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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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  3. avatar Lauren says:

    I purchased brass – from Amazon. Brand is Umbra

  4. avatar Mandi says:

    Did you use the brass or brushed brass curtain rod?

  5. avatar Beth says:

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

  6. avatar Claudia A Sanchez says:

    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!

  7. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Kirsten, It’s from Pottery Barn Kids.

  8. avatar Kirsten says:

    Gorgeous room! Where did you find the chandelier?

  9. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    Hi Connie, No worries, it’s all in the details, right?! The curtain rings are from Amazon. I think I just searched “brass curtain rings.”

  10. avatar Connie says:

    Hi Lauren, another way too detailed question for you! Where’d you get the curtain rings?

  11. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    Hi @Sazz, the knobs were all from Hobby Lobby!

  12. avatar Sazz says:

    HI! Where did you get the brass knobs for the dresser?

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  14. avatar Lauren says:

    Hi Susan, it’s the Nora Glider from Wayfair. I linked the exact one here under “Sources” — Thanks!

  15. avatar Susan says:

    Where did you get the glider?

  16. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    Hi Amanda, The paint is Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore and the wallpaper is from the Project Nursery Shop: – This is for an accent wall. Check dimensions. Thanks!

  17. avatar Amanda says:

    Where did you get the wall paper? What’s the paint name of the grey wall.

  18. avatar Amanda says:

    Where did you get the wall paper and what colour grey is that on your walls?

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  21. avatar Alex says:

    Where is the white area rug from? Is it sheepskin?

  22. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    @Ashley – I very much like the glider! Super sleek design and comfortable for nursing.

  23. avatar Beth says:

    It looks like it’s these, Ashley. Good luck designing your nursery!

  24. avatar Ashley says:

    Hi! Any chance you have a link to the Target bookshelves? I can’t seem to find them :)

  25. avatar Ashley says:

    how do you like the glider?

  26. Thanks! I found it and purchased it.

  27. avatar Candice Beaurivage says:

    Where did you get the white rug?

  28. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    @Ink Me Beautiful – thanks so much! The round side table is from Target.

  29. Love the room! Where did you get the round white side table?

  30. avatar Lauren Benson says:

    @Erin – the gold shelving is from IKEA (the brackets were spray painted)
    @Liz – the paint color is Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore.
    @Jen – the gray book shelves are picture ledges from Target (Threshold brand). They come in a multipack.

  31. avatar Jen says:

    Who makes the gray picture / book shelves? Thx!

  32. avatar Liz says:

    What’s the gray paint color?

  33. avatar Beth says:

    It’s from Pottery Barn Kids. You can find it here.

  34. avatar Erin says:

    Beautiful! Where did you find the gold shelving wall mounts?

  35. avatar Alle McKinney says:

    Where did you find the chandelier in this room?

  36. Thank you for featuring our “Harper” sign! This room is gorgeous!

  37. avatar Bill says:

    Awesome job!

  38. avatar Debbie says:

    Love the article about Harper’s nursery. Well done.