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Welcome to the Nursery

My goal for the nursery, was to create a gender neutral, playful atmosphere. I wanted to avoid integrating gender specific preferences in the nursery, in order to create an open space for him or her to freely explore and create.

My fiance Weston and I live in a small apartment. I had to combine my office and nursery, so to keep the room feeling big and airy I used white and grey as foundation colors and added bright, happy accent colors.

One of my favorite pieces in the room, is a painting Weston and I created together using wood as a canvas. We took inspiration from the three mountain view in Ouray, Colorado where Weston and I got engaged.

Beneath that painting is our handy dandy diaper station! I love the easy to grab diaper pails that I got from Ikea. A special thanks to my friend Mallory for redoing a changing table she found at a yard sale for us!

My Mom has a masters in early education and is passionate about integrating reading into a child's life from the very beginning. Thus, my reading corner using Ikea photo shelves! I'm all ready and excited to start a night time reading ritual with my baby.

My sister Hannah was inspired by our birth announcement photo and painted a hilarious portrait for our nursery. Below I placed a few woodland creatures Cindi gave us and succulants from Ross, because they are just so cute! The wooden letter blocks also have the alphabet in sign language on the sides, gifted from Weston to baby this Christmas 2015.

Lastly, my Mom and Step Dad Ricky generously gave us our crib. Above the crib hangs a handmade moon and stars felt mobile created with love from Weston's Mom Cindi. Behind that is a quote from Peter Pan which I made a while back. Laying on the crib is a hand-knitted blanket from Mama Weir!

As I look around the nursery, I'm honored to see all the tokens gifted by the village who will fill our child's life with much love.

~ Alisha

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