November 19, 2019
Well…I had high hopes of revealing my daughter’s nursery design prior to her “projected birthdate” of October 30, 2019 …but she made her grand debut two weeks early, on October 19, 2019 (more about my birth story in a later post), which means today she’s officially 1 month old.
Some of you may know that before I opened up my own Event Planning and Design company, I was an Interior Designer in north Atlanta for over thirteen years. No, I didn’t get tired of working as an Interior Designer…the market just crashed and I lost my job, or I choose to look at is as God “re-directing my steps” for a season. None the less, I’ve always been obsessed with designing spaces in general, or helping clients by designing creative visions to tell their story no matter what the subject is. Designers in general get inspired from working with different mediums and using them in a wide variety of applications.
Needless to say, when we found out we were expecting back in February 2019 …I couldn’t wait to begin designing our child’s nursery. It was just a waiting game to find out Baby Burton’s sex. What I love about design in general is the fact that something in design can inspire you (be it traveling, trying new foods, a new atmosphere, or an element in a movie), and this allows your creative mind to interpret that and be inspired any way your hearts desire…that’s why for me it just seems so natural to design interior places and event spaces.
Funny thing is..I went ahead and started on a vision board because I wanted to have the nursery completed way before our due date, which was October 30, 2019. The only “vision” I could seem to come up with and absolutely love was for a little girls nursery…which is funny because I swore all along I was having a boy. Needless to say after months of Avalon Rose not wanting to cooperate via a sonogram, we found out that we were expecting a sweet little girl and I was in utter shock and beyond EXCITED!!!
My vision for Avalon’s nursery was timeless. yet whimsical with a bit of a bohemian vibe. The first two items I fell in love with for my daughter’s room was the whimsical gold and pink flower nursery lamp and the Bohemian textured light fixture (P.S. lighting was my absolute favorite subject in Interior Design school) because it instantly can create a certain vibe or mood of a space.
Orginally I was in love with another bunny print, but I personally didn’t want to spend $1,250.00 for a piece of artwork at this stage of life…knowing I would want to redesign her room again in a couple of years when she’s a toddler, so I searched the internet over to find another bunny print, hoping I’d love it just a much if not more AND YAY, found one I LOVE EVEN BETTER, from a company called Society 6. I found the most adorable bubble gum and bunny “pop-art” print for $75.00 just for the print, which I had custom framed from Hobby Lobby. I immediately fell in love with this print because it was realistic, yet playful and the pop of blush pink was perfect. I’ve personally always had an obsession with bunnies and grew up with pet bunnies, so my love for this furry friend went way back.
Some other useful items I purchased for my daughter’s nursery were these amazing drawer organizers. I love the drawer organizers because it allows you to categorize items in one drawer. And to be honest, I was a little worried when we had this furniture piece refinished (it was actually mine growing up, but we had it custom painted and changed out the hardware), that splinters would get in her clothing, so having something soft for her clothing and other nursery items made me feel more comfortable that her clothes would remain clean and splinter free 🙂
A little about the closet: I kept her closet simple with white shelves and wooden dowel rods to hold the cloths. The perfect compliment to the natural clean look were these adorable little wooden baby hangers.
In Summary, I wanted my daughter’s nursery to be peaceful and playful…one that I would walk into every time and just smile. And no matter how tired I have been many nights since Avalon’s arrival, smile I have. This project was one that brought me so much joy!
I hope you enjoyed my daughter’s little nursery room tour.
Photography + Videography by: Tamara Gibson Photography
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