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Roman’s Room


A traditional, peaceful nursery for our first baby  boy.

Design Inspiration

While celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary in Rome, Italy, my husband and I found out that I was pregnant! We wanted a traditional nursery for our baby boy, with a few travel inspired touches. I was born and raised in Florida so our color scheme was nautically inspired. We used creams, golds and blues to create a peaceful retreat for Roman and us. 

Decorating Style

Neutral, Glamorous, Traditional.

Project Details

The biggest project we tackled ourselves was the picture frame molding and chair rail (and by "we" I mean my husband).

It was pretty time consuming but it is one of my favorite features in the room and definitely helps to give it that high end traditional feel we wanted.

The crib and the rocker were our biggest splurges in the room.

Favorite Items

Hand Cut Map of Rome


Stay away from buying sets of things (matching curtains, bedding, rugs). Create your own original look by collecting things from all over. Shop at stores for adult decor. Hardly anything in our nursery is from a "baby" store. 

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Thursday 12th of July 2018

[…] HEMNES Dresser via […]


Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Yes the Hemnes dresser and stain no longer a available in Canada. Might be in the U.S. so I will find an equivalent here.


Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Is that the Hemnes dresser from Ikea? What finish is that? Maybe they don't have that finish as an option anymore :( It's so beautiful.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

I was wondering ? Did you paint the ikea dresser?


Tuesday 17th of April 2018

which IKEA dresser is it and which stain did you use?