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Holiday Magic – Nursery Decor

Every child deserves some holiday cheer in their room. I decorated my daughter’s room in a whimsical pastel color scheme! There’s tons of glass trees, a pink village, velvet reindeer, cute signs, a nutcracker and even a car!
All of these knick-knacks were purchased from Target’s bargain bin this year, accept for the pink car — That was 60% off at Hobby Lobby.

Space Nursery

Space and space exploration have a special place in both my and my husband’s hearts. Our wish was to share that with our child as soon as he enters the world and what better way to do it than to bring space into his nursery.
This is a DIY project, with the wallpaper and knot pillows sourced from Etsy, the furtniture set from Little Guy Comfort, the shelving and rug from Crate Kids and the handwoven rug from Love44. The glider is from Babyletto. The wall hanger is from West Elm. The window treatment is from the Shade Store. The wall, ceiling and trim paint is from Clare.
The nursery is the perfect space for our son – both are a labor of love and dedication towards building a thriving and loving family together.

Wildflower Nursery

The Hunter green crib was my main inspiration for this nursery. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it! I still wanted the room to feel feminine. Next,  I looked for a wallpaper to complement the crib and was able to customize my color palette for the peel and stick wallpaper (timberlea interiors wallpaper). Once the wallpaper arrived, I then picked out paint samples for the wall to match with some of the colors in the florals.
My husband and I both love restoring furniture, so we found our dresser at the Goodwill and a rocking chair at a yard sale. My initial plan was to sand and stain for natural wood look, but after staining three different times I hated every color and decided to go with white. The rattan inserts that I added and the leather pulls really complemented the wood accents on the crib. My vision for this room was neutral/BoHo/feminine floral. I tend to dream of these things in my head and then just start looking for pieces and accessories that complement as I’m decorating and pulling things together.
I am loving the combination of the deep green, lavender and shades of white.

Baby Boy Neutral Nursery

I love Charlie’s room. I wanted something that would grow with him, and allow me to update it easily. It’s a mix of thrifted and new, with neutral tones & textures.

Beach Boho Nursery

This room was inspired by our love for the beach and boho design. I enjoy creating design styles that reflect the people who live in a home and this room does exactly that. My wife and I always grew up going to the beach and we find the sights and sounds so relaxing and calming that we had to make it a part of our nursery. I mixed a variety of vintage furniture with more modern pieces in our 1920’s home to create an eclectic feeling. I then layered softer textures and more natural and woven materials to bring out that boho vibe. The room we are using as our nursery is on the smaller side, so it was important for us to maximize storage. When creating your nurseries be sure to add a little of what is special to you. We can’t wait for our little one to arrive and use this beach boho nursery!

Safari Jungle

A safari jungle theme bedroom for a little girl.  A full sized wardrobe and dresser for a room that will last many years to come

Sunny Joy

Ive always loved piecing together room designs with found items that don’t necessarily match perfectly! (This also helps stay on budget! 😉) I knew I wanted the room to feel warm, bright, cozy, and fresh while incorporating a mid century modern vibe that she could continue to grow into!
At the time I designed my daughter’s nursery, there were several Word Markets closing and you bet I took advantage of their liquidation sales! I found a pendant light that quickly became the center of my vision for the room as well as the perfect comfy and neutral swivel chair! The Anthropologie curtains were another favorite find!
I purchased the crib online and found the dresser on marketplace which, with a little elbow grease, a new top which I converted to a diaper bin, and some fresh hardware, became one of my favorite functional pieces in the room!
I found a few images from Pinterest including one image from a Society6 artist which inspired my mural.
And I designed a banner on which I hand painted her name with a pampas grass wreath for a personal touch.

Modern Soft Boho Nursery

I designed this modern, soft boho nursery for my client expecting her 3rd child and first girl! She wanted a wall of wallpaper in a subtle design to bring in color to the room. So we found this beautiful pastel pink speckle removable wallpaper from Livette’s Wallpaper. This inspired the direction for the color palette. We went with all white for the crib and changing table/dresser for a modern feel. We layered in pattern with this soft printed crib sheet from Crate and Barrel and fun shaped metal and wood mobile. The wall decor is simple. Framed prints mixed with a cute peg board for organization. Overall the look and feel is cozy, simple but fun. My client loved the final reveal.
 
