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Ava’s Tiny Aqua and Pink Nursery


We live in an area in which the houses were built in the 1920's and each house is different. We didn't mind the small size of Ava's nursery, but needed to think strategically about purchasing only the pieces that were required, making sure everything could fit. We couldn't be more pleased with the result.

Design Inspiration

We wanted Ava's room to be full of whimsy, comfort and bright colors. We didn't want a traditional pink nursery, but chose to go with shades of Hot Pink to accent the cool Aqua theme.

Decorating Style

We live in an updated 1924 cottage, so transitional cottage is our style. But for a nursery, we wanted the cool Aqua to be contrasted with shades of Hot Pink and plenty of handmade decorations to provide Ava with a stimulating yet comforting environment.

Project Details

Crib: Summer's Eve; Mobile: Handmade by me; Photo; Taken by me; Bedding: Custom made by my mother; Bookshelf: Pottery Barn; Fluff Table: Buy Buy Baby; Fluff: Flip Diapers & Covers, BuBuBeBe; Curtains, Finials and Rods: PB Teen; Recliner: Buy Buy Baby; Pillow on Recliner: Pier 1; Feature Wall: Twelve Timbers Wall Panels; Paper Lanterns: Cost Plus World Market; Paper Flowers: The Paper Source; Dresser: Target!; Magnetic Chalkboard: Pottery Barn; Fairy Wings & Tutu: Janie and Jack; Hair Bow Dress Form: Handmade gift; Flower Closet Handles, Rug: PB Teen

Favorite Items

Besides the pictures of my little love, the bedding and the Mobile are my faves.


Tuesday 28th of August 2012

I'm really curious as to how a 1920s cottage looks like. I bet it's really beautiful. Anyway, the nursery is small but charming in its own way.  You have a real interesting accent wall, too.