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Tranquil and Serene


Soft mocha walls and pale pink accents make for a calming, zen palette. Toss in some crisp white furniture to keep things modern and you have this gorgeous, Japanese inspired nursery. A big congratulations goes out to new mother Jennifer. She not only delivered a beautiful baby girl (January 10th!) but also created a divine nursery just in time for her baby girlā€™s arrival. The challenge was to convert her beloved guest room (we feel the pain) into a relaxing yet space savvy nursery for her new little baby. Jennifer must be a very organized mother because she even had time to fill Project Nursery in on her inspirations and sources for this unique and personal nursery. Thank you Jennifer!

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was nature inspired zen modern ā€“ basically pulled everything l like into one room. I like the look of the modern Oeuf and Dwell nurseries, but didnā€™t want to spend thousands of dollars on furniture that I will only use for a few years. I tried to imitate the modern look on a budget and pull in a few splurges on things I can reuse after the nursery days are over (like the chandelier and the rocker.) I went economical on items that my baby will outgrow in a few years, like the changing table ($70) and the crib ($300).

Decorating Style

Nature inspired, old and new Japanese design, mid century modern, organic

Project Details

I used dark brown, white, grey, andĀ diluted pinksĀ for colors. I wanted to incorporate a little feminine ā€œglamā€ so I used mirrored tablesĀ & light switch, plus a mini Schonbeck chandelier.

Crib bedding is NurseryWorks, Rocking chair is Eames rocker by Herman Miller, Daybed is Ikea, Daybed organicĀ bedding isĀ Unison,Ā Mirrored side table is from Target, Round side table is from West Elm, Changing Table is LA Baby, Bird mobile is by Helene Ige, Crib is BabyMiro Mercer, Chandelier is Schonbeck, Rug is Ikea, Table lamp is Target, Changing pad cover is by Gus & Max, Wall mirror is from West Elm, Wall art from Ikea, Hardware from Anthropologie.

Favorite Items

The daybed because I sleep in it every night!


Friday 8th of January 2010

Jenn says:

September 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hi – Peaberry mocha is more of a peach color. It is not gender neutral – looks girly in person. The ties came with the bedding.

I haven’t tried to sleep two people on the daybed, so not sure. But it sounds like a good idea to position the guests vertically instead of horizontal. I’ll try.


Friday 8th of January 2010

daybeds says:

August 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm 

I love my new daybed.


Friday 8th of January 2010

Jennifer says:

August 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm 

I love your nursery! We’re thinking about getting the same Ikea daybed for our guest room. I was just wondering if you got yours with the mattress in the trundle and if so, if it’s possible to have two guests sleep on it vertically (with their heads on the day bed part, feet down by the trundle part – if that makes any sense?). We’re just wondering if it can be used like a normal double bed, or if each person would have to sleep on each twin mattress (with one being a bit ‘trapped’ through the night).


Friday 8th of January 2010

Kristin says:

July 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm 

LOVE THIS! Just ordered this crib and will be using this as inspiration for my baby boy’s room. Thank you for posting!!


Friday 8th of January 2010

Mindi says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm 

Have no idea if you’re still checking this, Jenn, but if so:

1. Did you add all of those ties, or did they come with the bedding? 2. Is the bedding truly pink? The advertisement says Peaberry Mocha. I was hoping to emphasize the browns to make it appear more tan (if we have a boy) and play up the pink (if we have a girl). Do you think it’s that versatile? Or girl only? We aren’t finding out, and I’m thinking about ordering this bedding.

Thanks! Gorgeous room!