As you previously found out, our very own Melissa is having her second baby in just a matter of days! Even more exciting, she is having her first little girl! We are so excited to debut her gorgeous pink and white nursery with you today. Previously Melissa’s office, this space is chic and modern with sweet pink touches throughout. Photographer Nichole Bremer perfectly captured Melissa’s newly finished nursery, highlighting the small details that help make up the gorgeous room. You can now see more of Melissa’s nursery featured on Pottery Barn Kid’s today, we’re so excited! This nursery tour is sure to give you major inspiration for your little one. Here’s what Melissa has to say:
“What an incredibly wild ride pregnancy has been. I can hardly believe I am SOOO close to my due date. I honestly had planned to have the nursery completed by early fall but things got so busy, I could hardly keep up. Rest assured, I am completely organized and ready for go-time! Designing baby Johnson #2’s nursery has been so much fun. I’ve always dreamed of the day I would get to style a girly nursery. Pinterest was a big factor to blame- *WINK! I am so thrilled to finally share with you the final reveal.”
Designing the nursery has been an absolute joy. We used products from some of our favorite shops – including Pottery Barn Kids! I can assure you not everything we used was brand new – there were many sentimental items I incorporated from other times of my life. I topped the unicorn with the floral crown I wore at my baby shower. I used cake stands to prop up my favorite decor items. Other items I had in my prop closet + around the house that I incorporated include the disco ball, sequin hanger, expedite, gold night stand, cake stands, a framed picture of Andy and I (gotta love a good shot of mom & dad), gold basket, and even old baby books that my son Charlie still enjoys.
When designing your own nursery, I recommend creating 2 Pinterest boards. 1 board including all of your favorite items found online. The 2nd board should include images of other people’s nurseries that inspire you. Leave notes beneath each photo including what you love about the nursery. I also recommend getting a clear idea of your theme – decide what colors, vibe and theme make you over the moon excited! For baby #2 it was pink, white, gold with a chic & modern vibe + bunnies and unicorns.
I also recommend washing all of the baby’s clothes prior to being born and separating them by size. The Pottery Barn dresser we used had enough drawers for everything. What am I storing in those drawers, might you ask? Top 4 small drawers include burp cloths, bibs, sock and accessories + instruction manuals. The bottom longer drawers have a drawer dedicated to the following sizes: Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. I am amazed how much this dresser can hold! I love how the modern crib’s legs match the dresser so well. I love draping a stylish blanket over the top to add a chic touch without much effort. Of course, inside are some soft plush stuffed animals for baby #2 to cuddle with!
Pottery Barn Kids: White Reese Crib // Emerson Extra Wide Dresser // Unicorn Faux Fur Plush Rocker // Jenny Kayne Bunny Bank // Large White Woven June Basket // Unicorn Plush // Bunny Knit Mobile // Plush Lamb Pull Toy // Lamb Plush // Lullaby Crib Mattress // Gold Circle Blossom Mirror
Styling for Pottery Barn Kids + Best Friends For Frosting by: Melissa Johnson
Photography for Best Friends For Frosting: Nichole Bremer