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Samar’s Pastel Nursery


After moving to a new apartment, I decided to give Samar's nursery a little makeover.  We are hoping to stay here for the next 2-3 years so I wanted to give Samar a "big girl" room that she could grow into.

Design Inspiration

I've always been very gender neutral when it comes to Samar.  I never dress her too girly nor was her previous nursery very girly.  But as she is getting older I can't help but fall into that "pink" trap.  I love the color combination in this room because it isn't your traditional pink room.  I used a moral coral pink and combined it with turquoise and gold to make it a little more fun and less "pretty".

Decorating Style

Normally my decorating style is very modern and bold but I wanted to add an element of fantasy in this room.  The frilly curtains, plush rug and pastel color palette was a way for me to do this without having to purchase all new furniture.

Project Details

Crib was reused from her last room (Babyletto).  I just changed the bedding which is custom from Carousel Designs.

Canvas prints are from her cake smash photoshoot and ordered from Picture it on Canvas.

Curtains are from HomeGoods and I pinned on some gold butterflies I got at Hobby Lobby.

The ladder I found at a flea market in Philly actually and the shoes are hung on there with shower curtain rings.

Dresser is the MALM dresser from IKEA that i painted and screwed on some drawer pulls that I found at Home Depot.

The wall was a DIY project that is SUPER easy.  The pattern is done free hand so you don't need to measure anything out.  You can literally tape off sections as you wish and paint within each of the shapes that the lines create.

Favorite Items

Hands down, my favorite item is the shoe display.  I have been looking for a way to have Samar's shoes out in the open because I always forget what shoes she owns.  When I saw the ladder at a flea market it's like a light bulb went off in my head.  So functional and so cute!


Try not to purchase all your items from the same place.  You can achieve a more eclectic look if you mix and match items.  Definitely try doing the mural wall because it becomes a focal point in the room and is much easier to execute than you might think!