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Gretchen’s Grey and Pink Nursery


I wanted a non-themed but girly room that would age well as Gretchen grows up.  I wanted to DIY what I could (art, linens, refinishing my childhood dresser) while also investing in quality pieces that will hold up for future children (crib, glider, bookshelves).

Design Inspiration

The fabric!  I had a general color scheme in mind but once I found the fabric for the curtains and crib skirt I officially had my jumping off point (channeling my inner Sarah Richardson!)  The colors and circles in the fabric are repeated throughout many of elements of the room.  

Decorating Style

I lean towards modern and love pops of color.  

Project Details

paint colors: benjamin moore smoke (walls) and supple pink (closet)

crib: Franklin & Ben Liberty 3 in 1

glider: Best Chairs Quinn in gravel

bookshelf: Madison from PBK

floating shelves: Paxton Shelves from West Elm

crib skirt/curtain fabric: Dena Designs Kumari Garden Floral Circles in Pink

pink pouf and nod chair: Land of Nod

bird mobile: etsy seller littlenestbox

polka dot storage bins: Itso from Target

Favorite Items

The pennant banner sewn by my best friend, I picked out the fabrics and she did the rest.  Looking at it always makes me smile and wish she were here.  


If you want to avoid a themed nursery,  focus on fabric.  Fabrics are one of the best places to draw your inspiration and pull a non-themed nursery together.  

Frauline Melfi

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Pretty, girly room. I like the clean look, so I hope it stays that way, knowing you still have a few more weeks to go and have enough time to add more decorative elements.