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Baby Maddox’s Aqua, Gray and White Nursery


This is our sweet Baby Boy's aqua, gray and white nursery. My husband and I had so much fun putting everything together. We hope he loves it as much as we do.

Design Inspiration

We decided to go with an aqua, gray and white with pops of red for the color palette. We did not want a "theme" for the nursery. Just a relaxing space with colors and pieces that could grow with him.

Decorating Style

Fun and colorful, yet practical.

Project Details

  • Paint Color: Valspar "Frosty"
  • Rug: Land of Nod, Blue Magic Carpet
  • Bedding Bumper, Skirt, and Blanket: Pottery Barn Kids
  • Bedding Sheet, Pillow, Quilt, and Boppy Cover: Etsy, Melissa's Boutique
  • Mobile: Etsy, theStarcraft
  • Glider/recliner and ottoman: Dutailier, Model Intermezzo
  • Crib: Pottery Barn Kids, Kendall Collection
  • "M" light: Urban Outfitters
  • Storage cubbies and baskets: Target
  • "Maddox" Artwork frames: Pottery Barn
  • White Side Table: T.J. Maxx
  • Red Lamp: Hancock's Fabrics
  • Grandparent/Parent Baby Photo Frames: Hobby Lobby
  • Mirror: Grandmother's from her dining room. Used to be gold and painted gray.

Favorite Items

Can't choose just one....I love the bookshelves because they were made by Maddox's grandpa and painted by his grandma as a shower gift. I also LOVE the chevron quilt made by a friend of the family to match his nursery. But my favorite is the "Maddox" artwork above the crib because it was made by mommy and daddy. We had fun creating it and we think it turned out great! Also like the Baby pictures of the parents and grandparents. I think it is a cute way to incorporate family members into the space.


I picked a color scheme and went from there. Got lots of ideas off of Etsy and Pinterest. Don't be afraid to do some DIY projects to make the nursery original.

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  3. avatar Kim says:

    Love the Letters you did for his name. We are going to do this for each of our initials over the fireplace with our last name initial as the lighted Letter. Thanks for the inspiration! Best Wishes to you and your bundle of joy.

  4. avatar Victoria says:

    Can you give me the link to the etsy store Melissa’s boutique?? My email is thank u!!

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  6. avatar Lindsay says:

    Where did you find the sock monkey with that color scheme?? :D

  7. avatar Jennifer Keys says:

    Do you still have Melissa’s Boutique contact information. I love the chevron pattern but can’t seem to locate her on Etsy.

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  9. avatar KD Antonacci says:

    i would like to thank Erin for the inspiration! i don’t think mine turned out as cute as hers, but it sure did make for a nice Valentines Day project with my hubs!

  10. avatar KD Antonacci says:

    I’m with Cassie! i would love to know how you did the puzzle monogram letter “d”. i’m putting one together now after seeing yours & not sure if i should use craft glue or a glue gun. i printed out my letter using OpenOffice Draw & their WordArt option (instead of a normal text letter). it worked great because it gave me more control over sizing & position. right now i’m testing using an solid lined outlined letter, dotted lined outline letter, or solid color letter (so far solid color is winning, like your “A” crayon). but i’m just uncertain how many layers of puzzle pieces & the best adhesive to use. would love it if you could advise!

  11. avatar Lanieslyter says:

    How’d u overlap the picture frames?

  12. avatar Cassie Banka says:

    I love the letters and appreciate the tips for the M. Do you have any suggestions for the other letters? For example, how did you get the puzzle pieces, buttons and cars to stay so well without showing the adhesive? What size photo frames did you use? Did you choose a particular font and print a large template or are your letters hand drawn? Finally, how did you stack the frames on the wall and still have them attached securely? Thanks for your input, I hope to do something very similar for our baby boys nursery.

  13. avatar PN_Sabrina says:

    the handmade monogrammed wall is awesome. congrats on being one of our favorite projects of the week!

  14. avatar jasmina says:

    One thing’s for sure; Maddox will remember his name!

  15. avatar Vanya says:

    Gotta love how you did the name art! Talk about labor of love!

  16. avatar Nicole says:

    Love this nursery, especially how you did the name above the crib. Very cute. And the paint color looks almost identical to our daughter’s room (she is due any day now), but we did that color blue with lots of lavender/purple.

  17. avatar Andrea Lowe says:

    Nice room. The MADDOX mixed media artworks are just cool! The mobile is nice, too, but if it were me, I wouldn’t want anything sharp and spiky near my baby.

  18. avatar edgrimes says:

    I answered in the comment section and added a picture of the “M” art process

  19. avatar edgrimes says:

    Thanks Michelle! For the M, I got a thin piece of rolled cork and glued it to the inside of the back of the frame. Next I covered it with white paper. I lightly penciled an “M” and then used tiny nails to outline the “M”. I would put the tip of the nail in glue before I punched into place to help it stay. Once glue dried, I used red thread to go back and wrap around all of the nails to create string art. See attached picture.

  20. avatar Michelle says:

    Maddox’s nursery is awesome! I love how you did the name above the crib- very different!!! How did you do the letter M? This is definitely a nursery he’ll be able to grow into. I love how you added “family” touches throughout, too.