For the most part, I feel totally overwhelmed when it comes to decorating. It’s never been a strength of mine, and I’m just lucky if I can manage to pick throw pillows that that don’t completely clash with one another. But then Pottery Barn Teen & PB Kids came out with their Harry Potter lines last year, and I knew I needed to snag at least one or two pieces for a future nursery!
I began collecting a couple of decor pieces here and there once we were home study approved this past Spring- I didn’t let myself do anything nursery-wise until that point! I also wanted to keep the nursery completely gender-neutral, since we had no idea who our little one would be! Even after we were matched with Felix’s birth mama and knew he was a boy, we still kept it neutral- with the “up in the air until it’s not” nature of adoption, I wanted to play it safe.
My goal for the nursery was to give it a couple of subtle Harry Potter nods without being completely over the top (like, I didn’t turn the room in Platform 9 3/4 and the crib into the Hogwarts Express). I wanted it to be a place where we can go and feel calm & at home! While Pinterest-ing, I stumbled across THIS wallpaper and fell completely in love, and decided to go for a “greenhouse” feel- cool greens, whites & creams, and pops of gold.
Sort of like… the Herbology classroom. But without the dangerous plants.
I’m SO happy with how it turned out!! Enough points of interest to feel cozy, but not so many pieces that it ends up feeling cluttered. I also loved that I got to incorporate a few really special pieces to me- the large brass key on the shelving was my Granny’s, a keepsake from Colonial Williamsburg. The letterboard sign was a gift from my sweet friends Ali Williams & Annamarie Akins at my baby shower, and I loved the quote they chose so much that I actually used it to announce Felix’s arrival on social, too! And finally, the gorgeous framed print above the rocker- that print was a gift from my dear friend Alicia Lacey, who has the same one in her son’s nursery. It’s an alphabet print by MinaLima (the designers behind all the printed pieces throughout the Harry Potter films), designed for the first Harry Potter movie. It was such a thoughtful gift and THE perfect piece to complete the nursery decor!
Alphabet print: House of MinaLima
Sheets (discontinued), clock- PBKids & PBTeen
Crib, dresser, rocker, greenery, gold photo frames- IKEA
Table, pouf, mirror, shelves, dresser knobs- Target
Accent pillow- Deny Designs
Magical botanical prints- Indieartful Etsy shop