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Lydia’s Pink Garden-Inspired Nursery


A baby girl's nursery featuring the color pink in a fun way, lots of second-hand furniture, DIY decor, and heirloom pieces. More details can be found on my blog:

Design Inspiration

I started with a crib bumper from The Land of Nod. I picked a range of 7 paint shades with plans to use the lightest shade on the walls and the darkest shade on the crib. I saw a peony lamp shade from Pottery Barn Kids that I decided to knock it off using peonies that matched my paint swatches. Once those elements were in place, the room fell together over time.

Decorating Style

Traditional with a bit of vintage pieces mixed in, especially vintage heirlooms from my family.

Project Details

Wall Paint: Light Chiffon 120A-1 ~ Behr Paint ~ Home Depot

Crib: Built by my husband

Crib Paint: Tropical Smoothie 120B-7 ~ Behr Paint ~ Home Depot

Crib Bumper: How Does Your Garden Crib Bedding Grow? ~ Bumper only ~ The Land of Nod

Crib Sheet {Pink}: Pink Diamond Pattern ~ Circo ~ Target

Butterfly Mobile: Pink Paper Butterfly Mobile ~ Pottery Barn Kids

Peony Painting: materials from Michaels; artist myself

White Circle Rugs: Round Bath Mat ~ World Market

Armoire: Craig’s List

Baby Lit Board Books: Written by Jennifer Adams ~

Tea Cups: Ikea

Pink Knobs: Hobby Lobby

Vanity: Garage Sale

Pink Stool: Pink Tuffet Seater ~ The Land of Nod

Changing Table: Craig’s List

Knobs: Hobby Lobby

Peony Mobile: materials from JoAnn’s Craft Store & Michael’s Craft Store

Peony Lamp Shade and Base: Lamp Shade from Pottery Barn; peony flowers from JoAnn’s Craft Store; Lamp Base from ebay {searched: Pottery Barn Candlestick}

Red Buckets: Michael’s Craft Store

Glider Rocker: Craig’s List

Pillow: The Land of Nod

Curtains: Ruffle Blackout Panel ~ White ~ Pottery Barn Kids

Curtain Finials: Ceramic Lattice Finials ~ Pink ~ Pottery Barn Kids

Nightstand: Garage Sale

Lamp: Hobby Lobby and peony flowers from JoAnn’s Craft Store

Misc. Accessories Unmentioned Above: heirlooms and handmade gifts

Favorite Items

My favorite item is either the crib and bumper because I really love the pop of colors or the ABC cross-stitch my mother made for my nursery 27 years ago. I love that I was able to mix some heirloom pieces from my nursery into my daughter's room


Take a concept and build on it over time to acheive a layered look. Gather elements from different stores, garage sales, Craigslist, and your own home so the nursery is coheasive, but doesn't look like everything was purchased from one place. Make it as personal as possible.


Friday 7th of September 2012

are the secret garden and emma books babylit ? if not who makes them??

Kaley Moore

Friday 7th of September 2012

The Secret Garden and Emma books are part of Penguin's Deluxe Edition Threads series. I found the books at Anthropologie, but they can also be found here: