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A peek into the Nursery

I’m not sure why kids have to grow up so fast, but I guess that’s just how it goes. Not long ago, my 13 mo old daughter, Madelyn, was crawling around chewing on teethers and now she’s climbing on tables and stealing her brother’s toys. Before I know it she’ll be ready for a big girl bed, so I figured I would give you a peek into her sweet little nursery before it’s too late.

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We were living in Hoboken, NJ when Madelyn was born and at that time she and Jack were sharing a room. His bedding is blue and green so I wanted to find something for Madelyn that would coordinate well. Although I was in love with a few sets from Serena and Lily, I found this bedding at Pottery Barn which worked perfectly with their room scheme. Now that we are living in PA, the kids are lucky enough to have their own rooms. It has been fun being able to decorate their rooms separately. I’m not sure Jack would have loved a hot pink chandelier hanging on his wall :)

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Since we are currently renting a condo, I am not one to get into painting walls. As much as I’d love to, painting them all back again is just not appealing at all. Instead I did my best to work with the neutral pallet. I found the above chandelier wall decal at Land of Nod. I love the touch of glam it adds to her room.

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All of the furniture is the furniture we used for Jack as well. We were happy to find the changing table at a PB outlet and the green dresser as well as the crib were purchased at PB. I loved mis-matching the dresser to add some variation to the room.

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The older they get, the more storage comes into play. I’m big on baskets and storage bins for everything from toys, to books, diapers, shoes and accessories. When everything has a place, it’s that much easier to clean up.

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Having a comfortable rocker/glider in a nursery is key. You’ll find yourself in this thing for hours on end. I’m not sure you’ll believe it, but my husband bought me this rocker from Target over 4 years ago and it still feels brand new! It’s my favorite chair in the house and I’m thrilled it’s holding up so well. Believe me, it’s been through a lot!

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Here’s my little photo-bomber in all her glory. Although the room was carpeted, it’s nice to have an area rug to give the room some depth. I would have done a different color that would pop against the already neutral carpet had we not already had it. My husband wasn’t all that keen on buying another one ;)

All in all, I think the transition of rooms from one home to the next seemed to go rather seamlessly.

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