Modern Turquoise Nursery

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Instead of traditional pink for a girl's nursery, I went with turquoise and used pink for accents. With such a small room, I thought modern, clean-line furniture would be the most appealing.

Design Inspiration

I was looking for non traditional bedding that did not scream baby.  Also, I wanted to paint the walls turquoise and was thrilled when I found the Coco Dot bedding from Pottery Barn Kids

Decorating Style

Recently I have been trending toward a more modern style with some unexpected antique pieces.

Project Details

  • Paint: Tropicana Cabana from Benjamin Moore
  • Crib: Baby Mod Parker Crib from Wal-Mart
  • Wardrobes: Aneboda Wardrobe from Ikea
  • Bedding: Coco Dot from Pottery Barn Kids
  • Changing Table: Dwell Studio Silver Lake from Target
  • Knobs on the changing table: The Sea Wife
  • Mirror: Marshalls (was black and I painted it dark turquoise)
  • Curtains: Sheets turned Curtains from HOME at Target
  • Valance: Bloom Shower Curtain from Target
  • Mobile: Blabla inspired mobile made by my mother-in-law to match perfectly with my colors
  • Rocking chair: taken from my parents’ house
  • Cushion: Marshalls
  • Dresser: craigslist purchase, first painted blue and then turquoise
  • Knobs on the dresser: TJ MAXX
  • Artwork: Ikea Frames with Baby Shower Cards from Danielle and Diana
  • Chandelier: taken from my parents’ house
  • Hamper: Marshalls
  • All because two people fell in love frame: gift from my Aunt Linda & Uncle Keenan
  • First photo frame: gift from my father-in-law
  • Birdcage lamp: taken from my parents’ house and repurposed into a lamp with a light kit and some pink spray paint

Favorite Items

I love the whole room!  But if I had to choose, I would pick the mobile made by my mother in law.


Begin by picking 4 or so colors.  So for me, I took the crib sheet and pulled all of my colors from there.  I then took the sheet to Benjamin Moore and matched each color to a paint swatch.  I taped them all together and carried that around in my purse.  I never had to guess if something would match.

Also, shop around!  You never know what you might find that can be repurposed into what you need.  For example, I created the curtains out sheets and the valance out of a shower curtain.

Check out my blog to learn more about the project.


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    Lovely mobile… I like the blablas but they are too expensive… so I gave it as a project for my mother to knit… We will see how that turns out!! ;-) 

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    Well, I think the turquoise is really cool and bright.  And it goes well with the pink too! I also love the way you have modern trimmings and then mash it up with some older pieces.  You have to tell us if it’s not difficult to do that! :)

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    TheLifeofPi – Its really easy to combine the old with the new when the old is given to you for free :)

    The rocking chair was in my room growing up so I had planned to paint it to give it some new life. However I couldn’t bring myself to do that (my dad lovingly striped it many years ago) so I just added some accessories to make it fit in the room.

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    I super love that mirror.  I’m going to be honest with you, turquoise was never my favorite.  What color would you have used for this aside from that?

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