pregnancy update: nursery reveal

We’re in full-on nesting mode over here at the Vines house, seeing that it’s T-2 weeks until my due date! (Though you’re more than welcome to show up early, baby girl. This mama is starting to hurt.)

I thought it would be fun to show you how the nursery’s coming together. It’s surreal to think that we’re so close to the reality of rocking her to sleep in that rocking chair and reading her all the books on her bookshelf and wrapping her up in her sweet little swaddles. As much as I’m savoring these final days of just the two of us, Stevie and I are so excited to embark on this next adventure as a family of three.

The nursery never really had a theme, per se, but I loved anchoring the space with a bold, patterned rug. I mixed different types of wood into the room—some Scandinavian-inspired blonde finishes and some deeper walnut stains—and incorporated gold and soft pink accents throughout.

I love our neutral crib from AllModern, and I kept the decor above the crib pretty simple with three gold hoop wreaths from Etsy. The “Oh My Darling” print is from Clementine Kids and was the sweetest gift from my friend, Macy. We swapped out the blinds for blackout curtains from Target, and we have a Hatch Baby Rest sound machine and night light on the little side table between the crib and rocking chair. I’ve heard amazing things about Hatch and I can’t wait to put it to use! (Thanks to Chaise, my fellow photog and reception dancing buddy, for such a gift!)

For the dresser, I knew I wanted something more versatile than a traditional changing table, so we swung by IKEA and picked out something simple. While I almost went with the classic white IKEA dresser that everyone and their mother has (you know the one), we opted instead to get their untreated wood version and lightly stained it so that you can still see the wood grain. With a little hardware swap from World Market, it turned into such a unique piece for the room! We anchored it to the wall, added the Hatch Baby and a little basket of diapering essentials, and voila!

Above the dresser are some floating shelves from World Market. I’m sure we’ll be changing out what’s displayed as she gets older, but for now we have her baby book from Artifact Uprising, a Minted print by my favorite Emily Jeffords, a wooden moose art piece that Stevie and I picked up from a boutique in Whistler, Canada, just a couple weeks after finding out we were pregnant, and a little Moleskine book of polaroids from our babymoon in Miami. The bud vases are from Anthropologie (similar here), and Stevie’s cousin made us those adorable books with her name printed on the spine. (Yep, we’re naming her Arden if you didn’t know!)

This little minimalist play gym is from Etsy, and was gifted by a dear coworker of mine. Isn’t it so cute? I love the simplicity of it!

We mounted some floating bookshelves from IKEA on the wall and filled them with so many fun books! We’ll actually have to rotate our collection because we ended up getting so many sweet books from friends that we couldn’t fit everything on the shelves. For my baby shower, everyone brought a book and wrote a little note to Arden inside, and I can’t wait to read her all of these books in our cozy rocking chair (also from AllModern, along with the leather pouf) and tell her about the wonderful friends who gave her each one!