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Emerson’s Nursery


I had so much fun designing my first child's room. I took everything I loved from the Project Nursery and put it all together. I did not want one theme for the nursery so I went with a little of everything. I hope that this room can grow with him too!

Design Inspiration

Project Nursery! I looked at tons of nurseries from the gallery and narrowed it down to two of my favs (Ethan's Room and A through Z)! From there, I picked my favorite things from both rooms and added my own special touches.

Decorating Style

I loved the ABC wall I had seen here! I had also found vintage airplanes that I knew I wanted to incorporate.

Project Details

I have a little bit of everything from a little bit of everywhere. My mother and I found the furniture for cheap and painted it all. My mother-in-law made the striped curtains. I picked up letters for the ABC wall along the way and odered what I needed to fill in from various online sites. The bedding is Skip Hop and the mobile came from Restoration Hardware. Everything else I pieced together as I found it.

Favorite Items

I love the vintage airplanes, blanket my mother made, and ABC wall.


Start looking early! I did not spend a ton of money, but I did get inspired early which helped me to pull it all together over time. Also, I saved alot of money making things on my own (wall hooks, Emerson sign, growth chart, etc.)

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Wednesday 29th of April 2015

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Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Do you still have this mobile? I can't find it to purchase anywhere online.


Thursday 28th of February 2013

Love everything about the baby room. Where did you get the letters for the alphabet wall?


Sunday 30th of September 2012

I came across this page when researching life preserver ring when I was planning a nautical themed nursery for my 3rd son. Well, seeing your pictures made me scrap the whole nautical idea (even after I ordered bedding and a mobile that I had to return) I fell in love with the a-z wall! I hope you find it flattery that I am copying your ideas. I found the horse shoe, life ring, stop light, E, picture frame for f then printed out an f on computer, and the N from Hobby Lobby. I'm lucky that there is one right near me and to be honest never walked in the store prior to this. The A and Z I got from JoAnnes but it is made of cardboard and doesn't look as nice as wood but at least light weight. I would love to paint my pottery barn brown dresser and crib but my husband would kill me! I fell in love with the green rocker! Although I had an expensive rocker and ottoman from pottery barn from my last 2 kids, I like yours more and the vintage look of it :) I found one just like it on craiglist that was brown. As I brought it home and it was in the back of my car I noticed it smelled of smoke and cats...yuck! I wanted to reupholster it anyway. On my trip home I stopped at a place and they told me it would be $700 to redo and that didn't include material! I said no thanks and I will look somewhere else. My question to you is how much did you pay and where did you buy the green fabric for it? Do you remember the name? I have been hunting for a similar green. Thank you so much for the ideas! Lisa


Monday 25th of June 2012

How big is your room? Love the way you did it!