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Green and Teal Girl’s Nursery


Nursery done in teal and green with a lot of handmade touches. The antique furniture is balanced by the modern fabrics and colors.

Design Inspiration

Sweet William fabric in teal, found here:

Decorating Style

Shabby chic and found/antique items with a little bit of contemporary thrown in. A friend once described my design style as "contemporary cottage." I sew and create a lot of my decor by hand.

Project Details

This nursery is for our first baby, a little girl due next week!  I sewed the curtains from Sweet William fabric in teal (available from Tonic Living), and lined them with black out fabric. I sewed the ottoman using Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillow pattern ( The fabric is Zig Zag Village Green/Natural by Premier Prints ( I used the same fabric to make the crib skirt, adding teal pom pom trim to the bottom. The mobile was made using a picture frame, crocheted beads, and needle-felted animals.

The rug is from FLOR (Feelin' Groovy in the color "Breeze", found here:, and the white turned wood crib is from The changing table is a craigslist find that I painted white and added new drawer pulls.

The chair belonged to my grandmother and I had it reupholstered in a neutral linen. The quilt hanging over the side of the crib is an amazing gift from two of our friends.

More details on my blog:

Favorite Items

So hard to choose but probably the handmade mobile.


You can never go wrong if you go with what you love! Blue and green are dominant colors throughout my home, and even though we are having a little girl, I didn't feel the need to do a pink nursery, but rather I stuck with the colors I love.

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  1. avatar Eddie says:

    Hi lovely balanced nursery. My fav is the corner armoire/hutch. What color, brand did you paint this?

  2. avatar Jaime says:

    Absolutely stunning!!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

  3. avatar sarah says:


    Thank you! I made the closet dividers myself. Here’s a link to the tutorial:

  4. avatar angthompson says:

    I love your nursery! Where did you get the size dividers for the closet? Wonderful idea!

  5. avatar Shelley says:

    Absolutely gorgeous nursery! All the special handmade touches are what set it over the top for me. Great job, and congratulations!

  6. avatar Mrs.Echon says:


    I found it! My iPad kept spellchecking it without the “e” in Minnie…

  7. avatar Mrs.Echon says:


    Oh wow! I am an etsy shopaholic! I just tried that address and it’s not working nor the on etsy under search :( it must be me! I must see your shop! :D

  8. avatar gardsabs007 says:

    Uber stylish

  9. avatar sarah says:


    Thank you, and yes I made the felt animals. I sell them in my etsy shop,, but this was the first time I’ve made some for myself!

  10. avatar sarah says:


    Funny you mention that. I actually had a set of Sylvanian dolls when I was a child, the bear family, and will be passing them on to our daughter. Maybe I was subconsciously inspired by them :)

  11. avatar Dandelion says:

    The handmade mobile is adorable! It reminds me of those cute little Silvanian Family dolls.

  12. avatar Mrs.Echon says:

    Cutest ever mobile! Did you make those felt animals? They’re very sweet! This room looks refreshing!

  13. avatar illek says:

    I love it, so cute!! Your color scheme is so nice. Baby K has a beautiful room to come home to :-)

  14. avatar haras888 says:


    The paint color is Hopsack by Valspar, in satin.

  15. avatar C's_mommy says:

    This nursery is so beautifully put together! Its lovely! I love the closet dividers–such a neat idea to organize baby’s clothes. Could you share the brand and color of the wall paint? It’s a great neutral backdrop to let the colors and patterns of the fabrics pop. Thanks!