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A Little Girl’s Red and Pink Nursery


My children's rooms are my sanctuary during the day. This room needed to do double duty because we don't have a separate play area. That being said, I still wanted it to feel like a nursery and a place that was her own special space.

Design Inspiration

The painting in the red frame was the inspiration. Little did I know at the time, but Olive's namesake painted it. Felt like it was meant to be. Which is what I love about taking my time designing rooms- it all has a way of coming together on it's own.

Decorating Style

Using the "crap" I've got! I love to use something I already have and make it work or make it better. This room is full of those projects.

Project Details

This room is mostly hand me downs, DIY's, or repurposed items!

Jenny Lind Crib: Amazon

Charleston Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids

Dresser: IKEA

Lamp: Target clearance for $6!

Frames: IKEA - just spray painted

Books: Amazon

Doll: Gift to my mother from my dad

Pouf: TJMaxx

LOVE Pillow: Target

ABC Pillow: repurposed the stitching I've had since I was a child into a pillow

Tent: DIY- just added pompom trim & tied extra fabric from curtains around the polls

Curtains: King size sheet I found at TJMaxx on clearance and turned into panels- just added pompom trim I found on amazon

Crib Skirt: used a $5 twin flat sheet from Walmart to make skirt

Knobs: White/gold are from Hobby Lobby & color wheel knobs are from Anthropologie I purchased years ago...

"Anywhere" Chair: a thrift store find (for $2.92!!)- just made new cover

Nail Art: I had nails and I had the string which equals a win, win in my book!

Favorite Items

My great grandmother's high school diploma- the same grandmother who did the painting in the red frame and who Olive is named after...


Take your time and don't over do it! Use pieces that have meaning and purpose and I promise the room will come together.

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[…] is a soft color, and red is an intense one by nature. To bring out the best in your nursery, we suggest using subtle pinks like the ones in this Project Nursery nursery. Then, find a bold red that will draw the eye to the […]


Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Sorry I meant paint color :)


Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Hi! Would you mind sharing the light pink wall pint color? It's exactly what I am looking for! Thanks so much!

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