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Soft & Serene Neutral Nursery


This neutral nursery was designed in the Fall of 2013 as we awaited the arrival of our baby boy. I wanted to create a restful and calming space that layered neutrals and textures, and featured playful details.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by the bright, contemporary space and floor-to-ceiling windows. The soft natural light created the perfect backdrop for a classic-contemporary setting that feels serene yet fresh and a little whimsical.

Decorating Style

Classic-contemporary - I love clean lines and neutrals, but I also like playing with contrasting textures, patterns and shapes, and adding unique and personal elements to give a space character.

Project Details

Crib: Pottery Barn Kids

Sheet & Quilt: Pottery Barn Kids

Bedskirt: DIY

Crib Mobile: DIY

Sconces: Restoration Hardware

Wallpaper: Crown Wallcoverings

Rocking Sheep: Pottery Barn Kids

Change Table/Dresser: IKEA dresser with Anthropologie knobs & Pottery Barn Kids Topper

Artwork: The Animal Print Shop

Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware

Rocking Chair: Pottery Barn Kids

Throw: Pottery Barn

Cushion: Chintz & Co

Moroccan Pouf: The Cross Decor & Design

Side Table: West Elm

Ceramic Owl: Anthropologie

Baskets & Hamper: West Elm

Rug: Burritt Brothers


Favorite Items

I adore the prints from The Animal Print Shop - they add a lot of personality and are playful without being juvenile. I also love the mobile - it was a labor of love and turned out perfectly.


The key to making a monochromatic palette work is to layer textures and patterns, which in turn creates a great backdrop for carefully selected pieces of interest. You don't have to spend a great deal of money on each piece to get the look that you want - you can balance your budget by combining big ticket items (Pottery Barn Kids rocker) with inexpensive pieces (West Elm side table).

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Saturday 24th of November 2018

What color dresser did you get from ikea - the white or white stain - to match the PBK crib and topper?


Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Hi, what fabric color is the pottery barn chair? Thanks!l


Friday 30th of March 2018

any word on the paint color?

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Friday 10th of February 2017

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