Skip to Content

Elsie’s Nursery


We wanted to create a nursery that was cheery, bright, and girly, without looking babyish. We found the bedding first (Land of Nod) and created everything around the bedding, focusing on various shades of pink and bright green. We used a few of my husband's favorite records from his childhood on one wall and polka dot decals on the other wall. The finishing touches were the polka dot curtains from Pottery Barn Kids, a Mod Rocker, a flower tissue paper mobile from Etsy (PomLove), and a pink ceiling lamp from Ikea.

Design Inspiration

The Land of Nod bedding inspired the various shades of pink with bright green walls.  Also wanted to incorporate elements of girly (mobile - PomLove) and playfulness (polka dots - WallCandy Arts) with some family fun (records and pictures). 

Decorating Style

Chic, modern, girly, unexpexted, cheery, inspired.

Project Details

We used a no-VOC paint, Green Gecko by Valspar.  The dresser, book shelf, and hot pink round rugs were purchased at Ikea and the crib on  The table next to the Mod Rocker is actually an ugly black file cabinet that we covered with Alexander Henry fabric.  To tie the fabric together, we made a pillow for the rocker and also created a liner for the hamper.  We purchased the mobile on Etsy from PomLove.  I love tissue paper flowers, so I was thrilled when we could customize the colors and make that Elsie's mobile. We framed a few of my husband's favorite childhood records for color and also purchased an alaphabet print with our daughter's name in various shades of pink and green (MadeByGirl).  To personalize Elsie's room, we framed a few of our favorite maternity pictures and newborn pictures. 

Favorite Items

The polka dot curtains from Pottery Barn Kids, Elsie's name in the alphabet print (MadeByGirl), the mobile, and the wall decals (WallCandy Arts).  I also love the pictures we framed.  It's a reminder of how much our baby girl has already grown!


Anything goes in your baby's room!


Wednesday 2nd of February 2011

I absolutely adore the teeny little Eames rocker that you have!  Where did you find it?  The room is so beautiful and cheery!  Awesome job!  :)


Saturday 25th of September 2010

Love the bookcase.


Friday 3rd of September 2010

Eclectic room you have here.  I love it!!!! I just adore the cheerfulness you have here too :)