This has been both one of my favorite and least favorite parts of planning for Charles. Designing a room for a little boy is hard! I know he won't even be able to see it for a while after he's first born, but I do hope he feels at home and loved in the space we designed for him.

Here is the evolution of the room, which started as my favorite guest room in the house.

Then I came across these fabrics from and the inspiration for a Newport/somewhat nautical theme popped into my head. I also liked a set they designed featuring dogs, but ultimately JA liked this one best. I agree!

One night I got ambitious and started to dismantle the guest room.

The next day, I mapped out where I wanted the furniture to go.

I chose these rods for the window treatments. 
This is the dresser/changing area. Its the 8-drawer Hemnes from Ikea.

The crib is the Bonavita Metro Lifestyle convertible crib. My original plan is to move from crib, to toddler bed, to two twin beds in his room. But if he takes after JA in height, he might prefer the full bed option. :)

My uber-talented friend Meghan made this beautiful mobile to coordinate with our theme and I plan to hang it near the changing table.

I installed room-darkening shades that will be hidden behind the valance and panels. They don't black-out the room, which I prefer, since Charles should get used to sleeping in various light.

Custom ABC artwork from etsy seller FinnyAndZook.

Custom monogram from etsy seller tweetheartwallart.

Beginning to organize the closet...

Twin bed with some of the linens (still need accent pillows.)

Changing area in progress...

Crib with sheets (layers of waterproof pads and sheets for easy changes in the middle of the night.) The super-lightweight, eco-friendly foam mattress will also help with this.

One heck of a toy collection to start off...

The crab fan, for air circulation, and because I think it's hysterical. The lobster needs a new home now...

The glider, in choclate brown, after the beige one was damaged and I decided it was too light. Sometimes bad things happen for a reason!

And here is the finished product!!