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Lincoln’s Room


We built a new room for our son's nursery as part of remodeling the upstairs of our 1920s home. 

Design Inspiration

The room came together over several months as we collected furniture and decided on colors, rugs and paint colors.  We also painted wide horizontal stripes - an idea that was more involved than we originally thought, but paid off in the final look.  Overall, we tried to incorporate our love of mid-century modern decor for a kid friendly room.

Decorating Style

Mid-century modern, minimalist, and a fan of bright colors and accent walls.

Project Details

We painted horizontal chocolate brown stripes on two of the walls after the contractor painted the base cream color throughout the nursery.

We found a few fun pieces of art on Etsy, and were lucky enough to receive a custom-made mobile from Etsy as a shower gift.

The curtains were sewn by Lincoln's grandma, along with the wall quilt and bed skirt, and grandpa made the boat tie-backs.

The second-hand crib and dresser got a fresh coat of white paint, while the old bookcase and prior bathroom shelving got doused in bright yellow.  We found the dresser at a local vintage store in our neighborhood, and the crib is an Ikea crib we bought off craigslist.  The rug was on sale at and worked perfectly with our colors and design.

A mid-century modern side table and rouge dining room chair were relocated upstairs for functionality.

Favorite Items

Mid century modern dresser from a local vintage store - usable now in the nursery and hopefully later in a different room.


Tuesday 31st of January 2012

beautiful nursery... love the pop of yellow! Where did you get the nice yellow lamp from? thx!


Sunday 29th of January 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Would love to see the bedding though!


Saturday 28th of January 2012

Loved the colors UNTIL the yellow elements entered the room. Sorry, those pieces do not work.


Saturday 28th of January 2012

Such a charming and fresh-looking nursery. I love the colors! And that colorful pinwheel mobile looks awesome!