Friday, April 30, 2010

Bella’s Nursery

Welcome to Bella’s Nursery.

When we found out we were expecting a girl, we decided a neutral nursery with touches of pink would be most practical.

I selected a solid taupe for the bed skirt, mattress cover & bows on her crib bedding.  I used a toile for the bumper … because every nursery can stand a touch of toile!

The crib is the Jane crib from Bratt Decor.

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I used the same taupe fabric for the window treatments, but lined them in a soft pink to give it a sweet touch.  The embroidered sheer also gives a girly twist to the room.



We purchased a blue glider & ottoman on Craigslist and decided to make a neutral slipcover for it & it turned out great!  If there is a baby boy in our  future we can simply remove the slipcover and we’ll be ready to rock him to sleep!

I fell in love with this etched mirrored lamp from Robert Allen years before Bella graced us with her presence.  It fits perfectly in her nursery.


Grandpa (my Dad) painted this for Bella.  It’s our most precious item in the nursery.


Above Bella’s crib we framed images from an antique Cinderella book (as shown in an older post).


We used shadow boxes to display Mommy and Daddy’s original “lovies” from when we were babies.

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Many moons ago (during the summer before my Sophomore year at college) my parents & I found this dresser and night stand at a garage sale. Tyler (my then boyfriend), his little sister, Hillary, and I painted and distressed the furniture and added new hardware.  I used it throughout my college years and we loved the style for Bella’s nursery.

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And a few more items in her nursery, on top of her bookshelf.  Notice I cropped out the shelves?  Miss Bella loves to take all of her books and accessories off each day so it wasn’t photo-ready.


Have a great weekend!


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  2. absolutely delightful! so full of charm! I'm now following from Follow Me Friday! I'd be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

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  4. I love the pictures over the bed and the changing table is great! I love the distressed look!

  5. Hi!
    It looks beautiful! I love the dresser, among other things!
    I just saw a dresser like that at a garge sale today for 5 dollars. I loved it but have more than enough in this house.

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  6. I love your style! How vintage, and classic ;)
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  7. You have great taste! i love this nursery!
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  8. WOW! That is just beautiful. So glamorous...yet perfect for a baby. Wonderful job.

  9. Words just can't describe how GORGEOUS that room is. I adore the furniture!!! TO DIE FOR. It makes me want to decorate my son's nursery once and for all! Found you on NFF. Have a fabulous weekend!


  10. I love this room. Seems to me like what a real princess would have! You are a great seamstress! the slip cover on the rocker looks great! And I love the window treatments. Love it all!

  11. This room is beautiful. It is easy to see that you are a talented designer. I found you on NFF! I am now a follower!

  12. adorable!! love the lovies in the shadowboxes. This will be the JOY of your life!!

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  15. This is SUCH an adorable nursery. You did a wonderful job!

    Thanks for weighing in on our dining room curtain dilemma the other day. I love hearing other blogger's thoughts on our DIY projects :)

  16. So sweet and beautiful, perfect room for a little girl. I love that the room holds so much sentiment and memories!

    Thanks for visiting, following your blog.
    -Ann Marie

  17. I have the same exact lovie as you, her name is Dolly :) I guess she has a twin sister still out there. The room is so classy and gorgeous!