Be Inspired by this Inspirational Nursery

Oh, the dreams that will be cultivated here! I feel privileged to share this inspirational space with you all. The art and accessories on the dark gray background are what really make this room incredible.


With a selection of feminist icons from The Film Artist on etsy, a young lady will have no shortage of role models to look up to.


I’m also crazy about the oversized text art.


A cozy reading area is a must have for developing young minds and getting them on the path to greatness.


What’s your favorite part of this creative and colorful nursery?

Thanks Gwen, for sharing the photos of this dreamy space!


Super Simple Nursery at Ikea

Of course Ikea is a great solution for small space living, and walking through the store this week, this super simple nursery set up caught my eye.

Ikea Nursery

It’s SO easy and inexpensive to duplicate this nursery in your home even with very little space.

Ikea Simple

1- VIVAN Curtains– $10
2- VISIONÄR round, VISIONÄR diamond, VISIONÄR oval– $14 for all three
3- STUVA Crib with drawers– $190
4- UPPBO Floor/reading lamp– $45
5- POÄNG Rocking chair– $180
6- SÖFTEN rug– $25

Grand Total- $464– With tax, still under $500– Gotta love that!

30 Jun 2015, 10:42am
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My Modern Nursery #99: Fresh Violet Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

Last month we did pink, and this month Lullaby Paints challenged me to use a shade of purple. We went feminine with the pink, but I think I’ve taken purple in the most un-girly direction possible. Purple is last on the list of colors I’d choose in my own house, but I could definitely live with this scheme! I started with the Moonlight Bear art piece by Seventy Tree and things developed from there. We’ve got many more products and options that would fit in this space on our Pinterest board. We use Pinterest to collect our ideas and develop our designs each month and I highly recommend it for compiling inspiration for your own space.

My Modern Nursery 99 Fresh Violet Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

1- Fresh Violet Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints– $33 per half gallon
2- French Love Print from Old English Co- $26
3- Flux 16 Light Chandelier II– $560
4- Arrow Wall Flag from Ferm Living- $36
5- Moonlight Bear by Seventry Tree- $60 to $180 depending on size and framing
6- Graphic Girl Doll– $30
7- Delta Children Lux Swivel Chair, Cool Grey– $250
New Friends For UO Static Pillow– $100
8- Delta Children Manhattan 3-in-1 Crib, Grey– $250
9- Sleepy Light – soft knitted toy from Colette Bream- $68
10- Pebbled Pond Rug 8′ x 10′- $1600
Full Moon Pillow Case– $32

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest.

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Storm Grey Tripp Trapp

Adding another modern neutral option to their line-up of Tripp Trapp high chairs, Stokke’s latest color is Storm Grey.

Storm Grey Stokke Tripp Trapp

You can order it now.  $250

23 May 2014, 8:01am

My Modern Nursery #84: Gray, Pink and Yellow Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

We’re so happy to continue our nursery board series with Lullaby Paints this year, but we’re doing it a little differently this time!  While we’re still starting with ultra-safe, eco-friendly paint from Lullaby Paints, this time we’ve been using Pinterest boards to collect sources and inspiration as we work to develop the final product below.  I really hope you’ve been following along this month as this Gray, Pink & Yellow Nursery Design came together.

This month we chose a medium shade of gray called Pewter.  It’s part of the color collection created exclusively for  Gray is THE hottest color for modern nurseries and Pewter is dark enough to be a bold choice but light enough to not make the room look gloomy.  With bright pink and yellow accents and white furnishings, this room is anything but dark.


