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!
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.