When I originally started to plan out Grayson’s nursery I had planned on gray, navy and white but somewhere along the planning process I decided to just do gray and white. I wanted to just go simple, crisp and clean. I also loved the the crown molding and wainscoting we put up in Elin’s room so we put that up in his room as well.
I decided to shop for the bedding first and fell in love with the Belgian Linen bedding at Pottery Barn Kids. I ordered it in gray and then realized that since I wanted the walls to be gray it might be too much so I decided to exchange it and went with the Harper collection from Pottery Barn Kids.
From there I went through the horrible task of finding a gray. Grays are so very difficult to work with. It’s amazing how different grays look in different lights and up against different colors. We have a gray we used in our master bedroom and bathroom and we tried that in the room first and it looked completely different in there! It came out more tan looking than what we wanted. We made numerous trips to the paint store and finally we decided to have them color match a few items for us. We got on the right track but the color was still too dark so they upped the white in the paint and finally we eventually found our perfect gray. I like to call it Grayson Gray in case Sherwin Williams would like to make it an official part of their color line.
Want a peak in the dresser drawers? Check out his drawer organization on this post.
Then we searched high and low for a nursery chair. The gray color was tripping us up again but finally we found the quality and color we were looking for at Pottery Barn Kids. We ordered the rocker chair in Washed Linen French Gray and when it finally came in 8 weeks later it looked light purple in the room up against our gray! Ugh! Luckily, Pottery Barn Kids let us even-exchange it for the Washed Grain sack in Dove Gray and we couldn’t be happier with the color.
The basics were there and then the hard part really started of finding wall decor I liked. There are so many beautiful options out there. However, I didn’t find a lot I liked in stores. Most of the items I found that I liked were on Etsy. I highly recommend finding unique and personalized items on there for nursery decor. After going through all the options I finally decided to go with the little gray elephant from Daisy and Bump. I had the pictures sent from the UK and they came super quick and were in perfect condition. I was nervous because I also had them framed there since the sizes were not common here in the US. I love all the prints on their site! I only wish I had known about them when preparing for Elin’s nursery.
The carriage is my cake topper from one of my baby showers. I love that I can reuse it as decor instead of just keeping it in a box.
My other favorite find was Grayson’s nigh light. Why oh why is it hard to find a cute nightlight in stores? Etsy to the rescue again. I came across the Lightning Bugs Etsy shop and they have droves of adorable and personalized night lights. It’s so beautiful in person and I love it! Makes the room more special for sure.
I love how his nursery turned out. I can be very indecisive and picky but all the trips to the stores and hours poring over the internet in search of the perfect item pay off when I am pleased and happy when looking at Grayson’s room.
Bedding: Harper Collection: Pottery Barn Kids
Wall Monogram: Pottery Barn Kids
Nursery Chair: Washed Grain Sack in Dove Gray: Pottery Barn Kids
Changing Table Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids
Pendant Ceiling Light: Pottery Barn Kids
Monogrammed Night Light: Lightening Bugs
Closet Dividers: ModishCG
Elephant Prints: Daisy and Bump
Floating Shelves: Amazon
Handprint/Footprint Frame (Pearhead): Amazon
Moon Bank: Bed Bath and Beyond