Photography by Currents Creative

Adventure Awaits

For our baby boy Maxwell’s nursery, we wanted to capture a love of the outdoors with a whimsical flair. His room is full of antiques and furniture that we refinished ourselves. We repurposed some furniture from our daughter’s nursery and we were able to give these items even more love.

Wildflower Mermaids

Combined my daughters two favorite things to create her first big girl room of her dreams!!

Boho Pink Woodland Nursery

It was so lovely to work in this old Toronto home as I was able to accentuate unique features that give the space character — like vertical wall paneling, decorative air vent covers and painted shiplap inside the closet. Typically, we would have wallpapered the feature wall adjacent to the window; however, we decided to leave the wall paneling as is and created a focal point next to it with wallpaper and a hanging felted swan above a white and natural crib. Sometimes an atypical room layout can actually work to your advantage as it feels a bit more distinct to the space you’re working with!
To draw the eye up, we installed a rattan and linen pendant and switched out the previous window treatments with an antique brass curtain rod and blackout curtain panels installed as high to the ceiling as possible. We filled the space with beautiful textural elements like a pink faux sherling armchair, rattan mirror and doll bed, wool blanket, acrylic book ledges and fluted side table. To play with various patterns against the whimsical woodland wallpaper, we sourced a blush floral crib sheet, star cushion and floral art print. Don’t be scared to mix patterns — this can really bring depth to an overall room design. We didn’t want the space to feel too matchy matchy, so we mixed in blush pink tones with sage and olive greens, soft blues and even some brighter pops of yellow. The colour story really helps to carry the eye around the space.
It was important for my clients to maximize the available floor space for play, so instead of a large dresser we opted for an open oak bookcase to display books and toys and added a functional (and oh so cute) reading corner. I was also tasked to make the most of their tiny closet, so we found a small shelf with rattan drawers and used other various bins to keep clothes divided and neatly categorized.
There is no shortage of sweetness in this whimsical woodland nursery; from colour coordinated book selections, to specialty wooden ice cream toys and dolls… magic awaits!
Photography: Heidi Lau

Modern Construction Room

my two year old son has a new found obsession for all things construction so when it was time to transition his room to a big boy room, we went with a construction theme.
 

Earth Tone Nursery

We are so excited to share this earth tone nursery with you because it’s absolute perfection!
New mama Kelsey nailed this on-trend Bohemian nursery theme for her daughter, Winnie.
One of the most unique parts of this nursery is the nursery dresser. It was originally a free Facebook marketplace find, and her & her husband sanded it down and stained it, then cut out the drawers and added the cane and new hardware. Such a handy couple!
We also love her addition of cane to these inexpensive wood IKEA bookshelves. Another super creative, yet easy DIY project!
Fun fact: The center photo above the crib is from their wedding day. Their wedding flowers were so beautiful and the colors fit perfectly with her earth tone nursery theme.
Finally, she used the leftover cane from her other projects and framed it! Wall art can be expensive, so this is a great way to achieve that Boho look affordably.
We’re absolutely obsessed with how this nursery turns out and we’re sure Winnie will love it for years to come.
More questions? You can view the original project reveal here over on The Greenspring Home.

Floral Meadow Nursery

We knew we wanted to build this room around a statement wall, whether it was wallpaper, wall decals or one bold color. With the blue rocking chair, brass cart, and white IKEA dresser given to us as gifts, we needed the wall to tie in all of those colors. It was a bit of a challenge as the blue chair was hard to match to pink and blush tones. We loved the Floral Meadow wallpaper when we first came across it. Though, we couldn’t tell if it would sync with the chair and pink accessories, or overwhelm it. We were relieved we could order a sample through Project Nursery before we could commit to the full wall. Not only was it beautiful with amazing quality, the colors were perfect. The floral wallpaper taps into so many different tones, that made it the perfect piece to bring this room together.
We couldn’t be happier with this wallpaper! It was a two person job to put it up, but overall an easy task. Much easier than regular glue wallpaper. We searched for months to find the product, and Project Nursery was one of the only companies out there that offered samples. The overall experience was so positive, that I plan to order my next wall paper here – even for non-baby rooms!
 
