Have you seen us going crazy with the gorgeous photos of this AMAZING modern farmhouse nursery with touches of greenery and deer over on our Instagram page?! It's absolutely gorgeous and couldn't be more perfect for this sweet momma and her baby boy. I LOVE the sweet neutral design of the space and could easily see this nursery being for a baby boy or girl.
Well, that momma and her talented photographer were both sweet enough to share this nursery with us so that we could share it with you! Get ready to fall in love with this gorgeous modern farmhouse baby room. Seriously though, you may want to go prepare your husband. Here's what that momma had to say when we asked her about the space:
Can you tell us what inspired your nursery design?
My family and I bought our forever home a few months ago and pretty much started from scratch with its interior design. I immediately knew which room I wanted to use as the baby's nursery (hello french doors!) and also knew I wanted it to blend with the surrounding dining and living areas, both of which feature a modern farmhouse theme with neutral tones and green accents. That being said, after scouring Pinterest for inspiration for months, I came across the Caden Lane Leafy Greenery crib bedding and absolutely fell in love. That is where the nursery design stemmed from, and the rest sort of fell into place. Deer accents went well with the greenery and "You are my sunshine" is my favorite song to sing to my three boys, so incorporating segments of it was fitting with the theme, as well as sentimental to us.
What is your favorite part of your nursery design?
The greenery! Although I decided on faux everything (because keeping three wild boys alive is enough of a challenge for me), I love that a touch of outdoors has been brought inside the nursery. Not only did the greenery fit well with the theme, it brightens up the neutral tones and makes it feel light, airy and just plain joyful! Rocking my new baby by the open window, surrounded by succulents and leafy greenery is my new favorite pastime.
What was your splurge item? And your best budget-friendly find?
The custom wood sign piece above the crib was my splurge! I knew I wanted the "you'll never know dear how much I love you" quote, but couldn't find anything quite right as far as size and specifications go. So I had a local store in New Bern, NC that specializes in restoration/custom design pieces make one that was just perfect. As for a budget-friendly find, you can see that I tied in a few pom-pom touches, including the crib mobile, the pillow on the glider and the canvas baskets. I also wanted to add curtains with pom-pom details and had my eye on some adorable ones from Pottery Barn that weren't exactly within my budget. While waiting and hoping for them to go on sale, I found these on clearance at TJ Maxx for like $12! I actually ended up liking the sheerness of them even more than the blackout quality of the PB ones. I can always close the blinds if I need darkness, but the sheerness adds the perfect soft light to the room when the blinds are open.
If you could change one thing in the nursery, what would it be?
I feel like this nursery will always be a work in progress and I will continually look for the perfect additions to it. For instance, even since these photos were taken, I have draped some greenery garland around the wood sign above the crib and a round white faux fur rug to soften up the floor a bit. I'm also still looking for a piece with the "You are my sunshine" part of our song and will add that when I find the right one. I am all about patience when it comes to home decor - just keep your eyes open and the perfect pieces will eventually come into your line of sight! As long as you love the overall theme and color scheme, everything else can be fluid until it's just how you envisioned it.
Anything extra special about your nursery that our readers would love to hear about?
I wanted to incorporate a few items from my other sons' nursery, which was also neutral tones but with lambs and dark blue accents. I ended up using their gingham crib skirt, the "LOVE" blocks on the shelf, lamb stuffed animals in the canvas baskets and a few of their baby books. I also incorporated a few special gifts in one of the dresser cubbies - a beautiful silver rattle, Baby's First Bible and a blanket crocheted by volunteers at the hospital that I delivered all three of my boys and am employed by. While these items may not go perfectly with my design, sometimes you have to make exceptions for things that mean something to you and your family :)
What's your number #1 advice for new mommies starting their nursery?
Don't go against your normal style! You are going to spend a lot of time in that room over the next couple of years, so you really want to love it. If you are typically a bright color kind of person, then embrace that! If you are more of a neutral lover like me, stick with mostly neutral tones with accents or pops of color. And again, don't rush it. Do your research, scour the internet, Pinterest, and retail stores and be patient for the right pieces to pop up to fill your dream nursery - I promise it will be worth the wait.
We love that advice and are so thankful to have such talented customers that create gorgeous nurseries. If you're in love with this nursery design here are some of the items to get the look:
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