Scout’s Dreaming Space

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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.


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

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    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.

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    Since those photos were taken, I did receive a darling (custom-made!) baby quilt from a friend, that adds some more color and pattern to the room.

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    LOVE the quilt! Your friend did great! Already it added some pattern that the room needed! I can agree with you a car seat and stroller are top priority for sure! Wish you all the best with your new baby. She’s very fortunate to have such a lovely room!

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    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 :)

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    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.

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

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    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. :(

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