A pink and gray damask nursery for our first baby girl.
The nursery's inspiration was soft colors for a southern baby girl, so monograms were essential along with pink and gray touches.
My style is traditional, but I like to add DIY projects and personal keepsakes to make a room personal. This room includes soft colors, monograms, and childhood keepsakes.
A traditional white Jenny Lind crib was used as the center piece of the room, placed over a pink shag rug. Pillows were monogrammed in the color scheme of the nursery, and a large circular wooden monogram was hung above the dresser which also serves as the changing table. The fabrics of the crib bedding and window treatments coordinated and kept the room young and fun. Bookshelves were made out of Ikea spice racks and were filled with books from my childhood as well as my husband's. New books from family and friends helped fill the rest of the pink shelves. The book shelf above the re-upholstered rocker held a lamb piggy bank from her Aunt and a stuffed rabbit dressed as a ballerina from her Great Grandmother. The other items were from my childhood, including an engraved silver tea cup and pink glass bunny. Collins wore the white dress hanging below the shelf home from the hospital. Photo frames were filled with sonogram pictures and newborn photos of Collins. The window treatments were a labor of love. My husband built the valance, I upholstered it in gray fabric, and my mom made the curtains. The bunting hanging from the dresser was made by a friend and reads "Collins."
A cross-stitch piece by her great-grandmother which was framed and placed above the crib. Monogrammed items are other favorites because they remind me of her namesakes, Great Grandmothers from both sides of her family. Many of the accent pieces are gifts from family and friends, making them special and future keepsakes.
Implement some items from your own childhood or pieces that you would love to pass down one day to truly make a room personal and unique.