Mermaid Chic Nursery

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A mermaid nursery designed for the sweetness of a baby that will transition for years to come.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by my love of mermaids and the sea.

Decorating Style

Vintage with a touch of modern.

Project Details

The start of the nursery came from an old chest of drawers that I found at a resale shop. This is used for all her accessories- bows, bloomers, tights, socks, etc. I also knew I wanted a Jenny Lynn crib which I had painted in a mint green and distressed to match the chest. I wanted a large dresser that would last her for many, many years and I love mirrored furniture. What girl doesn't! I purchased a white, lacquer dresser with mirrored drawers from Z Gallerie.  I changed the knobs on all the furniture to add that vintage feel. I even changed all the door knobs in the room to crystal. My art inspiration came from the wooden mermaids I ordered from Etsy.  I added a pearl necklace to each mermaid. Of course mermaids where pearls from the sea! Above the crib I hung one of the wooden mermaids and a saying I want my daughter to live by- Always be yourself.... unless you can be a mermaid. I knew the colors I wanted to use- coral, blush pink, and mint green. I ordered a fish scale fabric (resembeling the tail of a mermaid)  and a vintage print of coral and mint from I also added a lot white lace for a vintage, feminine flair. I had the drapery and crib skirt custom made with layers of ruffles using each fabric and lace. I went on search for a mint green capiz shell chandelier. Everything light I found was hundreds of dollars. I ended up finding exactly what I was looking for but it was intended to be used as a wind chime. I added a simple, inexpensive light kit to the wind chime and for less than $100 had the most perfect sea inspired chandelier for my mermaid princess. The sea like mirror, shell art work, coral shaped lamps and accessories were purchased from Homegoods. The finishing touch was the coral painted, carved crown molding. This draws your eye up to the 3ft long capiz shell light. The white chair with skirt was a great Ikea find. The mint green pouf from Land of the Nod is the perfect ottoman for propping up my feet after a long day, cuddling with my baby girl each night before she sleeps in her mermaid castle.

Favorite Items

My DIY project the capiz shell chandelier.


Don't go over kill with a theme. Less is more.

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