I’ve decided on a theme for the nursery. I was having a hard time picturing what the “theme” was going to be, so I started thinking about all my favorite children’s books. There are a few obvious favorites such as Goodnight, Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and pretty much anything by Dr. Seuss. But as I dug deeper into my memory, I remembered the book series Frog and Toad. I thought this would be a great choice for theme because
a) I love frogs
b) I am having two boys
c) It wasn’t too “baby” (i.e. yellow rubber duckies, cartoonish turtles, ABC blocks, etc)
So, I’ve decided to use the color palette from the books as inspiration and I’m going with that. Therefore, it will be kind of a rustic, “old” look with lots of browns, greens, beige and little splashes of baby blue.
The characters themselves, Frog and Toad that is, are quite interesting as well. I wanted to incorporate them into the scheme not only because they’re fun, but because the books are bit nostalgic for both Kevin and I. I requested a custom order for a couple of stuffed frogs from The Moxie Owl store as they were already selling stuffed frogs and owls (which are SO adorable, btw) and asked them if they could do a Frog and Toad for me. They were happy to oblige and within just a few days, these precious darlings showed up at my door:
|Frog is on the left. That's Toad on the right. Love the|
As soon as I took them out of the box, I knew they were perfect. The colors are great, the style is fun but not too “baby” and every time I look at them, they make me smile.