My daughter’s nursery was a true labor of love for me to design. Interior Decorating is one of my passions, and I really loved working on Emmaline’s nursery in soft, sweet pinks and ivories and grays. I started my design journey with Pinterest, pinning things that inspired me to our Nursery board: http://www.pinterest.com/brocadedesigns/nursery-inspiration/
While we were published on OntoBaby, I wanted to do my own post with lots of details here on the Brocade blog. We did all the work to the room and I did all the styling myself. I couldn’t be happier with the turnout. The concept: soft pinks, ivories, grays, and taupes with a sweet vintage feeling. I wanted her room to feel soothing, to have an air of sweet elegance, and to be soft and pretty.
All of the gorgeous photos are by Jenna Henderson, who did a beautiful job documenting Emmaline’s room for us, as well as her first year (see a peek at one of my favorites from her newborn session below!)
The paint color: Behr “Bella Pink” Trim is Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” and the ceiling is white Behr Ceiling Paint.
Frames from Ikea were painted white and distressed by Paint it White Crafts; the sweet detailing of the Crib from Franklin and Ben (Arlington is her name) was a must -have for the room. I purchased through Layla Grace
Decopaged frame by Paint it White Crafts along with the distressing– the oval frames were finds from Rusticathart on Etsy
I wanted a graceful and elegant chandelier with a vintage look without crystal details— so I invested in this frame from Restoration Hardware baby and kids.
Finding baskets was a challenge– I scored these sweet, soft pink ones with lace edge details from Target of all places. Bird lamp from Land of Nod– if there’s one thing I can recommend when putting together your nursery, don’t go to a one stop shop for a unique look. You can often save money and get a more comprehensive, unique look if you shop at various stores.
I found these wooden letters on etsy from Graphic Wood– painted them gray, then mounted them to a wall and put a frame around them. Frame by Paint it White
Emmaline’s book collection were all shower gifts. This cute elephant bank from USA baby
The boxes were gifts from our shower— the Sleep Sheep from Pottery Barn. A darling keepsake book from Etsy seller 2Giggles , blocks were also a shower gift.
I love this diaper box and wish I could say where we got it, but it was also a shower gift!
The dresser– an old Broyhill piece, was refinished with crystal knobs added and was a Craigslist find.
Memory book from 2Giggles on Etsy– I love this little book and use it to transcribe milestones and special moments– a great baby book you love is an absolute must have!
Glider Rocker from USA Baby; the pink elephant from a local store Rosie Posie True story: I knew I wanted to have a sweet animal that coordinated with Emmie’s nursery, and one for her to one day snuggle with and love, and I had the hardest time picking one, because (don’t judge me) some stuffed animals weird me out. I was always a doll person growing up, and I don’t remember having anything other than my ancient Paddington Bear stuff when I was a kid. I liked the elephant because it weirded me out the least.
Our little rocking and reading nook. The curtains were a custom creation from Carousel Designs (a must visit if you can’t find the perfect bedding!) , the rag wall was from the shower I re-appropriated for this spot. shelves from Restoration Hardware Baby + Child, white clock from Ikea, decopaged “E” a gift, white frame from Target, stuffed Elephant from Pottery Barn Kids — music sheet box was also from the shower — don’t I have the best friends and loved ones? Little squatty vase from Ikea as well, and the peony flower was tied to one of her gifts, so I used it here as a forever keepsake.
Gray stroller blanket from Restoration Hardware Baby and Kids
I got custom bedding from Carousel Bedding. Crib is a convertable (to daybed and eventually a bench) from Franklin and Ben– Mattress was from USA Baby, the rug was from Target.
You can slightly see the curtain rods in this photo– I couldn’t find ones that were the perfect style, so Kristin with Paint it White helped me out by painting them a neutral tone and then distressing them to coordinate with the chandelier and lamp. The rods are a find from Martha Stewart.
Diaper Dekor over there in the corner– a fabulous investment, friends. I love this thing.
Note: pillow and bear in the crib were for styling only. New mom preach moment: don’t put these things in your baby’s crib for sleeping!
We painted the inset and interior of her closet at soft, sweet pale pink, and added vintage door knobs in crystal that I found on Ebay.
All in all, I feel like her room is such a sweet place to come and be in. From the moment she came home, I swear she loved it– her favorite place to be is that changing table. I’m truly a VERY lucky momma.