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Whimsy, Feminine and DIY Nursery


I did a gender reveal photo session at 20 weeks and was over the moon excited that a baby girl was coming so I knew I wanted a gender specific nursery.  I wanted pops of color but a soft palate, I wanted whimsy and feminine, I wanted to mix things that weren't all in a collection and I hope that I achieved my goal with still being cohesive.

Design Inspiration

As a frequent shopper at the Fabric Outlet in San Francisco for craft projects, I came upon this amazing Sea Green & Pink Fabric and coordinating hot Pink striped fabric that became the inspiration for her room.

Decorating Style

Vintage meets Modern, Feminine and Girly with pops of whimsy.

Project Details

Furniture: Ava in Dove Grey, Basset Furniture found at Buy Buy Baby.

Recliner Rocker:  Best Chairs Storytime Series, Traditional Tapestry, BENJI model #26683

Paint: Kashmir Pink, BEHR

Wall Stencil: Cutting Edge Stencils

Lamps: Jacklyn Smith Homegoods

Clock: Royal Brilliance Small World Clock

Bedding: Handmade by Grandma including bumpers, Blanket, Skirt, Toy Bag

Cornice Above Window: Handmade by Mom & Dad (Inspired by a Pinterest Post and found here.

Curtains: Nicole Miller, Chateau. Found at Bed Bath & Beyond

Pillow: Cynthia Rowley Collection, HomeGoods

Monogram Letters:  Found at the Etsy Shop Elegance Letters

Nursery Rhyme Signs: Twelve Timbers

Sound Machine: Homedics Lullaby Sound Spa & Projector

Favorite Items

Just a few days after Olivia was born we returned to the Hospital for a check-up and in the Hospital gift shop was this amazing clock. We decided it would be a special present to her that she would have forever.


You can view it in action here:

This clock plays 24 popular and classic melodies and 6 Christmas tunes. My daughter loves when the clock is on the hour is enthralled by the beauty & music of it.  My favorite part is that it only plays music while the light is on or daylight is available, so it doesn't disturb her during naps/nighttime.


Find pieces that inspire you, and build around it. Don't be afraid to mix textures and colors. Use at least 3 colors to achieve a look, for us it was Pink, Green, Grey.

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