Monday, October 1, 2012

Frivolous Things I Want for the Nursery

In the midst of booking birthing classes and researching breast pumps, I find myself daydreaming about what I want to do with the nursery. Sure, we have important decisions to make when it comes to the little monster's room (like: convertible crib or Pack N Play?), but truth be told, I seem to be thinking more about aesthetics! I'm dying to repaint, but with all the (more important) expenses and the fact that we don't know how long we're staying in this house, it just doesn't seem to make sense.

Other things that don't make sense, but that I really want:

An Eames Rocker. Some people say that rocking a baby to sleep is a good idea, while others say it isn't (they get too used to being lulled to sleep in that way). My reason for wanting this iconic chair has nothing to do with that. Har. I just like how it looks!
I do know that I'll need a chair in there, and I just want something as comfy as possible. While La-Z-Boys seem ideal, working at Real Living magazine kind of turned me into a bit of a design snob.:s The most comfortable chair that I've ever laid my butt on is Kenneth Cobonpue's Oasis. Never mind that it's made for outdoors (I was told that it's on all these designer yachts)--sitting on that thing is HEAVEN!

A cowhide rug. Even a faux cowhide rug. It seems like the perfect floor covering to go with an Eames Rocker!

Tord Boontje's Midsummer light. I know it's so eight years ago, but I've always found it so purty and have wanted it for years. I am still kicking myself for not getting one on sale a few years back.

Putumayo World Music. Loaded in my iPod and connected to some cute speakers.

The monster and I have been listening to a bit of music in the evenings, and he/she seems to respond to Putumayo French Cafe (and Mozart). I really want to expose him/her to all sorts of music from all over the world. I imagine us starting each day with music from a different country.

I guess it's kind of obvious from the list that I don't really want anything too kiddie for the nursery. I really don't want a primary-color-and-cartoon-character overload. I just want something cozy and soothing and kind of elegant. But with all the preps that have to be done, I won't be surprised if we end up with a room that has nothing but the bare minimum! Sigh.


  1. Don't get the Eames rocker. It was the first thing I bought for Vito, er, me. It just seemed so perfect. In reality, it was perfect only in the first 2 months. Then he got too big and long and he ended up kicking at its sides.

    1. Thanks for the warning! You just saved me a bundle.:D

  2. I fall into the "get a rocking chair" group. My wife has one with a cane seat and backing, but my favorite is a very sturdy looking model at my father-in-law's house.

    1. I think I was scared of rocking chairs when I was a kid. I didn't trust physics and kept thinking I would fall backward!

  3. I also want an Eames chair, but sadly we don't have an Eames budget. I was considering getting an imitation chair from Amazon for $100 (Baxton Studio Cradle Chair), but napaisip ako with Frances' comment above. Maybe I'll still get the chair someday (the imitation one), but for me and not for baby.

  4. I'm starting to think about our nursery as well, and I was thinking of the Midsummer light and Eames rocker too! Yun nga lang, I read lots of reviews of the Eames rocker as a nursery/feeding chair and a lot of moms said it's really uncomfortable.

    Totally agree that the nursery doesn't have to be kiddie and primary-colored. We're going to spend a lot of time in there so it makes sense to decorate it for grown-up tastes too!


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