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In the Nursery with Lemon Stripes

Julia Dzafic, of Lemon Stripes, recently welcomed baby girl Amalia, and we have the pleasure of touring the beautiful space she created for her daughter today. You may know Julia from her blog where she shares a little bit about her life with her husband, baby girl and dog, Boots. Her blog Lemon Stripes covers topics from motherhood to home decor, to healthy recipes and outfit ideas, along with wellness advice and more. We’re so happy to have her here to share more about daughter Amalia’s nursery. Thanks, Julia!

Julia Dzafic in Daughter's Nursery

Lemon Stripes Pink and Gray Nursery - Project NurseryLeopard Print Rug | Jute Rug

How did your personal style influence your design choices?
My personal style is preppy and girly, and I think this room reflects that. We used textures like grasscloth (on the dresser) and jute (on the rug) for a preppier beachy feel so that it wasn’t too baby-ish.

Grasscloth Dresser in Pink and Gray Nursery - Project NurseryDresser

Custom Dog Painting in Nursery - Project NurseryStorage Baskets | Custom Dog Painting

What is that one thing that everyone mentions when they step into this space?
Everyone comments on the painting of our dog, Boots. We placed it right above the crib so that he can “watch over her” while she sleeps. Megan Carn painted it for us, and it’s my favorite piece in the room!

Dog in Pink Nursery - Project Nursery

Pink and Gray Nursery Wallpaper - Project NurseryCrib Sheet

The other thing people notice is the light. It is the brightest room in the house, and the light pink in the decor makes the space glow with beautiful light.

Pink and Gray Nursery Wallpaper with White Crib - Project NurseryCrib

Pink and White Nursery - Project NurseryCubby Shelf | Wall Monogram

Pink Glider and White Moroccan Ottoman - Project NurseryGlider | Moroccan Pouf

Did you have any unexpected obstacles when creating this room?
The room itself is really tiny, but we needed a glider, dresser and crib. I had to play with the layout a lot to maximize the space. The way we have it setup now works well, but there is an (unpictured) bassinet in the middle of the room that takes up a lot of space. I can’t wait until she graduates to the crib full time so we can move it out!

Pink and Gray Nursery - Project NurseryLamb Sound Soother

Scalloped Bone Mirror in NurseryMirror

Now that the room is complete, what was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?
The whole thing! I had so much fun every step of the way with this room. If I had to pick a favorite part, it would be when it started to really come together, and I could sit in the space, envisioning being there with my future baby.

Lemon Stripes Nursery

Custom Dream Catcher in Girl's Nursery - Project NurseryCustom Dream Catcher

I love the finished design because it’s happy and colorful without being overbearing like some nurseries can be. It’s understated but cute!

Pink and Gray Nursery - Project NurseryChandelier | White Throw Pillow Cover

Images by Courtney Ann Photography

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