After a marathon round of spackling/sanding/cleaning/painting in the nursery then spackle again/sand again/paint again... the walls (and ceiling) are now finished! I chose Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak and it is just the most perfect neutral greige and exactly what I was going for.
The blind I picked up at Home Depot for about $20 and it was super simple to install, it just hangs on two hooks that you screw into the window frame. It's great at blocking out a lot of light so the curtains I'm gonna be making will be mostly decorative, rather than needing to be pulled shut.
I also bought a rug. I had mentioned that I wanted to try my hand at a custom sized rug to fit our awkward 12x5.5 room but after going to about four stores and getting quotes from $180 to $450, I decided I needed to just deal with it and get a 5x7. I went in to Target to get something else and of course, like always, I left with something completely different: this gorgeous tan diamond patterned rug from their Threshold line. The moment I saw it I knew it was perfect and is actually pretty similar to the West Elm rug I was eyeing, but over $100 cheaper and 10x softer.
It looks small because it's folded in half and I'll have to lift the dresser to put it underneath. I won't bother doing that just yet though until all the other elements are in place.
The diamond pattern on the rug looks right at home with my ikat curtain fabric and the black and white blanket is the perfect pop of modern contrast.
It's all coming together now!