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Naia’s Naturalistic Nursery


We wanted something clean and simple with just pops of colors against browns and whites. When we found out we were having a girl, we tried to stick to pinks and greens. We wanted the room to feel organic and have touches of nature with just small hints of whimsy. Since this room is our Master Retreat, we added french doors to create some privacy and a sound barrier for Naia. We also added built-ins around the fireplace so Naia could have a "closet" and room for storage.

Design Inspiration

The room started with the vintage dresser we found at a local antique store. It had already been "green-washed" so we tried to find a natural looking brown color for the walls to match. We knew once we had that in place, we wanted the rest of the furniture to be white. We got lucky by finding the crib and changing table at garage sales, which helped add to the eclectic look. I knew I wanted to tie in some burlap from our wedding that we had used as table runners. With some left over material I was able to create the memory board and a pouf style ottoman for the nursing chair. The rest of the room we decorated with cues from nature: hand sewn bird mobile, 3D butterfly mural, bee and butterfly art.

Decorating Style

Our style is somewhat vintage, but with modern touches and nothing too "cutesy."

Project Details

Almost everything in the room was DIY or found at vintage stores or garage sales.

Dresser, Mirror, & Lamp : Junkee Clothing Exchange (Reno, NV)

Crib, Toy Box & Changing Table: Garage Sales

Rocking Chair: Juniper Hill (Reno, NV)

Fireplace Built-ins: Reno Woodworking Inc.

Pendant Light: CB2

Letter "N" & Curtain Rod: Restoration Hardware Kids

3D Butterflys: Target (embellished with fabric by me)

Set of 3 Burlap Art (Bees & Butterflies), Changing Table Baskets, Milk Sign, Milk Bottles, Bird Bow Holder: World Market

Princess Piggy Bank: Nordstrom

Large Teddy Bear: Costco

Ottoman, Memory Board, Curtains, Crib Skirt, Slipcover for Chair, Toy Box Cushion, Nursing Chair Pillow, Whitewashed wine boxes (bookshelves), Crib Bumper, frame wall: DIY

Favorite Items

For practicality, the Built-ins!

But aesthetically, the Burlap Bean Bag Ottoman I hand made using a table runner from our wedding.


We started collecting pieces when we were just 14 weeks pregnant. It took about 4 months for everything to come together. Just be patient and look for pieces you like individually.


Sunday 24th of February 2013

I've been all over this site and this is my most favorite room. You did such a great job! I struggled to put together all my thoughts on how I wanted our little girl's nursery to look and this has just about everything I've imagined. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kimmy Doraine

Saturday 23rd of February 2013

i love the whimsical and shabby chic touches. My fave though are those burlap arts!