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Tiny Space, Lots of Details


We were so excited about having our first child that we couldn't wait until  we found out the gender to get to work.  We knew that we wanted the walls to be a gender neutral colour and that we would add in personalized touches as we went.  Our nursery is pretty tiny so we also wanted a space that would be functional yet not feel claustrophobic.  

Design Inspiration

After spending many hours online looking at great design websites we knew that we wanted to do something that was a little less traditional but still warm and cozy.   

Decorating Style

I love rooms that are simple and beautiful with unexpected details.  

Project Details

Paint- Behr: Tide Pools

Crib & Change table- A great find online, they were new but discounted well beyond what we would have been able to find in the stores.

Bedding- Carter's.  I was so tempted to order something custom made on etsy but I liked the cute design and the numerous colours in this set gave me a lot of options for accent colours.  

Shelves- All were from Ikea; picture shelves and "Ekby Tony" shelves.

Rug- I borrowed the idea for the rug from another poster on project nursery.  They were actually 2 smaller rugs purchased from Urban Outfitters and were secured together with carpet tape.

Mobile- This was a time consuming DIY project.  The mobiles are made of fabric that has been glued onto paper lanterns.  The tutorial that I followed was 

Chair- EQ3 karbon swivel/rocker.  We knew that we wanted something that would be comfortable but wouldn't take up a ton of space.  I was prepared to splurge a bit on the chair, thankfully the fabric was discontinued so we managed to save about $300!

Favorite Items

I personally love how the fabric pom mobile turned out, I think it compliments the "shabby chic" rug well.  


This room took us quite some time to put together but it really didn't cost a lot of money.  Be patient and look around for deals.  Always, always check etsy and pinterest for great DIY ideas.


Monday 2nd of July 2012

You can make the mobile faster, and a lot cheaper, by following these directions to make a tissue-paper pom poms. The look is not exact, but it's similar and you can cut the ends differently for a different texture. Since each pom pom takes between 8-12 sheets of tissue paper, you can economically try it many different ways.


Tuesday 29th of May 2012

Hi! Trying to decide on what size chinese lanterns to buy online....can I ask what size you used for your 3?


Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Wow, I love the lantern mobile! I may be trying that project this weekend. The whole room is just beautiful


Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Thanks! The curtains were purchased from Sears. I tried to find them online but couldn't track them down.. I'm pretty sure they were the "Whole Home" brand.


Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Very lovely room! May I ask where you purchased the curtains?