Georgia's Nursery

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My best friend is this really amazing photographer. She is also a poet. When we were pregnant together (!), she did this beautiful photography project that incorporated her poetry kind of as a gift to herself and her baby. And I thought- dang. I wish I had some sort of displayable talent to show how excited I am for my daughter to come...

Then I realized that I had worked really hard on her nursery. We are renting, so we can't paint the walls, and since Scott and I aren't rolling in the green we had to be very conservative. I scored all of the furniture on final clearance or a garage sale (rocking chair + ottoman = $15, windows = $5). My mom and my aunt were kind enough to get the crib bedding that I wanted, and all the rest I had on hand or made myself.


I'd say it was a labor of love. And sure, it's not totally crazy and elaborate, but now, over a year later, Georgia's nursery is still my favorite room in our little apartment. 

I made the book clock (a sort of tutorial is here)
I decided not to get a dresser, so for now, her clothes are folded up in these baskets in her changing table.

I always wanted a reading nook- but there wasn't much room for a big bookshelf. Instead, her books are in the cupboard by "Bo" the bear and we cuddle up with him to read. It is Georgia's favorite spot. I love watching her walk in, get a book and flip through it on Bo's lap.

There are all sorts of small details that I love. 

I made this frame while I was pregnant. It has my favorite poem about motherhood on it.

And, at night, there is a soft glow from the lamp and the chandelier to say "nigh-night"


  1. (sigh) I want a baby nursery. And a baby to put in it.

  2. Carrie, please come decorate my nursery. I'm not crafty. And I was planning all this pretty girl stuff. What do I do with a boy???

  3. I love it. And I love how simple your decor is. I first thought "wow! So crafty! Wish I could do that" then I looked at the details and realized, I can do that! So simple yet adorably elegant! Now I want to re-do Brooklynn's nursery. Though I would want it to be just her room. Right now it's the library too so only half of it is hers. :(

  4. You are so creative. Decorating is so hard for me. I can copy something but not think of it on my own.

  5. I can not tell you how beautiful I find this post, and how that poem stops my heart. I hope your daughter feels all the love that you've into that nursery. :)

  6. This is just simply gorgeous. I adore the lamp and the wall is just so amazing. Great job!

  7. Aw so very lovely!! Uniquely yours!
    Saw you at Tatertots & Jello! Pinning! Oh and I love her name! I want my own Georgia!! ;)

  8. This is so adorable! I just love it! There are so many great details. I love the doily banner in the room. Great job! Love her name too!!


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