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Evie’s New Home


I wanted to create a nursery that was relaxing, feminine, unique and incorporated my DIY handy-work and hand made pieces from friends and family.   


Design Inspiration

The main inspiration for the room came from a set of paintings my husband had painted when he was young, sometime between 6-8 years old.  Or roughly 30 years ago!  His mom had saved these paintings, which are painted on butcher block paper, by rolling them up and keeping them on a top shelf of a closet.  They were still in perfect condition!  I knew I would use them in the room, whether we were having a girl or a boy.  I am in love with them...and the artist!

Decorating Style

My decorating style is traditional eclectic.  I like using traditional pieces with unique fabrics, textures and patterns to create an interesting and inviting vibe. 

Project Details

Paint Color: Valspar "Pink Kiss"

Window treatments: DIY project

Pillows: DIY project

Bedding: crib sheet is handmade, crib skirt is the ruffle crib skirt from Pottery Barn Kids

Fabrics: Windham Cabana Blooms (cornice boards, crib sheet and pillows)

Lost and Found Riley Blake Pink Stripe (roman shades)

Crib: Kendall in Simply White by Pottery Barn Kids

Nursery Chair: Pottery Barn Kids Comfort Swivel and Glider in white twill with green pipping.

Ottoman:  DIY, I recovered an old square ottoman with Pottery Barn Kids green dot chenille curtain.

Artwork:  Husband's 30 year old paintings framed in 20"x20" white frames with linen fabric backing (fabric purchased from local fabric store and taped to the back of the frame...very professional!) 

The monogram artwork above the crib was done with a canvas and acrylic paint.  I printed off the letters on 8 1/2x11" paper, cut them out and used them as a stencil. 

The sheep "Ewe Go Girl" picture was drawing by a dear family friend and framed in the same style frame as the husband's artwork.

Changing table: Found at a garage sale and spray painted Herbal Green by Krylon.  Baskets were found at Marshall's.

Bookcase: Pottery Barn Kids Cameron 4 Shelf Bookcase

Rug: Urban Outfitters ZigZag rug

Daybed: $50 find, repainted.  Bedding was recycled from old guest room bed.

Lamps: Garage sale lamp bases with $5 Dollar General gray lampshades which I embellished with gray pompom trim.

Light fixture: Flea market find.  At $40, I knew I could transform the former brass beauty into a soft accent piece with a can of spray paint and make it look much more expensive!  

Favorite Items

It's hard to choose just one item as my favorite, but I would probably say the husband's paintings are my most favorite.  They are so meaningful and so adorable.  I think they really make the room special.  I also like the gray chevron rug.  I was a little hesitant to put something "trendy" in the room, but I love how the pattern and color tie the room together so well. 



My advice in achieving a similar look would be to start designing the room with a piece that really means something to you and use that as the inspiration.  For us, it was the artwork.  However, it could be as simple as a pattern that really speaks to you, or a picture of someone you admire.  Use these inspiration pieces to guide the room design and you will find that at the end of the day, you will have a nursery that feels personal, beautiful and evokes a feeling of love and warmth. 

Best Wishes!

Carol Ann

Friday 15th of December 2017

I loved your husbands paintings! I do not agree with the other comment... I think they go great with the white. It is nice to see the bold colors against the white background. This is an old post and your baby girl is a little girl now...I hope you incorporated the paintings in her "big girl" room.

Florence Amber

Sunday 26th of August 2012

I'd say the color of your furniture and your walls make a relaxing look. But those artworks above the daybed are rather scary, with their dark and reddish colors.