here are the challenges:
1. i'm seriously lacking for inspiration. i thought maternity clothes were bad. then i saw supposed "chic" nurseries. and my eyes bled. matchy-match, themed-out, vom in my face.
2. "help me. i'm poor." aka, we're on a budget. and while i will make a few splurges in the name of imparting good taste on future generations, unfortunately the jameson crib will remain on the RH showfloor. where i will occasionally visit it. and weep openly for what might have been.
3. we are not finding out the gender of the babe until it arrives. which i love on every level -- except it makes decor choices more difficult. i think i would rather err on the side of boy-ish than girl-ish, because that's always sort of my preference anyway. and i know if i have a girl, she'll pull off the tomboy-style thing, no sweat.
so. to recap. we need to create a gender-neutral nursery on a budget that doesn't make my eyes bleed. oh, and throw in that we are renting and can't paint. so existing cream walls it is. le sigh.
these are some ideas i could work with:
fiddle leaf // pinch pleat grown-up drapery // soothing palette // organic woods