Elegant and Airy Nursery for Emmalene

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I wanted to create a timeless, bright, feminine space which is not too babyish for our little one. Something our baby girl can grow into.

Design Inspiration

I would say the crib is the main inspiration and focal point for this room which embodies feminine elegance. My husband and I love animals, gardening, reading, travel and our house is surrounded by woods, so we incorporated all of those elements into our nursery without making it look too much of one theme.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is Elegance meets Rustic/Comfort. One of the design quizzes I took a while ago called it Farmhouse Glam. I like balancing between feminine elegance and comfort. For example formal china on a rustic table.

Project Details

The biggest splurge in our nursery is definitely the conversion crib. This nursery is designed around it. Here are the details of the of the items.

Crib: RH baby and Child Roselle Conversion Crib

Crib Bedding: RH baby and Child

Angel Wings: RH baby and Child

Sheep Mobile: Target

Wall Color: Low VOC Benjamin Moore Pink Damask

Woodland Artwork: Sweetmelodydesigns

Giraffe: Melissa and Doug

Rocking Sally Sheep: Mamas and Papas

Canopy: IKEA

Macaron Pillows: Amazon

Changing Table/Dresser: Antique Store find by my Mother in law

Glider: Burlington Coat Factory

Elephant Side Stool: Joss and Main

Pouf: RH baby and child

Lamp: IKEA

Chandelier: Home Depot

Drapes: Tahari

Animal Blocks: Pottery Barn Kids

Tranquil Turtle & Sophie the Giraffe: Buy Buy Baby

Favorite Items

Although I love all the items in the nursery, my absolute favorites are The Crib (it's so classy), Macaron pillows, Origami Dress I made on the closet door and little pale pink elf I received as a gift. And the most precious of all, is the picture of our golden retriever  who passed away after taking that picture with tiny shoes! He was my first "baby" and I will cherish that picture forever.


Know your aesthetic. That requires you to note why you like certain nurseries and pictures. Save those pictures or use pinterest. I started pinning all my favorites from the day I found out I was pregnant.

Find a focal point. For me it was our crib. I wanted a room which matches the elegance of that crib without overshadowing it!

Edit frequently and have patience. I look at a room design as a problem solving process which requires frequent reviews and editing. There were times I bought something which looked good in the beginning but didn't go well with the theme later.

Shop from a variety of places. Don't get the whole nursery as a package from one store. Buy from a variety of places, DIY, and re-purpose.

And above all it helps to have a wonderful and handy better half who is willing to cart you around to all these shopping sprees, who can work on the nursery with you to bring your design to life for his little princess!

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