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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 :)

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  1. avatar Freya Natasha Fernandez Dy says:

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

  2. avatar JanMonty says:

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

  3. avatar The MDB Family Team says:

    Looks Amazing!

  4. avatar Leah says:

    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

  5. avatar Holly says:

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