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A Girly Nest for Gracie


Aqua and yellow brighten this happy nursery designed with love for a happy little girl.

Design Inspiration

I had originally planned on a classic, neutral room for our Gracie that would flow with the rest of our house.  But when I found this gorgeous crib quilt, I knew a bright nursery was in our future. I was also inspired by the gorgeous aquas and yellows in this nursery and decided to try and recreate the happy feeling of that space.  

Decorating Style

The folks at our local Pottery Barn know me by name. :)

Project Details

The words on the canvases above the changing table are "amazing grace," "how sweet," and "the sound."  They are just wooden letters glued to a canvas and then painted.

The frames on the gallery wall were all found at Goodwill (none cost more than $3 apiece) and then painted.

The bookshelves are actually picture ledges from Ikea, and I scored all the books secondhand at Half Price Books.

Source List

Wall Paint Color:  Lazy Days by Valspar (in flat)

Crib:  Bassetbaby Ava Convertible Crib in white

Crib Quilt:  Rag Crib Quilt in Soul Blossoms (Passion Palette) (Etsy)

Crib Skirt:  Custom Ruffled Crib Skirt in Amy Butler's Dehli Blooms in Grass Fabric (Etsy)

Pillow:  Throw Pillow Cover in Amy Butler's Peacock Feathers in Blush Fabric (Etsy)

Letters above crib:  Pottery Barn Kids (painted white)

Embroidery Hoops:  Hobby Lobby

Diaper Bag:  Custom Maranda Lee Emma Medium Bag in Amy Butler's Peacock Feathers in Blush Fabric (Etsy)

Lamp base:  HomeGoods

Lamp shade:  Garden Ridge

Burp cloths:  Park Life Burp Cloths in Amy Butler's Soul Blossom Fabrics (Etsy - this particular set is no longer available, but they probably do custom orders)

Wooden letters (on painted canvases):  Unpainted Baltic Birch Wood Letters (2" high, 1/8" thick, Times New Roman font)

Banner:  Custom Soul Blossoms Bunting (Etsy - I had her incorporate additional Soul Blossoms fabric from the Passion Palette)

Picture frames for gallery wall:  Goodwill

"You Are My Sunshine" board:  Custom 21 x 24 Wood Sign Subway Art (Etsy - I had her use a custom light yellow paint rather than the more gold-ish paint that she normally used)

Keys (in frame on gallery wall):  Pottery Barn's Vintage Keys 

Curtains:  PB Teen Ruffle Rings Drape

Curtain tiebacks:  Urban Outfitters Triple Beaded Flower Curtain Tie-Back 

Tissue paper poms:  Party Poms Set of 7 in light pink, light yellow, and leaf colors

Green paper lantern:  Walmart's Martha Steward Celebrate Paper Lanters in Green

Picture ledges:  Ikea's Ribba Picture Ledge (21 3/4")

Decorative boxes:  HomeGoods

Rug:  Walmart's The Rug Market Shaggy Raggy Yellow Rug (round 4')

Side table:  Hobby Lobby

Images by Lauren Ammerman Photography and Ryan Hargrave

Favorite Items

I'm pretty partial to the embroidery hoop/name collage above her crib, but the painted canvases were definitely a labor of love.  It's a tossup!


I shied away from a theme in favor of finding colors and textures that worked well together.  The result is a space that I LOVE to be in.  Find pieces that inspire you, and spend a LOT of time on Project Nursery (as I did) when you hit a roadblock in the planning process. :)

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Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Love this Wooden letter design!


Saturday 27th of February 2016

What's the paint color you used on the walls?


Friday 4th of September 2015

Beautiful room! What size embroidery hoops did you use?


Saturday 11th of October 2014

I love this room and want that crib! I see that you linked the crib to basset, but where did you purchase it from? I can't find it anywhere in the white. Thanks!!! Stacey


Friday 15th of August 2014

i love this! can I ask where the chair came from?