1- Alphabet Geometric Art Print from MademoiselleYo- $15
2- Jonathan Chevron Pendant from Stray Dog Designs- $985
3- Pewter by Lullaby Paints- $75 a gallon
Wild One Canvas Banner from Sharp Tooth Studio- $45
4- Birthday Mobile– $71
Oeuf Rhea Crib
– $670
5- Pigeon Lamp– $200
Mandal Dresser from Ikea- $300
6- Ferm Living Half Moon Laundry Basket– $115
7- Mick Yellow Floor Lamp from Crate & Barrel- $150
Cambridge Light Pink / Ivory Rug 8′ x 10′- $290
8- Ferm Living Black Stripe Cushion– $82
Ferm Living Black Mini Triangle Cushion
– $82
9- Rocker Arm Shell in Magenta from Modernica- $435
Knitted Yellow Pouf from CB2- $80
10- Jealous Baby from Lucky Boy Sunday- $122

If you’re feeling this color scheme here but don’t love all the items we’ve chosen, one of the great things about our Pinterest board is that we’ve saved all the other options we considered there for you.  There are alternate furnishings, lights, hampers, rugs, toys, art etc…

Thanks as always to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series.  Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery.  For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest, and keep a lookout for next month’s new board!

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11 Oct 2013, 8:15am
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My Modern Nursery: Get the Look: Avery + Sebastian’s Room by SISSY + MARLEY

Yesterday we toured the incredible shared space that the ladies at Sissy + Marley designed for Avery and Sebastian.  Before I get a million emails asking about the products pictured in the room, I’ve got a list of sources so you can recreate this look or just pick up your favorite pieces.

1- Lucky Star Wallpaper by Sissy + Marley
2- Baby Elephant from The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose
Havana 2 Light Wall Sconce by Jonathan Adler- $209
3- Maileg Mega Bunny– $88
Tassel Garland from Confetti System- $130
Mr. Magic Baby Mobile from jall & tofta- $28
4- Oeuf Merlin 6 Drawer Dresser – Classic Base – Birch / White– $1350
5- Joya Rocker from Monte Design- $895
6- Josephine the Elephant from blabla kids- $56
Pillow Apple Grey from blabla kids- $58
7- Oeuf Crib Birch– $970
loulou from Lucky Boy Sunday
Hold Me Tight Mustache Pillow from blabla kids- $52
Cloud Pillow Grey from blabla kids- $62
8- Quilt Cross Stitch Grey from Auggie- $150
Crib Sheet Painted Stripe Grey from Auggie- $45
Crib Sheet Pebble Grey from Auggie- $45
9- Star Shaped Pillows from Colette Bream- $28
Oeuf Toddler Bed– $650
Elephant Wooden Push Toy by Manny and Simon- $34
10- Olin Grey Rug (or some other gray striped rug- not positive)- $300
Spear Laundry Basket from Ferm Living- $115
Silver Moroccan Embroidered Leather Poof– $150

I couldn’t quite squeeze the table and chair set into the photo, but it’s from Sprout.  Enjoy! The ladies of SISSY + MARLEY have impeccable taste so you really can’t go wrong with their picks.

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My Modern Nursery #69: Robot March Sponsored by Little Auggie and Giveaway Winner

I’m glad so many of you loved the Robot March bedding from Little Auggie and all the other wonderful bedding options on their site.

The lucky winner of the Robot March Crib Sheet, Painted Stripe Grey Crib Skirt and Robot March Printed Quilt is…. Nancy D.!  Congratulations Nancy!  I’ll be emailing you to get all your information later today.

Using Robot March bedding as inspiration, I came up with this latest nursery board.

1- Robot Print 11×14- $40
S is for Spaceship 8×10 print from Finny and Zook- $14
Outnumbered IV Modern Wall Clock from All 15 Designs (granite)- $58
2- Saucer Lamp– $270
3- Robot March crib bedding from Little Auggie- Sheet $45, Skirt $63
4- Nursery Works Loom Crib– $600
5- Zoom Nightlight– $25
Ada White Table Lamp– $60
Micro Cubebot Set from Areaware by David Weeks- $60
6- Moda Six-Drawer Dresser from Room & Board- $1200
7- Grano Glider Recliner from Monte Design- $1200
Lulu Grey Stripe Lumbar Pillow Cover from My Pillow Studio- $10
8- Yellow and Grey Fluf Landscape Floor Bins– $36 each
9- Olin Grey Rug from Crate & Barrel 8′ x 10′- $300
10- Rocket Ship Play Tent– $190

Thanks to Little Auggie for sponsoring this nursery design and letting me play around with the Robot March bedding collection.  The robots are fun to work with but I could just as easily have ignored them completely and just used the pattern to add a hint of color in a gray nursery.

