Stylist and author Jen Pinkston is known for her inspiring tips, interior design ideas, and delicious recipes. Here, she fills us in on her role as a mother of two and gives us a sneak peek at baby Ever’s nursery.
Designing a nursery is such an interesting process. In many ways, it’s completely unlike designing any other room in a home. It’s a room that needs to be incredibly functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also transition with baby as he or she grows. (As we know all too well, they grow so fast.)
We welcomed baby Ever just a few weeks ago, and it was really great to get another chance at designing a nursery space, as there were definitely lessons learned from my first go around. So much thought went into each decision. I contemplated how we wanted the room to feel, the function of each piece, and how we would ultimately be using the room day to day.
I knew I wanted the room to feel light and airy and serene, and this Babyletto crib totally fit the bill. It was easy to assemble and converts into a toddler and full-size bed. (We went with this organic crib mattress.)
The dresser was something that took me a lot longer to settle on. We love the look of Parker’s dresser, but it’s not as practical as I thought it would be. The side nooks are super cute, but it would be better to have more drawer space and put books in baskets or on shelves. (We hang a lot of her clothes now to supplement for the small drawers.)
This is the one we settled on, and so far I’m super pleased with it. We have diapers and wipes and other essentials in the top drawer, followed by pajamas and onesies in the second drawer. The bottom two drawers are super deep. One is home to the rest of her clothes, and the bottom drawer has all of her swaddles, blankets, burp clothes, and bibs. Two thumbs up for both the dresser and the crib!
I am so in love with this glider! Aaron was against it at first, and in truth it is a little more traditional that our typical scandinavian-meets-modern aesthetic. So much of Parker’s nursery was all about aesthetic though, and I knew this glider needed to not only fit the style of the nursery but be practical as well.
It feels like the perfect blend of a glider and a big cozy chair. (It actually reclines, too!) I love that it’s wide enough for Parker to come snuggle up with me and baby and cozy enough to snooze in should I find myself with a sick or sleepy baby or not wanting to go downstairs in between nighttime feedings.
– Jen Pinkston, The Effortless Chic