AListBaby Girl’s Nursery!

Hello readers! Today is a big day! We want to share with you a few photos from baby girl’s nursery. We are thrilled with how everything came together. Our goal was a glamorous and timeless look. After much debate, we selected White Dogwood paint by Sherwin Williams. It is a soft pink. We did not want something too cotton-candy, yet I still wanted the wall color to be girly. After all….I waited my whole life for a baby girl! The trim and ceiling is Extra White, also by Sherwin Williams. We selected a flat finish for a more sophisticated look.

The chair and matching ottoman is Nava from the Storytime Series by Best. The chair is so comfortable! And we love the size. We looked long and hard for the right chair…and this one looks elegant, and does not overwhelm the room. The gorgeous crystal chandelier is from Lighting New York. We are thrilled with our choice of the Maria Theresa 5 light semi-flush mount. It took us hours to select the perfect chandelier, and this one sparkles like crazy, and is just perfect for the room.  We are also in love with her dresser and crib!

When I found out I was expecting, we knew we wanted Bratt Decor furniture for sure. I love the style…and the quality is among the very best on the market today. It was a dream come true the day the Chelsea Antique Silver Dresser and Venetian Pewter Crib arrived. We also purchased the changing table tray for the dresser, so we will just remove that when she is done with diapers, and the dresser will be hers forever!

The dresser is one of the nicest pieces of furniture we own. It actually arrived in one piece–no assembly required! It is so gorgeous in person. Of course, it was a thrill to have Mr. AList assemble the stunning Venetian Pewter Crib. I have always wanted an iron crib! The pewter look is very unique, as many people have the white iron. The crib can be set up as a canopy, four poster, or standard look. We chose the canopy look, and we may eventually add some sheer white fabric to drape over the top of the crib. Over the next week, we will share some of the sweet details in her room! I must say, decorating our baby girl’s nursery has been one of the best parts of pregnancy.

Baby for Kate Middleton and Prince William

We are thrilled to hear that Kate Middleton will marry Prince William in 2011. Of course, we are also excited just thinking about how glam their baby nursery will be. We think Kate will start with an iron crib from Bratt Decor, then add a Silver Cross Kensington Pram, and a splash of baby Burberry. Best wishes for your upcoming royal wedding, Wills and Kate!

The Glamour of Canopy Cribs

I have a serious infatuation with canopy cribs. This does not, however, translate into adult beds. Rather, I equate a baby canopy crib with an oppulance we can afford our little angels. We all have hopes and dreams for the newborns in our lives. Certainly, we all know that “giving” a child the moon is not in his or her best interest. But for me, a white canopy crib is paying tribute to baby’s innocence and purity. Life gets hard soon enough. Babyhood is time to pamper infants….and indulge in some of our favorite luxury buys, as well!  One of my favorites is from Restoration Hardware baby & child, below. The white sutton canopy crib is $999.    

Bratt Decor also has an amazing venetian white wrought iron crib for $966 that would look excellent in a Hollywood-glamour type nursery. (The company offers several additional options for finishes, including gold.) You can make this look modern with bold bedding—or keep it traditional with pastels and a ruffled skirt. I could see this being a family heirloom crib, and Bratt Decor has an excellent reputation for quality. You may recall, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony also chose Bratt Decor cribs for their twins. 

More on canopy cribs, after the jump….  [Read more...]