Scarlett’s Pink and Gray Nursery

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Scarlett's Pink and Gray Nursery

Design Inspiration

I wanted the baby’s nursery to feel soft, relaxing, and feminine. I steered clear from your typical “baby themes” and instead decorated it with items I loved. Many of the items I actually already had around the home, like the rocking chair and night stand that she simply spray painted white to match. I also made sure there were plenty of books on hand for Scarlett. A lot of the the items were DIY projects, including the Keep Calm and Dream On print, alphabet print, and bunting print. I also made the butterfly mobile hanging above her crib. It is possible to make a nice nursery without shelling out a ton of money.

Decorating Style

Clean and fresh, with pops of color.

Project Details

Dresser, Bookshelf, Mirror (originally black, was spray painted pink): Ikea
Knobs on Dresser: Anthropologie
Crib: Graco – Victoria
Crib Bumper Pads and Skirt: Made by baby’s grandmother
Crib sheet: Dwell Studio for Target
Quilt on Rocking Chair: Made by a relative
You and Me print: Lilla Rogers Studio
Cowgirl Print: Trafalgar’s Square on Etsy
Pink Light: Pier 1 imports
Butterfly Mobile, Keep Calm and Dream On print, Alphabet Print, Bunting print: DIY by mom Kristin
Butterfly Onesie: DIY by mom Kristin
Lamb Hat: Etsy
Flower Headband: Ladybug Bowtique on Etsy

Photos by Kristin Rogers Photography —


DIY instructions for the mobile:

For the mobile, I purchased 3 wooden embroidery hoops, a small, medium, and large size. Using just the inner hoops, I drilled holes on each side of them and inserted a wooden dowel through each of them, holding them all together. I then glued the dowel in place with wood glue and spray painted it white. Using 2 different size butterfly paper punches (purchased at Michaels craft store), I punched a bunch of butterflies out on white cardstock paper. I poked a hole through the middle of each butterfly using a pin and strung them on clear jewelry string tying a knot after each butterfly to hold in place. Then I added strings of butterflies until it looked full. Once all the butterflies are added, fold them in half a little so they aren't laying flat. I tied another piece of clear jewelry string on each side of the embroidery hoop and then hung it from the ceiling.


Favorite Items

The butterfly mobile that I made.


Pick a color scheme and try to find items that you like that complement them. If you have furniture but it's not the right color, spray paint it to match.


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    I love your alphabet print and the Keep Calm one! Any idea on how I can DIY those? I know your a graphic designer, but I have a few ideas I’d like to do on my own but no idea which program to use.

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    Shazia Hussain,

    Maybe for the alpha one you could get various scrapbook letters and create it by hand? I used Adobe Illustrator for both projects. The Keep Calm and Dream on one would be a little easier to re-create. The font is gill sans. I’m no good at using word programs so I wouldn’t even be able to give you an accurate way of how to do it :(

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    I love the bedding! Do you know the designer or the name of the fabric used?. Thanks

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    Hello from New Zealand,
    I was wondering if you could please add some photos of the quilt on the back of the chair for me please?
    Thanks so much.

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