Baby H’s Pint-sized Nursery

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A pint-sized, non-gender specific nursery created with oodles of love! Working with a small space to incorporate high function, storage, pattern and design. Many projects are DIY and were attainable on a tight budget.

Design Inspiration

I wanted a nursery that wasn't 'themed' but was still playful and would inspire creativity and imagination. It was important to me that it wasn't commercial looking and had more of a handmade, custom look. I centered the design around bold graphic patterns like polka dots, chevron stripes and a fresh color scheme of aqua, gray, yellow, and white. My first purchase was the owl stuffed animal from an Etsy artist and my room evolved from there, using the colors in this playful creature to compliment my color scheme.

Decorating Style

Eclectic and modern with a pop of vintage elements and graphic, colorful patterns.

Project Details

DIY Projects: Curtains & Cornices, ceiling painting, salvaged barn pendant light, repainted IKEA dresser with Anthropologie knobs for changing table, button 'H' artwork.

Furniture: White Stackable Storage furniture, Crib Bedding and Zebra Storage Bin- Land of Nod, Dresser - IKEA, Assorted white frames - IKEA, Chevron floor pouf - Etsy, Wall Art - Etsy, Giraffe Bust & Dresser Knobs - Anthropologie, Jenny Lind Crib, Babyletto Glider

Favorite Items

I love the ceiling, it was a labor of love completed by my husband. It's the defining feature of the room in my mind and what our baby will spend the most time looking at. It's fun and gives the room a graphic punch.


Pick a color scheme of 2-3 colors and stick with it. Pick an inspiration piece whether it's a fabric, pattern or piece of art and work off it. This will help keep your design cohesive. Add in pops of color to keep the design fresh and fun. Furniture can be customized with paint and new hardware and it's function can also be modified based on your needs. Above all else, make it a room that your child can be inspired by and grow with.


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    Love it! This is a similar style to what I will be going for. I love the colors and that it doesn’t scream “girl!” or “boy!”. Love the quirky animals and prints. Nicely done!

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    I LOVE this room… you did an amazing job :) Love the curtain fabric… do you know the name? And where did the chair comes from….I LOVE it!!!

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    I LOVE this whole room!!! The alphabet letters in a frame, did you make or buy? This is GORGEOUS! ALMOST makes me want another baby :)

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    Hello Everyone,

    Thanks for all of the room love, I can’t wait for our little one to arrive and enjoy it. Here are a few answers to the questions you asked:

    The glider is the Naro Glider by Babyletto. We ordered it through Amazon.

    The Fabric came from – Premier Prints Suzani Printed Cotton Drapery Fabric in Summerland/Natural

    The wall paint is BEHR paint in “Gentle Rain”

    The alphabet print was purchased from from one of their sales but I have seen this print at Land of Nod but for a much higher price.

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    LOVE the room. One of my favorites on the site. Its so busy, but a clean organized busy. Cozy too! Great job :) And also, I’m dieing to know what the name is! Comment back when baby is born. Seems like it’ll be a cute name ;-) -Katie

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    The squirrel pillow in the crib came from Etsy, too….and I’ve been oh so excited to see it right there! Yea for baby H!

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    This room is awesome…I never would have thought all those patterns would work together, but they do!! Great job, you should enter this nursery in the Small Kids, Big Color contest with Apartment THerapy whenever it comes up again!

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    I LOOOOOVE LOOOOVE this nursery! I absolutely LOVE the colors! What paint color did you use for the Chevron ceiling and how did you do that? And where did you get the tree decals? I’m so in love….. best of luck to you! I’m sure you and your little one are enjoying it by now!!!

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    OMG I am so sorry– I was hitting the above numbers and think I voted something up or down… which I don’t know what that means! Let me know if I can fix it. I love, love, LOVE this room and am going to recreate it for my girl! You are so talented!!

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