It’s finally May, which means it’s time for the Spring One Room Challenge! This will be our second time participating, and I’m SO excited to spend the next few months transforming our current guest room into the most precious little nursery.
If you’re new here or to the ORC, it’s an eight week event where Featured and Guest designers renovate and makeover a space, and their progress as they go. It’s so much fun to follow along and be inspired by such talented people.
In less than three months we’ll be bringing home a baby girl, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our house isn’t huge, and we don’t technically have an extra room to use, so we’ll be converting our current guest room to the sweetest little nursery!
The space itself is pretty average sized – it’s about 10×10 plus a small closet, and has two very awkwardly placed windows. Because of COVID, we haven’t really been able to have many people stay with us since we’ve moved in, so we haven’t done much with the space at all. Truthfully, it has become more of a storage space than anything else, and our dog’s favourite spot to hang out! At one point I painted one of the walls, but the rest are still builder-beige. The current closet situation is less than functional, and the room could use a lot more character in general!
Given that I’m currently six months pregnant, and the fact that we are also still working on our office Murphy Bed project, we’re definitely going for a more low-key room transformation for this ORC! We’re not ripping out (or adding) any walls like we did last year, so it will mainly just be some cosmetic changes and some furniture DIYs. I’m still super excited and I can’t wait to share all of the progress with you!
I’ll share a more detailed breakdown of our plan next week, because this week is all about the inspo! As soon as we found out we were expecting, I started a pinterest board with a bunch of nursery designs. Originally we were leaning towards a neutral design without much colour, but we ultimately decided that we wanted to add a pop of colour or pattern to create a fun and whimsical space.
There are so many stunning nurseries out there, so here are just a few that we pulled inspiration from for our design! I love how they incorporated colour, textures, but also kept things relatively simple. All these spaces are so dreamy!
Our Theme: Boho Wildflower
Brian and I are both very into nature and plants, (and I think we’re definitely feeling the effects of the pandemic and not being able to go on many adventures lately) so we decided that we definitely wanted this room to have a nature/botanical vibe. The specific wildflower aspect was inspired by the gorgeous green floral wallpaper we chose from Decor Imprime. And I just love themes, so I’m really excited to incorporate flowers into other aspects of the decor as well. And we wanted this room to tie in well with the rest of our home, so we’ll definitely be incorporating rattan, and other textures to give it a bit of a boho feel! There is going to be a lot of green with the wallpaper, so we’re also hoping to pull in some mustard and rust tones via some textiles and wall decor to tie everything together.
I can’t wait to see this space come together, and fingers crossed we can make it happen in eight weeks! Ontario is back in COVID lockdown again, so things are slightly harder to source right now, but hoping restrictions ease up a bit soon so that we’re able to get everything we need (and hopefully do some thrifting too!)
Don’t forget to check out the featured designers and other guest participants!
LindseyMay 7, 2021 at 7:36 pm
That wallpaper is the sweetest!
Robyn JohannaMay 6, 2021 at 8:21 pm
Totally loving the boho wildflower theme and I can’t wait to see you pull it all together Julie!