Farmhouse Nursery // Design Plan
THE FARMHOUSE The leaves are yellowing and the air is crisp and I'm feeling all sorts of cozy about fall at the farmhouse, making the nursery the perfect room to be working on right now. The afternoon light filters through the large south-facing windows and it's like country heaven. Not to mention, I've made some recent fall acquisitions that have me even more stoked to cuddle up on the nursery bed with a book (or maybe just nap...).
I should correct myself. This space isn't just a nursery, it's the playroom/workroom/baby's sleeping nook/overflow guest space in our house. Whatever you call it, I'm aiming for a soothing space to spend time in, think in, play in, create in, and sleep in. For the design, I'm targeting something country and natural. This room has views of the yard, surrounding hayfields, and distant hills and I want the space to feel connected with what you see out there. I debated about stepping up the designer-ey feel in here - add some more colors, a big bold art piece, and layer prints - but I kept coming back to the fact that this is a farmhouse, in the middle of the country, where we hunt for frogs and wear muck boots all day long. So no, nothing too glamorous or precious fits in here. Soothing, organic, relaxing, and welcoming are the vibes at our house and I want this room to reflect that.
p.s. About that trip to Wallowa Lake in Oregon...there was no cell phone service or wifi and wow was it awesome. We did tons of hiking, fishing, exploring, and cooking over open flames and to see Wilder experience all of that for the first time (HOW is that the first time?!) was parenthood gold.
p.p.s. dreaming about a garland like this for above the day-bed in the nursery. But how to keep the greenery alive...?
p.p.p.s. loved this Plantation house. What a beautiful family home!