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Vintage/Modern Nursery


Owen's nursery is a mix of vintage and modern pieces. We incorporated as many meaningful items into the space as possible.  His father and I had a great time putting together the room.  (I did the planning, he did the work! ha) Not really,  Momma helped as much as she could too. Many DIY projects were completed to add a special touch to the space, including converting an IKEA chair into a rocker/glider, DIY shelves, embroidered artwork, DIY curtains, and a few other projects. 

Design Inspiration

Blogs such as Holly Mathis Interiors, Jones Design Company, and Honey and Fitz.  

Decorating Style

Vintage, modern with a touch of rustic elements

Project Details


Chair-Ikea  Ektorp JennyLund, converted into a rocker/glider tutorial from Honey and Fitz



Bedding-made by my Mom, sheet -Serena and Lily

Curtains-Ikea with chevron fabric for trim, made by Mom

Rug-Rugs USA

Side table-Urban Outfitters 


Twin bed duvet cover-Ikea

Pillows-Ikea, Homegoods, and Chevron made by my Mom

Light-Barn Light Electric 

Shelves-made by hubby inspired by Restoration Hardware shelves

Changing Table-Jenny Lind (found at a garage sale, then spray painted)


Artwork above crib-Embroidered Verse, tutorial by Jones Design Company

Wooden Owen Bunting-Etsy

Favorite Items

The linen curtains with chevron border made by Mimi! 


Go with what you love and make it a personal space. You spend so much time in the nursery you really want to love it. Also I was reluctant about adding a twin bed to the nursery but am so glad we did. It not only gives us an extra bed for company, but it also serves as a great place for Mom or Dad to relax while the other is rocking the baby. 

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  1. avatar Emily says:


    Thank you!! They are the AINA curtains from IKEA in Natural.

  2. avatar Chiangchanh says:

    Where did your mom get the fabric and how much did she need? I love the nursery.

  3. avatar Tessa says:

    I love the curtains! I’m looking for them on the website, do you remember the name and color? Love your style!

  4. avatar Meghan says:

    What paint color did you choose for the walls?

  5. avatar Emily says:


    I wish I could tell you for sure, but ours was given to us by my hubby’s Grandmother. We think it is an old map from a school. Sorry, can’t help you more!

  6. avatar Emily says:


    Thank you!! I will find out if my Mom used a tutorial and get back with you. I am so happy you like it!!

  7. avatar Tara says:

    where can I find a vintage map to hang like that?

  8. avatar Jennifer says:

    Love this nursery . . . in particular, the drapes and bedding. Well done!

  9. avatar Cheyenne says:

    I love this room! How did you all make the bumper, do you have a tutorial on how to make it?

  10. avatar Emily says:

    Thanks Kim! We don’t know exactly where the map came from it was given to my husband by his Grandmother. We think it is an old classroom map?? Hope you find one!!

  11. avatar Emily says:


    Thank you so much Kelly! It was so fun to do. I wish I could give you a source for the map, but it was actually given to my husband by his Grandmother who has passed away. So no help there, but we think it was an old map from a classroom possibly. Maybe a search for that will come up with something? Good luck!!

  12. avatar Kim says:

    Emily, where did you get the vintage world map? I have been searching for one! Great job on the nursery!

  13. avatar Kelly says:

    LOVE Owen’s nursery!! Thanks for sharing your ideas and resources. You and your mom did a wonderful job!! Where did you find your large map print?

  14. avatar Emily says:


    Julie-Did you order your art print yet? Jones Design is having a sale on all her art prints today-Sunday!! Just wanted to share with you.

  15. avatar Julie says:


    Thanks Emily….I’m going to order one right now! And I just found your blog….it is adorable!

  16. avatar Emily says:


    Thank you! Can you believe it is actually navy, I know it definitely looks black in these photos though. I really need a good camera!

  17. avatar Emily says:


    Thank you Julie!! The art print is from Jones Design Company she sells art on her blog. I have ordered a few things from her and have loved them all!

  18. avatar Julie says:

    LOVE this nursery! Where is the dog print with Owen’s name on it from?

  19. avatar Barbielind says:

    It is very nice! I am also planning on hanging a vintage world map I got sometime ago, but was not sure how to display it as it is not framed great inspiration I got from yours…

  20. avatar Mrs.Echon says:

    Great job! Black and white details against linen,love it!

  21. avatar Ekongs says:


    Thank you so much Gracie!

  22. avatar Gracie says:

    You did a great job on Owens room and he is so adorable. I love the fabric that you used on the curtains and the crib bedding. It looks like linen! It also has that RHB look. This is a room that can grow with him and I really like the vintage items.
    Mimi did a great job on the curtains and bedding! Good luck with your bouncing baby boy!