Minty Fresh Nursery Inspiration

Helloooooo blogosphere! I’ve been MIA for ages, I know. I’m back now, for a minute anyway. Not making any promises. Mostly, just excited to share the inspiration mood board I have been working with as we plot, plan, dream, and just wait with unbelievable excitement for the arrival of our baby BOY!

Our nursery is a blank slate at the moment, with the exception of a fresh coat of paint (Moonshine, Benjamin Moore) and a white bookcase already filling up with our collection of children’s books. (I’ve been squirreling away children’s books for years – and naturally we have added quite a few new ones in the past several months – so it was a blast to finally unpack that box onto shelves and imagine reading some of my favorites to le bebe in just a few short months!)

My scheme for the nursery decor is a fresh, relatively gender-neutral (even though we now know we are expecting a little fella), airy space. Our walls are a lovely light grey, and I have gravitated towards white for all of the other big elements, like furniture, curtains, and the area rug. Every time I talk to my mother about the white glider or white rug, I can feel her rolling her eyes about the impracticality of babies + white, but what can I say, I’m a wild one.

The featured color is mint, but I am purposely trying to design a really neutral palette that can be filled with happy baby-colored things for years to come!

Here’s the mood board I compiled to better visualize the space:


PB Kids Comfort Small Swivel Rocker in White Twill // // Fern Leaves Pillow Cover in Seafoam from River Oaks Studio // White Faux Leather Poof from Land of Nod // Vinyl Wall Decals by DecoMod Walls // Be Brave Little One print by Star and Arrow Designs // Shooting Arrows on Mint Fitted Sheet by ModFox // Adventure Pillow from Belles and Ghosts // Anderson Crib in White from Land of Nod // Aqua Herringbone Woven Hamper from Land of Nod // White Shag Rug from Target // Mint Bumbo from Amazon // Elephant Plush Rocker from PB Kids // Natural Tree Stump Side Table from West Elm // Tripod Metal Table Lamp in Aqua from Target

My favorite thing about this mood board is that I already have seven of the fourteen items! (I don’t technically have the furniture yet, but the crib, glider & ottoman are all ordered and on their way!). Once the furniture arrives, I can’t wait to start arranging the room and bringing together all of these different elements. I want to add some pops of navy & orange in the linens, wall art, and other accessories. I also want my father to make that tree stump end table for me. So… we’ll see about that. 🙂

(P.S. if you follow me on Instagram and saw a DIFFERENT glider pictured a few weeks ago… I returned it because it wasn’t white enough. So, that is that).

At six months pregnant, I feel as though this whole thing is going WAY to fast, yet taking forever at the same time. Any preggos out there that can relate to that? Some days I feel like I will never be ready – and other days I just want the little guy to GET HERE!

I think the days of blogging on a regular basis are behind me – for a while anyway. I loved this little space for the past three years, and it served as a very important outlet for me when I needed one. I hope to keep those of you who are still out there & interested updated on the nursery design process, and then we will just see where things go from there. But no matter what, I love you for reading & following, and would love to hear your thoughts on nursery design, my foolish obsession with white, the mystery of the fast but slow pregnancy process, or anything else you feel like talking about!!

Bye for now! ❤


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