So, that last post was quite a change from my witty, sarcastic banter, eh? Today is a much better day, and thank you to everyone who emailed me with positive thoughts. I have taken the doctor's advice and begun thinking about decorating the nursery. My much-adled brain is enjoying this peaceful departure from the norm. Feel free to jump ship now if you don't want to talk nursery decor. Go on, I won't be sad. Really.
For a while now, I have been set on a simple color scheme of aqua and chocolate brown, in some fashion. Obviously, if the boy had been a girl, I would have changed that up, but I was going on the assumption that my instincts were correct and a boy was on his way. I did some shopping and came up with a few lovely options for bedding, both handmade via Etsy and mass-produced via Target. Then I thought, hey! I should ask Tim because even if he doesn't care one iota about the decor, at least I can say I asked and cared to listen. Tim was shockingly indifferent to the choices I put in front of him. I mean, he looked at the picture for a millisecond and shrugged. Fine, that means I get to decide and we all know that was the desired outcome.
Then, yesterday, I decided to hit up some brick and mortar stores so I could get a feel (literally) for the quality of crib bedding. I went to Land of Nod and was sort of "eh" about the baby boy bedding they carried. Most were primary colors which is clearly NOT aqua and chocolate. So, then I wandered over to Pottery Barn Baby. I had sworn to myself that I would not be suckered into PB again. But it wasn't going to hurt to look, right? So, I looked at my choices at PB and began to re-think the color scheme. Is it too trendy? Is it too girly? Will my son look back at pictures and think that I wished he was a girl because I wanted his room to be slightly feminine?
So this is what I came up with. Courtesy of PB Baby.
I showed this to Tim and his immediate reaction was "Thank god. I really hated the idea of aqua and chocolate. Way too girly. This is manly, for my little man." Well la-di-freaking-dah, the truth comes out! But he has a point, and I am more than happy to compromise. Overall, I like this color scheme, it's simple and not themed, which were two of my requirements for the nursery. I think we're going to do the walls a very pale yellow with white picture molding. Within the picture molding we'll paint a pale blue. Very east coast prep/traditional, don't you think? I think its going to be just lovely.