DESIGNING YOUR NURSERY TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, & GOOD TASTE
- Founder of East Perry
I won't lie, when I found out I was pregnant it was a shocker. I was 27 and one of those people who had been living in NYC and was convinced I wouldn't have kids until I was well into my career, had it all figured out, etc etc etc. :) When I went for a visit to the doctor because of severe pain in my abdomen, I didn't even realize they had done a pregnancy test. So, when he came into the room and told me I was pregnant my mind kinda exploded. Although, after some quick reflection the emotion was surprisingly underwhelming and it only took me a split second to decide that this was the best news I'd ever received in my life. My hubby had gone back to Russia and I was soon to follow. I called my hubby from across the world, who quickly begin to cry in excitement (and shock) over the phone while sitting in a restaurant. And so unfolds our wild ride into parenthood.
Once I returned back to our home in Russia four months pregnant I was ready to make a beautiful nursery, but scratching my head because I wasn't in the States where everything is convenient and available. I had five months to prepare with Etsy as my go-to-shop. There I could find makers from across the world that would ship to Russia. What I was drawn to was the minimalist rooms, and everything that I read confirmed that this was a great choice for newborns and kids.
Reasons for keeping it simple:
kids do better when they aren't surrounded by clutter
Balancing Work and Parenthood
I was working full-time (at my other kids entertainment company) and planned to keep it going after giving birth. So having less stuff was a good thing for general up-keep
Minimal looks beautiful and can be affordable