I am so beyond excited about Foster’s nursery and I couldn’t wait to share it with y’all! For the longest time, Jon and I had trouble figuring out what we wanted to do with it. I think that’s partly because of how much we love Graham’s nursery. We went back and forth with a few ideas, but couldn’t really agree on one. Then, one Friday in March, we went to Adjectives Market to see if we could get inspired and we both had the same epiphany: a Florida themed nursery! Our wedding had lots of vintage Florida elements, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we went this direction, but we definitely reimagined what “vintage Florida” means when we were designing this room.
Just like in Graham’s room, we decided on all white furniture to keep things bright and help the room not feel so small. Most of it came from IKEA since we were really happy with how Graham’s has held up over the last couple of years. We added some low bookshelves in the closet to help with storage again since it was vital in Graham’s room.
Vintage citrus labels were our jumping off point for this nursery. It’s a bit unusual, but the labels are by far my favorite part of the room. Most of them were ordered from The Label Man (I highly recommend the site – excellent customer service!). We used them in a couple of ways, hanging some 9×9 inch labels in frames from IKEA and hanging the odd-sized labels on a line above the closet (an idea given to me by the ever-so-crafty Amanda Morehouse of Capturing Life’s Gifts!). I used some scrapbook adhesive to attach them to cardstock so they’d be a little thicker, and the best part is that we can use them again later in a different way since they won’t be covered in Mod Podge! What I love most about these is that they’re real labels printed between the 1930s and the 1950s and some of them even came from a family friend with a grove in Winter Garden!
Jon’s favorite is, of course, the Razorback label. We never expected to find anything like it but we had to buy it.
We decided to go with a bright but light green on the walls. Nothing with too much sage, but nothing too lime-y either. It was tough to choose a color! We finally came up with this one called “Aspen Glen” and, to be honest, at first I was worried. We put it on the walls and it looked like a highlighter exploded. Now I’m in love with the color. It’s perfect for the accents we chose.
As accent colors we went with navy, yellow, and orange since those were the most predominant colors in the citrus labels. My sister made the gorgeous blanket that’s currently hanging over the chair to match the colors of the room. It’s such a special keepsake for Foster to have. Once again, we purchased the fabric for the crib skirt, curtains, chair pillow, and memo board and my mom worked her magic to make them. If you’re interested in making your own memo board, I’ve got a super easy tutorial!
The biggest “statement” in the room has to be the giant (it’s as tall as I am!) wooden Florida that’s hanging on the wall closest to the door. It’s such a cool piece that we found at The Mill in Altamonte. We originally thought we wanted an “F” to match the “G” in Graham’s room, but this fits so nicely that I don’t think we’ll miss the letter.
I’m so excited to bring our newest addition home and show him his new digs. I hope he’ll love it for years to come!