Before Leah was born I was so excited to put together a nursery for her. I gave thought to every little detail in her room and I loved the result. The nursery for my second daughter, Kate, on the other hand has been a little neglected. When Kate was born, she shared a room with the spare bedroom. Which worked out great for me because I could sleep in the room with her when she was a newborn, but it certainly did not make a perfect nursery.
So now that we have the new house and Kate does not have to share with the spare bedroom, I feel like she deserves a beautiful room. I’m stressing a little since I have to come up with the colours in the next three days before the painter needs our colour choices and I haven’t had the chance to sit and stew about it as I normally would. The colours I pick at this point will pretty much define the entire theme of her nursery.
Now, the tricky part, is the furniture in there – she has the solid teak furniture that I had in my nursery when I was a baby. Beautiful in its own vintage way, but in need of a little updating.
How exactly can you decorate with teak? I’m not really sure, but I’m going to take you on a visual journey of my thought process for this nursery.
Nursery inspiration for a second child
When I came across the image below, it gave me hope that there is a way to use teak furniture in a modern nursery:
So with that in mind, maybe the best approach is to run with the teak and aim for a vintage modern nursery? So I began looking for photos of vintage rooms that inspire me:
I’m really liking the white, orange, and blue combination, which drew me to the colours in this one:
And that led me to this colour palette:
Which I probably won’t use as “the” colour palette, but I find it beautiful and it is inspiring me on this journey. Design Seeds is such a beautiful website with amazing colour palette ideas! If you love decorating you should definitely check it out – there are endless possibilities of gorgeous colour combinations!
So all of this brought me to this photo, which I LOVE:
There is something about that room that I really like. The combination of the coral, blue, pea green and yellow gives it a vintage feel, yet it’s still completely modern. I can see Kate’s room with light gray walls and perhaps a blue stencil on one wall, and I would definitely do coral coloured curtains. And I think the teak furniture just might fit?
I still feel so unsure about it and I don’t know how to tie everything together, but at least I feel like it’s a step in the right direction.