Berkley’s Whimsical Flower Nursery

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  • Painted Name Triptych2/11
  • Me and My Sister "Happy" Crib Bedding Fabric3/11
  • Me and My Sister "Happy" Fabric4/11
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  • Nursery Gallery Wall6/11
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  • Candy Colored Drawer Pulls8/11
  • DIY Flower Mobile9/11
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Description

When we found out we were having a baby girl, I was ecstatic. I knew I wanted her nursery to be bright, colorful, and full of handmade elements. I have never been a fan of pastel colors, so when I found the adorable fabric this room is designed around, I was really excited.

I started with the selected fabric and designed every other element from there. Everything fell together really easily once I let go of the idea that everything had to be super "matchy-matchy."

Berkley loves being in her room now--she adores looking at the flower wall!

Design Inspiration

Once we found out Berkley was a "she," I started looking for fabric. I wanted to design her nursery around the crib bedding. It was hard to find fabrics that were little-girl friendly without being pastels. When I came across a small swatch of the Me and My Sister Designs fabric called "Happy," I instantly fell in love. Unfortunately, the fabric had been discontinued in 2010. I called all over the country to find the three main fabrics. It took some time, but I managed to get all three of them! Once we had the three main fabrics, we purchased coordinating fabrics to pull the whole bedding set together.

Decorating Style

We live on a farm, so my style is very western. Our house is very warm, with shades of gold and brown and rusty reds, but nothing makes me happier than a fun pop of color. I have a love for any and all things whimsical and colorful, so Berkley's nursery was definitely a canvas on which I threw lots of girly colors!

Project Details

Furniture - The furniture in her room is the Davinci Porter collection. We live several hours away from any place that sells nursery furniture, so we had to do a lot of online research for our pieces. We purchased both the crib and changing table on Amazon. I knew I wanted to somehow personalize the changing table, so I switched out the drawer pulls for some candy-colored ones that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Bedding - Unfortunately, the "Happy" collection by Me and My Sister Designs is no longer available, but they do have several other great floral collections available. The coordinating fabrics (found on the dust ruffle, crib ties and curtains) were purchased in Colby, Kansas at The Quilt Cabin.

Mirror - I found a mirror that I no longer used and painted it myself. It was originally purchased at Tuesday Morning for a ridiculously affordable price! If I'm looking for a mirror, Tuesday Morning is my go-to!

Quilts, Changing Pad Cover, Curtains - Designed and sewn by my mom. She does GREAT work!

Rocking Chair - The rocking chair originally came to us through my husband's late uncle. It was a shade of brown that didn't work in any of our rooms, so I gave it a facelift with my favorite craft supply: spray paint!

Gallery Wall Pieces - All of the frames, flower hook hangers, glittery "B" and bird artwork came from Hobby Lobby as did the wire flower and cross on the lime green-colored wall. The floral plaques were originally in purple and blue, so I spray painted those to match the room.

6-Cube Organizer - This is from the Martha Stewart line, purchased at Home Depot

Purple and Pink Fabric Storage Boxes - I found these boxes at Target and fell in love with them! They're great for keeping Berkley's room organized.

Book Shelves -  Bekvam Spice Racks from Ikea. We were going to purchase them online through Amazon, but we were lucky enough to find a friend who lives near an Ikea who sent them to us--a much cheaper option! You can now purchase them online, but that wasn't an option at the time we purchased them. I spray painted them purple to match the quilt rack.

Quilt Rack - Purchased for $5 through a local site like Craigslist then painted purple for a facelift!

Painted Name Triptych - I have been creating paintings for nurseries for a few years now, so when we figured out what we were going to name our little girl, I knew I wanted to create her a triptych to hang in her crib nook!

Other items created by me:

Mobile

Flower Mural - To create the mural, I just drew the flowers from the fabric onto the wall after many attempts at getting the layout right on paper! I then painted them. It took a long time, but kept me out of the heat this summer while I was 8 months pregnant!

Ribbon Wreath on Door

Favorite Items

My favorite item in her nursery is a toss-up between the bedding made by Berkley's Grandma and the flower mural.

Advice

Make the room your own! Find pieces that you like and figure out how to incorporate them. And start early! My husband thought I was nuts when I wanted to start buying fabric after we found out her gender at 17 weeks, but I was working in her nursery adding finishing touches up until two weeks before her arrival!
Most importantly, HAVE FUN! I loved creating Berkley's room and I know that when she's a little older, she is going to love it just as much as I do!

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