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Baby Girl Nursery


Vintage / modern, glam nursery with whimsical touches for an urban baby.

Design Inspiration

IT'S A GIRL!!  I was excited to put together a nursery no matter what the gender, but to be able to do it with absolutely no restraint on my femininity - was the biggest inspiration.  Most women can relate in that you have to reign it in when you start living with a man, so this was like Christmas for me.   I also knew I wanted it to be a mix of vintage & modern so that it flowed with the rest of our house...and I also wanted it to be more formal & "grown-up" than most nurseries you see today.  In addition, there is an underlying cat theme which was inspired by our cat-obsessed household - the baby doesn't stand a chance if she's allergic.

Decorating Style

I live for hollywood regency, chinoiserie, and a little mid-century modern glam.  In reality, my home is a balance of these things in vintage form paired back to modern pieces that my husband likes.  I actually like that I have to concede every now and then to his modern vibe, as it makes our house a little more current / livable - because if it was up to me we would live in a 1950's uber-gilded iceskating rink.

Project Details

White shelf unit: CB2

Changing station: Antique sideboard / buffet from McCarney's furniture in SF

Chair: Wal-mart

Gold Ottoman: Estate sale find from a friend

Ivory side table: Old ikea ottoman with DIY greek key trim

Crib: Davinci, from Amazon

Wardrobe: Antique from McCarney's furniture in SF

Sheepskin rug: Amazon

Lucite shelf: CB2

Textiles: Quilt, Curtains from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.  Crib sheet & crib skirt from Serena & Lily.


Favorite Items

Tie between the gold vanity bench & the sheepskin rug.  The bench was a gift from a good friend.  I had showed her a mood board for this project & she just had the perfect bench lying around her apartment, ready for a new home.  Her mom is also a creative type and was sweet enough to make the pink velvet pillow for it.

The sheepskin rug is just soooo cozy, I spent much time just sitting on it analyzing how the nursery was coming along.  Our cat also loves it and unfortunately has taken to sleeping & drooling on it - but I swear it's really cute! :)


When you're unsure about something, talk it through with your husband.  I know most dudes have NO insight or taste level about this stuff - but they are simple creatures & don't overthink things - and that usually helps to provide clarity if you're having to make hard decisions.  Also, even if something doesn't work the way you thought it would in a space - marinade on it and try it in a spot you didn't expect it to sit, etc, rather than returning it or getting upset that you can't return it (ETSY!).  Also, some things just aren't worth stressing over.  I actually spent far too much time finding the right lampshade shape for the vintage pink lamp in this room, and didn't feel 100% about the one I landed on, but knew i had to let it go at some point...and now it doesn't bother me at all!  Sometimes it just takes some time & perspective & friends telling you they have no idea what you're talking about :)

Freya Natasha Fernandez Dy

Sunday 17th of November 2013

Such a sophisticated space. And I love the addition of gold tones.


Wednesday 13th of November 2013

Very nice! Are any of the pieces in the room from your travels?

The MDB Family Team

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

Looks Amazing!


Monday 4th of November 2013

Beautiful room! I was curious about the tray that you placed the changing pad in and if you wouldn't mind sharing where you purchased it. Thanks


Sunday 3rd of November 2013

Did you make that mobile yourself? It's really interesting.