy and the accents are adorable. Can't wait to see more in the room!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I am about 2 months behind in my blog reading. Went back to work full-time, then the holidays began, so I'm catching up during vacation this week. (Need to figure out how to balance working and DIYing and blogging in the new year.) Aaaanyway, just learned of your pregnancy and wanted to say a big CONGRATS! What fun to have a reason to redecorate a room! Love the ferris wheel. I had seen that at CB2 and thought it was cool.

Sharstin said...

what! love--so perfect~ cannot wait to see it all finished for little mister~

Freckles Chick said...

I.LOVE.THIS. Loooove the subtle whimsy (nothing wrong w/ whimsy!) & crisp color scheme. Makes me want to do a room in navy! Can't wait to see the room come together--your sweet baby boy is going to love it.

Oonafey said...

It's going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see what you put together.

Hope you guys had a great Holiday season.

Where'd you get the velvet drapes, if you don't mind me asking? I've been looking for velvet drapes for the living room for months, but all the options are just so expensive...

Suzie said...

The ferris wheel is so sweet. Yup, it reminds me of summers and carnivals and funnel cakes. The nursery mock-up is so adorable and I LOVE the gray glider and rug.

jandjhome said...

Joi, I love it all. I know this is an old post, but bloggers been acting up for me. I have that cb rug and I love it. I can't wait to see it all done.

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