Anya Sarre: He is growing every day. He is a good sleeper and a great eater. We are just so lucky.
Anya Sarre: Motherhood is a change of pace for me. Before Sawyer, life was all about my career but now that he is here motherhood just feels natural. Every day is new and exciting, and it all goes by so fast. I look back at the end of each day and wonder where the time went.
Anya Sarre: I have always been a huge planner so it was crazy for me to not find out what we were having. I had rooms designed for a boy or a girl.
Both rooms would have a nautical theme but the girl's room would have been navy, hot pink and silver, and the boy's room was planned with a color scheme of navy, kelly green and gray. We were going to decorate the girl's room with mermaids and seahorses and the boy's with turtles, crabs and life preservers.
Anya Sarre: Sawyer is sleeping in a cradle my grandfather hand-carved for me. I had it repainted and monogrammed to make it his own. I also had a customized wall monogram made by 2 Preppy Girls and personalized blankets monogrammed by Butterscotch Blankees in hunter green.
Anya Sarre: First, let me say that decorating a nursery can be completely overwhelming. You have piles of things, and you don't know where to put them or how to get organized. You definitely need a plan.
Here is how I got through the process:
Anya Sarre: Carousel Designs created the curtains to really set the tone for the room. They also made the pillows and lampshade. The crib and changing table are Stokke from Bel-Bambini, and the rug is from Shades of Light. I also wanted a lot of natural products for Sawyer so I found diapers, a carrier and many other natural products at Granola Babies. I even found custom burp clothes from Jannuzzi and little diapers with anchors on them at The Honest Co..
Anya Sarre: You can definitely create a perfect nursery on a budget. You can still follow my design tips but find great pieces at online flash sales like One Kings Lane or Zulily. I also love Target and found great frames for Sawyer's room at Kmart. If you have something specific in mind use the internet to search until you find it in your price range. You can find great things on sites like Etsy and create a super sheek room on a budget.
Anya Sarre: Have fun with it. Designing a nursery shouldn't be stressful. It should be one of the most enjoyable things about having a baby. It is all about creating a warm, cozy home for your new baby.
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