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Baby Girl DeBruin Nursery


Relaxing Nursery Retreat

Design Inspiration

I did not want the room to be too baby so I went with a consistant color palette or grey/aqua which reminds me of the ocean (my favorite place) with accents of orange, and pink.

Decorating Style

I love straight modern lines for furniture and main features.  I think it gives you a clean simple foundation to any room.  I also have a fondness for eclectic layering of old and new.  I like things to be beautiful but function always comes first.

Project Details

  • Room Color: Silvermist (sherwin williams)
  • Striped feature wall was handpainted with clear polyurethane.
  • Monkey art (placemats from  I could not afford the huge wall canvas' so I bought the placemat group of 4 and bought the frames at Michaels.  It turned out awesome!
  • Crib (converts to a full size bed) babies R us
  • Dressers: Malm collection from Ikea
  • Window seat: Ikea Expedit bookcase.  Turn it on it's side.  Created a custom bench cover.  2 black storage cubes from Wal-mart.  Curtains from Ikea with custom fabric sewn at the bottom
  • White floating shelves (refurbished from another part of our house.  I painted them white.
  • Crib Bedding:  Custom bedding sew by my grandma.  All the fabric was bought at hobby lobby.  The only thing store bought was the white mesh breathable bumper.
  • Modern rocking chair/slipcover: bought from
  • Bookshelf:  I built that from scratch to use a wasted nook/corner in our room. 
  • Closet: Organization is the keyl.  tall dresser from ikea (malm).  hanging extension rod to create double row.  Clear shoe hanging organization to store socks, hairbows, baby shoes, etc.  Pink storage tub at the bottom is for clothes once she outgrows them.  No need to hang them back up...just wash and put in storage tub.
  • Baby rocking chair: family antique recovered to match room.

Favorite Items

I love the window seat.  It turned out better than I could have imagined.  I also just love the feel of the room.  When you walk in you just feel like you can relax.


Be creative with what you already have in your house.  Window shop until you find exactly what you are looking for and don't be afraid to buy inexpensive pieces and make them look luxurious!


Tuesday 21st of June 2011

Can you please tell me what size your stripes are? This is exactly how I would like to co my nursery.


Tuesday 15th of February 2011

Great room..where did you find the decal above the closet?


Wednesday 5th of January 2011

You know what makes this room stand out?  It's the little touches you added, like the clothes on little hangers, the violet sandals, the knick-knacks on the shelves.  I love this room!


Thursday 30th of December 2010

I think it's great just how calming and relaxing the room looks in the pictures, I think you have done well with everything here, especially the colors and your choice of furniture!


Wednesday 29th of December 2010

Thanks for sharing your sources and showing us this room.  It's fabulous!