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A Nursery in Lights and Darks


This is the nursery for our third baby, Will.  It was such a fun space to pull together!

The room gets so much light and the windows have large arches over them so we had to get creative with a window solution.  We DIYed the pelmets to make it nice and dark and cozy in here (when the blackout curtains are closed of course).

The canvases over the crib are the lyrics to a song by Matt Redman called 10,000 Reasons.  It was a song that was really meaningful to us at the time I was pregnant with Will and just kept popping up at very important times in our lives.  It seemed like the perfect reminder over the crib for those inevitable early mornings and late nights that come with a newborn baby: "whatever may pass and whatever lies before me... let me be singing when the evening comes..."


Design Inspiration

This room was formerly an office in our home and it was already painted this deep gray color, so we went with it and it and let it inspire the rest of the room.  I used a lot of neutrals and textures to keep it from feeling too heavy.  All the natural light helps, too.

Decorating Style

I like a little bit of everything, but I'd say modern cottage.  I crave neutrals, graphic prints, and lots of texture.

Project Details


EIVOR Curtains with Blackouts Added: IKEA

Pelmets: DIY

Canvas: DIY

Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids

Pouf: Amazon

Rug & Stuffed Zebra: Joss & Main

White Book Shelves: IKEA

Wood hSelves: IKEA

Lamp: Hobby Lobby

Round Side Table & Basket: HomeGoods

Big Rusty W: Found at antique sale in Round Top, TX

"You are my Sunshine" print: CdotLove on Etsy

Ship Painting: Antique Shop

The bumper pad is a hand me down from my oldest son's nursery, but the gray and white polka dot sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids.

Favorite Items

I love the big rusty W and all the books!


My absolute favorite things to decorate with are books: they give such great color that's never matchy-matchy, plus they give a room such a wonderful lived in feeling.  You can see more of what I love on my blog, The House of Figs!