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Collin’s Nursery


We didn't have nine months to create a nursery for Collin, as we only found out two days before Collin was born, that we had been picked by his birthmom to adopt.  We took him home to an empty nursery.  We had the necessities but no cute room to bring him home too. But it was fun to create Collin's nursery during those first few months of his life.  We went through a lot of years of infertility, loss and heartache trying to start our little family.  That all went away when we held our little boy for the first time.  For me the room captures that feeling of holding him the first time.  It makes me happy and I always feel peaceful while in his room.  

Design Inspiration

We had a small budget for the room.  I wanted something clean and fresh looking with natural tones, as well as something that would grow with Collin.  I found the rug first and then created from there.  

Decorating Style

I think I am a little bit of everything.  I find all styles beautiful.  But I definitely like a little mid-century in each room.  

Project Details

source list
crib: babies R us
rug: World Market
dresser: IKEA
bookshelf: IKEA (in the damaged area.  just had a few marks on the back of the bookshelf. best part....didn't have to put together)
pillows: Etsy (dedeetsyshop)
curtains:  homemade (I took white Ikea curtains and sewed black fabric strips to create the stripes)
mirror: homemade (idea from Pinterest - mirror from Michaels and clothespins.  super easy)
banner:  homemade by my talented sister, Callen (burlap and some paint)
chair:  craigslist
map: IKEA
floor lamp: IKEA
table lamp: Kasala
stuffed animals: anthropologie
frames: target
i love you print: Etsy (the big harumph)
blanket: homemade by my mom

airplane mobile: homemade (paper airplanes that my husband made)

Favorite Items

Probably the picture of Collin's birthmom holding Collin, in the pretty frame on the bookshelf at placement day (the day she placed Collin with us.  He was 6 days old).  Her love is powerful, courageous and pure.  

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Monday 30th of April 2012

Love this space! The color scheme is muted but also really interesting. Great job!!!


Thursday 5th of April 2012


Hi Marlene,

I have had a lot of people ask me about the rug. I have tried tracking it down with no luck. Here are some other rugs that wold give you a similar look.

i like this would add some color in the room.....

probably the most similar to mine is this one....

this one is similar too

this one would be amazing. you would have to try and find it though....and expensive.

good luck!



Monday 2nd of April 2012

Hi Rachel, I came across your outstanding nursery on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with it. I quickly started looking for each item to replicate this look for my sons nursery. I was able to find all execpt that pastel navajo rug on World Market. Do you know if they discontinued? If so, do you know where I could possibly find a similiar one? Thank you so much!