I’m just going to lay it out there: I really want to be somebody’s godmother. You know, that second parent type who is responsible for the child’s spiritual guidance. Forget the spiritual part I would be responsible for things like picking out the super amazing wine or whiskey for the 21st birthday, and starting a savings fund to allow my godchild to backpack through Europe. Pick me! I will introduce your kids to alcohol and send them off in the big bad world alone! Thus begins my campaign for godparent status.
Em Ab and her husband, Matt, are the latest of my friends to begin their family. Em Ab mentioned that she wanted my help with ideas for a nursery. Ah, something I can do that will not at some point endanger your child’s life. (Pick me!)
I thought we could start with some base pieces that would work for either gender and then build on with accessories the accents that make the room distinctly boy or girl. Em gave me a starting point by mentioning that she liked the blue in my dressing room.
I’m a fan of big people’s furniture in little people’s rooms, it’s more functional. So, for a boy, I ended up layering orange and green with metal and wood accents, keeping the metal out of reach when it poses a moral threat, of course.
Have you seen those Morris Etc. rugs before? They were my jumping off point in both rooms. I love the pink, red and blue rug in our little girl’s design below. So spunky!
Em and Matt are, the last I heard, keeping their baby’s gender a secret! So how can they prepare a room suitable for a boy or girl? Orange, green and blue seems safe to me. I especially love green and blue together, its like a globe!
Most of the pieces in these mood boards are vintage, but I’ve thrown in some new pieces. I think it may be overambitious to try to be totally vintage and repurposed in a baby’s room. Certainly there are safety concerns with older baby cribs! But ideally, there’d be a healthy balance. Why not teach a child early on the importance of valuing the past and eschewing mass consumption? Remember, babies are people – they get that stuff.
This concludes the longest post ever, but for all you expectant parents in the market for a godparent. Pick me! I’ll design your kids nursery AND get them drunk and encourage reckless behavior!
Have a great weekend!