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/ ; a board with all the pictures http://www.pinterest.com/brocadedesigns/soft-sweet-blush-gray-and-ivory-nursery/
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
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.
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.
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.