The Nursery

I knew well before we decided we were going to wait to find out about our baby’s gender, that we would want a very neutral nursery. I had always envisioned soft creams, lots of organic textures and colors, and a very calm and peaceful environment for our little one. Will and I have had a thing for owls for a while now, and originally we planned to use them as the theme in the nursery, but apparently every one else in the world loves owls as well, so we moved on.

The final idea for our nursery came to me one day when I saw an adorable sail boat mobile featured on one of the blogs I follow. Slowly the idea came together to make the theme of our nursery one of Will and I’s biggest passions, travel.

I found a wallpaper mural that was a collection of vintage travel maps and I knew we were onto something. Will and I started collecting maps from antique stores and online to create a DIY version ($400 for a wallpaper mural was a bit much), and piece by piece I put together our nursery inspiration board.

We are pretty much creating this board to a “T” with the only change being that the glider and ottoman will also be espresso. There was no availability online or in the stores for the beige color. 
The top right picture is just to show the map mural, and the picture beside it is a stripe decal I’m hoping to do on the rest of the walls. My mom bought us the owls at Christmas a couple of years ago, and my dad is building the ladder blanket holder and floating shelves. 

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