Black and White Nursery

IMG_8114 IMG_8115 IMG_8208 IMG_8209 IMG_8210similar Crib//rocking chair//gifted hand painted canvass//hot air balloon mobile//Similar musical mobile//TIDNY fabric curtains//elephant clock//similar london skyline wall decal//rocking airplane from craigslist


Here it is. Logan’s nursery.

We wanted something simple.  Something neutral, so we can layer it with colors and accessories, then change them out whenever we feel like it.

In addition to keeping the walls white (with a black chalkboard wall treatment), we went with white furniture.  The white changing table was handed down to us by one of KT’s friends.  We are considering doing something interesting with it but we don’t have anything specific in mind and it’s not on our priority list at the moment.

Our white rocking chair is surprisingly very comfortable.  I read all the reviews and knew it worked for some people and not for others so I am delighted that it’s working for us.

I used the IKEA TIDNY fabric to make the curtains.  I had to make multiple trips to IKEA to get my hands on this fabric. It was constantly sold out and I can see why.  It’s beautiful, right?  I’m thinking of letting Logan color in the curtains when he gets older with fabric markers.

While keeping the room very neutral, we went a completely different direction with his closet.  First, here is the before picture.


And the afters:

IMG_8104 IMG_8105 IMG_8106 IMG_8107similar ALgot closet system//bassinet-turned-toy chest//Manhattan toy winkel//Manhattan Toy Natural Skwish Rattle//Kiki squeeze and teethe elephant//fabric balls//vintage handmade wooden wobble round stacking toy from etsy//yellow teether ball//playforever midi bonnie race car//willow tree our gift statue


I did a lot of research on what kind of closet system I wanted to use in his room.  I liked the idea of some dark wood shelving system but since we’re going with the bold color walls in his closet, it only made sense to go with a white shelving system.  I also wanted a customizable closet system that can change and grow with Logan.

I considered the elfa closet system from the Container Store, the ALGOT system from IKEA,  and ClosetMaid which you can find at Home Depot or Target.  Although I really liked the look of the elfa system, we couldn’t pull the trigger on the nearly thousand dollar price tag.  ClosetMaid have options of wood kits and wire kits.  Although the prices are awesome, the wood kits feels too heavy and the wire kits didn’t feel substantial enough.  The ALGOT system has a good mix of solid panel shelves and wire baskets and the prices are still at the lower end.  If you still can’t tell where I’m going with this… we went with the ALGOT system.  Our configuration costed us less than two hundred dollars and it’s been working great for us.

We’re still working out wall art placements and I’m going to add some black out curtains to the current ones.  On our to-do list are also installing crown molding, painting the dresser, and repainting the door.  Other than that, the room is pretty much done and I’m happy with how it turned out.

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