 

Surf’s Up 🌊 Toddler Room

Beach vibes only ✌
When you live in Illinois, winter can be depressing and gray. I wanted my son’s room to be bright and cherry with a tranquil beach vibe — surfer style it is! 🏄‍♂️
The walls are Sherwin Williams | Glimmer SW6476 — and it’s the perfect shade of cheerful and chill. The pictures above his crib are from Target and they come as a set. The floating shelves are from Ikea for $4.99/ea. The stackable wooden bins are also from Target and great for books and toys. I am still working on a gallery wall for above his dresser. Hang tight– more to come!
#prayforsurf #hangloose #goodvibesonly #surfsupdude #myhappyplace #mentallyincalifornia

A Rainbow Baby’s Rainbow Baby Shower

I usually gravitate towards neutrals but really wanted to celebrate my rainbow baby in color! A Flour Shop cake was the inspiration for the event, and they even customized the color scheme in a pastel rainbow. I wanted the party to be intimate and Maison May was the perfect venue. It’s located in a Brooklyn brownstone so you feel like you’re just having a casual brunch at a friend’s home. They also have the perfect all-white room that really helped the rainbow theme pop.

That’s Amore! 1st Birthday Party

I had to share my son’s 1st birthday theme… since his name is DEAN we felt a Dean Martin inspired birthday party was a must!
We specifically targeted the song ‘That’s Amore’ and went the pizza route with food and some featured decor pieces. It was easy-peasy because we blasted a Dean Martin playlist from Spotify, served New York style pizza (which was delivered), designed Dean’s smash cake to replicate a pizza (Thanks Britt Bakes) had pizzas inspired cookie takeaways with a message saying “Thanks for Bein’ a Pizza Dean’s Year”. We found the cutest gold banner that read “I love you to pizzas” that hung above the makeshift bar in the garage – yes, this was a garage party! The tables were lined with red & white checkered table runners, displaying photo pedestal frame centerpieces from Ikea for like .99/each. We found a wholesale site that sold personal pizza size boxes that we used as risers and centerpieces and now my son uses when creating Playdoh “pizzas”. It was a truly lovely event and outside-the-box theme that everyone loved! Most importantly, it didn’t break the bank.
XO, Nicole

Golden Safari Baby Shower

First and foremost, thank you to my wonderful mother and Aunt for bringing my vision to life! Since my son’s nursery was modern safari, we decided do the same with my baby shower theme – hello, GOLDEN SAFARI! We used the wall pictures bought for his nursery as the shower decor, which saved $ and the decor and it was multi-functional!
Wall decor links provided in his Project Nursery gallery “It’s a wild world”.
We searched Amazon and found plastic toy safari animals in various sizes that we then spray painted in a bronze color. Also on Amazon were giant faux palm leaves that we used on the tables, around centerpieces, as well as hung throughout the event space. What better centerpiece than a real pineapple?! It was a perfect idea because the pineapples made for the most affordable centerpieces and guests were able to take home and eat! We kept the cupcakes a simple vanilla with a white Italian buttercream and topped with an animal cracker. We displayed Ferrero Rocher chocolates with pineapple crowns on an elegant porcelain tiered dessert stand. I loved the modern black & white striped table runners! They truly complimented the gold table accents and tropical faux foliage. I remember the moment I stepped foot into my shower – my eyes were the size of saucers. I was in awe. It was everything I imagined of and more. Wish all you expecting mamas that same magical feeling at your shower!
XO, Nicole

La Bandita Bonita Playroom

A modern Spanish twist on a sweet playroom. This space has seating for seven, storage for tons of toys, an art station with supply storage built-in, and a lot of color!

Proud to be Y-Orchid

Loved putting our little girls nursery together! Orchid Purple paint by Behr with black and white stripes make her room able to grow with her. This nursery will easily convert to her big girl room as she gets older with Lavender damask linens, Lavender purple comforter and black and white striped lamp and storage accents. We found an old telephone table at a yard sale and painted it the same Orchid Purple and the black and white marble book shelf was a steal at Home Goods. Her nursery set was found at Nebraska Furniture Mart and the glider is from BuyBuy Baby. Special touches also include a handmade mobile, curtains and name sign as well as a Lemonlee Doll and her sisters painted heartbeat. All this has me saying “I’m proud to be y-orchid, Enslie!”