Searching Pinterest for nursery inspiration made for hours of nesting fun during the last part of my pregnancy. I think it’s a little presumptuous to post my daughter’s nursery, but I’m awfully proud and hope that an item here and there might be what someone is looking for in their own online prowling of nursery design ideas.
As I shared in Parts I & II of the design posts, my color palette was lavender, grey and light yellow and the theme something of a chic India bazaar/yoga/elephant aesthetic. I love finding great deals and utilized Craigslist, TJ Maxx Home Goods, the sales section at Z Gallerie, and online flash sales as much as possible. The hunt for a deal is half the fun for me but it also helped me feel like I could splurge on a couple items that were a bit more expensive. I hope you enjoy the photos and some of my finds!
I was interested in patterns that would have an eclectic but cohesive look once they were meshed together. I also wanted to mix the strong patterns with some elements that would soften the room and give a feminine look (insert ruffled curtains!).
I loved Jenelle’s idea to add a reading nook in the space between the curtain wall and the crib. The Ikea spice rack bookshelves painted purple and the Land of Nod Lavender Crocheted Pouf made for the simplest part of the room design!
Land of Nod came through again as the winner for my bedding choice. The fitted crib sheet and quilt are from the same Bazaar Crib Bedding set. Even though I had plans to mix and match from various sets these were really the perfect example of the combination of a modern and feminine pattern I was going for. My mom’s seamstress skills gave me the opportunity to order the valance from the Lush Ruffle window collection to be made (with love by Nana) into the ruffly, girly crib skirt I had my heart set on! An unexpected perk was that the Lush Ruffle collection is listed as “ivory” but the color is actually this soft, buttery yellow.
An old dresser painted a fresh grey makes for a perfect changing table-dresser combo. Add knobs from Anthropologie (and imagine a changing table pad and bright purple cover) and I think the whole look is super fun! The hanging basket was a friend’s great idea – she noticed she wanted diaper gear easily accessible and on the same level as the changing pad, rather than in a drawer or up on a shelf.
The lanterns from Z Gallerie were the item in Jenelle’s original inspiration board that inspired the entire theme for me. Love them!
And (below) a little collage of artwork featuring my finds from various Etsy artists, and the “Q” wall hook was an irresistible find at Anthropolgie. The artwork shares a wall with Quinn’s closet (not pictured) and I have a hard time deciding what makes me smile more: her cute tiny clothes or the sweet prints.
Designing a nursery for a baby girl was such a fun experience. But it didn’t start out that way. I was completely overwhelmed and appreciate M+M contributors, Jenelle & Kelly, for their inspiration and endless patience as I took photos and videos of EVERY SINGLE idea and required their approval before purchasing. Luckily that left for quite the electronic paper trail – so below is every item in this room! Happy shopping and thanks!
Curtains: Lush Decor Ruffle Curtain in Ivory, $30 from Joss & Main flash sale
Artwork: Mom & Baby Elephant prints, $25 from Etsy artist, lulusimonSTUDIO in Z Gallerie clearance Stella frames, $10
Nightstand: TJ Maxx HomeGoods, $39 (was bright red and we painted it grey)
Glider: Best Chairs Mandy Swivel Glider Rocker & Ottoman, $125 on Craigslist
Pillows: Ruffle Grey Surya Melodie pillow, $24 (set of 2) on Joss & Main flash sale; JOYN Gray Chevron Pillow Cover, $24 from Toms (purchase provides employment, education & medical care for artists in the Himalayas)
Rug: Safavieh Barbour Rug in Silver, $107 from Joss & Main flash sale
Light Fixture: Kenroy Home Radcliffe Pendant, $132 from Joss & Main flash sale
Bedding: Land of Nod Bazaar Purple Print Crib Quilt, $89 and Purple Pendant Fitted Crib Sheet, $29
Crib Skirt: Lush Decor ‘Belle’ Ivory Valance, $26 (made into a crib skirt by Nana!)
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids Peyton Crib, $50 on Craigslist
Pouf: Land of Nod Lavender Crocheted Pouf, $69
Bookshelves: Ikea Bekvam Spice Rack shelves, $4 and we painted them purple
Dresser: previously owned
Knobs: all from Anthropologie: Lenten Rose Knob in Lilac, $12; Ceramic Peg Knob in Cream, $8; Simmered Glass Knob in Silver, $10
Hanging Basket: Ikea Fintorp Wire Basket, $13 and we painted it purple
Lanterns: Z Gallerie Casablanca Lanterns in Gold, $15 for large and $8 for smalls
Artwork: customized Elephant & Heart switch plate cover and Elephant & Heart print, $15 for both from Etsy artist, LilysNurseryShop (frame: Aaron Brothers Napa Home Vintage Rustic Linen Frame, $30)
Shelf Decor: all from Z Gallerie clearance: Vienna Gold & Silver Ornaments, $4; Crystal Flower Branch in purple, $15 (vase previously owned); Ceramic Tealight Lotus in Cream, $5
“Q” Hook: Anthropologie Marquee Letter Hook, $18
Burlap Canvas “Life is Beauty Full” Elephant, $15 from Etsy artist, ModernRusticGirl (we wrapped the canvas ourselves)
“Be You” Elephant Print, $24 from Etsy artist, PaperPlanePrints (frame previously owned)
Purple Frame: Z Gallerie Malibu Aubergine clearance, $12