It’s here! It’s here! I’ve been watching my mail every day, waiting for my custom baby bedding to arrive. And yesterday, it finally did!
As I’ve said before, I love, love, love interior design. And I’ve been dreaming of decorating a nursery as long as some girls dream about their wedding day. Everything about nursery design is just so precious. So, needless to say, I was thrilled when I began to design my own. However, I quickly realized (much like I did when I planned my wedding), that the disappointing part about actually getting to create a nursery (or a wedding) is that you have to choose between all the amazing ideas. You can only have one bedding set, one crib, one window treatment. I guess I’ll just have to have more babies so I can use some of my other design concepts :)
I scoured the web for the perfect baby bedding. I searched Amazon until my fingers hurt. I mixed-and-matched Pottery Barn pieces in my head and drooled over gorgeous and way-too-expensive luxe designs. I envisioned Target pieces interspersed with homemade elements and every combination in between. But nothing seemed quite right. The colors were slightly off, or the designs to cutesy, or the sets too matchy-matchy. I wanted modern prints, a bold palette and a color scheme that could work well for my son and my home for years to come. So then I started thinking, “Hey, I should just MAKE exactly what I want”. Unfortunately I am not a seamstress. I am very crafty, and have even made an impressive set of no-sew curtains (if I do say so myself) with my trusty glue gun, but I didn’t think hot glue was really acceptable for my baby’s first bedding.
So I went to my favorite source for art made by people who do what I would love to be able to do, better than I could ever do it: Etsy
. Lo and behold, Etsy had many, many sellers ready and waiting to sew the perfect custom bedding according to my design. Score! I agonized over fabrics and sellers and combinations of the two, and finally settled on Wild Honey Pie
. I picked the fabric and the pieces that I wanted (I didn’t get her advertised 4-piece set, because I knew that I wouldn’t really use the crib blanket all that much, since they are not safe for infants). Here’s what I got:
Bumper (one size zoo print, one side polka dots)
Padded bumpers. First things first, please do not comment and tell me how unsafe bumpers are. I realize there will be some time that I will need to remove them from the crib due to risk of suffocation. I will do my research and follow my pediatrician’s guidelines. I still ordered them because I love them. They are Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric on one side, and Amy Butler Green Dot fabric on the other, with green dot ties.
Crib Skirt. Apparently I should have ironed it before I photographed :) Zoo fabric on top with green dot trim. Wild Honey Pie did a great job, it looks adorable.
Changing Pad Cover
Changing Pad Cover. Just for a little coordination across the room, a cover for the changing pad that will go on the changing table. Love polka dots, and this green is the perfect shade.
Crib Sheet (the softest fabric you've EVER felt)
Crib Sheet. And finally, a white minky dot crib sheet. I debated spending a little extra to have her make a crib sheet, since I know they get dirty and need to be changed so often. But this minky dot fabric is so soft it feels like a cloud, and I couldn’t resist. Also, the dots give a little nod to the polka dots, and I loved the way it added a new texture/pattern without making the set seem too busy. I plan on getting a bunch of other plain white, cotton sheets for when this one is in the wash.
So now the nursery designing can REALLY commence. I’ve been waiting for this fabric to arrive so I could pick things like paint colors and wall art and other details. Now I can really start nesting :)