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Eclectic, Vintage Nursery with Handmade and International Touches


I spent the last six months searching for the perfect pieces to make our nursery dream come true.  I wanted a nursery that would be artistic, unique and cozy.  As a lover of travel I wanted to infuse the room with hints of things I learned from other countries and how different cultures bring harmony to their nurseries.  From the purple heart wood flooring to the mobile of Japanese origami peace cranes I could not be more excited about the way it all came together.  Having helped many friends and family members with their nurseries over the years it was so amazing to finally get to do one of my very own! 

Design Inspiration

The color palette was selected after I located the lime and white rocker/glider in a showroom offered at "floor room sample" pricing.  Once I sat in the chair I knew it had to be mine.  I then immediately remembered seeing the "Lola" pattern bedding offered by Serena and Lily which included lime green combined with a  beautiful and fun bright, punch, pink and I had a winner.  From there everything began to fall into place.

Decorating Style

Eclectic, vintage and international with a hint of modern.  I love adding handmade and family pieces to a room.  I think they make the room feel as though it has been loved for years and years.

Project Details

Paint Color:  Sherwin Williams – Elizabethan Rose

White Oval Mirror:

Green and White Rocker/Glider: Little Castle Transition Glider

Braided Floor Rug:

Crib Set: Serena and Lily

Ballerina Birdie and Bunny Rabbit with Glasses Original Watercolors:  Water in My Paint Etsy Shop

Origami Peace Crane:  DIY Project

Knit Pouf Ottoman: CB2

Fergie the Rocking Frog:

The absolutely perfect Velveteen Rabbit:  Auntie Jill Ship on Etsy

White, pink and green baby blanket draped over chair:  Handmade by a wonderful family friend




Favorite Items

Selecting a favorite is difficult.  I love the purple heart wood floors.  They are unique and come from a tree that is actually purple.  The wood is believed to bring harmony and peace to any home in which they are used.  In addition, the vintage embroidery hoops on the wall and the custom artwork over the changing table are very special to me.  I also love the huge toy box we had built under the window for storage!



Don't start by selecting a specific color/theme.  Instead wait until you find an inspiration piece that you just can't live without.  I perused Etsy, Pinterest and Ebay online and local shops and thrift stores looking for unique, one-of-a-kind finds.  Once you find your inspiration item the room will come together so effortlessly and you will love it to pieces.


Monday 7th of May 2012


Hi Meredith, I bought the sign on Etsy shop "Spunkyfluff" (


Monday 7th of May 2012

I love the "I love you a bushel and a peck" sign! Did you make it or buy it?

Frauline Melfi

Monday 7th of May 2012

I like the color combination. Pink and green are pretty together. Those little dolls hanging by the window look really interesting.


Monday 7th of May 2012

Hi Terrah,

The bead board is real hardwood -- we hired a contractor to install for us. The shelf across the top was created using crown moulding (usually found around the ceilings). Our contractor created the shelf and added a cut-out line to prevent anything from sliding off. Thanks for your wonderful comments.


Sunday 6th of May 2012

I love the bead board in this room! Did you put it in yourself and is it hardwood or bead board wallpaper? Also, the moulding along the top looks wide enough to act as a picture shelf, I'm wondering where you got it!

Lovely room and great colours :)