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Emerson’s Nursery

Design Inspiration

I browsed a lot of nurseries on this website and on Pinterest before putting this nursery together in my head. I wanted to steer clear of the generic nursery bundles you can buy at the store and make this a special space for our daughter; our rainbow baby.

'"Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."

Project Details

I made the crib sheet using this tutorial:

I made the changing pad cover using this tutorial:

The tissue paper flowers were super easy and I followed this tutorial:

For the window cornices I used this tutorial, except I used styrofoam boards instead of wood:

I bought the plain pink fabric at JoAnn and the gray and pink chevron at Hawthorne Threads:


The total cost of materials for this nursery was less than $200! That includes all fabric, elastic, styrofoam, mounting brackets, tissue paper, wire, paper, pillow stuffing, shipping costs, etc.

Nella Atkinson

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

It's a very simple room, in fact, too simple I think it's not yet finished. You should add more decorative elements here. After all, chevron is a pretty flexible and accommodating pattern.

Mila G.

Thursday 2nd of May 2013

I kinda agree. Perhaps you took these photos when the room was still sort of bare? I'm sure though that you will be able to find cute or nice little accents to add to the room as time goes by.