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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.


Tuesday 7th of August 2012

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


Wednesday 1st of August 2012

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


Wednesday 25th of July 2012

angthompson, Here's a link to the closet divider tutorial:


Wednesday 25th of July 2012


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


Tuesday 24th of July 2012

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