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Ok… it’s about to get real. We’re in the final month, so #BrighterDarlingBaby can come at any moment now! I’m torn as to if I think she’ll be early or late, because most first time moms go into labor late, but most IVF babies tend to come early. For that reason, I made sure our nursery was ready to go as soon as possible. Let’s get into the nooks and crannies of Miss Savannah Faith’s lavender and grey baby nursery…
lavender and grey baby nursery inspo
So here’s the deal. If we didn’t get it from seeing pics of my neutral baby shower, we now know that I don’t personally subscribe to the idea that Baby-Girls-Must-Have-All-Pink-Everything.
I don’t care for bright pink – although I love a good blush nude – and I knew that even though I asked friends/family to steer clear of pink, I’d still get a fair share of pink things. So, pink-lovers, not all is lost. Savannah WILL have some pink in her life.
But for the nursery – and while I can still control her preferences, and since I’ll be spending a lot of time in there with her – I wanted the nursery to be calm, peaceful, tranquil and happy. …all the things I need in my life lol
I know the big trend has been all white/ivory everything for baby nurseries lately, and I did strongly consider this look for a while.
Then, I realized pink and ivory weren’t my only options. We can still have a somewhat neutral baby girl nursery without these colors.
And then the lavender and grey baby nursery took shape…
where’s everything from
There’s a couple of things I knew I wanted in furniture:
- A convertible crib to last her basically until she goes to college. I wanted to make sure we weren’t spending a couple hundred now, and then again in 5-6 years, and then again in 10-12 years. It’s an investment, but ends up being cheaper in the long run. This crib will eventually convert all the way through to a full size bed.
- I didn’t want a separate changing table. It’s something that will get use in her first years of life, but after that, it’s a waste of money. I chose to simply use her dresser and we nailed the changing pad to the back of the dresser for stability. The diaper caddy lights up for late night changes and also is convenient to move into my bedroom for those first few months she’s sleeping with us still.
- I wanted a comfortable glider/recliner. I remember growing up, my mom used a wooden rocking chair and although that thing lasted years, it couldn’t have been comfortable on her back unless she had pillows surrounding her. A glider/recliner in this grey shade will match not just Savannah’s nursery, but if we have any future babies but if not, also matches my home decor, too.
As for the rest of the stuff, it’s a mish mosh of things I picked up from Homegoods, Target and Amazon.
The furniture was generously gifted to us by my dad and is from Pottery Barn Kids. We waited until they had a 25% off sale and ordered immediately. I’ll tell you, they rarely go to 25% off, so when that happens, you HAVE to act! Also, PB Kids is terrifically slow at shipping. My pieces took 3 months to arrive, so be sure to leave yourself enough time.
A lot of the decor items were also from Pottery Barn Kids and were gifted to us by my mother-in-law.
Baby supplies (sound machine, diaper gear, monitors, etc) were gifts from my baby shower.
The beautiful wooden monogram above her crib was gifted to me by a long-time blog reader and friend who found me back when I wrote about my braces journey. She was SO incredibly kind to send us this!! You can find so many similar on Etsy, too.
The cute canvas prints in between her closet are from Canvas on the Cheap. They are by FAR the cheapest I could find online and have amazing reviews. .
Linking as much as I can find below:
Crib (comes in 4 colors) | Mobile | Dresser (comes in 4 colors)| Glider/Recliner, Washed Grainsack Grey | Bedding, Dusty Lavender Toile | Butterflies above Crib | Baby Elephant Rocker | Pure White Corner Bookshelf | Whitewashed Bookshelf (HomeGoods) | Butterfly Mirror | Elephant Family Canvas (HomeGoods) | Canvas Prints | Light Up Diaper Caddy | Diaper Changing Pad | Changing Pad Cover | Elephant on the Dresser (he sings and flaps his ears – it’s SO CUTE!) | Diaper Pail | Standing Lamp | Elephant Throw Blanket | White Fur Pillow | Savannah Name Sign | Pom Pom Canvas Totes (come in 3 colors) | Closet Size Organizers | Velvet Baby Hangars (get the 50 pack – worth it!)
I hope you found this helpful and gives you some ideas when brainstorming your nursery!
my biggest tip
Don’t start researching things too late. Once I really dug around the interwebs, I found things a lot cheaper than I initially thought. Plus, places like Homegoods always have new things in stock, so give yourself plenty of time to browse, come back in a few weeks, and check their restocks.
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