Skip to Content

M’s Nursery


A cheerful and colorful nursery for Matias, inspired by vintage children's illustrations and family heirlooms.

Design Inspiration

My initial inspiration came from a whimsical Babar poster, and the rest of the room fell into place. 

Decorating Style

Vintage European charm, with a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of DIY. 

Project Details


Crib: IKEA

Bedding: DwellStudio for Target

Changing Table: Pottery Barn Kids consignment find, repainted 

Rocking Chair: hand-me-down, repainted

Dresser/Bookshelf: consignment find, repainted

Art: family heirlooms, previously owned art, and

Curtains: Target, with ribbon added

Elephant Pillow: DwellStudio

Floor Pillow: Moolka

Wall Paint: Behr "Silly Old Bluebirds" and "100 Acre Sky" 

Favorite Items

It's difficult to say as there are so many elements in the room that make me smile, but a few favorites would have to be the two-toned green changing table and the many lovely gifts (including cross-stitched name picture and handmade quilt) and heirloom pieces from family and friends. 


Start with that piece de resistance to avoid design cliches and instead focus on building a room that reflects you and your baby--let every aspect of the room tell a story, if you will. 


Saturday 12th of February 2011

@amanda_panda1986: Thanks! I originally bought the paper suitcases at A Touch of Whimsy, although it appears she doesn't sell them in that color anymore. If you're interested, you could also try the online shop Pink Loves Brown. 


Friday 11th of February 2011

I really love the lime green luggage boxes are they something you had or bought? If you dont mind me asking.


Tuesday 1st of February 2011

Sorry the link didn't come out as it should. Anyway, it's a B Toys Sugar Chute available at Target. :) 


Tuesday 1st of February 2011

@KelleJoya, the gumball machine is actually anything but vintage! I found it at Target (|1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin,price,target_com_primary_color-bin,target_com_size-bin,target_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0), and thought it would be a fun addition to his toys. It ended up looking great on the changing table. 


Tuesday 1st of February 2011

Is that gumball machine vintage, too? I think that's my fave. I don't know why... But maybe because of all the nurseries I have seen, this one article is an original.