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Evyn’s Colorful Cottage Nursery


Evyn's nursery began with a white base of furniture and walls.  I layered in bright colors and pops of black to create the colorful cottage style. 

Design Inspiration

I gathered lots of ideas online and in boutiques in Atlanta.  The idea of black trim came from a store called Urban Cottage.  I knew I wanted to use individual pieces that looked collected over time instead of buying a matching nursery set. 

Decorating Style

My style is casual, colorful and eclectic. 


Project Details

I was luck to have all of the big items in the room given to me (actually to Evyn) by Evyn's grandparents and great grandparent. 

Crib-  Restoration Hardware:

Rug- Anthropologie:

Changing table- I got at an antique market in town

Dresser- It was my dad's childhood dresser, painted white.

Rocker- Rowe Furniture:

Owl Bookends- Zgallerie:

Lamp- A hand-me-down from a friend.  I added the orange rick rack with hot glue.

Name Print- Etsy, Almost Sunday:

Ottoman- Marshalls

Shelves- Ikea

I got most of the frames and other nick nacks at Homegoods. 

The mobile and some of the items on the shelves were handmade for Evyn by my friends. 

Bedding- Etsy, Fingers and Toes:

Photos taken by Duke Photo Boutique.

Favorite Items

It's hard to choose my favorite item.  I love the punch that the rug brings to the room.  I also think the changing table was such a great find.  It's the perfect size and style and I know I'll be able to use it in other ways, or places in out house, when we are finished with the diaper stage.  The chair is so great to have too!  I think it will also transition well to another room someday.



Take your time in gathering the perfect items.  Evyn is nine months and I'm just now calling it done, but I've enjoyed the process of putting her room together since before she was born.


Monday 6th of August 2012

Oh my.... Your style is amazing! I love your room, I've been looking every where for items of these Colors... Impossible! Where did you find the baskets and bird cage???


Monday 18th of June 2012


It's an Alexander Henry fabric.


Friday 15th of June 2012

Could I call this room modern with a vintage twist? Because I am a true lover of that idea! Nice color combos,too! There are to many things to say about this room! I will just shut up and enjoy gazing at it! :)


Thursday 14th of June 2012

Where did you find the super cute and colorful bird fabric for the bedding and window panels?


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

The clever mixture of compatible colors and tones makes the room fresh. The elements selected can remain in use for many years to come whether they are used in a nursery again or not. Good job, Alyson!