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Fresh English Garden Nursery


This room is mostly a collection of things that we found secondhand. I found the bed on Craigslist before we were really ready to start putting the room together, but I couldn't pass it by. We had decided adding a twin bed to the nursery would allow us  sleep in the room with baby if we needed to, or just a place for guests. Both dressers are vintage and chalk painted by me. The changing station tucked into the closet was the boys, I found it at a yard sale years ago. Bedding is all from craigslist and ebay. The crib is new from IKEA. As we are adopting, the crib had to pass strict home study rules. I fell in love with the Coco Dot nursery line from Pottery Barn..and the coordinating BonBon from Pottery Barn Teen. I mixed them up a bit with the BabyBlooms sheets, I love how the floral coordinated perfect with the ribbon colors and my canvas print. The Beatrix Potter items are from my oldest son's nursery and some are vintage Eden toys...

Design Inspiration

I get ideas from everywhere, but I have to temper that with trying to use what we have. My colors really came from two places, the Coco Dot bedding and the super fun canvas print I found at Ross. All the colors were picked to coordinate with them.

Decorating Style

I'm drawn to classic English, French and Scandinavian styles. Tossed together with a bit of North West Coastal Cottage.

Project Details

Twin Bed-Pottery Barn Teen Maison Canopy Bed

Crib- Ikea

Dressers-Thrifted and painted with Annie Sloan Chalk paint

Twin Bedding-Pottery Barn Teen BonBon, Blooms, and Pottery Barn Kids Stacy's Silk comforter, Target bed skirt

Crib Bedding-Pottery Barn Kids Coco Dot quilt and bed skirt, Baby Blooms sheets.

Rocking Chair-Thrifted and painted

Changing Table-Yard Sale

Curtains-Thrifted, Pier One and Martha Stewart

Canvas Print- Ross

Storage Ottoman-Ross


Favorite Items

I have two.. the canopy bed and my small green dresser. Luckily both can be used long after the baby stage.


The scallop design around the room was done by hand. I used a bowl from the kitchen on a piece of cardboard to make a template. I used the template set against the ceiling to pencil the scallop on the white painted room and then painted aqua up to it with rollers, I used a small brush to fill in the "V" areas between the scallops and finished it off using a brown marker to add a "shadow" effect to the lower points. It gives the room a feeling of having a white canopy over the whole.

Ross Neytiri

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

You should put a canopy on the bed posts. These posts, when left bare, kinda appear obstructive to the overall look of the room and those extra lines just clutter the space.


Sunday 1st of September 2013

That's a very colorful and interesting artwork on the wall.