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Rustic and Contemporary Nursery


For me, the nursery was something that I spent a great deal of time planning in my mind. I had saved ideas for years and once we found out we were pregnant, it was one of the things I was most excited to start. We knew we had definite ideas for a boy or girl nursery and since we are having a little boy, the nursery has been decorated in a way which we felt said "boy".

It's been hard for us to describe the nursery under a specific theme. We really felt that the nursery was a collection of things we loved, things that represented us, and things that we hoped the baby would enjoy now...or eventually :) We stuck to a neutral/calming colour palette and included rustic elements.

There are a lot of elements to the nursery that we created or made ourselves, which may be why it took us so long to put together. We love how the nursery has turned out. It may not be the typical nursery, but for us its perfect and we love it.

We chose to focus on texture as well. Metals, woods, soft fabrics were all used to add interest to the space.

We share all of the details on our blog here.

Design Inspiration

Elements that we had collected over time, magazine and online inspiration, and truly our own personal style.

Decorating Style

Truly a blend of traditional mixed with contemporary elements. I love fresh, clean looks without a lot of clutter. Spaces that truly speak for themselves.

Project Details

We DIY'd as much as we could :)

Knobs on Dresser- Vintage/Handmade

Vintage Style Roadster- Indigo (gift)

Rocking Horse- Vintage (Second Hand)

Change Pad table topper: Handmade

Favorite Items

My favorite items in the room have to be the vintage letters spelling out the baby's initials above the crib and the shelves my husband made. They add a perfect rustic feel and I love that we made them ourselves.


DIY what you can, and don't be afraid to stick to a budget! You can find great things at second hand stores and online. Not only are these pieces original, they add so much originality to the space!

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  1. avatar Shauna says:

    Did you go with the white dresser from ikea or stained-white?

  2. avatar Danielle Roberts says:

    I love everything about this nursery! Where did you find the lamp on the changing table?

  3. avatar Steven says:

    Love the browns in this room. I love to look at different color schemes.

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    How did you make the floating shelf? Thanks.

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  10. avatar Amber Powers says:

    I love the way you played with the contrast between white and brown. The room looks very clean yet very warm.

  11. avatar PamGinocchio says:

    Gorgeous! It really shows that you spent time planning and searching out great and affordable finds.