Sloan’s Bright and Modern with a Twist of Vintage Nursery

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A Project For

Sloan Mackenzie


Still waiting! Due in August!


Raleigh NC


A custom bright girly teal, pink, and yellow nursery with modern and vintage accents.

Design Inspiration

I wanted something fun and girly with modern and vintage accents without a real "theme" I wanted items that could transition from baby to toddler and one day pre-teen and teen. I wanted spend as little as possible without looking cheap and buy items that would last a long time! I was inspired by colors of spring and summer aqua water, pink flowers, and yummy yellow golden summer light. 

Decorating Style

I love things that are unique, bright, and start conversations. I like to mix the old with the new or buy new that looks old! Most of what I buy is on a budget with a few pricey items mixed in to add luxury! 

Project Details

The swing shelves were an idea in my head for a long time and I adore the way they played out! They cost about $50 for the two and were up in about 10 minutes! I toyed with the idea of using an actual branch to hang them from but decided to add the flower branches instead!

I fell in love with the jewelry cabinet and knew it would be the perfect place to store pacifiers and she could use it in the future for jewelry! 

I love the pepsi crate to store bottles of lotion, ointments, and burp cloths! 

Curtains and yellow damask pillow: This Little Home (

Pink and teal flower pillow and Owl Pillow: Perfect Chance Memories (

Custom Crib Bedding: PLJ Design (

Vinyl Flowers I used on the ceiling: Urban Walls (

Frame: The Organic Bloom (I sell them through my photography business. email me

Jewelry holder used for pacifiers: Urban Outfitters

Swing Shelves: DIY my own idea

Soda Crate/Shutter/books: Vintage Flea Market Finds

Mirror/trashcan: homegoods Rug: Ikea

Pink Side Table: Home Goods Garden section

White Book Shelves: EBAY (also garden shelves) 

Favorite Items

I originally wanted to wallpaper the ceiling with a fun print but I knew that was going to be hard to do and costly and hard to undo in the future so I thought Vinyl was the perfect middle ground. They are easy to take off and I could control the amount I wanted! 

I painted the used Jenny Lind crib bright yellow before I knew the sex of the baby! The bedding was made off etsy and the pillows were handmade by a friend. 


Go with your gut and think outside the box! See something you like? Put your own spin on it! Take inspiration from everywhere! Outside, catalogs like anthropologie and Ruche, and people in your lives! Take your time! Look for items to add from everywhere! Flea markets, yard sales, boutique stores, and stuff from around your house that can be uplifted! 


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    adorable!  I love all the fun colors – you’ve done an excellent job of blending them all together and creating a space that feels like a collection of unique and well loved items.  Bravo!

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    I love your play of colors, and your play of different elements and different styles. I especially love the swing shelves! I think they are quite unique. You really do have a talent for putting things together. All the details look cute and lovely.

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    I love this!  I was just sitting in my daughter’s nursery the other day and decided if I had another girl I would do a blue and red theme– very similar to the colors you used!  I love all of the creative and unexpected elements.  SUPER cute and inspirational!

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    Such cheerful and colorful room! I think the vintage accents — like the soda crates, the jewelry cabinet, and the white garden shelf — look absolutely charming and cute. 

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    I love this room!  I am curious about painting the jenny lind.  I’ve been so tempted to take on that project but have read some horror stories.  Can you tell me how difficult it was and/or offer any tips or suggestions?!  Thanks!!

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    The crib was not too hard it took a few days and a lot of coats of paint! I used spray paint which made it pretty easy. Probably went through like 9 cans though! my advice would be to make sure you paint at different times of the day in different lighting to see where you missed. It would look done in the middle of the day but when the sun went down a bit I could see spots I missed! 

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    The crib was not too hard it took a few days and a lot of coats of paint! I used spray paint which made it pretty easy. Probably went through like 9 cans though! my advice would be to make sure you paint at different times of the day in different lighting to see where you missed. It would look done in the middle of the day but when the sun went down a bit I could see spots I missed! 

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    one of my favs so far! i love the way you reused the coke case. the nursery is so bright and fresh with a special touch. great job!!!

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    This nursery is beautiful!  I love how all the items and colors all came together.  Its whimsical yet fresh!  Great job!

    I own a baby inspiration blog, and would love to feature this in it to give other moms some great ideas of what they would maybe want to design for their own babies.  Please let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in.  My email is Thank you :)


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    Hi There! I LOVE this blue color that you painted the walls!!!  Would you mind telling me what the color is…I think it would look great in my daughters nursery.  Thank you in advance

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    Love love LOVE this! Best one I’ve seen in a long time :) 

    The branch/swing/shelf idea is adorable – I might borrow it one day ;)


    Can I suggest a different way to do your window treatment?? Gather it in the middle, a little below halfway down your window, and tie it with a ribbon or twine – you’ll let your natural light in and the fabric will gather nicely and look fuller :) 

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    Hi Nicole! Where did you get your comfy recliner? It’s the perfect color for our nursery – I just love what you did with this room – it’s so beautiful! Going to hunt for the jewelry box from UO now…:) xo

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    Hi!  Maybe I missed it but where did you get your changing table?  I have a crib like yours and it would match perfectly!  Thanks

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    Just google jenny lind changing table in white and you can find them a TON of places! Mine came from but I see them at consignment shows ALL the time. Craigslist too! Good luck! 

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    OK – I LOVE the swings as shelves. So smart. With all the amazing details its hard to even take it all in. BUT – I am just drawn to that great pink end table. It’s such a great little bright pink pop. I am going to be pintresting the tar out of this post. THANKS

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    Awesome Nursery! I started clicking through it and realized you had one of my fabric wall art embroidery hoops with the yellow owl! So happy he made it in to your beautiful nursery. It is all so beautiful!
    Kelli at Red Marionette

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