When we first moved to Minneapolis, and had our townhome, I was able to decorate Oliver’s nursery but I wasn’t able to paint. Well, I could’ve painted but I was too pregnant to care to and since the walls where neutral, I didn’t see the need. Going full force on a nursery was one of my main priorities when we moved into our new house. Although now Ollie seems less and less like a baby and more like a little kiddo these days, so I’m having to keep in mind that one day (fairly soonish) we’ll be transitioning his room from a nursery, but still trying to keep it childlike. But let me catch you up to speed since I was an absentee blogger….we’ve done a lot to the house in the few months we’ve lived here. We have painted every room on the main level, as well as the trim. We’ve painted the upstairs hallway, guest room and now Oliver’s room (just finished that beast this weekend!) We’ve painted the kitchen cabinets white, replaced the hardware, painted the fireplace, replaced overhead lighting to recessed fixtures and Chris has somehow managed to build our dining room table , outdoor table and a guest bed. So to say we’ve been busy is an understatement. But back to Oliver’s room, it’s officially been started and I couldn’t be more excited to pour my heart and soul into it! It’s the only room I see clearly in my head, from the blinds, to the rug and I’m hoping it will be done by the end of August. Generally we’ve been jumping around from project to project due to what makes sense in terms of cost, season, sales etc. but since we have such a distinct vision for Oliver’s room we are just going for it. All other projects are on hold till we get his little oasis complete. Let’s cross our fingers that the outcome is good, otherwise I’ll be forced to show you my whoops project and how embarrassing would that be? The inspiration pictures below are what jump started the idea for his room. Maybe it’s because the color “Hale Navy” by Benjamin Moore screams “boy” to me, or maybe because I painted the vast majority of my house “Accessible beige” but I needed some dramatic color in my life. After putting it on his walls this past weekend, we have no regrets!