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Emily Gilbert

New mom who loves pretty things and pretty photos.

Nurse Practitioner/Photographer.

Ellie’s Schoolhouse Nursery

We wanted a nursery that was gender neutral and would grow with our baby girl. I have always loved school supplies and thought a schoolhouse theme would be bright and fun.
We started with a neutral gray wall, a dark gray chalkboard wall, medium gray glider and white furniture. We then added color with rainbow bookshelves, multicolored ABCs, spray painted picture frames and awesome art work.
The ABC’s around the room is my favorite DIY project. My sister-in-law took wooden letters and decorated each of them differently using pretty paper, yarn, push pins, shells and pompoms. The giant E (for Ellie!) with rainbow pompoms is my absolute favorite.
I am a nurse and love the human body so I got a super talented local artist, Jared Cullum, to do a colorful anatomical skeleton. He also did the amazing family portrait. My sister-in-law spray painted the frames and drew the “my body” art. I wanted that wall to be colors and shapes so we added a painted wooden star and pompom heart.
It wouldn’t be a schoolhouse without books, so we hung some rainbow bookshelves on either wall.  The oragami shelves were decorated with blocks, knick knacks from travels, and bear and cupcake counters in glass jars.
The closet is the most organized one in our house. We used a 6-cube organizer from target and colorful bins to add functionality and more color.
Petit Pehr helped finish the room with the ABC crib sheets/blanket, pompom mobile/pillow, and painted dots hamper.
I love this room so much and it makes the 2am wake up calls just a little bit more fun :).