We were expecting our first child, a baby girl, in January. The nursery began when we found a vintage dining room hutch that seemed perfect for a changing table. I also loved gold polka dots and used them a lot throughout the nursery to create a cohesive feel. I wanted the nursery to feel collected and curated.
We were inspired by pairing thrifted and vintage finds, like an old globe and foam alphabet blocks, with new trends such as touches of gold and sparkle.
Vintage, collected, fresh
Before my husband, Sam, and I found out we were having a girl, we had purchased a vintage dining room hutch to use as a changing table and a rope pendant light. I had also collected some other odds and ends from local thrift stores – an old globe and alphabet blocks. Once we knew a little lady was on the way, we added gold polka dots to the mix to keep the room fun and girly. My sister, Jillian Wishart, photographed our nursery and took Betsy’s newborn pictures as well.
Here's where to find our nursery decor and furniture:
Changing Table: On a Whim Antiques and Home Decor
Cloud Mobile: The Butter Flying on Etsy
House Print - Blackoutwell on Etsy
Love is Spoken Here Print - PS I Adore You
Bookshelf - IKEA
Rug - Wayfair
Savvy Glider by Little Castle - Buy Buy Baby
Crib Sheet and Changing Pad Cover - Land of Nod
Pendant Light - Shades of Light
Jenny Lind Crib - Target
3 Tier Wire Basket – World Market
Crib Skirt – Pottery Barn Kids
Gold Dot Pillow - Anthropologie
Mini Quilt – Handmade
Scallop Glitter Bunting – Handmade
Brass Deer Hook – TJ Maxx
Age Blocks – Buggy’s Blocks - Etsy
One of my favorite items is the cloud mobile. I love how it floats delicately above the crib, gently spinning the gold rain drops.
My advice is to look for a few fun pieces to include and find a thread to run throughout the design. We used polka dots in different places to make the room cohesive yet collected.