I’m not going to lie. This is going to be a very sappy and sweet post. I’m a mommy-to-be and that’s just how it goes.

One of the most exciting and fun pieces of this whole pregnancy adventure has been turning the spare room in our apartment into the nursery we always intended for it to become. And, now that we know we are having a little girl, it’s been such a joy (and occasionally a challenge) to blend mine and Dan’s tastes with the practicalities of what our baby will need. Add to that the fact that we do live in a New York City apartment – which isn’t exactly huge – and we had to try to make sure the room flowed with the vibe of the rest of our home.

Traditional With A Twist

That’s the vibe we ultimately chose – and it certainly meshes nicely with the cozy yet traditional spirit of our apartment overall. I think the reason wicker and bamboos really speak to me is that they remind me of an old fashioned Moses basket. Something about that natural wood color just says “baby” to me. No doubt it says that to many parents, since that’s about the easiest motif to find!

We went through a few rounds of idea boards – starting with some more modern, block-style pieces and then softening our choices over time. I think the main reason for this is the fact that we’d like a lot of the furnishings and accents to grow with our little girl and possibly be useful – again – should we expand our family even more. For example, this 4 in 1 Convertible Crib is in a washed natural tone, making it perfectly adaptable to, say, a boy’s nursery down the line. We were also told by many experienced parents in our lives that comfort for US is also key, which is why we picked this cozy Sofa Sleeper in Dusty Velvet Blush.

Honestly, a few of the decorations I’d happily yank for my space should she find them tiresome with age – like the Ivory Tonal Sweater Wool Rug (it looks so YUMMY!). And, if one day we find ourselves in a large house with a large walk-in closet, this Silver Dresser is so going to be front and center with this chandelier hanging above it – I can pretend to be a mini Lisa Vanderpump if I want to!

But, for now, they’re all going to make our baby’s nursery the happiest and hippest room in our home – and I honestly can’t imagine myself being more excited to get this room done and just fill it with love.

I warned you this would be a cheesy post!

Have you decorated a nursery? Were there any pieces you loved – or loathed? Do you think there’s anything I need to add in or swap our? Tell me your Baby Nursery #JustHaves or Tag me in your nursery photo on Facebook.com/SantanielloJustine, @JustineSantaniello on Instagram and @JNSantaniello on Twitter.

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