Tully’s Teal, Green & Gray Nursery

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Tully's nursery is a subtle mix of stripes, plaid, dots, gingham, and paisley prints with celery green, aqua, slate blue, black, cream, and pewter.

Design Inspiration

The heirloom-quality crib is the focus and inspiration for the room: solid and classic.  I knew I wanted this piece whether I had a boy or girl.  Gender neutral colors of black and cream were also part of my vision, which would allow the room to "grow" with my baby or be used for a future child.  When I found out I was having a boy, I added celery green, aqua, and slate blue, along with some personalized finishing touches.

Decorating Style

Traditional, classic, mix and match

Project Details

Crib: Bratt Decor "Venetian" in pewter
Bedding: Peek A Boo Baby custom
Blanket and Lamb: Bearington Baby Collection "Lamby Series"
Armoire: Winners Only "Cape Cod" with pewter hardware from Lowes
Dresser/Changing Table: Legacy Classic Kids with pewter hardware from Lowes
Chair: Best Chairs "Quinn" custom swivel glider
Drapes: Carousel Designs "Black Gingham Drapes"
Artwork: Mary Jack Studios "Own Making"
Photo Frame: The Organic Bloom "Ellie Double Stack"
Bookshelves: DIY gutter bookshelf instructions at Raising Olives blog
Black and White Chandelier (on ceiling): Empress Arts "Fabulous Chandelier"
Black Chandelier (in armoire): Hobby Lobby
Cream rug: World Market
Black rug: Hobby Lobby
Clothes hamper: Babies R Us


Don't be afraid of making a boy nursery look too girly!  Although I'm sure most boys don't have chandeliers hanging from their ceilings or in their armoires, I think it's OK.  I figured by the time he has an opinion, we'll be moving on to a big boy bed and redecorating anyway, and I'm the one who has to look at it every day until then.

If you see something you like in the store, even if you don't think it matches, buy it.  You can paint or re-purpose it so it will fit with the other items in the room.

If painting the gutter bookshelves, sand first and use primer, otherwise the paint comes off too easily!


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    Awesome nursery! That crib is absolutely beautiful and charming. You are right, it is heirloom-quality. The lovely bedding fits the crib perfectly, too.

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    Love, love, love it Ash!! I could even rest very comfortably in this nursery. I think you need to add some interior decorating to your list of talents!!!

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    Thanks, Tiffany! It was a lot of fun to put together. I rested very comfortably in the rocking chair for the first 9 months or so of Tully’s life. Thank goodness he’s sleeping through the night, and I’m back in my bed now :)

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    Ashley C,

    That is great that you’re back in your own bed! :-) So, when I get ready to decorate…I can pick your brain for ideas, right?!? :-)

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    I am amazed at how you used different patterns and prints, and then not having them ‘yell’ at each other. This is because most rooms use a variety of prints or patterns that are just too strong that they seem to clash.

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    This is so adorable. How soon did you begin to decorate? I can imagine that this is an accumulation of shopping over many months. I’m just dying to start decorating but I’m only 12 weeks so we don’t know the sex yet, HOWEVER, as soon as we find out… It’s on!!!

    I love your nursery!

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    Love the colors and the combinations. Thank you for choosing Bratt Decor’s venetian crib, it looks great. Congratulations on a beautiful design and on your pregnancy.

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    I love your room! What a beautiful job! What is the brand and color of the paint that you used on the side table by the chair? I love it!

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    I started shopping before I knew the gender, but I waited to buy everything until we knew for sure! I had a gut feeling (no pun intended!) it was a boy, and as soon as we found out I started piecing the room together. It was fun!

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    Hi Ashley I just thought it was awesome that I have a Tully as well! He will be 4 next month. I saw the name and had to say something :)

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    HI! I love the entire room! It’s adorable bedding. I am interested in the fabric you used for the piping in the bumpers. Do you know the name of the fabric? Thanks

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    Lacie, call Peek A Boo Baby Boutique at 918-298-0070. I had the bedding custom done there. It’s a narrow black and cream stripe.

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