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Lauren’s Sweet Nursery


A traditional nursery with black and white modern accents.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired to create this room by the pink and white damsk print of the bedding I selected. I did not want the room to be too pink but yet still be sweet and girly.

Decorating Style

transitional with a modern twist

Project Details

It took me soooooo long to commit myself to the colors because I did not want it to be so traditionally girly but hey I am, so of course it would have a little of that! So I choose this bedding from Dwell and then the rest of it came together. It is not a baby pink- it has slightly more orange in it. Then I paired it with khaki, black and white; I decided on great neutrals so if I want to change the pink and pop another color it wont be hard to do. The chandelier was a gift from the lighting showroom I work with all the time. It is from AF Lighting and I just love the pink pearls with the black iron. I had the chair made and bought the furniture at a discount place (I didn't want to spend the money on the Pottery Barn set I had wanted). I purchased the sheer curtains from Ikea and then tied ribbons of black/white and pink/white colors and hot glued them to the folds at the top. I bought her lamp and lamp shade at target and again hot glued ribbon to it and scrap booking pink bows. The alphabet cards are from Bibbity and I just hole punched holes and strung them on black ribbon. I had the long shelf made above her changing table and I display pictures of her in black frames and her keepsakes. Above her changing pad I purchased a white decal from Off The Wall Expressions that reads "girl,n: sweetness with attitude". Of course I am always adding and changing the things I display above her armoire and long shelf but I love the way this room turned out and I love sitting in her chair and reading to her. The little nic nacs that sit above her armoire are a Piggy Bank from Mud Pie, Glass Canister from Pottery Barn filled with my old blocks, and a dress form from Lulu Mae. Her new thing is when she wakes up and I first go in there she points at the ABC cards and wants me to sing the alphabet. There is nothing like watching your child enjoy and discover new things! I hope you enjoy the pictures too!

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is her little pink pearl chandelier!


Always pick your fabrics first (or bedding), then select your paint and accessories. It is a staple when designing your room to have your fabric palet selected first and foremost.


Thursday 30th of September 2010

I really love the armoire. Where can I find one?


Wednesday 7th of July 2010

I love what you did with that chandelier!  Awesome effect!


Wednesday 7th of July 2010

I never really thought that one could mix girly pink and classic in one room, but you did it. The baby pink and the white remind me of cotton candy. And hey, I really like the contrast that your black and white rug gives.