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Sydney’s Space


I wanted to create a space that felt warm and comforting but didn't scream baby. Even though we were planning to find out the sex, my husband and I both knew from the get go we wanted to start with a gender neutral base and go from there.

Design Inspiration

I don't like things too matchy/matchy so I collected pieces from here and there that I knew I wanted to incorporate into the nursery. Somehow it all just came together!

Decorating Style

Shabby Chic, Eclectic, Modern Vintage, Non-Traditional

Project Details

Crib & Dresser : Old Town Oak, Castelbury Collection. The Natural Way - Granger, IN


Glider & Ottoman : Best Chairs, Quinn Swivel Glider. Imperial Furniture - Dowagiac, MI


Bedding : Serena & Lily, Cameron Collection


Rug :


Purple Picture Frames : The Organic Bloom - Captured Photography - Midland, MI


XO Wooden Letters : Etsy - 


Party Poms : Etsy -


Hippo Storage Bin : 3 Sprouts Organic -


"Sydney"  Crown Wall Art : Restoration Hardware Baby & Child


Flooring :  Swiftlock, Weathered Hickory - Lowe's - Niles, MI


Paint : Custom Color, Sherwin - Williams - Granger, IN


Bookshelves : Old pallets cut in half and spray painted - made by my husband.


You Are My Sunshine Plaque : The Rusty Pelican - Port Isabel, TX


Chandelier : Elk Lighting, Inc. - US 31 Supply - Niles, MI


Bonjour Banner :  The Wren's Nest - Dowagiac, MI


Rosette Lamp &  Shadowbox : Hobby Lobby - Mishawaka, IN 


Mirror & Side Table : TJ Maxx - South Bend, IN




Favorite Items

There are so many aspects I love about this room, it's too hard to choose just one!!! I love how the shadowbox turned out, it has her coming home outfit, hospital bracelets, information card and little bows the nurses put in her hair. I got the idea from Pinterest. I also love her crib, dresser and glider. They were the big splurge items and will grow with her as she gets older.


Pick pieces that can grow with your baby and don't rush it. We started very early and took our time. I think that is key to creating the perfect space!

Tasha Cune

Friday 5th of October 2012

I just love that chandelier, especially the flower crystals at the top.


Thursday 20th of September 2012

The chandelier is just gorgeous! And I love the bookshelves. (Although I think these two don't really go together. One goes for a fab look while the other goes shabby chic.)

Christie McMahon Malchow

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

The bookshelves are awesome...I scrolled down to see where you got them, your husband made them! Awesome!!


Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Thanks! I got the idea from pinterest! They were really easy, here is the link to the pin!