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Leah Hallahan

Mother of two precious girls, interior decorator and blogger.

A Simple, White Nursery in a Small Bonus Room

For our third baby girl, we transformed a small bonus space off our master bedroom into a sweet, neutral space for a little one to spend her first months. When we moved into this house, this room was a jacuzzi/sauna room complete with cold ceramic tile and wood paneling. Other than get rid of the hot tub, we haven’t touched the space since. When we found out we were expecting, we decided this room would be great for our baby’s nursery because it is right next to our bedroom and just big enough for a crib and changing table.
We painted the walls white (“Shiplap” by Magnolia Home Paint), took up the tile and laid beautiful laminate flooring. A hand-me-down crib from my mother-in-law and a simple, modern dresser/changing table, and this room was complete. I wanted a neutral, Scandinavian style in here after having two other girls with rooms full of pink. We kept all decor to a minimum and stayed with a mainly white color pallet so as not to overwhelm the already tiny space.
Now completed, this room feels nothing like a sauna, and completely perfect for our little girl.
View full blog post with mood boards and initial plans here. 

Millennial Pink Nursery

This is the nursery of the newest member of our family, sweet Logan Olivia. I’ve never been a huge fan of pink, but this being my second daughter, it has definitely grown on me.  The trend I can really get on board with is this new “millennial pink” color, which isn’t pop-barbie-princess, but rather a happy, fun, pale version of the girly favorite. I chose “Just Peachy” by Benjamin Moore for the wall color above the picture rail and we added a few vintage character pieces to compliment the clean lines and sharp white and black accents in the room. The changing table was once my great-grandmother’s tea cart. We gave it a fresh coat of paint and some new cabinet knobs and the result was just adorable.  The perfectly-scaled bookshelves were also yard sale find.
See whole project on my blog post.