Let me begin by saying that we live in a loft, and that we’re moving in the near future. Living in a giant open space with no walls and two babies isn't as problematic as you might think, but we’re feeling the need for a backyard with an energetic two year old running around. Real estate in the Bay Area is crazy, to say the least, so while we’re looking Charlie needs a space of her own.
Right now Charlie’s nursery shares a space with our office, and it’s a little cramped and gloomy. I’ve decided on a basic color pallet of navy and peach with grey and beige as neutrals, and a bird theme, inspired by a set of birds given to me by my father when I was a baby. I'm particularly fond of Charlie's mobile, and you can check out how I made it here. All of the furniture is from Ikea, and I would love to replace the rocker using something with a little more character and function.
Since there was no closet area, we hacked an Ikea bookcase that happened to be laying around (its a long story). We removed a shelf and added a rail to the underside of one of the remaining shelves to hang tiny little baby clothes from. I couldn't resist using this cute wallpaper to give the piece some interest, and now Charlie has a pretty place to keep her clothes. When she gets a little bigger we can always rearrange the shelves and turn it into a doll closet or a place to hang costumes.
Pulling this room together was fun, but also a little stressful. I've really enjoyed loft living, and I'm so glad that we did it, but I'm ready for a more traditional space... with doors.