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Ashlynn’s Nursery


We wanted a nursery that was completely unexpected - no chair rails, pastels, or animal themes.   Something modern with feminine touches that will transition easily as our daughter grows .  And no pink!

Design Inspiration

The Serena and Lily Buddy Pillow inspired the room before we knew if we were having a boy or girl.  I knew I wanted dark slate walls with white furniture and yellow as the primary accent.  Once we knew it was a girl, I chose coral and aqua as secondary accents, and the dandelion curtains for a feminine touch.

Decorating Style

Modern with touches of whimsy.

Project Details

Paint Color - Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate
Crib - Babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Crib
Chair - Best Chairs Storytime Benji Chair
Dresser - Ikea Hemnes 3 Drawer
Knobs - Anthropologie (coral and glass)
Bookcase - Ikea Expedit
Curtains - Etsy, RockyTopDesigns
Crib Bedding - Land of Nod, Khaki in the Mix
Changing Pad Cover - Land of Nod, Khaki in the Mix
Blanket - Land of Nod, Organic Cotton Blanket
Crib Pillow - Honey Pie Designs "Smile"
Chair Pillow - Serena and Lily Buddy Pillow in Curry
"LOVE" Print - MadebyGirl
Wall Prints - Etsy, Amanda Catherine Designs
All Frames - Ikea Ribba
Book Ledges - Ikea Ribba 
Blue Baskets (bookcase) - A.C. Moore
Mirror - Ikea Ung Drill
Closet Cubbies - Target, ClosetMaid Organizer (and bins)

Favorite Items

I love the prints from Amanda Catherine Designs, but I feel the most sentiment towards the small wooden cradle that my grandfather built for me (for dolls) as well as the dress hanging on the closet door.  It was the outfit revealed when we found out our baby was a girl!


Look for the little items to add personality and don't be afraid to find inspiration outside of catalogs and showrooms, mix and match the things you love.

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  1. avatar Arlene H says:

    I love your nursery! We were at Ikea yesterday and I was admiring the same Hemnes dresser. Now I have a better idea how it looks in a nursery! Thanks.

  2. avatar Kiley says:

    Also, what size are the ikea frames? Also does the crib fit standard crib mattresses?

  3. avatar Kiley says:

    Love! How big is the babies room. I wonder beacause of the room color. I love it….do you? Just wonder if it will be to much?

  4. avatar ehayes says:


    It’s from Anthropologie.

  5. avatar shiriously says:

    Where did you get that adorable elephant door hook?


  6. avatar ehayes says:


    Thank you! That was actually a gift I received at a shower, so cute right?! Love it!

  7. avatar SharoniNoni says:

    Super cute! I love how you keep all her pacis in a little jar – hehe.

    Great work!

  8. avatar ehayes says:


    Thank you! I actually made it in 8th grade shop class! I’m still considering repainting it seafoam green to tie in better with the room.

  9. avatar Kelly says:

    lovely nursery! Where did you get the pig wall ledge? thx!

  10. avatar Jasmine C. says:

    Seems like grey and yellow have been trending lately. Lovely room, by the way. And I am with you: No pink!