Ava's Pink and Black Baby Boutique Nursery Theme
A view of our baby girl's pink and black nursery and her chandelier
I grew up with three older brothers and no sisters so when I learned that I was expecting my first child, I immediately had my nursery theme in mind - for a girl! And then, after I learned I was having a boy I had to put my dream girl nursery on hold for awhile.
I finally got to see my idea come to fruition when I was pregnant with my darling Ava!
I drew up the design for Ava's pink and black baby boutique nursery theme within an hour of discovering her gender.
I was determined to create a "Parisian Dress Boutique" dream space for me and my little bundle! My plans included a settee, a nursery chandelier, a painting of the view of a street in Paris and a vintage dress form. Go here to see more
I arranged cute clothes racks on the wall where I could put my baby girl's dresses, shoes and hats on display.
I wanted the space to have lots of girly-girly-girly-ness everywhere!
My ideas for the baby's nursery theme
were unlike any I had ever seen, so I knew it wouldn't be an easy task. Luckily, I have a crazy-awesome mom who is an excellent seamstress as well as an artist. After my design was completed, Mom and I went to work shopping for fabrics and furniture. I live in Phoenix, and my mom lives in Missouri so there were tons of emails flying back and forth.
We were on a budget, so two things were certain:
1. We would be using the crib that my first child had in his nursery.
2. Craigslist was to about to become our new best friend.
I found the settee on Craigslist. Mom recovered it and it looks fabulous! My husband found someone to make the semi-circular dress racks for the nursery wall. The hat racks are upside-down sconces which, when painted black, are perfect for the baby's room.
We still have a little work to do. For example, I'm going to put some of Ava's newborn photos up -but I must say, my baby girl's room is amazing and I LOVE spending time there!
I hope that visitors to Unique Baby Gear Ideas
enjoy my her nursery pictures and will share their own boutique nursery pictures if they use any of my tips.