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Sweet Lavender & Mustard Nursery


A sophisticated, yet soothing nursery for our second daughter. Early on, I chose a color palette of Mustard, Lavender and Gray. It was a fresh combination for a sweet girl's nursery.

Design Inspiration

During our renovation on our mid-century modern home, I chose a mustard wall color for the room that would become the nursery again. We had moved our 2 year old to her new "big girl" room and wanted a fresh start in the nursery while we were trying to conceive.  Originally, I chose the wall color as a gender neutral color in case we decided to go "Team Green" - but since I am an obsessive planner, that didn't last long. Once I found out it was a girl (I kind of had a hunch anyways), I did some soul searching and decided I really loved hue of the Mustard walls. There was absolutely no reason why I couldn't create a perfectly sweet nursery for a little lady.

Decorating Style

As an "at-home" interior designer, I love to challenge myself. I always lean towards modern, but like it approachable. Mixing mid-century lines with transitional pieces adds a sense of interest. Combining color and patterns over and over creates a sense of unity. With this project I mixed all shades of mustard, yellow, purple, lavender, lilac and gray. It really works to create a sophisticated, yet modern and sweet room.

Project Details

Custom Bedding - by BeautifulBebeDesigns

Fabric: Premier Prints Suzani Twill Wisteria, Premier Prints Emma Twill Wisteria, Premier Prints Chelsea Twill Storm and Joel Dewberry Heirloom Empire Weave Dandellon

Rug: Alliyah Handmade Lilac New Zealand Wool from Overstock

Crib: Babyletto Hudson Crib in Gray

Shelves: LACK Ikea shelves in high gloss gray

Chair: Siesta Chair in Jute from Haverty's

Changing Table: Heywood Wakefield Media Cabinet circa 1950

Favorite Items

The changing table is by far the most important piece in the room. My husband and I love to restore vintage furniture. That was our very first thrift store find. We used it as a TV stand in our first home. When our oldest daughter came along, I repurposed it in her nursery as the changing table and it worked amazing. When we started thinking about a new nursery for a new baby, we knew the Heywood was an important piece to include in the design.


Mix different shades and patterns of the colors in your palette. By adding subtle color and pattern differences, you create a rich look. Also, try to incorporate furniture and accents that are special and heirloom worthy. Your children will love seeing those items in photos (and in their rooms) for years to come as they grow.


Thursday 21st of November 2013

I gotta have that book! I love love love Audrey Hepburn!

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Monday 18th of November 2013

Is that Audrey book about Audrey Hepburn?