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Baby Ryan’s Monkey Nursery

I am so proud of this monkey themed nursery.  I painted the nursery yellow and then took inspiration from a monkey wall decal I found on Etsy, changed it to fit my room and then hand painted it on the wall.  It, of course, would not be complete with out Mom, Dad, and Baby Ryan’s initials on the tree (the initials on the tree stem all the way back to our wedding when Mom and Dad’s initials were carved in a tree during our engagement hike and then used on programs, etc).

Baby H’s Pint-sized Nursery

A pint-sized, non-gender specific nursery created with oodles of love! Working with a small space to incorporate high function, storage, pattern and design. Many projects are DIY and were attainable on a tight budget.

Paxton’s Nursery

Our first child, a boy, is due July 14! I had so much fun decorating his room, and could not have done it without the help of some very talented family! 

Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Party

This year for our sweet Addie’s birthday, a Muddy Puddles party with Peppa Pig was a MUST. This little girl is OBSESSED. Have you ever seen this little gem of a show? Simply darling! Because it is a British show, anything Peppa Pig is nearly impossible to come by here in the U.S., so I decided to make it a celebration of muddy puddles–one of the Pig family’s favorite activities! Guests could step in “muddy puddles” made from kraft paper as they walked to the door, don a pair of rain boots and step on in!

Lots of Dots

This neutral nursery is warm and cozy. Orange and blue are great complimentary colors and the polka dots and animal accents give the room whimsy and charm.

Liesl’s Old-Fashioned Carousel Party

We held Liesl’s 2nd birthday at the historic Carousel at Santa Monica Pier.    It is one of the few surviving all-wooden Carousels still in existence today and its charm & vintage beauty is so inherent.   Ever since Liesl rode The Carousel a few months prior to her party, she couldn’t stop talking about the “horses”, so I knew this would be the perfect venue to host her 2nd birthday!

Wesley’s Handmade Green Nursery

Here is the nursery my husband and I created for our son Wesley who is now almost one year old!  We painstakingly created almost every detail in his modern colorful room. I should mention that his room is tiny!  You can see more details on my blog:

DIY Nursery

We turned our sitting room into the nursery. We knew we wanted our baby as close to us as possible and on the same floor, so we ended up redoing our sitting room to become our new nursery. We utilized every inch of the space for storage and  functionality. Our base colors are cream, brown, and yellow with a pop of raspberry pink. All the wall decor was handmade by daddy to be and me. The changing table was repurporsed and I used wall decals to add more excitement to the piece.  We also managed to finish the entire space for under $350, and that’s including the major furniture pieces as well!The lovely captured all of our pictures for us! 

Graeme’s “Whooo Gives a Hoot” Tree-themed Nursery

I designed this nursery for our first-born son, who arrived April 9, 2012. I chose to use Grey as a neutral backdrop with hits of turquoise, lime green and dark blue. The hard furnishings are not the ubiquitous “ebony” colour, so popular these days; instead I chose to reuse my own birch childhood furniture, and incorporate the birch colour in the rest of the room in the shelves and lighting fixtures. The room is quite small (10′ x 10′), so instead of overwhelming it with too much of the birch, I added elements of white in the crib, glider and shelf brackets. I was aiming for a relaxed version of Mid-Century, 1960’s-Era “modern” style (though the birch furniture is in fact from the 1970’s…).Photographs courtesy of Mike Day: “The Art of Wee Ones”, Toronto, ON, Canada (

Polka Dot Baby Shower

This is a baby shower I decorated (with the help of many volunteers) for some close friends. We were given the materials and vision and went right to work. We used pinks, greens, and polka dots to give a contemporary look. Instead of having a cake table we put cupcakes on each table in cupcake stands and glass pedestals. We attached balloon bouquets to the stands to create an elegant center piece. Above every other table hung a pom pom arrangement from wiring set up across the room (gym). At each place setting there was a Onesie place card. The inside of the place card was formatted to say: “Advice for the Mother-to-Be”. Underneath the Onesie place card sat a white favor box filled with mint candies. We tied a green or a pink ribbon around each box and added a baby feet charm for extra cuteness and detail. 

Bexley’s Eclectic Nursery

We wanted a girly nursery, for our daughter Bexley; just not pinks and purples!
I’m not a fan of matchy-matchy, so we just pulled fabrics and colors together that we loved and her nursery “theme” was complete!

cupcakeMAG home: Small Spaces Re-Vamp

For the last few months we have been working with the amazing Newport Cottages, The Land of Nod, Serta, Serena & Lily, Annette Tatum, Belle Patri, Drawstring Studio, Name Your Design, The TomKat Studio Shop and lots more amazing companies to create the perfect space for our latest cupcakeMAG home makeover project! You may recall our last one here, which created quite the buzz here, on Project Nursery.  It is all about focusing on the small spaces trend – creating a wow factor in a small space with big things. Our canvas is a blank 10 x 8 room which we created for 2 sisters.  

Evyn’s Colorful Cottage Nursery

Evyn’s nursery began with a white base of furniture and walls.  I layered in bright colors and pops of black to create the colorful cottage style. 

Christopher’s Nursery

We wanted to design a nursery for our second son that was something that could grow with him. We also wanted a calm, neutral space with a burst of color, so we decided on a bold green accent. The artwork and accessories are simple and playful, perfect for a little boy!