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Stella’s Nursery


We are patiently awaiting the arrival of our first baby, Miss Stella Addison! As a new mom, I couldn't wait to put together the most beautiful room for our little girl.

Design Inspiration

I found tons of inspiration on the internet, and really fell in love with a pink/blue combo. I scoured this site, and various celebrity nurseries and blogs. Hey, they've probably had some amazing professionals design their nurseries, why not get their advice for free? I didn't want the room to look like a preschool, or a petting zoo. It needed to be calm, peaceful, and whimsical, yet contemporary and feminine, while flowing with the rest of the house.

Decorating Style

My style has evolved immensely and I have learned a lot through watching design shows! I sometimes find myself asking, what would Jeff Lewis say? I find that it is important to create many different moments throughout a space. Let each part of the room, and piece of furniture or decor you pick, serve a purpose. The best thing you can do is build each moment slowly. Create layers, piece by piece, and the result is sure to be something you're happy with. PS- don't make any purchases on a whim, or buy too many things at once.

Project Details

Pottery Barn: Kendall Crib and Harper Bedding in Pink

Buy Buy Baby: Fisher Price: "My little sweetie" swing, Aden and Anais changing pad cover with stars/changing pad cover/swaddle blankets (their muslin fabric is breathable and gets softer with every wash), Elite Diaper Genie

Ikea: picture frame shelving (bookshelves), Malm dresser, Framed Butterfly cutouts

Homegoods: White wicker basket with pink lining

Target- Mirrored table, blue geometric rug, mirrored lamp base, and geometric lamp shade (all Threshold brand)

Rooms to go: Rocker Recliner

Bed Bath and Beyond: White pleated window sheers

Handmade- hairbow holder, name stars above crib, canvas with quote from John Mayer's song "Daughters", and Rocking Chair

Thrift store- wooden shelf where hooded towels hang (refinished, painted and lightly embellished with crystals)

Michael's Arts and Crafts: "S" door hanger

Paint- Behr 2 in 1 with primer in Strawberry Yogurt and Waterscape

Favorite Items

The bookshelves! I wanted it to be almost as if it were artwork in it's own right. I purposely picked books with beautiful illustrations, especially on the cover. I picked fairy tales and bedtime stories fit for a princess who's ready to dream!



Start a file. Collect cutouts, color swatches, patterns, designs, and website links. Bring pictures of the space as well as items you've already purchased with you while shopping. Decorating is like solving a puzzle, except you created it. You should therefore be able to put the pieces together easily.

Nella Atkinson

Friday 26th of April 2013

Lovely room. But I have a feeling it's much nicer than it looks here in the pictures. Maybe you should have taken your shots during daytime.


Saturday 27th of April 2013

Thank you so much, I was too excited to be finished. You are 100% right!!

Michelle S

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

i got the same dresser but am having problems with the drawers, any tips on getting the drawers in the slots, it would be much appreciated