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Emily’s Pink, Gray & White Chevron Nursery


A pink, white and gray chevron nursery.

Design Inspiration

Girly, chevron styles, ballerinas and elephants.  Also this lovely nursery from "The Little Umbrella".

Decorating Style

Simple, minimal, organized with a touch of traditionalism

Project Details

My husband and I were so excited to create a nursery for our bundle of joy, Miss Emily Lynne!  After convincing myself I was having a boy for a long time, creating a girls nursery forced me to start from scratch. After much Pinterest searching, I found the sweetest pink & gray inspired nursery, and decided to go with that theme.  Ballerinas ended up coming in through the color and my Mom (she taught dance for 30+ years).

We started with the closet, which was also inspired by Pinterest (Crisp Interiors Blog).  My husband is a firefighter by trade but very handy, which helped when it came to making a closet that would function well for storage.

Paint: "Alyssum" by Sherwin Williams
Crib: DaVinci Jayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail, White
Rocker: Jordan's Furniture
Baskets (white): Christmas Tree Shops
Chevron soft baskets: Walmart
Dresser: IKEA (used from Craigslist)
Shelves: IKEA
Shelf brackets: Home Depot
Blocks: Handmade by my Mother-In-Law, Martha
Bookcase: Target
Bedding (mesh bumper, sheets, crib mobile): Target
Chevron Gray and White Blanket: Sweet Seraphina, Etsy
Curtains: Home Goods
Blinds: Walmart
Nightstand: "Upcycled" piece from my Father-In-Law who collects vintage furniture.  My Husband sanded it, painted it white and put new knobs in (also vintage).
Lamp: Gift from my Parents
Pillows and Pillowcases in Crib: IKEA
Prints on Wall: karimachal, Etsy

Favorite Items

The ballerina windchime above the changing table.  It was a gift my Mom had received when she opened up her dance studio in 1993, and she had saved for her future granddaughter.  It's so sentimental for me as I was a dancer there until I went to college.  I also love the rocker/recliner!  I wanted to get one that would accommodate my Husband (he's 6'1"!).  We got it on sale during tax-free weekend at Jordan's Furniture from their discount room at an awesome price.  Lastly, the closet came out better than I could have dreamed.  My Husband was so patient when it came to building it as we didn't have measurements and he had to create it all from scratch.  I searched all over for baskets that were in our price range and would fit in the spaces he had created.


We started early (in July for a December 8th due date) as we had to paint the room (my Husband also sanded the walls to make them all even), sand clean & paint the baseboard heating and build the inside of the closet.  He asked why we couldn't wait until later to do it, and I'm so glad it was almost complete by the time we had our shower in October.  It helped to have a place to put all the lovely gifts away.