Design Reveal: Vivienne’s Nursery

Melanie’s sweet little girl arrived just a few days ago. Congratulations to Melanie and her family!


We have just three short weeks until our baby girl arrives! I have worked hard for the past nine months getting her nursery together. I wanted to create something girly, yet eclectic. I also wanted a room that could transition with her from her first year and beyond. We used the same nursery that our son used. You may have seen it in the Project Nursery gallery. So, here is the before shot.

And now, almost four years later, here is our little girl’s new room!

I had so much fun searching out items to create the perfect space. I was working with a tight budget, so I really had to decide what to splurge on and what we could do on a budget.

I did some fun DIY projects, like the abstract artwork and bow holder. We also found an inexpensive vintage mirror that I painted pink. The shelving system was from our son’s room, and we just painted the cubes pink to coordinate with the room.

 The small chair in the corner was my grandmother’s that we had reupholstered with a modern fabric. One item we splurged on was wallpaper for the crib wall. I knew I wanted to use wallpaper, and I found something that was feminine enough for a nursery but wasn’t too juvenile. I don’t think the pictures do it justice—it’s a very pretty silver metallic leaf pattern by Thibault. The vintage ballet posters were a gift given to me at my ballet-themed baby shower. They are just perfect for the room!

For more pictures, details of our DIY projects and resources for the room, click here to view Vivienne’s nursery in the project gallery.


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    Beautiful Nursery Melanie! I love the wallpaper and the framed ballet pictures. Sweet baby Vivienne is a lucky little lady.

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    Really great transition from a boy’s to a girl’s nursery. I like the mirror and the vintage ballet posters! Do you have a real close-up shot of your wallpaper?

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    This is an example of my favorite types of design posts…anyone can take a blank space and create something awesome…but to transition to a new space using what you have is really inspired. I had to do something similar when we transitioned my son’s nursery into a space for my daughter. I posted it here not so long ago…

    Congrats Melanie on a great space and, most importantly, your newly expanded family!!!

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    I just love this room. The framed ribbons and the rugs are both a great addition :) Congrats Melanie! Both for this room and the new addition to the family!

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    Wow! LOVE IT! Your creativity is to die for & BOTH nurseries are GORGEOUS, yet so unique- can hardly believe they share so many of the same elements! Bravo! Done on a budget as well? Incredible!
    :) Candy from VeganBump

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