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Nursery Design Inspiration: The Right Stuff

Samantha Lamb

When was the last time you spent sometime in the baby aisle at your local retail store? Have you really looked at all the stuff they tell you that you will need for your new Little Noodle? Recently, Cale and I were purchasing items from a baby registry and I swear we could have gotten lost in all the gismo and gadgets (who knew there were so many options for a pacifier?)! I realized then and there that if we got this child all the “stuff” that they say you need our little farm house would only have room for one baby! I’m not saying essentials like diapers and bottles are not important, but seriously how do you even know where to start? How do you know what really is the right stuff?

I don’t know if this makes me a bad parent or not but I kinda figure the Little Noodle’s necessities will be met one way or another (the Grandmother’s are already bringing stuff over); but, the part that freaks the hell out of me is how do you as a parent provide the other stuff? The life stuff? How to create a since of hope and adventure? How do you cultivate an explorer instead of someone full of fear? These are the questions I’m more worried about. I know the Little Noddle will have plenty of toys and as far as the breast feeding equipment goes, well… I’ll figure it out! But what weights more on my heart is establishing a safe place for our child to dream big. A place that cultivates new ideas and a since of wonder.

Below is a list of images that have inspired us as we create a space for our Little Noodle.

Uploaded by Matthew Addonizio

Emerson Fry

Dreams Kingdom

Uploaded by Rowena Murillo

Etsy

Abigail Edwards

Petit Beast

haciendo el indio

Green Couch Design started from a place of dreaming big and that is exactly what we want to instill in our children. Call me crazy but I think the right stuff starts with the nursery decor. I’m more of a visual person anyway so we’ll get to the gismos and gadgets later.

First, let’s create a space that speaks to the heart and soul behind our vision and love for family.

That’s my kinda stuff.

From the Farm

 

PS See more of my nursery ideas on Pinterest.

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4 Responses to “Nursery Design Inspiration: The Right Stuff”
  1. 03.30.2012

    I think I saw a commercial once whose message was “talk to your children”, and for some reason it has stuck with me. It explains so much about about growth and learning, especially during the earliest years. I imagine that simply chatting with your kids about anything while they are learning to speak themselves will go so far. For example, I was walking through the grocery store with my 4-year old niece one day, and we were on a mission to find mozzarella cheese. She didn’t know the word, so we went back and forth for five minutes all about cheese.

    My point being…you and Cale will teach your little one everything simply by being yourselves. If you are dreaming and exploring, they will too.

    I’m so excited for you!!!!!!!!

    • 04.04.2012

      Thank you Jamie! It’s so good to hear from you. I will definitely keep those things in mind as we move into parenthood. :) You are right indeed… I just have to remember that most of it will come out naturally. Lets make learning and exploring a part of their daily life and something we engage in all the time without thinking about it.

  2. 04.19.2012

    Great post Meg and I couldn’t agree with you more. I love the baby room inspirations you picked too.

    • 04.20.2012

      Thanks Steph! Lots of great ideas floating around. We are working on the room hopefully this week! ;)


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