Sunday, September 2, 2012

Madelyn’s Nursery Reveal

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Madelyn's nursery is finally done! We’re super thrilled to be able to share with you guys. It certainly has been a labor of love. As mentioned before, I didn't want the nursery to get overly cutesy. We wanted to create a room that we could keep fairly gender neutral with touches of pink. It's a very neutral nursery with nothing too flashy. For those who have been waiting for the reveal, I hope its simplicity doesn't disappoint you =)

I went back and forth between between the girly girl white furniture set and the dark espresso for our baby girl for weeks. At the end, we decided to go with the dark espresso furniture. I love the look of white furniture, it is so feminine and happy looking. However, it does seem to get dirty easier. Dark furniture also gives the nursery an intimate and cozy feel.

Delta Eclipse Crib in Expresso
Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Quilt
Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Sheet
Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Crib Bumper


As for the dresser, we switched the original knobs for the more modern-looking ones. Replacing the dresser drawer knobs is a great and inexpensive way to give a fresh look to any room.

Delta Eclipse Dresser in Espresso
Large Pottery Barn Kids Sabrina Baskets
Pottery Barn Kids Pink Gingham Liners
Personalized Wall Decal

I knew I wanted to put up some floating shelves in the nursery for decor. We saw these floating shelves at Pottery Barn and fell in love with the color. The color meshes well with the neutrality of the remainder of the room. I had fun putting my personal touch on some of the decor in the nursery. If you're looking for inspiration, Pinterest is a great source for many ideas.

Baby GAP Favorite Pig Hat
Baby GAP Garter-stitch Button Booties
Pottery Barn Kids Critter Lamb Rocker
The big sibling book (Thanks, Cee!)

The original plan was to DIY the stripe curtains. However, it didn't turn out as planned because the spray paint I used was too watery for this type of project. I ran out of time and am too lazy to try again. I gave up and bought these Studio Trio Grommet curtains. I am not 100% in love with them (they are a bit too shiny for my liking). I might replace them down the road but they're OK for now.

Studio Trio Grommet Panels
Old Town Custom Rocking Chair

So, there you have it! We turned the exercise room into a cozy nursery for baby Madelyn. I hope you like it. I really wanted to create a space that would transition well into toddler years and beyond. The nursery is complete and ready. Now we just have to wait for her arrival =)



Such a beautiful nursery! I understand you don't want it too cutie. I agree with it!


I love it :) Very cute yet not too over the top :) I like the simple design


great room transformation! I especially like the warm tone of the walls.

With Each Passing Day

Beautiful nursery. I love the neutral tone with the hint of pink.


It turned out beautifully! Very elegant and classy - perfect for your little lady :)

We were so sure of moving that we still do not have a nursery for Baby E. She's just been sleeping with me in the master bedroom. For V, we did an aqua room with animals and white furniture :)


It's lovely! I love that you picked a not so overly girly girl decor. It's the right balance of neutral with pink. :)

Congrats on getting it all done!
xo - Sheila

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle

What a pretty nursery. We are total slackers compared to you. We just put the crib in our room and called it done.


Great room transformation! I'm also expecting in 2 weeks time and have enjoyed reading your updates. I noticed that you've added a change mat to use on top of a dresser which I have done as well. I was thinking of using 3M velcro strips but wondered if you had any tips so that it doesn't ruin the top of the dresser when bubs grows out it, so can I ask, how did you secure the mat to the dresser? Thanks!!

phiphis blog

what a great nursery! i agree with you not to go with the cutie cute, which is great for a baby but more difficult to transition once she grows up. great job guys!! xox P


It came out beautifully!


Your lamb theme is so sweet! I agree at keeping things neutral so that it is easier to transition later! Love that you chose the gingham liners for the baskets! :)

Amber @

beautiful! i'm a fan of the darker wood :)

Lisa - respect the shoes

The nursery is lovely - I love those curtains!


This is beautiful, I see how's it not overly girly it just has the right amount of cute! I love the personalized wall note! Congratulations.



This has nothing to do with this post, but could you please re-upload or re-post the D.I.Y no sew clutch tutorial, the old link no longer works for some reason! Please & Thank You!!

The Little Dust Princess

Very pretty room. I actually like the neutral colours! A lot of people go overboard with the pink or blue and it can get overwhelming.


Love the cozy look, it turns out beautiful.

@jodi Congrats on your new addition, Jodi! As for the changing pad, we screwed the 2 little flaps into the back of the dresser where you can't see. Check your changing pad out. It should have 2 flaps and come with 2 screws.

@Lifes-A-Blog... Hi there! I am not sure what happened but everything seems to work OK on my end. I did re-upload all photos from that post. Let me know if it works for you.

Sandy a la Mode

ahhhhh it's soo adorable!!!

Sandy a la Mode

Always Maylee

I LOVE the nursery! It's so cute and baby Madelyn is going to love it! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Petite Therapy

The nursery is so darn cute! Great job decorating it. =)


Beautiful ad calm!!


Very beautiful and welcoming. I love the look of that cozy chair.


I love the room transition. Great job!

Haylee Mae

Wow! Amazing transformation, looks GORGEOUS!!


Steph M.

What a great transformation! I think you did a good job with keeping it simplistic yet cosy at the same time.

Stylish Petite

I love this! It look perfect. So excited for you.


Wow this is such a charming and beautiful space! Clear that a lot of love went into it :) Love all the details, thank you for sharing with us!


aw i love it, such a cozy and warm room for your little girl! great job! It's so much fun decorating a nursery but isnt it sooo much work!!?! haha

@simplyvonne Definitely! It took a lot of work for sure =)

lisacng @

I love the soft and modern look!! What a cute rocker! And love the stencil words above the crib

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