Tiny Space, Lots of Details

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We were so excited about having our first child that we couldn't wait until  we found out the gender to get to work.  We knew that we wanted the walls to be a gender neutral colour and that we would add in personalized touches as we went.  Our nursery is pretty tiny so we also wanted a space that would be functional yet not feel claustrophobic.  

Design Inspiration

After spending many hours online looking at great design websites we knew that we wanted to do something that was a little less traditional but still warm and cozy.   

Decorating Style

I love rooms that are simple and beautiful with unexpected details.  

Project Details

Paint- Behr: Tide Pools

Crib & Change table- A great find online, they were new but discounted well beyond what we would have been able to find in the stores.

Bedding- Carter's.  I was so tempted to order something custom made on etsy but I liked the cute design and the numerous colours in this set gave me a lot of options for accent colours.  

Shelves- All were from Ikea; picture shelves and "Ekby Tony" shelves.

Rug- I borrowed the idea for the rug from another poster on project nursery.  They were actually 2 smaller rugs purchased from Urban Outfitters and were secured together with carpet tape.

Mobile- This was a time consuming DIY project.  The mobiles are made of fabric that has been glued onto paper lanterns.  The tutorial that I followed was http://www.oncewed.com/24140/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-fabric-poms/ 

Chair- EQ3 karbon swivel/rocker.  We knew that we wanted something that would be comfortable but wouldn't take up a ton of space.  I was prepared to splurge a bit on the chair, thankfully the fabric was discontinued so we managed to save about $300!

Favorite Items

I personally love how the fabric pom mobile turned out, I think it compliments the "shabby chic" rug well.  


This room took us quite some time to put together but it really didn't cost a lot of money.  Be patient and look around for deals.  Always, always check etsy and pinterest for great DIY ideas.


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    Everything is so lovely! Where did you get the “first we had each other…” artwork?

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    Thanks! The curtains were purchased from Sears. I tried to find them online but couldn’t track them down.. I’m pretty sure they were the “Whole Home” brand.

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    Wow, I love the lantern mobile! I may be trying that project this weekend. The whole room is just beautiful

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    Hi! Trying to decide on what size chinese lanterns to buy online….can I ask what size you used for your 3?

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