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nadia’s bright & thrifted nursery.


I wanted a bright and girly nursery for Nadia.  I also knew I wanted something she wouldn't grow out of too quickly.  My top two choices were vibrant/ethnic and  rustic/burlap/cream so I combined the two.  My jumping off point was Dena Fishbein's "Kumari Garden" line. I used bright colors, natural elements, and lots of yard sale and thrift finds.  You can read more on my blog

Design Inspiration

Dena Fishbein's Kumari Garden line provided the inspiration for this room.  Also, I'd already decorated a nursery for my first daughter and realized that I didn't really take into account just how quickly a tiny newborn becomes a toddler! So for Nadia's nursery I wanted to make sure the color scheme and main elements in the room were items that would grow with her.

Decorating Style

confused?  ;)  I love vintage but also modern.  I love contemporary, bright, and bold, but also "rustic chic."  I try to mash them altogether as best I can!  The one thing that's not negotiable is color.  I LOVE color!

Project Details

Dresser, Mirror, Rocker, Changing Table, Magazine rack--all yard sale, free side of the road, and/or thrift store finds and all painted by moi!

Bedding: Etsy.

Pillows: Etsy and Etsy.

Most accessories were from HomeGoods, Target, and/or Hobby Lobby.

Side Table: Wal-Mart (no longer available)

I used drop cloths from Lowes for the curtains and added pom pom fringe.  I also added pom pom fringe to the lampshade.  The lamp was from here and the pom pom fringe was from etsy.

the chandeleir was from (no longer available) but chandelier" target="_blank">Amazon sells it (albeit for more than I paid) and a similar one is sold at Urban Outfitters.

For other sources and DIY details, visit my blog here.

Favorite Items

The changing table and the rocking chair for sure!  The changing table I got at an antique/thrift store.  Though I'm sure it's not a "real" antique, it was labeled as an  "antique dry sink." I repurposed it as a changing table.  It was actually featured on Apartment Therapy which was so cool!  I LOVE the rocker also.  It's super comfortable and I found it on the side of the road!!  I had it reupholstered for the nursery.  The fabric is awesome--hides everything! I also love the lantern pom mobile--though word to the wise using  a humidifier will wilt it!  learned that one the hard way. ;) Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chandelier.


Go with your gut and don't be afraid to mix and match and buy used items.  A little elbow grease goes a loooong way if you're on a budget!

Ross Neytiri

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Beautiful room! But I really can't get over the chandelier!


Wednesday 6th of March 2013

thanks! I am in love with that chandy myself! ;)