Being first time, idealistic, starry-eyed parents, Mr Dittner and I thought we were patient enough to find out if Baby Dittner was a boy or a girl until she was born, so we embarked on planning a gender neutral nursery designed by my BFF, Emily Davis. We had always wanted to put good use to our vintage, 48 star American flag, so that became the inspiration for the red, white and blue color scheme. About 18 weeks into my pregnancy I couldn’t wait one more second to find out that Baby Dittner was a girl, so after that Emily added feminine touches to the otherwise gender neutral nursery.
My soul sister that happens to be an incredibly talented interior designer, Emily Davis, graciously agreed to design Bea’s nursery. I would have been so overwhelmed setting out to fill the nursery myself, and it would have ended up being an over-designed mess if it wasn’t for Emily. Here is what she has to say about her design process for Baby Dittner’s room…
“Designing a nursery for a sweet little one who is bound to be as stylish as her mama was a fun undertaking. Nurseries always have to be a great marriage of form and function, and this one is definitely a happy blend of both. We took most of our design cues from the statement piece in the room- the amazing vintage American flag. Everything flows from it, the red toile bed skirt and accent pillow are a nod to the red stripes. The blue gingham curtains talk to the blue stripes and the vintage gold mirror complements the flag’s frame. It’s so wonderful to know that this space not only functions as it needs to, but also that this sweet family enjoys spending time in it!” – Emily Davis Interiors
One of my favorite things about Bea’s nursery is the framed children’s books around her vintage, gold mirror. I love the juxtaposition of the modern, black frames and the feminine mirror (similar gold mirror here). The latest touch we added to the nursery, okayed by Emily of course, is the floral sheets from Biscuit. It’s so soft and pretty, so it makes her sleepy place even more comfortable.
I always love when Mr Dittner gets passionate about a random, frivolous item, so when he fell in love with this giant stuffed giraffe, we had to have it on our registry. One of the funnest things about having a little girl is dressing her, so finding this seersucker bow-back bubble for her to wear for the photos was such a fun shopping trip. She also wore it to her first family wedding last weekend. It was a big hit!
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