“In God’s timing He restores everything in ways so good you could not dream them up yourself.”
This quote right here is exactly how I feel about being able to share Clara’s nursery with you all. While I have been and am definitely still extremely nervous awaiting her soon to be arrival, the completion of this room makes it feel that much more real. Those of you who have followed our journey know how much my heart has wanted to raise a girl, and how losing Savannah and Ellis has only intensified that desire. While Clara will never replace my other two daughters and the spot in my heart that they each hold, I know she will help heal parts of me that have been broken from loss.
When planning for her nursery I knew I wanted to incorporate Savannah and Ellis and have this room truly reflect all three of my girls. Savannah’s nursery was going to be peach and lace, and I had dreamed of lots of greenery for Ellis’, so naturally Clara’s is a mesh of them both! I incorporated special pieces that remind me of them in Clara’s room as well. Pressed flowers from our trip to Savannah, Georgia while pregnant with Savannah, butterflies and bunnies, and of course the rainbow print too.
When decorating a room, I like to start with my main inspiration piece and go from there. In this case, it is her crib sheet. I loved that it was a mesh of both the Savannah peach and Ellis greenery, but with a simple floral theme of its own. You guys know I love all things neutral and calm so of course I wanted to keep that vibe in her nursery as well, which is why the crib sheet is the ‘loudest’ piece in her room.
When I walk in here, it truly feels too good to be true.
Welcome to years and years of wishes and prayers… Clara’s Nursery!
I was blessed to be able to collaborate with two amazing shops to make parts of my plan for the nursery come to life! The first of which was Windows by Mellissa, who made our blackout roman shades for Clara’s room. I knew I wanted roman shades instead of curtains for two reasons; one of which was the rooms layout, but the second was to show off my husbands handy work with framing out the windows. (Great job babe!) So, I picked out the fabric I wanted from Hobby Lobby and Melissa made my vision come to life with these beautiful shades!
The second was Amber with Little Birdie Ink, who made our changing pad cover. I had been eyeing all the greenery covers so was thrilled when Amber was up for working together! The cover is incredibly soft and I love the bit of color it adds to her dresser. I did get some changing pad liners to throw overtop, because let’s be honest… we all know babies are famous for blowouts. But even still, I love that you can see the pattern from the front as well!
I will source most of the larger items below, but if you have any questions about where something came from you can always comment below!
Wall Color- Asiago by Valspar
Chair (we added a rocker attachment)
Pillow- At Home
Stool End Table
Changing Pad Cover- collaboration
Roman Shades- collaboration
Shelving Brackets (spray painted gold)
Mobile- Handmade by Me
Initial Letters- Hobby Lobby
We reused Samuel’s old crib, dresser, and chair which definitely helped us out. It was nice not to have to re-buy those bigger purchase items. I always encourage everyone to check their local thrift stores/shop and swap pages for gently used items first before buying new. When pregnant with Samuel I scored the IKEA chair for almost 75% off and then chose to just buy a new cover for it this time around. Also, be patient… stores always run promotions and sales, even the bigger ones like Target!
As we close out week 36 soon, I just ask that you continue to keep us and Clara in your thoughts and prayers! I cannot wait to bring her sweet self into this space and truly have all my dreams come true!
Thank you for letting me share with you all!