It had been twenty years since I had a crib in my home. Then came the news that we were going to be grandparents and everything changed.
It took me a while to wrap my head around the idea that I was actually going to be a Mimi, but now that our little Crew is here and has totally melted my heart, I can't imagine the world without him.
I was eager to make it easy for the kids to visit and to have the big things that Crew would need while he was here. When I finally embarked on my search for all things baby, I became giddy with thoughts of a beach themed crib. Especially here, in our Florida home, I wanted to go all out and embrace that coastal flavor. There are a number of ways to do that. One option I considered was a brightly painted crib. via Pop Sugar
I loved this idea but because our crib will not be set up all the time, I started looking at cribs that fold up and can be easily stored. We decided on this Dream On full-size crib and I love it. It collapses to about 8 inches wide and will fit in the back of a closet or under a bed when not in use. It was only available in natural or white and we chose white.
So, without the bold coral or aqua crib, I would have to get my beach vibe from the bedding.
No worries, there is a wealth of crib bedding with that tropical twist.
My overall design plan for our Florida home is Palm Beach flavor meets a more casual Hollywood Regency.
Pulling together images into a composite is an easy way to see if I like how things go together and I had fun pulling a few together for this project.
This was my Hollywood Regency take.
Stripe chest - Maraki Home Design via Etsy, Sweet Jojo Designs trellis crib sheet, Regency crib in black via my Someday pin board, Palm Frond crib skirt is Isabella Daniel and Co via Etsy, leopard print rug from All Modern and paint color is Sherwin Williams Ravishing Coral
Did you notice that crib skirt? Seriously? I die.
It is too feminine for a baby named Crew but I do like how the colors and patterns work together.
I need something a bit more gender neutral.
I've thought about navy and aqua,
or a coral and cobalt composition.
Skirt is Miss Polly's Piece Goods, sheet is Carousel light coral from Amazon, Dream On folding crib from Amazon and Caron's Beach House blue iris rug. Brilliant Blue Benjamin Moore wall color.
A nautical take seems appropriate for a little guy named Crew.
Regatta Crib Bedding via Land of Nod
Make a Splash Bedding via Land of Nod
I am also seeing a lot of soft watercolor combinations,
Carousel Designs - Lime and Solar Flare
Poppy Di Vinci crib
and beachy brights palettes.
Miss Polly's Piece Goods
I would love to pull in a flamingo or two but it feels too feminine. I'll keep it in mind if someday Crew has a little sister or a girl cousin.
Green crib is from Land of Nod, coral crib skirt is Sadie and Scout via Amazon, Flamingo print crib sheet is Birch Rose Lane, and mobile is from Crochet on a Tree
I love all of these different looks but the reality is that our crib will usually be set up in the guest room and I would like the look I chose to play nice with the colorful coastal look that I have in that space.
Have you visited the Carousel Designs custom bedding site that allows you to drag and drop fabrics and trim to create your own look?
I did and I came up with this design for a crib that would be compatible with what was already in our guest room.
I haven't made any final decisions yet but I will be sharing when I do.
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