A Modern Nursery for a Vintage Rose

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This vintage-inspired nursery blends modern and antique elements to create a girly space without feeling too babyish or twee.

Design Inspiration

Rose's name, of course!  I initially wanted to avoid doing a rose-themed nursery, because it felt too easy, but then I found the R is for Rose print and we received two vintage rose botanicals as gifts, and it felt like it was just meant to be.  Also, I really hate babyish nurseries, so I wanted to create a room that felt appropriate for a baby girl but that also felt chic enough for adults to hang out in.

Decorating Style

The perfect mix of modern and vintage

Project Details

More details: Misadventures in Motherhood

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Shell Pink

Gold polka dot decals: Urban Walls

Crib & changing table: Oeuf Sparrow (purchased on Craigslist)

Sheet and dust ruffle: Pottery Barn Kids

Chair: custom

Lamp: garage sale find; Target shade

Bookshelves: IKEA (they're really spice racks)

Curtain rod: Bed Bath and Beyond, I painted it gold

Curtains: DIY with this fabric

Chest of drawers: vintage

Rug: rugsusa.com

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo print: Etsy

R is for Rose print: B-de-B

Elephant print: Uncommon Goods

Red chair: vintage

Elephant basket: HomeGoods

Photos by: Tuna Boon


Favorite Items

I love the bright pink curtains because I think they made the room so much brighter and more fun.


Don't rush it!  Rose's nursery wasn't fully decorated until she was almost a year old, and my patience paid off.  If I'd tried to throw it together instead of taking the time to find art and pieces that I loved, it wouldn't be nearly as charming.  You won't regret waiting to find the right piece, but you will regret buying (and hanging) something you think is "just okay".

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