When it came to decorating her daughter’s nursery, Kate hit the ground running the day she found out she was expecting a girl. “I think we even went to Home Depot for paint samples that night.” The room came together in layers. As she found pieces she loved, their vision became clear. Finding the Paris poster was the real “Aha” piece that pulled the entire vision together.”
Kate fell in love with the color combination of pinks and orange when she found the fabric she used to make the Boppy cover shown on the rocker. “I can’t get enough of the girly, chic palette!” With only two months to complete the room, the last item purchased was the dresser. “It proved to be a difficult piece to find because I knew exactly what I wanted and wouldn’t settle for less or spend more than we budgeted!”
Kate wanted to incorporate fun, colorful pops throughout the nursery room to make it glam and girly, while keeping it a bit vintage and natural. Homemade elements like the burlap and the fabric banner and adding special touches like the framed sonogram and a baby picture of of her and her husband and give it a personal touch. “What I really love about those details it they cost us next to nothing, yet they complete the room and created a unique, layered feel, as opposed to a stark, impersonal room.”
For Kate, the details that really pulled the room together were the Eiffel Tower poster, the tissue poms and the crib skirt. The poms and crib skirt added a fun, flirty pop of color that really make the room, while the poster makes such a statement as one of the first things you see upon entering it.
“I really didn’t want the room to feel too themed, but when I came across the Paris poster in a vintage shop, I knew I wanted to play off of the chic, Parisian feel.” Finding the perfect bedding to compliment the room was nearly impossible, which was why Kate ended up making the crib skirt herself. “It was the biggest pain in the neck, but so worth the end result! I love the punch of color that peeks out from the crib, especially since it’s the first thing you see.”
With a crazy obsession with anything DIY, many pieces in the nursery were given the hands on approach. “My husband has become very used to the phrase, ‘It would look perfect if we painted it!’ With the dresser, we wanted an antique piece with good, solid structure, but a little worn so we wouldn’t feel bad about painting it. There’s just something about the vintage legs that make me swoon! Of course, adding pretty glass knobs completed the look perfectly! I really wanted this to be the statement piece.” Thanks Kate for sharing this fun room with us!
Crib – Walmart; Sheffield Stages
Bedding – Fitted crib sheet;
DwellStudio Pointelle, crib skirt was a DIY
Dresser – Antique; craigslist,
paint; Behrs Youthful Coral, glass knobs; vintage shop
Chair – Purchased lightly used
from a friend
Wall paint color – We matched
the BEHR Disney collection 100 Acre Raindrop (for the room) and Pixie Dust (for
the ceiling and closet) with a professional grade paint.
Tissue poms – DIY out of multi
colored tissue paper
closet curtains – Ikea; ALVINE
poster and frame – Poster;
vintage store find, frame; RIBBA from Ikea
chandelier – Hampton Bay Kristin
3-light Hanging Antique White mini Chandelier
window curtains – DIY from Ikea