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Eleanor’s Aqua Striped and Violet Nursery


I wanted a budget-friendly nursery free of baby pink and "characters."  I started with two of my favorite colors and this is what followed!

Design Inspiration

Aqua and Violet... after choosing the color palette everything came together.  I chose the fabrics for their unique-ness, the chair and rug for their comfort and for the neutral aspect they gave to the room.  This was also a very budget friendly space.  The crib was the biggest expense since we got lucky with Craigslist for the chair and the dresser.  Even the Dwell Studio fabric was manageable since we waited for a half-off coupon.

Decorating Style

I love both modern and vintage.

Project Details

Furniture: Babyletto Modo crib in Espresso available everywhere online.  It's a beautiful, solid, well-made piece of furniture for a reasonable price. The vintage dresser by Drexel was a lucky Craigslist find.  It was refinished and stained espresso by my parents. The rocker is another excellent Craigslist find and is by Brylane Home.  We reupholstered it in Cameo Oval fabric by Dwell Studio which we bought at Joann's.  Fabrics: The drapery fabric is a dark violet corduroy that I purchased online from Denver Fabrics. The outer crib bumper fabric is Tula Pink's Parisville Eyedrops.  The inner crib bumper fabric is Jay McCarroll's Habitat in Drop Cloth, and the crib skirt is Bazaar Style Exotica in Flora Dee.  Other items:  The lambskin rug was purchased from Costco.  The prints above the crib are from SayItSweet on Etsy.  The bird pillow is from Target, a few seasons ago.

Favorite Items

It's hard to choose!  I love the crib because it's clean, modern, and well made, but I also love the rocker since it's such a cozy place for Eleanor and I to cuddle in.


Don't be afraid to go bold in your nursery!  You have to spend a lot of time in there too.  It should be a place that you enjoy being in!

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  2. avatar Krista says:

    I was wondering if you can please tell how I can get this bedding or anything similar to it????

  3. avatar halle says:

    hey i was wondering what color paint you used? I LOVE the room by the way :)

  4. avatar Sammy Ho says:

    Hello could I quote some of the insight from this site if I link back to you?

  5. avatar Ysczabel says:

    Clean and fuss-free nurseries are the best. And yours is a good example of one.

  6. avatar cjko says:

    I almost picked the same fabric for a chair I reupholstered for my nursery. I love the colors. I went with spa blue and red because I didn’t want a baby pink or pastel nursery either. Your nursery is lovely.

  7. avatar jenn says:

    im in love with your bedding!!!

  8. avatar OkDesignerMom says:

    Love it! Great, great job. The colors are amazing together. We have that same crib, and yes, it is awesome. :) Stripes are hard to do on a textured wall, but you pulled it off well.