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Ava Kate’s Peaceful Nursery


We worked very hard to create a warm, cozy room for our baby girl. I knew we would like to incorporate pinks and grey into her room, since they are very calming colors. We began with grey wall paint and worked from there. Our ideas soon just went from one to another, creating a perfect room for Ava Kate who is due in August!

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for Ava Kate's room was our color scheme. I knew we wanted an accent wall with stripes, so thats where we started. My husband and I liked the idea of using grey and pink colors throughout the room without a "theme". After painting and ordering furniture I got advice from friends and family, took their ideas and began shopping for the details. My first purchase was a lucky find, the bed skirt. I was searching online for a pink crib bed skirt and had the hardest time. I finally stumbled across one at Pottery Barn Kids. Once it arrived in the mail I knew it was the perfect pink and we worked off of that for the remaining pink accents. Next, we would purchase an item, bring it home and add it to her room. All the pieces fell right into place as we envisioned. Once we got close to finishing the project, I felt we needed to add a touch of gold for a pop of color!

Decorating Style

Our decorating style is very soft and calming. We don't use many bright, bold colors in our house so we wanted her nursery to flow with the rest of the house.

Project Details

Furniture: Pottery Barn Kids

Wall Paint: Sherman Williams- Light French Grey

Wreath over Crib: Etsy TextureWorks

Curtains: Etsy Onlylinens

Pouf: Etsy Zeldabelle

Rug: At Home

Glider: Buy Buy Baby

Magazine rack (for books): Pottery Barn Kids

Lamp next to crib: Home Goods, repainted base; DIY

Crib Mobile: DIY

Bed skirt: Pottery Barn kids

Collage Walls: Items from Hobby Lobby/Home Goods and Etsy-Some painted DYI

Favorite Items

My favorite item in her nursery would have to be the wreath over her crib. This was a piece my sister and I had seen a few years ago at a holiday gift market. My wonderful sister reminded me of how neat it would be to hang the wreath over the crib. After we decided that was our plan, I was able to find the sweet lady who made them on Etsy and order just what we wanted. Once we got it in her room and hung it up I fell more in love with it.


Throughout this project there were times I began to loose hope or think this isn't working out how I imagined. So my advice would be to never give up. Continue getting ideas online and plan fun outings to shop for what you have in mind. Be patient and all pieces will end up just right :)