I'm currently cocooned at home getting to know our new baby. Things might be a bit quiet around here as we settle into life as a family of three. In the meantime you can keep up with daily goings-on on Instagram (@prudenceclaire).
The long-awaited baby room reveal! Actually I don't know if it is long-awaited, but we'll pretend it is for now.
|Ikea dresser and cot|
I LOVE how the room turned out. Not knowing the sex of our baby meant that it was important to keep a neutral colour palette, although I was never going to go mad with the pink or blue even if we did know what we were having.
|Wooden toys from Etsy, Sophie the Giraffe teether (left); and books gifted by our friends (right)|
|Lauren Merrick print, Ikea chair and trolley|
You can see my original "inspiration" post here, and I think we've remained pretty true to that vision. I love the fact that there are so many gifted and handmade touches in the room.
|Rug and quilt made by me (left); mobile gifted by a friend (top right); basket crocheted by me, Target lamp, soft toys gifted by friends (bottom right)|
I can't say that I would have chosen to have a big flat screen TV in the baby's room, and it may never be turned on, but it's a legacy from when this room was our gym and there wasn't much point uninstalling it. Plus, it could turn out to be a blessing for me during those long sleepless nights!
My only real disappointment with the room is an extremely frustrating experience I've had with an Etsy seller. I ordered a custom mobile from her back in November (you can see it in the nursery inspo post I linked to above), and it still hasn't arrived. Needless to say I'm pursuing a claim to get my money back, but I'd still rather have the mobile I ordered.
The good news is that the mobile you see in the photos above was a gift included with some items I bought off eBay. The seller of those items turned out to be a fellow blogger and Instagram friend, which I only realised when I saw her name in the checkout. Small world!
I'm sure the room will change and evolve as we figure out what works for us, and as our baby grows, but no matter what I adore the calm and peaceful space we've created for our little one.