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The Loveliest Nursery


 We were the crazy folks who picked up and moved cities when I was 36 weeks pregnant. My gracious mother let us crash at her house while we sold one house and bought another. This meant that my firstborn's nursery had to be put on hold. Fast forward four months into her life, and, goodness, creating the nursery was worth the wait! It's currently the only completed room in our house, and that's because it's my favorite. This room--by far--has the most thought, articulation, and love put into it. The first time my husband walked into this room, he said, "Wow. It's so white in here." That little comment was music to my ears.

Design Inspiration

Love. This room overflows with more love than anywhere else in our home. The hearts epitomize the carefree, selfless heart of a child, the whites and oh-so-light pinks reflect purity, and the metallic gold adds shine. It's the perfect mix for our joyful baby girl!

Decorating Style

I blend modern and traditional elements to create bright, light spaces. Take the antique wrought iron bed paired with a big gold, metallic heart pillow or the nursery's old thrifted dresser paired with fresh, trendy hardware. Old + new can live happily in the same space, and I adore mixing the two!

Project Details

Wall color: SW White Dogwood {read about all of our home's paint colors here}

Interior Doors: SW Anonymous

Curtains: Target

Curtain Hardware: Came with the house, I spray painted them gold {similar}

Crib: Hand-me-down (Thanks, Sally!!!) {similar}

Bumper: Carousel Designs

Sheet: Pottery Barn Kids

Skirt: Pottery Barn Kids

Mobile: Bed Bath and Beyond

Crochet Blanket: Etsy

Bed: Family Heirloom

Quilt: TJ Maxx

Euro Shams: Target

Gold Polka Dot Shams: Pottery Barn Kids

Gold Heart Pillow: sukanart on Etsy

PomPom Blanket: RH Baby & Child

Bed Skirt: Pottery Barn, no longer available {similar}

Painting Above Crib: Lizzie Morrison

Baby Makes 3 Gold Heart: Hobby Lobby

Mint, Pink, + Gold love Painting: Slate Interiors

Gallery Wall: Dress Your Tech [background] + PicMonkey [add text] + Target [print] +

Dollar Tree [frames spray painted gold]

Light Up Heart: RH Baby & Child

Mirror: Hobby Lobby

LOVE Letters: Hobby Lobby [spray painted gold]

Dresser: Thrifted

Dresser Knobs; Home Depot

Pulls: Home Depot

Glider: Lee

Ottoman: Hobby Lobby

Side Table: Hobby Lobby

Left Bedside Table: The Land of Nod

Right Bedside Table: Marshalls {hardware spray painted gold}

Rug: Home Goods

Faux Sheepskin Rug: Amazon

Favorite Items

I have two!

My first favorite is the art above Nancy's crib. One of my best girlfriends is an extremely talented artist. She created this piece based on my nursery inspiration and 1 Peter 1:6-7, which talks about genuine faith being more precious than gold and refined by fire. Art is important to our family, so I believe this piece will follow Nancy throughout her life. I imagine it in her home one day when she's grown.

My second favorite piece is the bed. A family heirloom, this piece was my dad's as a child, then mine, and now it's my little girl's. It's tall and the most beautiful antique. I remember my mom telling me it was a "princess bed" when I was a little girl. I still agree! It's a bed fit for a princess.


Choose carefully with patience. This room and it's "lovely" theme came together over time almost authentically. Month after month, I found myself gravitating to hearts and gold. Yes, I had to wait several extra months into Nancy's life before this space came to fruition, but that time allowed us to find pieces that were the perfect fit (and best deal!).