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Gray and Cream Baby Girl’s Nursery


I have one other daughter who has a pink, cream, & brown room.  I wanted something totally different in this baby girl's room.  It started with the gray (Annapolis gray to be specific) walls & went from there.  Only 1 wall is stenciled.  The others were left in plain gray paint.

Design Inspiration

The stencil.  I fell in love with the stencil (which I found on Etsy) & everything revolved around that stencil.

Decorating Style

Fly by the seat of my pants.

Project Details

The furniture came from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.  I love the gray colored furniture, which is in sharp contrast to the traditional white or brown you normally find.  The stencil came from Etsy & Cutting Edge Stencils.  They have so many options on their site.  The stencil was slow going to make sure it was perfectly level, but this was my first time doing a stencil & it turned out perfect.  Use a small hanging level (which can be purchased from CE Stencils) to make sure as you go along the stencil stays perfectly level.

The chandelier came from Pottery Barn Kids.  The frames on the wall cluster came from Etsy again (  She custom did the frames in the same color I have on the trim (Palace White by Benjamin Moore).  Incidentally, the gray on the walls is Annapolis Gray (also Benjamin Moore).

The strange looking "bird" or whatever he is, was a custom color creation from "Boogie Buddies" Etsy shop (

I had custom done roman shades done (Etsy), but wouldn't recommend the person I used.  I would however recommend Calico Corner's who made my other daughters roman shades.  The fabric on the shades however is from Calico Corners.   I used this same fabric on the crib skirt & small pillow on the non-rocking chair.  This chair was given a fresh slip cover (also from Calico Corner's fabric).  The chair was my husband's grandmothers!  The rocking/glider is from Pottery Barn Kids.

The large wall shelf was custom done.  I'd seen one just like this in a Pottery Barn Kids catalog & decided I needed one like it in my both of my kids' rooms.  They both have matching shelves which is great for keepsakes that you don't want kids to grab!

The mobile was handmade (by me).  It used to be my daughter's & was from Pottery Barn.  I disassembled it using only the top portion of the music box & arms.  I used fishing line & made small nots & put the small blue flowers going down on the mobile.  

The large "M" on the wall was custom done & I painted it.  The small wooden wall decor item stating "We do not remember days, we remember moments" came from a shop in Issaquah, WA called "Lucky You" as did the mirror above the changing table (which originally was black & was painted).  The lamp was an up-cycled project.  A $10 find on Craigslist that I then recovered with the same fabric the chair was covered in.

Favorite Items

The stenciled wall!  Because I hand did it over the course of several weeks (my big pregnant belly fighting me all the way), I just cherish that wall!


Use a level if you're going to stencil a have to make sure your stencil ends up perfectly level, or by the time you get from one side of the wall to the other it will be crooked.


Friday 9th of November 2012

I absolutely love your stenciled wall!! I would love to recreate it in my nursery. I'm trying to find the same one from Cutting Edge Stencils. Do you remember if it was called the Marrakech Trellis?


Monday 24th of September 2012

What is the name of the fabric you used on the crib skirt?? I absolutely love it!!! The nursery is so beautiful!!

Christie McMahon Malchow

Thursday 27th of September 2012

I'm not sure, but it was purchased from Calico Corners. You can look it up online.


Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Very clean colors. I like that you used one simple color but made it up through texture, patterns and graceful curves.


Tuesday 18th of September 2012

what color are the walls?

Christie McMahon Malchow

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

They're listed above in the description....but Annapolis Gray & Palace White (both Benjamin Moore colors).

Melisa Fluhr

Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Love the monochromatic color scheme. The stencil and furniture are amazing. Congrats on a beautiful nursery!