I wanted to make baby Nola’s nursery as girly as possible, yet keep neutral tones. I wanted this nursery to be as sweet and a room a little girl would love to play make believe and dress up in.
Allison Jenks of the Pink Lou Lou Blog wanted a classic, serene, feminine nursery space for her baby girl. We think she accomplished that and more. We are in love with baby Cameron’s light and airy blush nursery! The soft color palette gives this beautiful nursery a dreamy look.
Soft shades of pink and off white set the stage for a glamorous nursery for a baby girl! The color palette for the room is creamy whites and blush tones. The gold accents add warmth and sophistication to the room. Allison chose our popular MacKenlee Faire Blush Pink Nursery Bedding Collection which features a luxurious washed white linen ruffle crib skirt and 100% premium cotton soft pink crib sheet.
This sweet nursery was designed by Nicole Blattner for her baby girl, Everly. We can’t seem to decide on our favorite part of the room, but the gold name plaque and assorted wall flowers are stunning, and are a perfect focal point for the nursery. Featured on the simple white crib is our Pink & Gold Baby Bedding Collection, a popular crib set for a baby girl’s nursery. The gold polka dot crib sheet and 3 layered crib skirt gives the nursery bedding a feminine feel. The white crib rail cover is accented with pink ruffle, gold ties, and monogrammed with Everly’s initials. Because the front crib rail is wider than most, we customized the rail cover to fit by making it slightly wider. The sweet corner shelves are perfect for mementos and keepsakes. We made the custom pink and gold curtains to Nicole’s specifications with gold polka dot panels trimmed with layers of pink ruffles.
I would love to share the makeover of my seven year old daughter Adelyn’s bedroom makeover. For her “big girl” room she wanted unicorns, horses, and sparkles…so we compromised to still get her vision while “taking it down a notch” (or about a dozen!). To create more of a softer look, I used subdued pastel colors, and lots of textures. We added in a lot of fun unicorn and horse items in either inexpensive decor items or easy-to-swap out artwork will sweet, girlish images. We used a new spindle style bed and layered on lots of pink, white, and gold bedding.
But, her favorite part of the room is her new pink sofa! While it is primarily a reading nook, as a bonus it also folds out as a second bed for sleepovers. I love her new Wall Gallery full of fun, whimsical art (where else can you use prints of fairy floss than a little girl’s room??) We added in some fun DIYs just as the $69 light fixture and $2 gold horse figure.
I also wanted to keep it really budget friendly since I wanted her to fully enjoy her space, and not freak out when she secretly brings out her hidden marker stash…I know it is in there somewhere!
My advice to readers for designing a kid room: don’t go over the top with a theme! Instead, do something a little more classic with neutral furniture, and then sprinkle in fun touches (such as our bubble gum blowing llama).
If you can see the whole room reveal (and the free “Shop This Room” printable) right here: http://postboxdesigns.com/2018/11/08/girl-bedroom-decor-kid-room-makeover-e-design/
When we found out we were having a girl (we have a 9 year old son), I immediately wanted to go with soft pinks, golds, and ivory/creams for the her room. Which is crazy because I always said if I every have a girl I will never go with pink! And several months before I found out I was pregnant, I started liking pink. That should have been an indicator right then, but I was clueIess..LOL! I was going to go with a princess type theme, but then changed my mind after searching Pinterest for different ideas. At first, the room was going to be more centered around the crown teester, but then I wanted more of a shabby chic and sophisticated nursery. Soft pinks with different shades of gold and ivory/creams throughout the room. I made her crib bedding (with the exception of the crib rail guard), flower curtain tie backs, personalized pillows(on the chaise), changing pad cover, and double sided door stopper. My brother painted my son’s old crib in a metallic gold/champagne. Also, I made a liner for the bassinet/stroller piece that will be her hamper and then could be used for dolls or whatever she would like! We removed the closet door and I went with the curtains instead. So happy with the way her room turned out!!!
This room was such a blast to design. With welcoming our second baby girl, so soon after our first (22 months later), I was worried that I’d be a one-trick pony and just replicate our first daughter’s nursery, which I love so very much! But, I was determined to give sweet Kingsley a room all her own and equally determined to step outside of my design comfort zone.
I had my eye on the Love Wallpaper by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek since we first brought it into The Project Nursery Shop. With that as my base and Pottery Barn Kids onboard to partner together, I was giddy and nervous to start adding tons of texture and patterns! From the Hazel Rug to the large X O prints and neon sign on top of the wallpaper, I was all in to be funky and original.
