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Elena’s Pink, Aqua and Gray Nursery


I have always dreamed of one day designing a nursery for my baby and when we found out we were having a girl, I panicked.  Normally I shy away from all things girly, including the color pink, so I wasn't sure how to incorporate my non-girly style into a nursery for our baby.  I threw together her room without much thought...and I hated it.  I spent the first month of night time feedings trying to figure out how to redo this mess of a room I created.  Ultimately I decided to keep it simple and add pops of bright color.  I wanted to create a room where Elena was not only comfortable, but fun as well, with lots of bright details to capture her attention and inspire her.  I browsed Pinterest and Project Nursery to gather additional inspiration and design ideas.

Design Inspiration

I became inspired with the color combination of aqua and pink in the Vivian crib sheet from PBK so much that I decided to use it for her room.  I didn't necessarily want a theme in her room, although you could say that there is a silent elephant theme.  I wanted the focus to be on the colors, shapes and textures.

Project Details

Pottery Barn Kids:  Crib, Glider and Crib Sheet

Bookshelves:  The Land of Nod

Painted Wood Letters:  Craftcuts.  I ordered the letters pre-painted. It was a little more expensive but worth it.  I love the color!

Painted Frames: Cut It Out, LLC.  I spray painted them in the colors to match her room.

Picture Frames, Circle Dot Chandelier and Gold Foil Prints: Etsy

Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room would have to be Elena's elephants on the shelves.  They are a gift from her Papa, my grandpa, and are very special.  My grandpa collects elephants with their trunks up as it means good luck.  He had this set of four baby elephants and wanted Elena to have them.  They are precious to our family and I knew no matter what the design was that they would be apart of her room.


If at first you don't succeed, try again!


Friday 15th of March 2019

Hi! My daughter is 6 months old and her name is Elena Rose too! Do you still have the name sign? If so, I'd love to buy it from you :)

Renae Bailey

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Where did you get the white picture frame under the word imagine?


Tuesday 28th of March 2017

Hi, what did you hang the paper mobile with?


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Where can I go to get everything ?


Saturday 6th of September 2014

Did you connect the cursive to the big letters yourself?


Thursday 9th of October 2014

Yes, using double sided tape. It's holding up well!