Skip to Content

Ethereal Nursery


After learning we were expecting a baby girl, I experienced an indescribable feeling, as if I were floating on air. I immediately began to work on designing her nursery and wanted a light and airy feeling. Ethereal means "light, airy, almost too perfect for this world", and I used these words and the definition to guide my design choices. I wanted the central point of the room to display a round fur rug to imitate a fluffy cloud that mirrored the circular shape of the lighting fixture directly above it. I wanted stark white walls to accentuate natural light pouring in from the windows to contrast the glossy light pink ceiling that would make anyone's mouth water by looking at it because it looks as sweet as candy. Whimsical light and airy curtains that fool the eye with their thick, blackout panels underneath are gorgeous and highly effective for a nursery. With all this "fluffiness" I wanted to incorporate an element of strength, so my husband crafted a solid wood wall hanging above the changing table. A nice balance with all the other soft features. Finally, the highLIGHT of the room is our daughter's name embedded in a floral arrangement above her crib. This DIY protect was surprisingly simple, fun, and inexpensive.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. avatar Mia says:

    Looking for wall pain color.

  2. avatar Ashley says:

    I’d love to see how you made the name sign! I love it and want to try to replicate for my daughters new big girl room!!

  3. avatar Meghan says:

    I love your work and it has inspired me for our soon to arrive little lady. I was wondering if you could provide more detail as to how you created the flower and marquee name plate that is featured in the Ethereal Nursery article. I would love to make this for my daughter, but could not tell what the base was, how you attached the flowers and letters, and can you confirm if once attached to the wall it is framed out? I appreciate your help in advance – just want to make sure it is sturdy at it will be over her crib! Have a wonderful day and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

  4. avatar Susan says:

    I would love to know how to make the marquee/flower sign! It would be perfect for my baby girls nursery!

  5. avatar Hillary says:

    Hi! Where are those curtains from??

  6. avatar Nicole says:

    How didn’t you make the marquee flower sign hanging above crib?

  7. avatar Carly says:

    Hi!! Can you please share how you made the hanging light up name sign with flowers? I love the idea!

  8. avatar Joey says:

    I love the flower marquee! How did you go about attaching the flowers?
    Thank you!

  9. avatar Kelsy says:

    Where is the crib from?

  10. avatar Beth says:

    We sell the Jolie Wallpaper in The Project Nursery Shop. Here’s a link:

  11. avatar Lindsay Hollmuller says:

    A new wall decor. From Etsy. Search Jolie wall mural :)

  12. avatar Jessica says:

    Looks beautiful! Where is the wallpaper from?