Ava’s Sweet Gray and Pink Nursery

  • Sleep Sheep1/18
  • Curtain Holdbacks2/18
  • Swaddling Blankets from aden + anais3/18
  • Pink Giraffe Stroller Blanket4/18
  • Ikea Kristaller Chandelier5/18
  • Gray Kids Wooden Chair6/18
  • Personalized Coat Hanger7/18
  • Best Chairs Quinn Glider8/18
  • Monogrammed Brush and Comb Set9/18
  • Wooden Monogram10/18
  • Pink Lined Cotton Canvas Drapery Panels11/18
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Don't Worry Be Happy Wall Prints12/18
  • Colette Collection Crib Bumper from Serena & Lily13/18
  • Colette Collection Crib Bedding from Serena & Lily14/18
  • White Moroccan Pouf15/18
  • Bonavita Peyton White Dresser16/18
  • Pottery Barn Kids Kendall Crib in Simply White17/18
  • Gray and Pink Nursery18/18

A Project For

Ava Pearce


Due 9/4/12


Raleigh, NC


Soft, sweet, feminine baby girl's nursery

Design Inspiration

We started with a very basic builder-beige guest bedroom. We decided to add board and batten and crown molding to add some interest to the space. Once I settled on a gray, pink and white color scheme, things started to fall into place from there.

Decorating Style

My overall decorating style is contemporary, traditional, with some coastal/nautical touches.

Project Details


More details at: http://wadeupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/nursery-reveal-avas-gray-pink-nursery.html

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the bedding and curtains. It was really important to me to get just the right shades of pink, so I splurged a bit on these items and they're absolutely perfect.


My advice is to take your time when looking for just the right pieces. If you rush to get everything done by the second trimester, you'll probably end up settling for some things you're not totally in love with. Take your time and the pieces will fall into place. This also applies to getting the best prices - if you're patient you can catch the rare sale from places like Serena & Lily and RH Baby & Child.


  1. 1

    This is absolutely perfect! Stunning and gorgeous ! I am in love with every detail! My daughter was born on June 21. Her name is Ava Grace. I am taking some of your ideas and using them for her nursery. Thank you! You’re brilliant!

  2. 2

    Awww, nothing more delicate and sweet and feminine like a combination of baby pink, soft grey and white. It looks so clean and pristine and so elegant. My faves are the prints and monogram.

  3. 3

    Beautiful! So soft, feminine and clean looking. I have to admit…I don’t like gray walls for a baby’s room unless it is light…but this looks beautiful and bright with the white batten board on the bottom. Love the crib bedding also. Very sweet and simple!

  4. 4

    Love! I love how clean and fresh your nursery is. The grey walls work perfectly :)

  5. 5

    these grey walls are perfect, love the color. love the overall softness of this room, you did a great job. and i agree with your tip on waiting till you find the right pieces for your budget.

  6. 6

    Your nursery is amazing. The colors you used is exactly how I have envisioned my daughters room who is due on January 25. My husband loved it as well. Soft, beautiful and absolutely elegant.

  7. 7

    The colors of the dresser and the crib look great together in the photos, but how close are they in reality? We have the Kendall simply white crib and are still trying to pick a dresser. Thanks!

  8. 8

    Love this room! I have been eyeing the Serena and Lily bedding for a while! Quick question: where did you get your changing pad cover?

  9. 9

    What fabric color is the used for the chair? It’s a great neutral color.

  10. 10
    avatar Katie from kentucky

    What brand are the curtain holdbacks from bed bath and beyond? I loved the room so much that I am modeling my nursery after it!

  11. 11

    Love the room!! What color white did you use for the molding/trim??

  12. 12

    What is an “ava”?

  13. 13

    Beautiful Nursery! What are the dimensions of your windows and what length drapes did you get?

  14. 14

    Did she ever let you know what color of fabric for the chair?

  15. 15
    avatar Jessica Connelly

    Love the curtain holdbacks! I went online to look for them on Bed Bath and Beyond and can’t find them. Do you have the receipt or remember the brand or

  16. 16

    How is the Kristaller chandelier as far as lighting goes? Does it brighten the room up enough? I am thinking about purchasing it from Ikea but am not sure because our nursery is small with only one window, so there isn’t a lot of natural light coming in.

  17. 19

    Cute! Love everything except the carpet.

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