When I first found out I was pregnant I immediately started planning the nursery! I thought I’d knock the space out in no time, but at 39 weeks we still hadn’t even hung the wallpaper! Talk about procrastination. We finished this sweet girls room the week she was born. I’m glad it took longer than planned because it allowed the room to evolve in a way I didn’t initially imagine. We went much more vintage and boho than my initial vision and I love it so much. Now that I’ve met her I feel like the room represents her perfectly.
BABY GIRL NURSERY COLOR PALETTE & DETAILS
Our color palette was simply a variety of blushes and warm hues. It was an easy color to find in general decor, but everything I found specifically for nurseries was a little too pink for I was envisioning so we hunted in unexpected spots. We mixed various textures as well, with baskets, textiles, wood, etc.
I loved the classic look of a Jenny Lind crib! The simple look of the crib is really what launched the design of the nursery. From there I was able to start choosing other elements and collecting vintage finds that inspired me along the way.
We used Livette’s wallpaper on the back wall behind the crib. I love glancing down the hall and seeing the statement wall. I chose Livette’s because I loved that you could order any of their designs in a custom color. I chose the Botanical Foliage customized in Taupe in traditional wallpaper and it was shockingly easy to install. It took us less than 2 hours! We’ll be sharing a tutorial very soon.
We also DIY’d the curtains. They are drop clothe curtains dipped in diluted chalk paint. Just as the wallpaper, I had trouble finding curtains that weren’t too pink. Dipping the warm neutral drop clothes in water and Annie Sloan’s Antoinette created the perfect tone. I had the sweetest friends who taught me how to do this and I will share a tutorial soon. Here’s a great tutorial I found online until then.
VINTAGE GOODS & FINDS
We actually found the closet doors in our attic when we began renovating the house. I loved that it was the same wood tone as the dresser I got from an estate sale. The dresser was something I felt that could grow with Quinn into a “big girl” room or move into a new space in the home without needing to always be dedicated to a nursery. Over her dresser are two more estate sale finds. The flower art is needle point and I scored it for $3! I loved the green and mustard tones. The other piece is the
The baskets took the most estate sale trips to curate, but we don’t mind going out regularly to hunt because you’ll always find something new! I wanted to have a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. I wanted whatever we hung over the crib to be light incase they fall or she reaches up for them as a toddler.
The vintage mirror next to the closet was thrifted from one of our favorite places to treasure hunt—The Rustic Warehouse. The gold finish was exactly what I was looking for.
NEUTRAL NURSERY FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES
I’ve always loved this tassel chandelier from Lulu and Georgia! I’ve seen it in so many nurseries and I’ve always been inspired by the style.
Our swivel chair was from World Market. This piece was a little controversial because it doesn’t rock or glide 😂 I honestly wanted something that would transition well out of a nursery. Something with a longer investment and to be honest I’ve only sat in the chair with her once and it was for these photos lol I’m sure we’ll use it more when she’s staying in her room, but for now we’ve been hanging out on the couch which also doesn’t rock or glide lol. We put her book shelfs with books gifted and found by the chair. Thinking about the lessons behind some of these books, and the stories that may cultivate her love for adventure is so exciting. We hung the ‘Once Upon a Time’ Sign from our friends at CraftCuts.
We loved this rug from World Market! I was excited when I went shopping and rugs were 50% off. If you purchase this rug make sure you get a rug pad because it’s thinner so it moves around a little bit. I liked that because it is softer for her to play on in the future and will be easy to clean. I think I can even stick it in the wash if I need to.
We couldn’t be more excited to share this room and baby Quinn with you! Quinn’s room means so much to us and we’re so excited to see her grow up in this home. It’s been a week with this sweet girl and it’s really a dream.
You can shop all the sources for the nursery and view more photos in the gallery below!