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Claire’s Modern Glam Nursery


The overriding idea behind this nursery was to forego many of the more "babyish" color schemes and create a room that I would like for myself (minus the crib)!

Design Inspiration

The Julie MacDonald wallpaper completely inspired this space! I knew I wanted a room that would grow with Claire, and in a modern-vintage style, but as far as color, I was leaning towards turquoise and red until I found this amazing pink paper. It's called "exotic" (did you notice the peacock print?) and can be purchased at Graham and Brown (  Fortunately, my husband acquiesced!  The paper led to the decision to paint the walls gray and add a silver faux-finish...and before I knew it, the room became glam!

Decorating Style

A true mix of modern and vintage.  I am drawn to the clean simplicity of modern furniture, but love the sparkle and history of vintage accessories.

Project Details

In addition to the Julie MacDonald Wallpaper, I painted (or should I say my lucky husband painted..and sponged) a beautiful metallic finish on the walls from Sherwin Williams. I decided on the Cube Crib from Baby's Dream, purchased from Kids-n-Cribs (, due to the very clean lines.  I opted not to purchase the matching changing table, and instead bought the mirrored Hayworth dresser from Pier One (  The iron letter hooks are from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child (  I found the crystal chandelier at the Restoration Hardware clearance center in Destin, Florida for a steal!  The pink velour curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen (  The iron side table is from Ikea ( and lamp is from Anthropologie (  The custom artwork (containing a photo of myself and my sister when we were girls) is by Michelle Repici (

Favorite Items

My favorite item has to be the crystal chandelier.  In addition to the fact that I happened upon it purely by luck on vacation, I have already claimed it for my own walk-in closet one day (should I have a walk-in closet worthy of a chandelier!).  Other favorite items are the custom artwork and handmade curtain ties adored with my grandmother's brooches.


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Think outside the "crib" and create a space that will grow with your child and that fits in with your own style.  You will be spending countless hours in the nursery, so why enjoy it?

Also, shop everywhere!  Claire's nursery contains items from Walmart to an overpriced baby boutique.  Concentrate on investing in a few show-stopping items (the wallpaper, chandelier and curtains for this room) and shop around for deals on everything else.


Friday 23rd of November 2012

I can't find the wallpaper "exotic" at graham and brown. I found a hot pink version of it. Is the color considered hot pink?


Saturday 23rd of June 2012

How do you like the cube crib? I love the look of it and want to buy it for our son's nursery, but I am hesitant from the lack of reviews....


Monday 9th of January 2012

I uses sherwin-Williams Argos. SW7065 I am very happy with the grey color. I also found beautiful pink curtains at JC Penney that goes great in the room and very cost friendly.


Monday 9th of January 2012

What color of grey paint did you use?


Monday 9th of January 2012

I am so sorry home depot Canada is all sold out. This wallpaper design in pink has been discontinued as I called the UK to find out where else it can be purchased. I do believe you can still get this pattern in black and green. best of luck in designing your nursery.