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Maeve’s Classic Nursery


We started our project with a very neutral design.  We were not planning to find out the gender so neutral walls and colourful pieces were chosen to be appropriate for both a boy or a girl. In the end we found out early that we were having a girl and added some specific items to reflect her gender.

Design Inspiration

Classic and Cozy.  We wanted the nursery to be the most comfortable and welcoming room in our home.  We wanted it it to be timeless and have a mix of vintage and modern.

Decorating Style

Timeless and Functional.  We live in a home that is 105 years old so each room must grow with the home.  We make sure our design is timeless. It must look like each room has always looked this way and will continue to look current as design trends change. Century homes are not known for their storage options so multi-functional furniture and design is an absolute must as well.

Project Details

Custom wreath and "M" initial: Gosh Yarn It! Wreaths - Etsy

Recliner: La-Z-Boy

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-1 crib: Amazon

Hanging lamp: Antique

Change table: Custom Handmade

Wardrobe: Leon's

Hot air balloon mobile: Handmade - Michael's

INGERT curtains green: IKEA

Diamond scroll rug: Pier One Imports

Doily wall art: Handmade

Plush elephant and sheep: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

Custom quilt: Country Patchworks, Woodstock ON

"Sugar and Spice" custom artwork: Made by me - inquire about custom art at Gosh Yarn It!

Favorite Items

Maeve's custom quilt is my favourite item.  It was made by a family friend and the moment I ordered it was thrilling and a little bit scary. "Did I just pick her name?!?".  YEP!  I use this quilt to take monthly photos of Maeve on and I record her special memories around her in text.


Think about what the room will be used for when it is no longer needed as a nursery.  Keeping colours neutral and using classic furniture will help to transition the room to it's new purpose quickly and easily. Remove the baby decor/items, add new artwork, maybe switch out the rug and VIOLA - a guest room or an office.


Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I love the Hot Air Balloon mobile that you made. Any advice on how to do it?