This vintage glam nursery was designed for my baby girl, Everly Kate. I wanted to welcome her home with a vintage glam nursery that was timeless and sophisticated, yet functional.
My design inspiration derived from several things. Throughout her nursery, you will find pieces from my childhood such as my baby bracelet, baby shoes, and children books. I wanted to give her a space that had a classic feel. Something we would look back on years later and still love. Reflecting on my baby nursery, I knew I had a white iron bed. That was a very important piece in providing the classic look I was going for. Iron beds never go out of style! You will see lots of old pieces mixed with new pieces to give it an eclectic edge and make it not a typical nursery space.
I would consider my style for this room to be vintage glam. Mixing old and new pieces of furniture gave this room a look all its own, but still remains classic. I chose pieces and designs that stand the test of time. I knew I did not want to incorporate trendy patterns and overpowering colors; I instead chose soft solids with a pop of floral to give it the vintage feel.
In this project you will find a little bit of everything! New pieces, old pieces, one-of-a-kind pieces, and even DIY! Let's walk through her nursery starting with her bed:
I purchased her crib from www.brattdecor.com. I must admit, it was hard buying a crib online, sign unseen. But after reading multiple reviews and seeing several nurseries featuring the dreamy white iron crib, I knew it would be perfect!
Once it arrived (and after we found out we would be expecting a baby girl), I could not wait to get bedding on this gorgeous crib. After searching what feels like thousands of websites, I could not find what I was looking for. I was searching for something without pattern, something ultra glamorous, something not typical, something made for Everly Kate. That's just it, it had to be made! Through etsy, I found a shop called High Cotton Textile. She makes flawlessly beautiful baby bedding and guess what? NO PATTERNS! Again, I was trusting it would be as beautiful in person as it was online. I decided to take a risk and place my order. (Because the bedding is handmade and beautiful, order waaaay in advance!). I was definitely not disappointed. It arrived and I instantly knew it was going to be perfect. The craftsmanship of the bedding is exceptional and everything I wanted for my little girls room. Puddles perfectly on the floor, the ruffles give it added glam, and the soft solids give it a classic feel.
After her bedding was on, I knew I needed to incorporated something vintage. Something old. Something yet again, timeless. But what? Florals! As my husband would say, "Grandma's MooMoo". I ordered the fabric from carousel designs and my precious aunt made the fitted sheet and also her curtains (we will talk about this later!) Once this all came together, the only thing missing was a large and I mean LARGE monogram. Here in the south we take monograms VERY seriously! I ordered from dplusthreedesigns on etsy and had them finish it in a glamorous gold! It was the perfect piece to complete the look.
Y'all. This piece is one of my favorites! I found it at a store called Altar'd Designs in Deer Park, TX. They find one-of-a-kind pieces and turn them into something beautiful! It had such unusual features, unlike any typical dresser I had seen. I did, however, add the crystal knobs. You can find them at Hobby Lobby.
On top, I added a changing pad and cover from BuyBuyBaby, an organizing space saver found at HomeGoods, and a glass jar to display diapers, found at Target.
Her collage wall features products from Target and Hobby Lobby! (note: the mirror is from Hobby Lobby, but was painted a bright white).
Glider and Pouf:
The glider is the Grand Swivel Glider from Pottery Barn. (those late night rockings will make you tired, get something big and comfy!) The pouf is from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child.
The armoire is an old vintage piece that my mother had in her house. My handy husband bought some -amazing-CeCe Caldwells chalk paint and refinished the armoire to give it vintage charm! Most of the armoire is filled with things from my childhood. Other decorative items were purchased at HomeGoods.
Last, but certainly not least, her lullaby prints on the wall.
One of my favorite parts in her room! The frames came from Hobby Lobby. Along with the matte and printed paper. The sheet music was an instant download purchase from etsy and I printed it right from home! Every time I look at these I just burst with pride because I made them for my girl and they are just perfect.
My favorite item would definitely have to be her crib and bedding. It just exemplifies the entire look I was going for with this project and brings the look together. Vintage Glam, yes please!
My advice would be to plan ahead and shop early! This look took me almost 5 months to complete. It doesn't happen in a day! Be patient and be willing to search for things at places that have one-of-a-kind pieces so you can make your baby's nursery all their own.