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Modern Whimsy Nursery


We are expecting our first baby girl in February. When we found out we are expecting, we did not know which room to "house" the baby. Whether converting the office to nursery, or keeping the office and retrofitting the guest room into nursery/guest room. We decided on converting the office. We want her to have a room of her own where she can grow into.

Design Inspiration

I'm always inspired by nature. I would like the nursery to have as much as nature elements such as birds, leaves, and flowers incorporated either in the forms of decal, artwork or textiles. We also would like the room to be as gender neutral as possible. A room that our baby can also grow into a toddler without making many decor changes.

Decorating Style

Modern with a touch of whimsy.

Project Details

I use my own textile collection for the bed skirt, bumper, glider and changing pad cover. I also re-upholstered a hand-me down glider and give it a fresh coat of paint. Both crib and changing tables are from Dwell Studio for Target. The pendant is from Lamps Plus. The artworks are from the lovely etsy seller, Umbrella Prints. The decals are from etsy seller, ShaNickers. Wall shelves are from West Elm. The mobile is from Carter’s. All textiles are from Swanky Swell.

Favorite Items

The glider! Our best friend pass it down to us. Before restoring it, the wood frame was pine and the fabric was outdated. With a fresh coat of paint and reupholstering the cushions, the glider looks fresh and brand new!


Yes. Start with a neutral background as a canvas to start your design. Pick an item or two as your inspiration either in color or theme and develop around it. Never overlook an old item. They can be restored to look just as new.

Splendid Paper+Goods

Wednesday 15th of February 2012

LOVE Thise - beautiful pallet and patterns! Love the covered glider too!


Friday 4th of November 2011

hi! what is the name and color of the paint you used on your wall?


Thursday 27th of October 2011

i looked everywhere for your crib & changing table. probably not available since it was last year, right? You said you got it at target (dwell studio?) Is it espresso/white or black/white?


Monday 7th of February 2011

Love your glider update - I am hoping to do the same with mine... Except I can't sew to save my life and will need my sister's help! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!


Tuesday 6th of July 2010

Love the Orange & blue together...very modern. If you need a rug to go with your room...check out