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Harper’s Pink & Gray Rose Nursery


I wanted to create a room that reflected the pastel colors of my childhood.  There is something so calming and endearing about pastel pink.  However, I AM a modern girl and I wanted a more contemporary look so I incorporated gray as an accent color and balanced the two colors with pops of white in the furniture and varying elements of nature.

Design Inspiration

I fell in love with the rose covered lamp from Pottery Barn Kids and the butterfly mobile from Babies R Us - the rest of the room was inspired from those pieces.  I knew I wanted to bring the outdoors into the nursery in a modern way but sticking close to the traditional pastel pink.

Decorating Style

Finding solid base pieces and incorporating creative do it yourself items.

Project Details

I found textured rose material at a local fabric store in Dallas, TX which comes in all colors (gray, light pink, hot pink, orange, red, green, etc).  I incorporated the rose material into the curtains, bed skirt and pillows.  I also incorporated pink minky fabric into the curtains to coordinate with the pink minky crib bumper.  We spray painted a manzanita branch with white paint so it would POP against the gray wall and hung the curtains using ribbon.  We suspended the bird house from the branch as a fun accent.  We expanded on the theme by adding pink rose drawer pulls to the dresser.  I had found the saying in the frame at an online boutique and it magnified my heart; however, it was quite pricy.  I then decided to use my scrapbooking materials to recreate the saying using the nursery colors & a little bit of bling and I love how it turned out!  My husband & I are big fans of using our own photography as artwork around the house and we carried that philosophy into the nursery.  We strategically placed photographs we took during our babymoon to France using flowers we saw in Monet’s Garden which inspired his world famous paintings.  We hung the chandelier in the middle of the room to add a vintage touch and it dangles perfectly centered above the uniquely monogrammed pink & gray rug.  The diaper cake, adorned with our daughter’s name and flowers, was presented at my baby shower; it matched the nursery perfectly so we proudly display it on the bookshelf we use for extra storage.


  • Lamp Shade/Base and Drawer Pulls – Pottery Barn Kids
  • Butterfly Mobile – Babies R Us
  • Wood Framed Letters – Hobby Lobby
  • Monogrammed Rug –
  • Minky Bedding –
  • Crib and Dresser – Vista Collection at Buy Buy Baby
  • Toy Bench, Cube Shelves, Chandelier – IKEA
  • Curtains, Pillow, Bedskirt – Made with love by mom (Fabric from Childress Fabric in Dallas, TX)
  • Crochet Blanket – Made with love by grandma
  • Paint Color – Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware

Favorite Items

My favorite items in the room are the curtains and the rug because they add a custom element that I love.


Incorporate on a few show-stopping items and then accent CREATIVELY; stick to a style that represents your family and flows smoothly with the rest of your home.


Tuesday 20th of September 2011

This is adorable!!! Love the fabric and curtain idea! I was actually doing this in our shared room with the branch. Glad to see it done and it can be done! Cute! What brand of fabric is the rose fabric you used. Love the Dallas fabric market. Great Job!


Friday 9th of September 2011

I love pastel pink, too, despite so many saying it's too traditional and cliche. Anyway, you created a really feminine room and played with textures. You have a very interesting curtain/branch. And your chandelier is really lovely.


Thursday 8th of September 2011

I love the rose lamp shade, lovely!