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Evelyn Leigh’s Precious Mint Nursery


We created Evelyn's nursery not knowing if she would be a boy or girl! Therefore the color pallet is very neutral, bright and cheery. The room is an odd L-shape and quite tiny so it definitely presented it's challenges.

Design Inspiration

We wanted an overall feeling of peace and whimsy. The walls were kept a soft mint while the artwork is a bit more playful. The size really limited the amount of furniture and layout. I looked to project nursery for inspiration!

Decorating Style

Fun, classical, DIY, certainly budget-conscious!

Project Details

Evelyn's nursery started off very gender neutral as we did not know what we were having. We painted the walls a soft mint colour "Breakers." We purchased a 3 piece nursery suite consisting of a crib, change table and small set of drawers. The room is quite small and has no closet space so we picked up an entertainment center at  an auction sale for $50.00 and re-purposed it to be an armoire by switching out the ugly gold knobs with new white porcelain ones and adding a spring-loaded curtain rod to hang clothes inside.  The artwork hung on the walls (a boston terrier, you make me happy & giraffe) were purchased on etsy and there are two black and white photographs one of Evie's Grandmother and Mother (me!) and one of her Grandfather and Father. We purchased white wooden letters from Michaels to spell out her name and her bedding was kept simple, a white fitted crib sheet and a beautiful quilt made by her great grandmother. The rocking chair is a hand-me-down from Evie's grandmother. The light up cherry blossom tree (purchased at a local, independently-owned gift store) is perfect lighting for late night feeds and changes. A canvas hung by the door made on reads "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13" We think her space is small, blissful, beautiful and precious (just like her!)

Favorite Items

The hand-made quilt, hand-me-down rocker and black and white photographs (of her parents & grandparents) make the room decor that much more special and personal.


Keep it simple! The room is small, therefore we tried very hard not to over-crowd it. Use personal items that have special meaning. Decide on one color pallet and stick to it. Incorporate furniture and artwork that you love.


Monday 15th of April 2013

What is the paint color in this room? We're thinking mint green for my little girl's nursery and I love this shade.

Ross Neytiri

Saturday 16th of March 2013

Lovely quilt. I also like that dog collage.