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Katherine’s Pop of Color Nursery


I wanted to create a nursery for my daughter that was whimsical and modern with pops of color. I love the midcentury modern look but didn't have a lot of money to spend. I looked for bargains whenever possible, and many items were gifts from family and friends. Hopefully this room inspires lots of fun times and has no problem growing with her!

Design Inspiration

I knew we were going to reuse my son's crib, bookcase, and glider, but was hoping to put a feminine twist on these neutral pieces, so we found this Alexander Henry fabric at JoAnn's and went from there.

Decorating Style

Modern, eclectic

Project Details

Sparrow Crib: Oeuf

Bedding and Curtains: Handmade by friend; fabric--Mecca for Moderns collection by Alexander Henry

Mirrors: Target

Mobile: Artecnica Themis

Glider: Babyletto "Kyoto"

Bench: IKEA EXPEDIT Shelving

Monogrammed Pillow: West Elm

Strawberry Fields Print: Made by mom

Mother/Daughter Print: Vintage from my childhood nursery

Daughters are Like Flowers Print: Etsy

Dresser: Craigslist find Changer: Built by Father-in-law!

Dresses: Mother's own from childhood

Birth Announcement: Handmade by friend

Picture Ledges: IKEA

Hamper: 3 Sprouts

Rug: HomeGoods

Favorite Items

The dresser because we found such a good deal on it and Daddy did such a good job painting it!


Not everything has to be from a matching set or necessarily designed for babies. Just have fun with it and be fearless!

Joyce Baier Steensrud

Thursday 9th of January 2014

I love it - so creative. I also like that it's not overly girly girly foo foo, if you know what I mean. After all, she will probably want Jack's train in there soon and she may want to spread bones about if she's going to be a paleontologist. And goodness what if she has an eye for cyclotrons!