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Scout’s Dreaming Space


The nursery is themeless. I just wanted a sweet, peaceful space for imagination and dreams. (Professional photos by Del Benson)

Design Inspiration

I started with an "idea board" in Photoshop, and I digitally collected all of the pieces I adored to start forming a complete concept. The very first item I fell for, albeit small, was definitely the inspiration for the space and the color scheme. The Caitlin Wilson Fleur Chinoise pillow in cool aqua, mustard & greige.

Decorating Style

Minimalist, sophisticated

Project Details

Crib - Graco Victoria, AmazonCrib Skirt - AmazonChanging Table - South Shore Savannah, AmazonRocking Chair - Wal-MartShelving unit, book ledges, curtains - IKEAFabric drawers - Martha Stewart, Home DepotWall accessories (frames, shelf) - Hobby LobbyPorcelain Plant stand - Tai Pan TradingArt - Trafalgar's Square, EtsyLion Cub & Lamb prints - The Animal Print ShopPennant banner - handmadePillows - Floral, Caitlin Wilson; Yellow, Cost Plus World Market; White, Hobby LobbyGiraffe lamp - Oak ExpressPomander Ball - Handmade with styromfoam ball, table confetti & corsage pins from Michael'sPlush Animals - AmazonWood Blocks - Smiling Tree Toys, EtsyThrows - TargetClothes - Babies-R-UsWooden Hangers - walmart.comMisc - Thrift Stores and Craigslist

Favorite Items

The Caitlin Wilson pillow, the artwork, and of course, the books!


Don't make hasty decisions. Search and search and search and search, and fall in love before you commit.


Saturday 5th of January 2013

What color is the wall paint?

Cassandra Honn Nelson

Sunday 13th of January 2013

KWAL Deseret Fawn 8222W.


Thursday 8th of November 2012

Everything looks beautiful! Question- is that the Dorel Rocker from Wal Mart? If so what color slipcover is that?

Cassandra Honn Nelson

Sunday 13th of January 2013

I'm so sorry! I haven't checked this site in a while. It's probably too late now, but, yes, it is the Dorel rocker - with the beige slipcover. It does look nice and you can't beat the price, but I wouldn't buy it again. It's not a smooth rocker and it's just not very comfy in my opinion. Originally, I had my eye on a CL wingback rocker that I was going to re-upholster, but the seller backed out. :(

Tasha Cune

Friday 5th of October 2012

I like that little shelf with the hangers. And that pomander ball is really pretty! It's a great alternative to the overused tissue pompoms.


Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

Hi Cassandra: I feel you. Working with a limited budget really puts a crimp into your decorating style. Am lucky because when I was working on my nursery, friends volunteered to give me some gorgeous pieces that they used for their own nurseries that they have been keeping in the garage since their babies have outgrown it. I've also learned to thrift shop as well and repurposing other people's things :)


Monday 24th of September 2012

I do like the furnishings but a little more color and pattern would give it some character. While still keeping it calm and serene.

Cassandra Honn Nelson

Monday 24th of September 2012

Thanks for the feedback. I'm definitely a happy minimalist, but I agree that the room could use a little something more. The nursery wasn't quite done when these photos were taken, but I've also pretty well maxed out my budget. :) In a perfect world, I would love to add a gorgeous rug, but I think a car seat and stroller should probably take priority right now.