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Watercolor Floral, A Match Made in Nursery Heaven

When I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, I just knew it was another boy. In fact, when the doctor got an early peek at the gender (at 12 weeks) and he was pretty sure it was a girl, I didn’t believe him! Well, fast-forward a few weeks, we got the girl confirmation, and I learned to keep my mouth shut.

Once I found out I was having a girl, I pinked out, kind of like blacking out. I was suddenly drawn to all things pink, ruffly, sequin-y, flowery—anything girly, really. I was over the moon to decorate a baby girl nursery, but I had to exercise EXTREME restraint not to go totally overboard. I also wanted to keep things fairly budget-friendly, so while there are a few splurges, most items were on the affordable side.

My jumping off point? You guessed it. This gorgeous watercolor floral wallpaper from Anewall (which is now available in The Project Nursery Shop!). I first discovered it on Instagram, and I loved the large scale floral pattern.

Floral Wallpaper in Pink and Gray Nursery

From there, I knew everything else needed to be really simple, clean and light. I wanted a gorgeous light gray paint on the walls to complement the wallpaper accent wall and settled on a white and gold color scheme with only a few pops of pale pink.

You might spy a few Target items, like that fab brass floor lamp, gold bow pillow and knit unicorn paired with what I consider splurge items like the drapes from RH Baby & Child. This is how I roll.

Nursing Nook in Feminine Nursery

I kept the crib and bedding very simple with the Hudson 3-in-1 Crib from Babyletto, the Dots crib sheet and a simple scalloped crib skirt so it wouldn’t compete with the floral accent wall.

Floral Wallpaper Accent Wall with Crib

I wanted to keep any wall art very simple and fell in love with these hand-lettered name signs from Six Eleven Co. Of course, I found her through another mama’s nursery in our Project Gallery!

For a changing table, I upgraded the ubiquitous Ikea Hemnes dresser with some pretty brass knobs—easy peasy and makes a huge difference! (Remember to always affix dresser to the wall for safety.)

Painted Name Sign over Dresser

No nursery is complete without books, so I created a simple library wall filled with the classics and some new favorites! The Project Nursery Video Baby Monitor is keeping an eye on my tiny one as she sleeps.

Library Wall in Nursery

For diaper duty, I turned to Ubbi. With my first baby, I had a cheap plastic diaper bin that absorbed those yucky smells. This time, I love that my Ubbi Diaper Pail is made of steel, so while the diapers might stink, the room does not.

Along with a baby girl come all the accessories, and yes, people LOVE to give you lots of adorable, teeny-tiny baby clothes. These closet dividers help keep me organized

Nursery Details

I had to include my favorite nursery hack ever—a simple tension rod and curtain clips (spray painted gold because, why not?) help keep those tiny shoes displayed and organized. And yes, those are tiny baby ballet slippers. Swoon!

Baby Shoe Organization in Nursery

Our new daughter has been such a joy to welcome into our family, and her room was such a sweet project for me to work on! Want more details on this nursery design? Hop over to our project gallery where I’m spilling all the details on sources!


Photography by Lori Wilson Photography

Some samples were received but all opinions are my own.

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I purchased brass - from Amazon. Brand is Umbra


Saturday 9th of September 2017

Did you use the brass or brushed brass curtain rod?

Claudia A Sanchez

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Beautiful nursery! What color did you go with on the pouf ottoman please? It looks like a soft, blush pink in your photos but am not sure. Thanks!


Thursday 27th of April 2017

Hi Claudia, It's actually the light brown color. Here's a link.