Sunday, May 5, 2013

Arlo's Party in the Woods: The Nursery Reveal

I had a lot of fun decorating Arlo's nursery, and I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. It's by far my favorite room in our house, and not only is it cute, but it's really meaningful, too.

Remember Danny's Party in the Woods post? Well, this nursery is a tribute to Danny, the strongest, sweetest guy a gal could ask for. He's cried with me, hoped with me, and rejoiced with me—and I'm honored to call him my husband.

This nursery serves as a reminder of how far we've come—a reminder of everything we've lost and of everything we have. It's a reminder that our love can move mountains.

Without further ado, here it is!

To give you a feel of what the room looks like as a whole, we'll start off with this poor-quality cell phone panoramic photo:

Now, here are the pretty photos that Sarah of LuSarah SEAS Photography took and my friend, Melanie, edited:

Just for fun, let's revisit the mood board I created before I started actually executing my plan. I made this board before Danny's Party in the Woods post, so I hadn't yet planned on incorporating party elements (i.e., the pennant, the party fabric in the embroidery hoop, the pinwheels, the happy fox art) into the design. 
Pretty close, right? Everything that's missing is missing for a reason. First, I actually did spend a million hours on a DIY mobile (I have a photo somewhere that I'm too lazy to dig up), but I couldn't shake the image of it falling into the crib, and it didn't look good anywhere else. Second, I have a mirror and lots of prints (already in frames!) that I just couldn't find the motivation to hang. Third, the giraffe is in the attic because he's too big for the nursery. He'll look cute in our office if we ever get it done. (Right now, it's a catch-all room.) Fourth, the little Ikea moose guy is in a box somewhere, and since Arlo won't be able to use it for a long time, we didn't feel the need to put it together yet.

And there you have it! Arlo's Party in the Woods. (It's so fitting because we just can't stop celebrating.) 


Christina said...

I LOVE it!!! It looks like such a fun room. You guys did an amazing job, I only hope our little guy's room is half as great.

Melanie Hudson said...

it's adorable! and it fits Arlo so well!
i also think you need to do this for a living :D

jessica dukes said...

perfection! and i agree you should decorate nurseries for a living!

Emmett Katherine said...

I love it!! could you list where some of the stuff in the nursery is from?? I love the wooden art on the walls and the crib sheets.

Tavi's nursery is no where near finished! mainly because we started re-doing the living room (a lot of DIY which is time consuming) and second a lot of stores don't ship stuff to Canada. like target doesn't ship to Canada. I've been going mad finding perfect things online for the nursery then not being able to order them.

anyways the nursery is awesome, perhaps you should consider a career in interior design if that's not what you do already!

Amanda said...


Thank you! I had so much fun designing the nursery. I'm kind of sad it's all done. I could focus my attention on the rest of the awful house, but that's too stressful.

The wooden art is from MirDinara's Etsy shop, and the bedding/pennant thingy/changing pad cover are from Modifiedtot's shop.

Bummer about places not shipping to Canada! I figured Canada would have its own awesome stores that we Americans could only dream of being able to shop at. :)