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Kensington’s Cozy Retreat Nursery


I love interior design, DIY projects and all things baby!  However, I found myself getting frustrated with the "boxed" nursery choices that are out there, and I wanted a room that exuded calmness.  My daughter's nursery was a budget-friendly challenge that I was excited to take on.  I knew I didn't want to spend a fortune, but I wanted it to look high-end.  I splurged on the dresser at $600, bedding and curtains totaling $400, but everything else is either a DIY project, bargain find or re-purposed item.

Design Inspiration

My entire inspiration for this room was based on three silver owl hooks that I found at World Market long before I even knew I was pregnant. I knew I wanted to incorporate owls without it being "owl-themed" and it just evolved to what it was.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate the alphabet since it it a baby's room but I didn't want it to look juvenile.

Decorating Style

I would say my style leans toward Modern Traditionalism.  I love the traditional style but in modern colors and patterns.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the owl mobile.  I spent several days putting this together and it was well worth it!  Just watching my daughter gaze up at the owls with amazement brightens my day!


Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Hi! I love the wall color! What paint did you use?