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Baby Girl’s Nursery


I wanted a feminine nursery that incorporated elements of clean lines as well as traditional. We wanted a cohesive look, but not too match-matchy. I'm so lucky to have a handy husband and a mom who paints well!

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted pinks and tangerines, and found the sweet curtain fabric that was perfect! I love that it incorporated birds as well, and had fun incorporating them here and there throughout the room.

Decorating Style

I suppose our decorating style would be eclectic with a bit of beachy cottage thrown in.

Project Details

1- Crib: Dwell Mid-Century Crib

2- Glider: Crate and Barrell Hathaway glider in snow

3- Rug: Land of Nod Magic Carpet rug in pink

4- Nightstand- antique handed down from grandma and re-finished

5- Curtain Fabric- Valori Wells Wrenly in mandarin/cherry made by me

6- Mobile: Birds of a Feather mobile found in a local shop

7- Nightstand lamp: vintage glass lamp from the 40's

8- Dresser/Changing table: Craigslist find, re-painted by my mom

9- Dresser pulls: Anthropologie Zinnia handle

10- Pouf/Ottoman: from Target in-store

11- Curtain rod finials: Anthropologie floral burst knob in coral

12- Wall paint: Sherwin Williams White Dogwood

13- Union jack pillow: a nod to my husband's heritage, made by me and inspired from a Restoration Hardware pillow

14- Wall clock: Birds and Branches clock from Etsy seller Decoylab

15- Wall Collage: Mirror, chairs and vintage line drawing of mother and child, all heirloom hand-me-downs. Bird print, printed off the internet and Bless Her Always prayer for Etsy seller Enduringarts (the collage is still waiting for an initial, once she's named!)

16- Vintage books throughout the room were mine as a child


Favorite Items

As most mamas feel, we put so much love into these spaces for our little ones, that it's hard to choose a favorite item. I think for me, it would have to be the wall collage as it incorporates meaningful heirlooms. I also love the knitted blanket that I made for her.


Be patient...I have a hard time with this, as I want it to come together all at once. However any well-designed room isn't going to be picked off the shelf from a store, but slowly collected and lovingly chosen!

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  1. avatar Kate says:

    I am going to buy the Hathaway glider in snow for my nursery and wondering if you still like it after a couple years?
    Does it clean well? Thanks!

  2. avatar Jennifer says:

    I know this post is from a couple of years ago but Land of Nod still has that rug and we were thinking of getting it for our nursery, but I am worried about how soft it is without actually feeling it. Is it soft enough for a little one to crawl and play on? Has it held up for you over the last two years? If you have a chance and can give me any feedback that would be great! Thanks :) Love the room!

  3. avatar Nicole says:

    Hi there Amy, thank you for the compliments! We tried a few different colors, then we found the perfect orange at our local Ace hardware. It’s called Calypso Orange. We then had it matched by Sherwin Williams. Good luck!

  4. avatar amy says:

    LOVE!!! the color of the dresser is an exact match for what i have envisioned for my own dresser-makeover…..mind sharing the brand and color name of paint?

  5. avatar Sabrina-PN says:

    Congratulations on being one of our favorite projects of the week!

  6. avatar Darlene says:

    Oh this is my favorite this week! Love the the sheep skin rug next to the crib. What an amazing touch. Love too much about this to write in this comment.

  7. avatar Nicole says:

    Thank you for the comments! I can’t wait to start using the room!

  8. avatar Sabrina-PN says:

    this room is lovely! love how you incorporated the birds and branches theme in a subtle way. nice job.

  9. avatar Florence Amber says:

    So pretty! This room is such a lovely mix of prints and patterns. Plus you added some wonderful details, like the dresser, the teeny weeny red and gold chairs on the wall, the bird mobile, and that cute little wooden clock.

  10. avatar carrie says:

    Such a beautiful nursery, well done

  11. avatar Nicole says:

    Thank you for the kind words! Yes, I do love the crib, it’s exactly what I wanted!

  12. avatar Ashley says:

    This is gorgeous!! Do you like the crib? I am ordering the same one and the matching dresser. Love your rug too!!

  13. avatar wm3 says:

    What a sweet girl’s room! I love the colors.