the inspiration for ava's nursery came from her golden hair. curls of spun gold that tickle her neck and sweep across her forehead. i knew i wanted to incorporate gold accents to her nursery and fell in love with these polka dot wall decals from wall dressed up. i wanted them to be a focal point of the room and chose to do all four walls instead of just an accent wall. i initially was planning on painting the room a shaded white before i put the dots on, but i am so glad i chose to keep the beige. it complements the gold perfectly and is much more subtle than the white walls would have been.
i found her gold pouf months ago on clearance at z gallerie and it was the first purchase i made for her future room. it set the tone and theme for the room: a little bit contemporary, a little bit whimsy, and a lot of girly fun.
with so much gold on the walls, i wanted to keep her furniture, curtains and bedding simple and clean. i inherited an old rocking chair from my mom and gave it a couple coats of annie sloan "old white" paint that gave it a modern makeover. i pinned the "i love you" pillow ages ago and thought surely the link would be dead and the pillow wouldn't be available anymore, but it was! and it is gorgeous. i thought about ordering another for the living room just because i love this pillow so so so much, but now it's unavailable, so cross your fingers it comes back.
i have always loved caitlin wilson textiles and have dreamed of using this pattern in ava's room forever. i love the coral and mint and they go hand-in-hand with the gold accents in this room, as the pillow has the most gorgeous flecks of gold embedded in it. if you have been on the fence about buying a $60 pillow, you won't regret it. these are beautiful. i don't know why, maybe i am crazy, but sometimes i see colors and i think they look like ava. coral is ava. i found the dalmation print pillow at elemeopillows and the gold chevron pillow from threshold at target.
ava's photo collage wall was a little bit of a labor of love. i wanted her to be able to look up at it and be reminded of how loved she is and how special she is. i made the "i am his" canvas from a black canvas and letters cut out on a silhouette. i also made the "i love you" canvas from a blank white canvas and a sharpie, inspired by this beauty. i framed her first tennis shoes and a couple of my most favorite photos of her and found the gold "sweet beautiful girl" print at hobby lobby.
you know, most times, projects don't really turn out just as you expect them too, but this room turned out even better than i imagined. i wanted to create a beautiful, clean, elegant and fun space full of positive affirmations and it turned into just that. i find myself sitting in this room more often than necessary because i love this space and i love my girl.