A Nursery for Our Foster Baby to Call Home

After a two years, four surgeries, two hospital stays and fifteen plus trips to the ER, my illness is finally behind us and we are on the road to parenthood through the foster and adoption system in San Francisco, CA.  YAY!  I am beyond excited to receive that first call and I’ve been working on a nursery for our foster children to call home.

More than anything, I wanted a bright, cheerful space that would feel a million miles away from the situations many of these children will leave behind.  Even though they are babies, so much of their lifelong development and attachment ability is formed while they’re infants so I wanted lots of bright colors, soft textures and organic toys and blankets to make them feel safe and warm.

I converted an outdated night stand into a navy blue changing table with an anchor hanging above to fit a nautical inspired space that reflects both living in San Francisco and my husband’s love of sailing and the sea.

With such a small room to work with, typical in the city, I tried to make the most of the space by using a dresser with plenty of drawers and cabinets to store an endless supply of onesies, diapers, and all the accoutrements that come along with caring for an infant.  I hung a little clothing rack from the ceiling with nautical rope to display some of my favorite baby outfits, and lined the dresser with books, shoes, and all the adorable things that come with having a baby.

We’re ready for you little one and can’t wait to meet you!

Lots of Love, Andy & Marshall

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristi
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 12:58:24

    Looks incredible! So happy for you guys. Can’t wait to meet the new little one. Love, Kristi

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  2. Katie
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 13:25:34

    Looks awesome, you are so talented! I couldn’t be happier for you guys, you will make the best parents imaginable! Lots of love and hugs!

    Reply

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