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Emanuel’s Nursery


Emanuel was our first born so we wanted a space that showcased our excitement but was sophisticated (without costing a fortune) and practical enough to grow with him over time.

Design Inspiration

Originally I was inspired by a white fluffy rug that reminded me of a cloud that I saw at TJ Maxx. Then I was drawn to Nautical blues for the walls, and finally I landed with something reminiscent of a calm but sparkly night sky - magical with some whimsy

Decorating Style

classic, sophisticated with a practical edge and a touch of modern simplicity

Project Details

Crib and Dresser was from Baby Appleseed's Davenport collection. We purchased from Buy Buy Baby with one of their 20% off discounts and saved a bundle.

The paint is a blue metalic I'll have to look up the exact color.

The gigantic rocking recliner is a faux leather piece from biglots furniture.

The white cloud rug is from TJ Maxx- I love this piece and designed the room around it.

Favorite Items

How flexible the wall color has been to work with but the crib set is a close second - it's now in my newborn daughters garden party themed nursery and looks totally different but just as stunning.


The metalic paint is a huge pain. My father in law is a professional painter and he did it for us but I think he was ready to throw in the towel more than once. It's nearly impossible to avoid lapmarks but we have plaster walls and decided this wasn't a deal breaking issue for us. In the most obvious spots we strategically angle furniture to avoid the issue. Even so, I still love the color and people constantly comment on how cool and different the room is because of it.

Alison Mar

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Is the nursery really gloomy? Or is that just the picture?