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Our Baby Girl Nursery Reveal

For anyone who knows me well, they know that the passion I have for designing spaces in my home runs deep! Once I have a vision for a space, making it come to life is just so rewarding and exciting for me, especially when it is our daughter’s nursery!

When it came to our baby nursery I knew I wanted the space to be neutral when it came to furniture and paint colors. The accessories would define the color and theme. I’m big on smart purchases too, so knowing that we plan on having more kids, I didn’t want to get furniture that would be too gender defined. I hit up Pinterest and gathered my ideas (like usual). 

I think the hardest part with all of this was knowing when to actually get started… when should I buy the furniture? When do we paint? When do we dive in? In our case, we didn’t start changing the nursery room until after 20 weeks, around that time I also ordered the furniture incase it was backordered or delivery issues arose – which they did.

The first thing that we did in this space was put up a white shiplap feature wall. We used these 8 inch tongue/groove (shiplap) boards from Home Depot. It was already primed, so it only needed two light coats of White Dove by Benjamin Moore to polish things off! Luckily, I was cool with the existing wall color which is Sherwin Williams 7531 – Canvas Tan.

Next, I ordered the mid century modern crib and dresser I’d been eyeing up from West Elm. I also got the modern wingback {swivel, reclining, glider} chair from Pottery Barn Kids (Greg demanded it did all 3) ordered. Don’t ask me why we bought white, Greg and I both swear we ordered tan! Lol.

**I need to add in here how horrible of an experience I had ordered through PB Kids. The projected delivery was mid-July, and I did not receive the chair until 2 months later (mid-September). I called multiple times, never got any answers and was constantly being transferred. Thank goodness I wasn’t on a time crunch, so order anything considered “custom” WAY earlier than you might think. 

Around this time, I also decided on the Newton Baby Rest breathable mattress. I was able to snag it for $250 using a promo code. But let’s be real… the fact that my baby can breathe through it is worth any dollar to me! After the fact I actually teamed up with them to do a giveaway which was fun, (a very deserving mom of 4 won!) and they sent me a mattress pad for hosting in return.

Now the stage was set, and contrary to the popular approach, my next biggest concern was artwork (I am a painter for anyone who doesn’t know that, so it kind of makes sense). I looked all over Etsy and print shops to find the perfect prints to fill these gorgeous Michaels frames, but nothing felt right. I wanted to stay away from a strict theme or color palette which was hard because I didn’t actually know what I was looking for. So I went back to Michaels for some paper and got to work drawing and using watercolor to create some prints that fit. I kind of like that a touch of Mom’s creativity is a big part of the room, too :). These were later accompanied by a gorgeous custom ABC print from B.Wright Designs on Etsy, I can’t express how much I love the way it turned out. (I have blurred out our baby’s name until she is born).

Around this time, I stumbled across Urban Walls Decals I couldn’t help but grab some! I went with the dot clusters in white. This was a hard pick – their site has millions of awesome options! I definitely plan to order from them for any future projects.

We hung the floating book shelves from Ikea, and I refinished a mirror in white we already had to sit over the changing table. I also added in these square floating shelves, I really wanted to go with these hexagon shelving from Crate and Barrel but they didn’t fit in the space.

Walls were starting to fill up, just not drawers quite yet. Slowly things started to come together the reality that a baby would soon accompany this space was feeling quite real! 

I finally brought in some color with this blush pink rug from Joss and Main to help me liven’ up the neutral space. I snagged this gold lamp from Lamps Plus for alternative illumination. For curtains, I decided to keep it neutral and went with these sheer white tassel curtains accompanied by a blackout set from TJ Maxx. I am SO in love with our baby mobile from LCoolH designs from Etsy too – the colors tie the space together perfectly. A perfect addition to your nursery and much cheaper than others. Lastly, I have to point out our exposed closet which only cost us $300 to completely re-do. I break down all those details in this recent blog post: A DIY Project I Nursery Closet Reno!

There are so many other small pieces in the nursery that I adore, but I don’t want to go on forever and ever (because I really could keep going). I’ve linked out everything below again for reference – if I missed anything drop me a comment and I will do my best to hunt it down :)


**These images & the nursery were so beautifully captured by photographer, Mariah @lovebiglivesmall

Crib / West Elm
Dresser / West Elm
Rocker / Pottery Barn Kids
Mattress / Newton Baby Rest
Wood Frames / Michaels
ABC Print / B.Wright Designs Etsy
Wall Dot Decals / Urban Walls
Floating Book Shelves / Ikea
Square Floating Shelves / The Container Store
Hexagon Shelves / Crate and Barrel
Pink Area Rug / Joss and Main
Sheepskin Rug / Costco
Lamp / Lamps Plus
Sheer Curtains / Joss and Main
Baby Mobile / LLcoolHDesigns Etsy
Foot Stool (similar) / CB2
Changing Pad / Keekaroo
Diaper Pale / Ubbi
Custom Baby Blanket / Boco Baby
Jelly Cat Octopus / Nordstrom
Crib Sheets / Pottery Barn
Wooden Play Blocks / Crate and Barrel
Noise Machine & Night Light / Hatch
Baby Monitor/ Nest Cam

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