At times, I almost retreated back to the comfort of solid colors and bare walls, but my Project Nursery colleagues encouraged me to go for it. Throw in a fiddle leaf tree, a letterboard with song lyrics and some pink Converse, and it’s a room I know I’ll love for years to come.
Catch up on all the fun from moving while 8 months pregnant to bringing this room to life with the whole fam.
SHOP THE ROOM
Photography by ShelbyRaePhotographs.
We had an absolute blast celebrating Emerson’s 1st birthday. So much so that our friends are still talking about this Mimosa bar inspired 1st birthday brunch during the wintery holiday season. It was a fun escape for us, our friends and their families. What’s missing from the photos? The 30 kids under 6 in my home all at once ;) Hoping this peach, blush pink and gold 1st birthday theme inspires others planning their special celebration!
My youngest daughter was just about to transition out of her crib and into her big girl bed like her older sister. They were both growing up so fast I wanted to give them a bedroom makeover that encompassed everything they loved to do at this stage in their life. Playing dress up, having tea parties and of course being a fairy princess. I sat down with my older daughter who is 4 and we put together the most awesome To do list of anything our little minds could come up with. Riding unicorns and flying to the moon! One of my wants was for them to be able to sleep under the stars every night so I made a cloudy sky above their bed and hung gold glittered stars everywhere. I tried to incorporate as many aspects of our little to do list into their bedroom. The custom bedding represented the swimming with Mermaids, we put in a little Fairy nook so the fairies could come in and dance with them. I used butterflies through out the room so they could chase them where ever they went. Their absolute favorite thing to do thought is play dress up so that was my main focus. I gave them their own little vanity with play makeup and a dress up bin that they could easily access all their favorite pieces and they had to have a place for all those shoes. They love their room so much and I had the greatest time designing it for them.
Find similar Dress Up costumes for girls here.
For my daughter Ryan’s 2nd Flamingo Birthday Party, I wanted to have a party that was bright and cheery and fit with a summer theme since her birthday is in July. I sew for my Etsy shop, The Dandelion Lane and I came across this beautiful blue and pink flamingo fabric and from the inspiration for her flamingo party was born. I handmade all of the desserts including the flamingo cookies and cupcakes and also made the flamingo pennant banner and her party outfit. I used fresh flowers to decorate my tables which is a cheap and easy way to decorate and it looks great. I also bough a bunch of flamingo lawn ornaments for decor outside. We passed out blue and pink cotton candy as party favors which was also a huge hit.
I wanted something for the kids to be able to do outside and blow up baby pools and sprinklers were perfect for their age. They were thoroughly entertained for the entire afternoon.
My advice would just be to not be afraid to do things yourself. You can throw a great party without spending too much money by baking your own cake/cupcakes/cookies and decorating with things like flowers!
My husband is in the military so we move a lot and consequently rent our home which means we can’t do any dramatic or permanent decorating. This nursery had the additional challenge of being tiny–the previous renters had actually been using it as a walk-in closet tiny. This was our first daughter after three boys so I wasn’t going to let a little thing like size stop me from making her nursery adorable. And certainly not “gender neutral” :)
We wanted to create the perfect indie nursery with a touch of softness for our sweet girl Blake, we did just that with bold blacks and whites with pops of color!
I wanted a nursery that our daughter could grow into. I didn’t want a “theme” or “color” but I had a vision in my head of what I wanted it to look like. I began with the wallpaper accent wall and knew I wanted gold accents and then went from there. The overall look was exactly what I wanted to achieve, bright and airy with the right amount femininity.
An attic space was converted into a bedroom to create a cozy nursery for a baby boy & baby girl.
I thought for sure I was throwing Emilee a strawberry party this year but when I saw a fiesta invite on Instagram from River & Bridge well I just knew it was meant to be. I’m all for throwing kids’ parties with themes you want until they can ask for a theme themselves. Em LOVES anything Frozen but I knew if I threw the Frozen party now there was no explaining to a 3 or 4 year old Emilee that “we already did that,” So I’m saving Anna and Elsa for the year she actually asks for them. Which I know she will.
A simple pink, gray and gold nursery for our little Ada.
Raegan’s nursery is a girly mixture of pink, grey, and navy with lots of patterns of chevron and polka dots.
Leighton’s green, gold and pink nursery is colorful, fun, and personal — a space I think she’ll enjoy being in and that will grow with her for many years. We incorporated special pieces from family and friends, custom artwork, and some great color to make it a unique space for her.
We celebrated Charlie’s birthday by inviting everyone over for doughnuts!
We wanted a calm, soft space with some old and new elements mixed in. The room features some vintage blankets, hints of metallics, retro starburst mirrors, and lots of fluffy white and sheepskin!