So what do you think?  Does it need more robots, less robots or did we get it just right?

7 Feb 2013, 8:38am
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My Modern Nursery #65: Soft Pink and Gray Harlequin

If 2012 was the year for chevron and zig zag patterns in modern design, then in 2013 we’re moving into harlequin patterns with triangles and diamonds.  I’m partial to triangles anyway, so this is a direction I can really get behind.  This nursery board was inspired by the amazing Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World rug.  It’s the most expensive thing I’ve selected in a while, but you’ve gotta start with something you really love.  If your inspiration is spectacular, the room can’t turn out badly.

1- Quilt Light Template (to DIY)- $20
2- Kids Holiday Decor: Metallic Pennant Garland– $40
3- Ferm Living Spear Pillow– $100
Ferm Living Twin Pillow– $155
4- Harlow Crib with Acrylic front– (coming April 2013)
5- Circus Ellie from Seventy Tree- $25
Circus Bruno from Seventy Tree- $25
Big Bear Print by Seventy Tree- $27
6- Babyletto Modo 3 Drawer Changer in White– $400
7- Alto Rocker from Monte (heather gray with white pillow- $800
8- BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance– $190
Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World Cream, Gray and Taupe Rug– 8′ x 11′- $3730
9- Pale Nulle from Lucky Boy Sunday- $120
10- Designed to be Organized Bin– $39

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My Modern Nursery #56 (Part 2): Embrace the Neutrals

So I said I’d redo the bright version of My Modern Nursery #56 and just do a completely neutral version and here it is.  Before you complain that it’s TOO neutral, don’t forget that kids books and toys are sure to fill the space before long, so there’s nothing wrong with a simple backdrop.

For the most part, this is a is demo of how, by picking the right neutral furnishings, you can then go in any direction just by using different accessories.  Reuse the furniture for multiple children and get a completely different look.  If you really like changing things up, you can even decorate seasonally– pastels in spring, warm colors in the winter etc…

Here we kept the wallpaper, crib, dresser and rocker, but changed everything else.

1- Paper Plane Wallpaper from Trendy Peas- $99/roll
Count Piggy Bank by notNeutral- $20
2- Infant Stim-mobile from Manhattan Baby- $28
3- Alma Papa Crib (Frost Grey)– $700
4- Up and Atom Chandelier from The Land of Nod- $160
5- Personalized Alphabet Soup Wall Art– $180 each
6- Plush Elephant from The Land of Nod- $25
7- Alma Dresser with Frost Grey Drawer– $750z
8- Contempo Greige Rug from Surya 7’10″x10′- $1000
Grey Criss-Cross Pouf from Little Choux- $100
9- Nurseryworks – Sleepytime Rocker In Slate Microsuede With Dark Legs– $700
Sakana Pillow 12″x18″ from CB2- $40
10- Rocky– from magis me too- coming soon

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My Modern Nursery #55: Bright Green and Yellow

Gray and yellow are still a popular combination, but I added a fresh green to this mix to make it a little different.  We’ve also been talking a bit about faux taxidermy, so what better time to use these papier-mâché heads?

1- Papier-Mâché Hippo, Giraffe and Elephant from West Elm- $100- $130 each
2- Sprig Mobile in Citrus from Schmitt Design- $98
3- 20 x 200 Wall Art- Typograph 5 from West Elm- $200
4- Hancock Clover Bookcase from CB2- $200
OXO Candela Tooli, Single– $28
5- Caravan Crib in Yellow– $895
6- Stella Chevron Crib Sheet from Carousel Designs- $38
7- Swirl Rug from West Elm (8×10) – $650
8- DwellStudio Bookshelf, Lemon Yellow– $124
9- Coup Clover 23″x11″ Pillow from CB2- $30
Ryder Rocking Chair from West Elm- $600
10- Offi Bongo Accent Lamp and Stool in Soft White– $100

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