Wednesday, June 29, 2011

nursery reveal!

This is my first baby.
Also, my first time "designing" {term used loosely}
a nursery.
I think once I've had a baby a while I'll know more
what to include in a nursery.
However, like most newbie mamas,
I kind of had to wing it.

After scouring magazines, nursery design websites,
Google, Pinterest,
other blogs,
anywhere with anything
vaguely baby-like
this is what I came up with.

It all started with the crib bedding.
 I found it at Land of Nod
after struggling to find boy bedding that fit my vision {aka modern, yet sweet, yet not too specific.}
I loved the turquoise, aqua and green colors, 
with some gray in there as well.

So we painted the walls pale gray {Notre Dame, Valspar}
went with white furniture
and when it came time to accessorize,
I went with lots of grays, blues and a bit of green...
circles, and some owls in there as well!
{lurve wise little owls}

Here is the tour, 
via photographs:
It is a pretty small room, with no closet.  However, with the wardrobe and dresser/changing table we bought from Ikea, we have plenty of storage space for teeny baby things. Also, there is storage in the ottoman and drawer beneath crib.
I fell in love with this owl pillow immediately!  The circles and the beautiful turquoise color coordinate well, and it is just dang cute!  Found it on Etsy, as well as the art prints in the room.
The crib bumper was my initial inspiration for the entire room.  The outside is a sweet, preppy plaid, the inside has lovely circles made of different fabrics/colors, which you can see below:
"C" is the only clue you will get about Baby Boy's name!
{Cannot wait to FINALLY reveal the name!}
These bookshelves are actually 3.99 spice racks from Ikea, which I painted white.  
The boy has to have books!
The changing station is pretty simple.  I had bought these Mason jars from a flea market a while ago, and thought the color was perfect!
The changing table cover I special ordered {since I cannot sew} from another Etsy shop, along with a matching Boppy cover.  The mirror is Ikea.  The "Keep Calm, Carry On" print is actually a framed greeting card.  
I hung a couple extra paper lanterns up above the changing table to give Baby another thing to focus on during the fun process of changing diapers.  Plus I wanted to bring a little of the green over to this area!
This owl that sits on the chair is from Pier1.
The paper lantern "immobile" I made myself using various paper lanterns I had already, and added some I bought on Amazon.  I was inspired by others I had seen on nursery design websites!  Plus, I couldn't find a traditional crib mobile that I liked at all.
Where the feeding and reading will happen!

Replaced the boring knobs on the wardrobe with some from Anthropologie.
Had to add a touch of country with this mini straw cowboy hat!   We are in KY after all. :)

Just for fun, here is the BEFORE:

Baby Boy's Room AFTER:
There you have it, my bloggie friends!
Now what will this mama do with herself before Baby arrives?
Could be any day now!
Linking up here:



  1. Everyone in Paul's work group is so impressed with the baby room. It is so cute and looks professionally decorated. I love the colors. We are all looking forward to finding out the C name and of course we've teased Paul with outrageous guesses.

  2. Very cool room, Greta!!!! I am SO excited for you to experience this!!! I can't wait to read all about it. :)

  3. It turned out so cute! I love the book shelves and the color scheme. I am telling you, you are very smart for having a sofa like chair in the room. I think the rockers are just so uncomfortable, well anyways the one that I have. So cute!!!

  4. This is beautiful! The colors are perfect for a little guys space. I love that you kept everything feeling very light. I don't know if you intended it, but as your little guy gets bigger he will love that mirror by the changing table =)

  5. This is adorable! It looks so cozy and cute! I love the relaxing and fresh colors!

  6. What a fun and soothing nursery! I really love the colors you chose and the prints. And the lantern mobile is so adorable!

  7. Wow, I love your nursery! It turned out beautiful! I'm not a mommy yet and wouldn't know what all to include either, but to me it looks like you're all set! :) I'm sure you can't wait to meet your little one!
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog as well! :)

  8. You did a fantastic job with the nusery. I just love it. It looks like you haven't forgotten anything.

  9. Wow. The pops of color are gorgeous... You really did a great job. I especially love those spice rack book showcases. Bookshelves should always have books facing out {that's the teacher in me}...

    Thanks for linking up last week. Hope to see you back again Thursday!

  10. What an adorable nursery! Your little guy is very lucky!!:)

  11. I LOVE the nursery! You did a fabulous job! It seriously looks amazing :) I am so not creative, if hope my nursery looks half as nice as this one it will be a success haha

  12. You did a great job on your nursery, it's lovely! I am in the process of creating mine as well, I've already decided on gray walls and a similar teal and green earthy scheme, based on a nursery I saw in American Baby Magazine, now the mission is finding unique pieces to add that personal touch of character and cozy comfort. Again props to you, very cute and creative nursery. Blessings and best wishes to you and your family!

  13. I'd love to find out where to get drapes like that! I didn't seem to find a reference in the post about them? Love the nursery!

  14. I love your nursery and am also thinking about purchasing the wardrobe from ikea. Which dresser did you pair with it? I wish they made a matching set!


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