Viv’s Gray and White Nursery

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We wanted a nursery for baby girl that would be functional, feminine and something she could grow into.  The previous owners put in the wainscoting/bead board and chandelier so we wanted to work around both of those things.

Design Inspiration

I spent hours searching Project Nursery, Pinterest, etc. for ideas and I couldn't decide on a color or theme.  But during a trip to Ikea I found the gray/white striped curtains with lace sheers and from that point on I knew we were locked in to the gray/white scheme.

Decorating Style

Clean, practical, feminine, adventure

Project Details

Chandelier - Ikea

Gray/White stripe curtains and lace sheers - Ikea

Curtain hooks - Hobby Lobby

Gray rug - Target

Glider - Babies R Us

Ottoman - Target

Accent pillows - Target

Accent blanket - HomeGoods

Floor lamp - Ikea

Cart - Ikea

Dresser - Ikea

Drawer pulls - Hobby Lobby

Accent tray and flowers - HomeGoods

Headband stand - Target

Decorative "V" - Michael's

Changing pad cover - Target

Wall artwork - Rifle Paper Company floral greeting cards

Changing table (being used as shelf) - Babies R Us

Frames - Ikea

Lamp - HomeGoods

Felt ram head - Sugar Boo & Co.

Crib - Babies R Us

"Let her sleep" pillow - Cross-stitched by my sister!

"Vivian" sign - RusticPineDesigns on Etsy

Teepee - Hobby Lobby (added ribbon trim from Hobby Lobby)

Rug under teepee - Ikea

Favorite Items

I love the "Let her sleep" pillow --my sister cross-stitched it free-hand for us since we couldn't find one we liked.  I also love the teepee (and so does big brother who has a fun place to hang out when we are in the nursery).  The ram head was something I saw in a magazine years ago and had always thought that it would be cool to have in a nursery--and the pink pearl necklace we put on it was my grandma's so it adds a fun feminine touch.  Oh and I love the Rifle Paper Co. artwork too!


  1. Be careful on paint colors--this room had to be painted 3 times because the lighting is so funky.  Try a few swatches on the walls before you commit!
  2. Don't be afraid to buy and try (I learned that you have to see it in the space to make a good decision).
  3. Be careful decorating with "teal" -- people call teal "turquoise, aqua, blue-green," etc.  Many times I had to see the color in person to rule it out as the wrong shade.
  4. Don't recreate the wheel-- look on Project Nursery for ideas!

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