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A Feminine Twist on the Southwestern Trend

Editor’s Note: Our Project Nursery Team is continually expanding, which also includes three beautiful babies born to our team members just this year and another one due very soon. Hey, this is Project Nursery, after all! We asked Halley, who recently welcomed her second daughter, to share her journey creating little Everly’s nursery, and it proves that the southwestern trend is still hot!


It’s amazing how your design inspiration can drastically change when designing a room. For example, with Everly’s nursery I started out with a bold black and white color scheme with bright floral pops of color. Everything changed when I found this pink and gray rug. I immediately put it in my cart and changed up my pinterest board. I love the sweet southwest vibe it carried, but I still wanted the space to be elegant. I also had to find a way to incorporate metallics since I am so obsessed.


When choosing furniture, I knew right away that DaVinci’s gray Flora Crib was just the perfect feminine touch I wanted. I paired it with the gray Piper Glider since I knew if this baby was anything like my first daughter I would spend many nights in it. The glider is one of my favorite places to be because it also reclines—a must-have in my book! 

dsc_3105Dresser | Dresser Feather KnobsWooden Name

The size of this room was a challenge for me because I knew I wanted a huge dresser. I love how organized I can stay with the many drawers—perfect for bows, blankets and all the adorable outfits that Grammy loves to send. I also like using a removable changing table on the dresser so that the piece can last far beyond the nursery stage.

dsc_3022-editMake Things Happen Art | Llama Art | You Are My Favorite Art | Feather Dreamer | ABC Art

One of my favorite parts of the room is the honeycomb shelving above the glider. I had such a fun time styling them with items that were incredibly personal to me, like the musical bear that was mine as I child. I knew I wanted to showcase the gold moccasins that were my absolute favorite for my older daughter, Peyton, and many other personal gifts from family and friends. These shelves are definitely a favorite of everyone who walks into the room.

dsc_2971Hex ShelvesWooden Llama Rattle | Gold Moccasins

I really wanted an area to keep books since my older daughter is such a huge fan. I loved the idea of displaying them so that we can keep our current favorites at arm’s reach. Being able to top this fun area with one of Everly’s newborn photos printed on canvas puts a smile on my face everytime I see it. Babies change so so quickly, and I love having this reminder of how tiny she was.

dsc_2990Book Ledges | Project Nursery Video Monitor | Newborn Photo: Stephanie McFarland Photography

Many people don’t know where to start when curating their nursery. My advice is to pick out your must-haves and an overall feel for the space. For me, I needed a reclining glider and a giant dresser, and I wanted a feminine space that was filled with uplifting and personalized items. 

Glider | Lamp | Cactus Pillow | Curtains | Curtain Rod


I am obsessed with this feather dreamer, and I love including pieces like this in gallery walls to round out all the framed art. Really it’s all about making the nursery a place you love to be. While there will be many nights when you are up late, thinking you may never sleep again, these sweet elements will help you smile when all you really want is your own pillow.


Everly’s nursery is hands down my favorite spot in our house. When I walk in, I immediately feel so peaceful. It was definitely a labor of love, but when I look around, I know that each item that we chose was picked especially for Everly, and I am so proud of this space. This room will definitely be able to grow with her, and I look forward to spending many hours in here reading books and rocking her to sleep.

dsc_3087Crib Sheet


Images by JTC Photography

Some samples were received, but all opinions are my own.

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  1. avatar Katie says:

    Hi – Is this paint color in full strength or is if diluted at all?

  2. avatar Kayla says:

    So gorgeous! How do I find this rug? Do you have a product number? I haven’t been able to find at Target.

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  5. avatar Faith says:

    So many lovely touches! I’m tickled (pink) that you chose my feather dreamer to round out the gallery wall. Congrats on your little one!

  6. avatar Halley Meadows says:

    Dalai and Katie the rug and side table are both from Target. I did spray paint the curtain rod – I got the black one. You can make everything perfect with a can of gold spray paint :-)

  7. avatar Dalia says:

    Where is the rug from? And did you paint the curtain rod gold because I only see it available in black.

  8. avatar Katie says:

    Love the little side table! Where is it from?

  9. avatar Jenna says:

    I can’t find this target rug anywhere:-( it’s perfection!

  10. avatar Halley Meadows says:

    Hey Hilary!!

    Thanks so much! It is called Rose Scroll by Valspar. My husband actually picked it out and it turned out better than I could have ever imaged when just seeing it on the paint chip.

  11. avatar Hilary says:

    It’s beautiful! Any chance you can share the wall color? It’s perfect for my daughters room! I looked for it in the captions with links, but couldn’t find it anywhere.

  12. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Halley found the wall hanging at Target, but it’s no longer online. You can check your local store to see if they still have it. Good luck!

  13. avatar Jessica says:

    OMG I just love this room! It could work in so many other soft colors too! My favorite pieces are the hex shelves with the golden booties (I have a pair of my daughter’s that she’s too big for but are so cute!!) and I especially love the wall tapestry — Where did you get it?! It’s beautiful!! And I love the hint of the southwest throughout the room without it screaming out – like that rug!