Budget Baby Chic

I’m lucky enough to have developed friendships with my sister’s friends over the years (and she with mine too). So Kathy has this really good friend from U.Va., Charlotte Geary — a talented photographer and young mom who is VERY good at keeping her friends updated on Facebook. WELL, she’s about to have her second baby, a girl, and she just posted these delicious photos (remember, she’s a photographer!) of the new nursery at her home in Reston.

nursery-wide

Ok, my nursery never looked like this.

Here’s Charlotte’s story: “We live in a townhouse on Lake Anne in Reston. The whole house has floor-to-ceiling windows that feature the beautiful lake and forest around us. I wanted to put together a nursery that would keep that calming feel of the outdoors, while still feeling feminine and fresh. The color scheme of purple, aqua, and yellow was inspired by a print by my [UK-based] artist sister-in-law, Bex Glover. We used a $2,000 budget, and stayed pretty close to that.”

Here’s what baby gets to see through the windows:

Curtains and rug from Amazon; My Little Lamb swing by Fisher-Price.

Curtains and rug from Amazon; My Little Lamb swing by Fisher-Price.

What I love about this room is that Charlotte clearly scoured so many online and on-the-ground sources to furnish the nursery, as opposed to getting some sort of Room-in-a-Box from one of those massive baby retailers, so the look is totally her own.

Here are the details:

Babyletto Hudson bed from Amazon; crib sheet by Land of Nod, mobile is "Dragon on the Fly" from Etsy. Free printable art was found online and framed with Ikea Ribba frames.

Babyletto Hudson bed from Amazon; crib sheet by Land of Nod, mobile is “Dragon on the Fly” from Etsy. Free printable art was found online and framed with Ikea Ribba frames.

 

West Elm "Sedgwick" recliner; throw pillow from Amazon, bookcase from Target; purple baskets in bookcase from World Market.

West Elm “Sedgwick” recliner; throw pillow from Amazon, bookcase from Target; purple baskets in bookcase from World Market.

 

Silver and white lamp by Home Goods; Sound of Music print by Ali Douglas on Etsy.

Silver and white lamp by Home Goods; Sound of Music print by Ali Douglas on Etsy.

 

Cat bookend by Home Goods

Cat bookend by Home Goods

 

Hemnes dresser by Ikea; rabbit lamp by Land of Nod; yellow Knaprig vase by Ikea; forest animals print by Bex Glover.

Hemnes dresser by Ikea; rabbit lamp by Land of Nod; yellow Knaprig vase by Ikea; forest animals print by Bex Glover.

Charlotte’s due in a couple of weeks — what a lovely setting to take the little girl home to. Great work, Charlotte!

 

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