When I was planning Arden's nursery, of course I wanted something 'girly' but I didn't want a pink explosion. I'm a big blue fan and I decided on Benjamin Moore's Crystal Blue. I love it, it's light and feels like a beautiful calm sky. Its so pretty with her white furniture. The accent color I started with was a coral but I was surprised at how difficult it was to find anything in that color. (this swatch seems a little darker than it is)
My sister Kim was kind enough to make Arden's bed skirt and window valance. I'm so happy she did, I was obsessed with the 3-tier skirt and they were definitely out of our budget. We used 3 coordinating fabrics.
Her bookshelf is from IKEA, its perfect for the space and was a great little bargain. I made the storage bench from an IKEA bench turned on it's side. My dad cut a piece of wood the size of the top. I bought high density foam and wrapped that with batting, and then one of the fabrics from the bed skirt. It is really cute and a great storage space for her little toys.
I love the firefighter poem I found on Etsy for her daddy.
Notice the stuffed animal collection... is it any surprise that its mostly DOGS? And rabbits from her first Easter :). The toy chest underneath was made by my dad. I'm still working on a few final touches but overall we are pretty happy with how this room worked out.