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Design Reveal: Vivienne’s Nursery

Melanie’s sweet little girl arrived just a few days ago. Congratulations to Melanie and her family!

 

We have just three short weeks until our baby girl arrives! I have worked hard for the past nine months getting her nursery together. I wanted to create something girly, yet eclectic. I also wanted a room that could transition with her from her first year and beyond. We used the same nursery that our son used. You may have seen it in the Project Nursery gallery. So, here is the before shot.

And now, almost four years later, here is our little girl’s new room!

I had so much fun searching out items to create the perfect space. I was working with a tight budget, so I really had to decide what to splurge on and what we could do on a budget.

I did some fun DIY projects, like the abstract artwork and bow holder. We also found an inexpensive vintage mirror that I painted pink. The shelving system was from our son’s room, and we just painted the cubes pink to coordinate with the room.

 The small chair in the corner was my grandmother’s that we had reupholstered with a modern fabric. One item we splurged on was wallpaper for the crib wall. I knew I wanted to use wallpaper, and I found something that was feminine enough for a nursery but wasn’t too juvenile. I don’t think the pictures do it justice—it’s a very pretty silver metallic leaf pattern by Thibault. The vintage ballet posters were a gift given to me at my ballet-themed baby shower. They are just perfect for the room!

For more pictures, details of our DIY projects and resources for the room, click here to view Vivienne’s nursery in the project gallery.

  • http://mylucky7design.blogspot.com Melanie @ Lucky 7 Design

    So beautifully done….love the transition from boy to girl. Chevron rug and the mirror might be my favorites…well I love it all but if I was asked to pick one thing.

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

  • http://www.theworldofbabies.co.uk www.theworldofbabies.co.uk

    What a fabulous designed room its a real talent and well done, think the colour are amazing. The picture frame with the bows are our favourite

  • http://www.cadenlane.com Caden Lane

    It’s beautiful Melanie!!! Congrats on the baby girl, AND the beautiful nursery! (P.S. You know I LOVE that chevron rug!!!) :-)

  • http://projectnursery.com/ Pam

    Beautiful Nursery Melanie! I love the wallpaper and the framed ballet pictures. Sweet baby Vivienne is a lucky little lady.

  • Jasmine C.

    Really great transition from a boy’s to a girl’s nursery. I like the mirror and the vintage ballet posters! Do you have a real close-up shot of your wallpaper?

  • http://www.otherpiecesofme.com Coastinganon

    This is an example of my favorite types of design posts…anyone can take a blank space and create something awesome…but to transition to a new space using what you have is really inspired. I had to do something similar when we transitioned my son’s nursery into a space for my daughter. I posted it here not so long ago… http://projectnursery.com/projects/gender-neutral-nursery-transition-from-firstborn-to-second/

    Congrats Melanie on a great space and, most importantly, your newly expanded family!!!

  • http://colorkrafts.blogspot.com rebekah

    oh what a great room love it! but where did you get that fabulous rug?! need it

  • MapleSyrup

    I just love this room. The framed ribbons and the rugs are both a great addition :) Congrats Melanie! Both for this room and the new addition to the family!

  • http://www.VeganBump.com VeganBump.com

    Wow! LOVE IT! Your creativity is to die for & BOTH nurseries are GORGEOUS, yet so unique- can hardly believe they share so many of the same elements! Bravo! Done on a budget as well? Incredible!
    :) Candy from VeganBump

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.r.peters.3 Angela Ross Peters

    where did you get the light fixture? LOVE IT!

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