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A Neutral Nursery for Nikolaas

The lovely Carla from Pretty Organised decided to keep her baby’s gender a secret! Even though it made decorating more challenging, she created a calming, gender-neutral space for her new “spikkel”.

heart_love_favorite_circle-512You have a super interesting job! Tell us what you do?

In 2014 I started Pretty Organised. I have always loved organising and realised that I can make a business out of my passion. It has been amazing to see how many people needed help and I am so blessed with amazing clients.

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Organising is your thing – where did you find the best storage accessories for your nursery?

Mr Price Home and I found their prices very reasonable!

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Is your house super organized?

Our home is organised yes, but there is one cupboard which is absolute chaos and I think it brings a good balance in our home!

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Not a lot of mamas can go nine months without peeking at the gender of the baby – how does that influence shopping for the nursery?

My husband always says that I am the queen of surprises so it was so much fun to keep the gender a surprise. The shopping was quite easy: grey, cream, green and yellow are all very neutral colours. I also only bought for up until about six months. Once Nikolaas was born I bought some navy and blue items.

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We love the reindeer doll! Where can we find it?

Spencer is a handmade gift from my mom’s friend. She bought it from an annual market held at Huis Horison in Stellenbosch.

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What is your favourite interior style?

French Country

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Where do you go for décor inspiration?

Pinterest and both my mom and mom-in-law are great sources of inspiration

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Can you give our mamas three organising tips when it comes to a nursery?

  1. If you can use furniture from your home in your nursery, do so.
  2. Label your cupboard drawers according to your baby’s age (Newborn, 0-3 months etc) that way you can easily check when baby is ready to wear a new size.
  3. During your pregnancy, choose to buy certain items per month. This way your budget is spread out and you don’t have to go shopping at 38 weeks J (Yes I am married to a CA, so this was our game plan)

It is very important to make the nursery comfortable, as you spend a lot of time there!

heart_love_favorite_circle-512 Now that baby Nikolaas is here – what would you change in the nursery?

Buy a bigger book shelf 🙂

QUICKFIRE QUESTIONA

⊕  Favourite shop for baba: Tinker Tailor, Cotton On Kids and Pick n Pay Clothing

⊕  Favourite local brand: Sticky Fudge and Pickalilly

⊕  Favourite Kid friendly restaurant: Franco’s Pizzeria in Parkview (we went there when Nikolaas was 5 days old!)

⊕  Favourite blog: Heymamamag, Kimmy and Bear and 100 Layer Cakelet

 

*Nursery and Pregnancy Photography by: Yolande Marx

*Nikolaas and Carla photographed by: Leandri Kers

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