Guest Room to…a Nursery Conversion!

I’m not one to make big flashy life announcements, and usually I like to loop things into my blog, so there you have it. We have this guest bedroom/office in our apartment and are elated to say that in about 6 months…it will be a nursery!

I have been crazy into designing the nursery, but it’s too soon to know if it’s a boy or a girl (3 more weeks!!) so have made a design scheme for each option.  We are keeping the paint color regardless of the gender so we’ll either accent it with light yellow (one of my fave colors), or do bright pops of pink…with lots of pattern.


Here is our boy scheme!  I love the yellow accents with blue.  We have a few existing pieces like a white wicker rocking chair from my bedroom at home and the dresser which we just purchased!  We’ll paint the trim on it depending  on what the little (right now) avocado turns out to be.

GirlThis is the girl scheme.  This one has lots more pattern and I love to accent the dark blue with bright pinks.


Curious about all the pieces?

Boy Scheme:  Harper Roman Shade Pottery Barn, Wall Mounted Giraffe, Lion, and Polar Bear Serena & Lily, Liberty Crib (in both schemes) Serena & Lily, Marni Crib Bumper Serena & Lily, Tailored Track Arm Glider RH Baby, Rug is existing.

Girl Scheme:  Dottie Roman Shade Pottery Barn, Pink Chevron Rug PB Kids, Starburst Bedding Serena & Lily, Mod Nod Swivel Glider in Doodle Quartz fabric Land of Nod, Papier Mache Elephants RH Baby.


Both are so different and we will be happy with either option because they’re so fun!  I’ll let you know as soon as we do which one we’re going with!  If you want to see more of my ideas, check out my (formerly secret) Bebe Love Pinterest board.  Now, after 3 months of nausea, my appetite is back, so if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go eat my second breakfast.  This baby is already eating me out of house and home and I couldn’t be happier!



Alicia B



  1. Cute! You might want to do some research on bumpers. In Illinois they were “outlawed”/highly discouraged, but it seems like this is one issue that is different depending on where you live. Quite sad since bumpers are adorable! Though not cheap. Very excited you’re going to use your rocking chair, though I have really enjoyed it when at home!!

  2. Congratulations! I love that you are going so bold with the wall color and both design boards look great!

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