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Vintage Baby Girl Nursery


Vintage shabby chic with a collected look. 

Design Inspiration

We named our daughter Avonlea from Anne of Green Gables books.  Her name inspired her nursery. We decided to do something that would look at home in those books if the story had a nursery in the house. 

Decorating Style

Easy on the eye, clean, soft lots of texture

Project Details

I started with the rug by Dash and Albert  and loved the colors then found the soft patch work ivory, pink, taupe, milky chocolate, bedding by Glenna Jean, it had a lot of texture so I went with it. 

I had a collection of vintage Beatrix Potter animals and their clothes complimented the colors in the rug so I found a few more to complete the collection on Ebay for a few dollars each. The plush animals are placed in an antique trunk.  

The toile is a sweet fabric in the bedding so we covered a soft squishy arm chair in that.  I found an incredible re- worked dresser on Etsy painted a soft tiffany blue with mosaic details that worked perfectly with the rug too. 

I did not want the room to look matchy but more collected. We bought an armoire from Rosenberry rooms and had it painted in a shabby chic soft pink. The walls are a taupe color matching the bedding.  

A great vintage chandelier was the added touch. 

The crown jewel is probably the Corsican Crib finished in the distressed cream/pink rust finish.  

Accessories are several antique straw hats, small "gates" as wall hangings, Beatrix Potter books and a feather wing butterfly mobile. 

Favorite Items

Probably the crib or the rug I love the texture and colors. 


Go for a collected look. Don't buy a "set" of furniture but look everywhere! Etsy is a great site for shabby type things. 


Tuesday 30th of August 2011


Sorry just saw this post. I got it at Rosenberry Rooms


Thursday 10th of March 2011

I am not a fan of am not a fan of styles that approach goth or classical, but I honestly love the fusion of pink and shabby chic here.  Where did you get the chandelier?