i am so excited to finally post photos of my little birdies nursery. it's been one of my most anticipated posts. i adore the way it turned out and... (don't tell the older kiddos) it's my favorite room in the house right now. hee! the room was originally my sewing room but once we found out we had a new little birdie on the way it was time to move the fabric and machines downstairs and transform it into a tiny girls room. the space is quite small. i'm not sure what the square footage is but trust me it's teeny tiny, but perfect for a small child. there is also no closet so i had to get creative when it came to storing her clothes. it was a challenge to make everything fit and not look cluttered, but one that i was excited to take on. so here you have it... baby gemma bird's nursery.
i drew inspiration from everywhere i could. it's a little bit vintage, a little bit mid century and a little bit shabby chic i suppose. i also wanted to add a lot of color with accessories, knit toys, stuffed & handmade dolls. i read a lot of the design blogs that featured other nurserys to collect inspiration. most came from european homes, they love color and had some really great ideas which i incorporated into the room.
i really wanted this fiberglass mid century rocker and had put it on my baby wish list way back when i was gathering inspiration for the space and was so pleasantly surprised when modernica gifted it to me for baby gemma's nursery. that was the happiest day! both julian and milla plum have chalkboard walls in their rooms so of course i wanted to give the bird her own little wall to doodle on.
i used a lot of antique store finds for storage. wooden crates, wire planters and baskets to store toys, books and blankies.
as i said earlier the room had no closet so i had to create one. there was a built in dresser in the wall with a cubby hole above for a television (i'm assuming) so we bought a rod and hung it inside... voila instant tiny closet.
the drawers beneath are packed with clothes as well as on the wall above her crib. i hung some of her vintage dresses there and it not only gave me a bit more closet space but also looks pretty cute. i have quite the collection of little vintage dresses for her. many are in our closet as well because i ran out of room.
many of these dresses & clothes were sweet gifts from blog readers and friends. i love them all so much!
her little crib is full of lots of knit toys from luckyboy sunday, blabla kids and yellow label. i made her vintage sheets from vintage linens and a little pillow out of doilies from my friend rachel's diy.
her mobile was a gift from my ex-husband and his wife (gemma bird's god parents.) she loves to stare at it when she plays in her crib.
we picked up this tiny formica table and chairs set at an antique shop here in texas on one of our summer road trips. i imagine her having cute little tea parties there one day.
the picture hanging on her wall was sent to us from studio violet. it is one of my very favorite things in the room. (i have a giveaway from them coming in the near future.) and the little bird house hanging from the ceiling was an estate sale find.
her changing table top and dresser were actually milla plums when she was a baby. she was happy to pass it along to her baby sister because she got a new bigger and taller dresser. i hung wire planters above the changing table/dresser and filled them with handmade dolls by mama, sleepy king, warm sugar and a peppe doll from luckyboy sunday. a cute idea that i found from a design blog. i love the way it turned out.
the top dresser drawer if filled with her cloth diapers sent to us from bum genius.
she has quite the little shoe collection going on... here are some of my favorites.
a few more cute little things in the room that i just love...
these books are near and dear because one is from texas, where she and papas were born, and the other is from the bay area... mama's old stomping ground.