Bold Teal and Lime Green Nursery for Baby Girl Charlie

teal and lime green baby girl nursery crib and changer corner

When it came to designing a nursery for her daughter, Brooke choose a cheerful color palette that was bright and fun and would work for both genders without being neutral yellow. “My design style is bold, clean, and colorful. I like furniture with simple lines that really let the color shine. The nursery was the one room where I really got to express this fully. When we moved into our home, we grabbed a handful of swatches and played around with them on the walls. We both loved how rich the color was. There’s a lot of green in the teal, and it changes depending on the light. We lucked out with the lime, which was a can of paint we already had. From there I brought in white to give the eye a place to rest.”

teal and lime green baby girl nursery bookcase and shelves

teal and lime green baby girl nursery DIY personalized mirror with woodland creatures

teal and lime green baby girl nursery nursery books

While this room started with the wall color, re-purposing Grandma’s old cabinet TV was where the fun came in. “We ripped out the TV components and added a shelf. I painted the interior with a lighter shade of the wall color (Behr’s “Winter Surf”) and the outside with a custom-mixed lime color that I had tinted for a bedroom when I was a single girl in an apartment.” Fabric also played a big role, from the Amy Butler lime dots she recovered Grandma’s rocker with and the Freespirit Joel Dewberry Deer Valley fabric on the duvet. “It’s a nod to my husband’s love of hunting without being overtly “rustic”.”

teal and lime green baby girl nursery owl forest woodland creature artwork collage

The room had already been painted in their chosen color, but they didn’t start on any furniture until after her first trimester. Brooke started with my neutral items, like the changing table and TV. Once they knew they were expecting a girl we started in on the more specific decor projects, including pink camo deer antlers, large paper flowers, and cute woodland creatures. With switching homes with about 6 weeks left in her pregnancy, it was pretty hectic by the end to get it all put together.

teal and lime green baby girl nursery personalized name mirror

“It’s all very DIY! I built the changing table, nightstand, gallery ledges, and twin bed by hand. The TV and rocker were heirlooms I revamped, and the crib was a thrift store find. I saw the idea for an ottoman made from a galvanized bucket from a feature on Curbly, and found a way to make my own. Every piece in the room was thoughtfully made just for her. It’s all very special. My husband made a sign by routing out Charlie’s name in some cedar from my dad’s barn, created an antler mount with a pink camo twist, and my mom cut out the woodland creature art on her cricut for me to frame. I cut hearts out of maps featuring the towns my husband and I were born in, and created the crib art with some vinyl decals from Target and Hobby Lobby canvases. The only thing we bought and left untouched was the crib! “

teal and lime green baby girl nursery crib bedding

teal and lime green baby girl nursery glider heirloom chair from grandma refurbished with fabric

teal and lime green baby girl nursery lime green polka dot fabric glider chair

“I’m in love with the fabric on the rocker and ottoman. Plus, they all belonged to my husband’s grandmother who raised him, and sadly passed during my pregnancy. The rocker is our favorite heirloom piece. My husband was very close to his grandmother, and lived with her for some time. That rocker was used for late nights rocking my mother-in-law as a baby, then she turned around and rocked my husband in it. Now he rocks his own daughter. That chair has seen 4 generations. It just doesn’t get any better than that! This is a small way for Charlie to know her great-grandmother.”

teal and lime green baby girl nursery charlie with her toys

teal and lime green baby girl nursery glider chair

teal and lime green baby girl nursery galvanized tin turned into an ottoman for glider

While many parents use lanterns in a cluster as a crib mobile, Brooke used them in a vertical line like a light installation. “That was actually all my husband! I had them draped initially, but he thought that hanging them directly from the ceiling in the corner would have more impact. He was definitely right!”

teal and lime green baby girl nursery glider corner with vertically lined paper lanterns and growth chart on wall

teal and lime green baby girl nursery glider rocker chair corner with vertical paper lanterns

There were compromises along the way. Brooke’s biggest challenge in creating Charlie’s nursery was getting her husband on board with the colors! “My vision is normally pretty ‘out there’ and it’s a hard sell sometimes. But all I do is tell him to trust me (as well as do all the work!) and I get that very satisfying, “You were right…” at the end!”

teal and lime green baby girl nursery charlie smiling

Thanks for sharing Charlie’s beautiful room with us Brooke!

Crib – thrift store, Wal-Mart brand
Bedding – Crib sheets from Target, bed skirt and pillow cover from Hobby Lobby fabric, duvet and pillows from Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit in Deer Valley
Dresser – Hand built from Ana White’s “Simple Changing Table” plan
Chair – Heirloom recovered in Amy Butler cotton fabric
Wall paint color – Behr’s “Thermal Spring”

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  1. Paula says:

    Where did you get the quilt from?

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