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Modern Vintage Nursery


My daughter Chloe's modern vintage nursery

Design Inspiration

I spent a lot of time looking at decorating blogs and nursery galleries and created an inspiration board from some of my favorite rooms here!  I knew I wanted a vintage feel and something eclectic.  I knew I wanted blue walls, a painted Jenny Lind crib and wanted the room to tie in to the existing curtains.

Decorating Style

I'm not sure that I have a decorating style yet, but for this project I was going for a modern vintage feel!

Project Details

The wall color is Benjamin Moore's Robin's Nest (color-matched to Olympic) and the crib bedding custom designed from a site that is unfortunately no longer taking orders. The chevron rug is from West Elm, the curtains from World Market and the guest bedding from Target. I had several DIY items with tutorials:  The framed button monogram, chicken wire bulletin board, and mobile (or you can purchase a kit here which I highly recommend). I think those are the main items but some more details can be found on my personal blog post here.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is a toss up between the vintage tin plates, the DIY mobile and the IKEA spice racks that act as bookshelves!


Collect pictures from nurseries you love and try to pin point what it is that you love about them.  Then try to think of ways to tie in those themes or items into your project.

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  2. avatar kira says:

    where did you get the curtains? super cute

  3. avatar Nydia says:

    Where did you get the bedding?

  4. avatar kay8love says:

    I love the chair- where’d you get it? Thanks!

  5. avatar mjesse says:

    Very cute room! I love that you used many things that were not intended to be used in a nursery (spice racks, “grown up” rug and curtains, etc). It gives it a fresh, hip feel.

  6. avatar trenna travis design studio says:

    Really love that rug and the cheery yellow Jenny Lind!  Very cute! 

  7. avatar nicben314 says:

    Love this nursery! Great job. I am following your blog as well. Thank you for the inspiration. I love the gender neutral design…since i’m not sure if i’m having a boy or girl. Thanks for sharing!

  8. avatar kwill42 says:

    Nora’s nursery was part of my inspiration too and we also had trouble finding the water based spray paint! My sister offered us her paint gun so we went with gallons of Olympics No-VOC for the primer and yellow.

  9. avatar littleviking says:

    Beautiful! I too was inspired by Nora’s nursery on Oh-Dee-Doh and I have a Jenny Lind crib waiting to be painted. How did you paint yours?  I am finding it very difficult to find any water-based non-toxic spray paints.  Did you use a paint sprayer?  Love the earthy touch of the curtains and the browns.  Really adds more to the vintage vibe!

  10. avatar kwill42 says:

    I found the tin plates at this antique etsy shop!

  11. avatar avalon says:

    The framed artworks are so cute and whimsically vintage. And those vintage tin plates are a keeper! Are they really yours from childhood, or did you get them somewhere?

  12. avatar kwill42 says:

    Thanks! And yes, those bookshelves are actually spice racks from IKEA.  They are really reasonable too! I got mine for $3.99 each but I do think they have raised the price to $6.99 now.  But still a good buy!

  13. avatar sweet | three says:

    I love this room! I have those curtains in my living room & am thinking of moving them to my bedroom when we move this summer. This just gave me more motivation! :)

    & to nblackmon, you can get wall mounted displays at IKEA. I have bought a couple there. LOVE them!

  14. avatar BriskRain says:

    I like vintage! I am in love with those vintage painted tin plates. And the bookshelf…. I never thought these were spice racks! So resourceful and creative of you.

  15. avatar nblackmon says:

    Really cute!  I have been looking all over creation for wall mounted book displays that didn’t cost a couple hundred dollars.  Where did you get yours?