Each Christmas Eve we host a small dinner for my immediate family. This year I was feeling bored of the simple tablescapes I had done in the past and was feeling the need to try out something new. I had been playing around with bottle brush trees and saw a picture of one in a jar on Pinterest which started my thought process on what I wanted to create.
My hubby and I decided to host a small dinner for his family at our place this past Thanksgiving weekend. A few months back I had won a turkey through work (random, I know) and had stowed it away in the freezer for safe keeping. Both my husband and I have never prepared a turkey before so we figured a free one was a good place for us to learn, as there was no loss if it didn’t work out! While my hubby managed the turkey (and most of the cooking I might add) I got to work on creating the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape.
Before we even began trying for a baby I was already dreaming of decorating a nursery for our future little guy or gal. We of course didn’t care what the gender was as all we wanted was for our baby to be healthy, but I myself am quite the girlie girl and was not so secretly hoping for a little girl! I’ve had my eye on this Anthropologie peony wallpaper since I caught sight of it on Pinterest and Instagram almost 2 years ago. Each time I saw it pop up I would save the picture or pin it, in hopes of getting the chance to use it one day for my own baby girl.
When we found out we were expecting I created 3 inspiration boards, one for both genders as well as a gender neutral one in case we chose not to find out the sex. Before becoming pregnant I often thought I would have a boy first, but once I became pregnant I instantly had a feeling that I was carrying a girl. My hubby and I couldn’t resist knowing the gender and so we made the decision at 20 weeks to find out. Once we knew it was a girl I was off and running to create a peony wallpaper inspired nursery filled with coral and mint for both my future babe and I to enjoy. I instantly knew I wanted to use the Anthropologie wallpaper but was fearful it would be overpowering so I opted to do only one feature wall of it behind the crib. I kept everything else in the room fairly neutral in order to let the wallpaper really be the star of the show. I then of course added my touches of gold, which were perfectly appropriate for a baby girl and are carried throughout the rest of our home.
I absolutely love home decor and have always enjoyed decorating our homes, but creating this room in preparation for our babe was even more special! Every item was picked with care and each print and saying was designed with love. I am so happy with how it came together; it’s the perfect mix of white and gold with a little splash of colour. I enjoyed this process so much that I am truly sad it’s over and am already looking forward to doing it all over again for baby #2!