Sloane’s Sweet Baby Retreat

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Sloane's nursery is girly, but still sophisticated enough to blend with the rest of our home. It's a really large room, so we wanted it to double as a guest room and be able to repurpose some of the items down the road. We're also in a rental apartment, so could only really change the wall color.

Design Inspiration

I first saw the elephant fabric and then everything flowed from there. I love woodblock-style fabrics and elephants are good luck, so I thought it would make for a really sweet, yet sophisticated nursery. Thankfully, my mom is an excellent seamstress since the fabric is only available by the yard (except for a quilt that is also available through Rickshaw).

Decorating Style

I like to pick things up when I travel and quality is really important to me, so our home is a mix of eclectic but comfortable furnishings.

Project Details

Elephant fabric and quilt - Rickshaw Designs,

Marlowe changing table/dresser and bookshelf - RH Baby & Child,

Nightlight - RH Baby & Child,

Plush elephant - RH Baby & Child,

Draperies (handmade, but base draperies are from IKEA and pom poms were found on eBay)

Crib bumper - Serena and Lily (ribbons hand-attached),

Crib skirt - Serena and Lily (elephant fabric and piping were sewn onto basic white skirt),

Gray bins (on bookshelf & changing table) - Container Store,

Paint - Benjamin Moore, Pink Cloud

Headboard - OneKingsLane

Alphabet Cards - JustBunch on Etsy,

Crib, rocking chair, side table - vintage

Favorite Items

Definitely the draperies! I think they are so sweet and have the right amount of impact for the large windows.


If you find a fabric you love, there are a lot of easy ways to integrate it into the room whether you can sew or not (I did the bulletin board above the changing table with a glue gun).


  1. 1

    It’s a pretty nursery, with sweet and delicate colors. I really like the fact that you didn’t over-decorate and instead kept things simple and classy.

  2. 2

    I agree with feliza…the simplicity makes it so classy and graceful. I just love how feminine it is too without being over the top. Great job!

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