Violet’s Vibrant Nursery

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My goal was to have a bright and cheerful nursery for my baby girl that could easily grow with her into a big girl room.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for this room was a duvet cover from Pottery Barn that I had in my guest room. After making the guest room into my son's nursery, I saved the duvet "just in case" I had a girl someday. I used the duvet for my window treatment and also for the seat cushion on the hope chest. I also used it for my color inspiration for the rest of the room.

Decorating Style

For this room, I wanted it to be fun and eclectic. I had a lot of fun with the fabrics, and enjoyed mixing patterns and prints. I like bold, bright colors, but I used them for the accents so it wouldn't be too overpowering.

Project Details

I did my best to stay on a tight budget and re-purposed a lot of the items in the room. The bookcase was purchased at Wal-Mart years ago and was painted all white. I painted the inside Jamaican Aqua by Benjamin Moore to make it pop for the nursery. I searched for a second hand dresser to redo for months. I finally found this one at the Habit for Humanity ReStore for $100. I was able to repaint it and give it an ombre finish. The drawer pulls are from Anthropologie. The hope chest was a gift from my godmother who found it at a garage sale. I repainted it to match the room and used my old Pottery Barn duvet cover to create a bench seat on top. The lamp and side table were from my husband's grandmother who recently passed away. I also love Audrey Hepburn so I have a few items with her mixed in. The movie poster was a gift from my husband when we were dating, and I spray painted the black frame yellow to make it match the room better. Both the crib and glider were purchased from I was lucky to get the glider for under $300 on sale.

Chalkboard silhouette:

Frame around silhouette: Ikea

Crib: Davinci Jenny Lind convertible crib

Glider: Harmony Kids Round Back Glider, Ivory Chenille

Puppy Pillow: fabric from waverly hot dogs flamingo

Bedding: custom design from carousel designs at fitted sheet is the love bird damask fabric

Rug: Lowes

wall color: Cream Puff by Benjamin Moore

changing pad cover:

baby book:


Be Kind to Others print:

Embroidery Hoop Art:

Sugar and Spice print:

Violet Pillow:

I believe in Pink print:

Butterflies: pottery  barn kids

Lamp: spray painted my husband's grandmother's old lamp and recovered the shade with fabric from

Headband holder: made using tutorial on pinterest, fabric and trim from hobby lobby, and pillar candle holder from Big Lots tutorial can be found here:

Bird Jewelry holder used for bows and pacifiers: Marshalls

Pouf: Land of Nod

Pom Poms:


Favorite Items

The baby bedding was my one splurge, and I'm thrilled with how it came out. I was nervous designing my own bedding, but the customer service at carousel designs was fantastic, and they made sure I would be happy with the finished product. Violet loves laying in her bed and looking at the print on the inside of her bumper! I also love the collage wall above her dresser. It was a labor of love, and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. The chalkboard silhouette was my first purchase, and the name Violet was even written on the picture on the website. It was meant to be!


Don't be afraid of DIY. I repainted/spray painted almost everything in the room, and it really helped to cut the costs down and make it personal. I made a design board with inspiration before I started, and that really helped to lead me in the right direction. Websites like pinterest, projectnursery, and laybabylay also helped with inspiration. Also, don't be afraid to change your mind! I ordered 3 rugs before I settled on the one in the room! Remember that your baby will be doing a lot of playing in here so give them something to look at! Violet loves looking at the collage wall while I'm changing her, and the patterns on her bedding always catch her attention.


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    Can I ask what size the Monogram is? 24″? Just gorgeous! I just LOVE this nursery. & I love all the links to steal all your fab ideas ;)

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    I cannot believe how amazing this nursery is!! It’s so sweet and simple yet everything pops!! I am literally doing my nursery like this. I am so in love with this idea!!!!!!!!

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    Hi Kate,
    I love your bedding. Can you let me know what the trim color is on your skirt and bumper. Thank you

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    Beautiful! Can you please tell me what size and which style the monogram is? My girl’s initial is V too and I love this one!! :)

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    It’s 24″ I’m not sure which style it was, but it was from the etsy shop elegance letters.

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    It’s actually a pattern. I think it was the aqua basket weave. It’s not on the site anymore, but they do still offer the plain aqua.

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    I used fishing twine and thumb tacks. They are attached to the wall. Violet is almost two now, and they haven’t moved an inch!

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