Camille Styles

Planning the Nursery :: The Inspiration

May 24th, 2012


I know, I know…you guys have been asking for a glimpse at what I’m planning for my nursery practically since I announced I was pregnant. And trust me, just because I haven’t posted about it yet doesn’t mean I haven’t been planning (and pinning) and dreaming about creating the perfect oasis for baby girl! I must admit: there’s so much adorable stuff out there that the entire process was a bit overwhelming at first. Fortunately, the team at Serena & Lily has been an invaluable resource, guiding me through the process of narrowing down all my inspiration to a well-curated collection of neutral pieces that will (hopefully) translate into the feminine, calming nursery of my dreams. Want to see how the process is coming along? The board above is the result of my very first step:

1. Defining my Inspiration.

This stage was all about letting my imagination run wild with colors, textures and little details that would make the space feel extra special for the baby. I spent tons of time gathering inspiration on Pinterest when I started. I considered this glam take with metallic details…and I also gravitated towards the bursts of color in this not-so-pink nursery. As my vision evolved, I continued to think about how to marry my personal style with the practical considerations of a nursery, and ended up settling on a natural, monochromatic look with whimsical, folkloric details.


2. Choosing the Palette & Materials.

Now that I’d settled on my color palette and the general vibe I wanted to create, it was time to start looking at paint colors and wallpaper prints, ordering fabric samples for upholstery and sheets and tearing out images of specific furniture items I wanted to include in the nursery. Ultimately, I decided to keep the light grey-blue color of the walls as-is, letting it be a calming backdrop to the white furniture and subtle pops of pink. This Presidio Glider was a must-have from the beginning (have a feeling I’ll be living in that piece), and the upholstered Chakki adds a burst of geometric pattern and additional seating. Since I’m obsessed with the folkloric print of the Marlo bedding collection but wanted to keep the bedding fairly subtle, I decided to stick with these nursery basics and accessorize with a few Marlo boudoir pillows. And of course, the super plush Flokati Rug will provide a cushy foundation for it all…and a comfy place for baby to play when she gets a little older!


3. Furnish the space.

Yep, it’s time to start placing orders! Here’s what the room looks like right now (as you can see, I’ve done nothing to it since we moved in!) Next month, I’ll share updates on how it’s all coming along… wish me luck!

*sources from top image: {row 1} Sarah Gawler via Ruffled, Serena & Lily, Martha Stewart {row 2}  The Six Week Boutique, Serena & Lily {row 3} Irene Suchocki, Serena & Lily, The Animal Print Shop {row 4} Serena & Lily, via note to self, Serena & Lily, Apartment Therapy

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24 Comments under :: Planning the Nursery :: The Inspiration
  1. Wow, it’s going to be beautiful! So great you have this nice, airy room. Can’t wait to see the rest 😉

    Nook & Sea

  2. Sal says:

    Sweet baby styles is going to have the nicest little home!! Xx sal

  3. Can’t wait to see the finished project…I know it’s going to look amazing!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t wait to see how it will turn out! An adorable room for an adorable baby.

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

  5. Love this post!! Can’t wait to see it all come together.

  6. Oh Camille, I am in LOVE with all your selections! Great inspiration, I am sure this nursery will be perfect for your little girl. Enjoy every second of this process…it goes by fast!

  7. Kirbi says:

    Beautiful inspiration, Camille! It’s going to be beautiful. I love how serene it all feels. And I have to ask- is the P on your board a little hint at potential precious baby girl’s name?? 🙂

  8. such stunning inspiration Camille! I am beyond excited for you! what a special time! xx

  9. dustjacket says:

    How exciting…I adore makeovers…love your inspiration board.

  10. Looking gorgeous, very serene… a lucky baby!

  11. Camille Styles says:

    Thanks for all the sweet words, ladies! Can’t wait to share more as it starts to become a reality…

  12. I think a white/ivory palate is so exquisite and peaceful for a nursery. Totally unfussy and serene. Its right up my alley too- (We’re trying for our first). I think a few pops of color here and there will add some stimulation for the baby’s eager eyes… maybe a giant colorful textured floor pillow, unique wall art, or a cool mobile over the crib (a new project?)! Oh how exciting! So happy for you guys. <3

  13. Daniella says:

    Lovely! This is just the palette I would pick! Is the P a little hint for a name???

  14. Julie says:

    How exciting!! I love to decorate and decorate!!
    It must be really exciting to not only to decorate a new room for your baby girl, but to wait to see her face! 🙂
    I’m really happy for you

  15. […] The first peek at my nursery plans. […]

  16. Debra Kapellakis says:

    I like your inspirations.

  17. Rowaida Fl says:

    Beautiful inspiration love the colors

  18. […] can’t believe another month has flown by since I first showed you guys my nursery inspiration! At the time, I was still pulling together the colors, textures and samples that appealed to me. […]

  19. […] the nights! It’s been so fun sharing this process with you guys, from the early days of gathering inspiration…to the in-progress planning and decorating…and finally to sharing the finished product! […]

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  23. […] of rich texture to warm up the minimal palette. Take a peek inside my inspiration-gathering process here. I knew we needed a functional area for changing lots of diapers, and I loved how this changing […]

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