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Twin Girls’ Serene Nursery


We are expecting twins girls in April, and wanted to create a very serene and feminine space for them.  I wanted a neutral room that could feel peaceful despite the inevitable chaos that comes with caring for infant twins, but also with enough pops of color and fun touches to make it visually stimulating for the girls.

Design Inspiration

We sought to create a subtle woodland theme that isn't too over the top or "baby-ish".  The adorable wall decal from etsy, and a few strategically placed woodland plush animals hopefully does the trick!

Project Details

Our biggest challenge was our space constraint.  We live in a 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, so the girls' room also needs to double as a guest room for when my parents are in town.  We bought a very comfy pull-out loveseat from Room and Board that will be great for guests, and also for snuggling with the girls during feedings and storytime.  By the way, we've heard that when it comes to nursing twins - gliders are usually too small, and loveseats are the only way to go - making the loveseat a really good choice for us all around.

Our crib is from Ikea and it's such a great value!  I searched long and hard for a crib that is small enough to fit the room, with a height that wouldn't overwhelm the space. The girls are sharing a crib for the first few months.  We have a second identical crib in storage that we're planning to bring out once they get bigger - and believe it or not, two cribs can actually fit into this room.

Crib: Ikea Hensvik
Changing Table:  Ikea Gulliver
Loveseat:  Room and Board Ian in Desmond Arctic fabric (easy-to-clean microfiber)
Bedding:  Quilt and bedskirt from Restoration Hardware Baby, crib sheet from Dwell Studio
Changing pad cover:  Pottery Barn Baby (the absolute softest cover!)
Changing table baskets:  Badger Basket (from Amazon)
Wall Decal:  Etsy (seller is NouWall - love this decal!) I embellished with some poppy flower stickers.
Fuzzy throw on loveseat:  Z Gallerie
Rug:  Overstock
Ceramic Owl nightlight: Land of Nod
Paint colors:  Martha Stewart Cement Grey and Behr Gentle Rain
Stuffed Animals:  Bunny - Bunnies by the Bay; Bird Pillow - Land of Nod; Fox - Etsy seller sleepyking


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Where did you get the changing pad to fit the Ikea table?


Friday 12th of July 2013

Hi, Were you able to use the skirt on the crib once lowered? Also, where did you get this skirt? If you remember, i love it!


Saturday 19th of May 2012

This is so perfect! Congratulations! I love the wall stickers :) I was also just wondering where you got the sweet bunny shoes from? They are so perfect!


Saturday 31st of March 2012

Wonderful job! Where did you get the piece in the corner with the butterflies next to the decal?

Mandy Bortz

Wednesday 22nd of February 2012

Just wanted to know where you got the hanging lights. Also did you do an accent wall with the other paint color? Or did you paint the ceiling the opposit color? Love the room!!