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Stella Vivienne’s nursery.


I wanted a space that was light, airy and filled with things meant to inspire creativity. I knew Stella, Ralph and I would spend a lot of time in here and I wanted it to be a beautiful respite.

Design Inspiration

Creating a space filled with design finds curated without a serious, straight lined inspiration. I feel like the project unfolded organically, with one find leading to another. It was definitely a labor of love. 

Decorating Style

Vintage, French, Shabby Chic, Scandinavian.

Project Details

Design Credits:

Crib by Wayfair . Mattress by Serta . Paint Colors: Mustard – Solar Fusion by BEHR  Gray – Cathedral Gray by BEHR  Cream – Splendor by BEHR

Photos over crib: 3 Fashion sketches reprints by Sandra Suy . Floral by Amber Alexander . 9 – DIY . French Chic – reprint from Harper’s Bazaar Russia March 2010

Kraft paper flowers, Tissue paper flowers & Cardstock paper fans – DIY

Curio bookcase – Craigslist DIY . Changing dresser – thrifted DIY

Tissue garland by Everly Lane Design . Pear print by Fine Little Day Shop of Sweden . Vintage baby dress by Kasi Found This . Dried Craspedia flowers by Maison de la Croix

Swan & Floral prints by Leah Duncan . Vintage Great Gatsby cover – reprint . Velveteen Rabbit end papers 1922 – reprint

Vintage daybed – Craigslist DIY . STELLA vintage marquee letters by Junkie Trunk

Vintage nightstand – in the family DIY . Vintage mirror – thrifted DIY . Ginger jar lamp & shadefrom ccaappp

Chandelier – DIY . Rug by Wayfair . Vintage rocking chair – in the family DIY

Invictus print by Eva Juliet . Stella is an actual photo taken of a storefront on a street in Warsaw, Poland by Mio . Moon & Back – reprint.

Eiffel Tower & Chapel birdcage – thrifted DIY . Vintage dresser – in the family DIY.

Favorite Items



Go with your design gut. Don't think you have to finish it all in one day and at one store. If you have the time and patience; sift, curate and collect "love" items over the months leading up to your birth. I so enjoyed creating this space for Stella.


Friday 10th of August 2012


Thanks so much! The best part about this room is how peaceful it is. When we first brought Stella home from the hospital she was crying and fussing. We took her into her nursery and she immediately stopped. We took that as a good sign :)


Thursday 9th of August 2012

I'm sure that being in a room like this feels like you're being transported to a different time and place.


Wednesday 8th of August 2012


Thanks so much!! xx


Tuesday 7th of August 2012

I love everything about this room. It's so beautiful and well thought out. My favorite piece is that gorgeous vintage daybed. I'm so jealous you found it before me :) congratulations on the birth of your daughter.