Emma’s Nursery



When we found out I was pregnant, my husband and I decided not to find out the gender of the baby. This meant that we not only had to come up with a name for a boy and a girl, but also that the nursery needed to be gender neutral. With this in mind, I immediately knew I wanted to use a color palette of taupe, gray, and mint green–colors that would work for either a boy or a girl and would mix well with accents of pink or blue if I decided to add any once the baby was born.

After falling in love with this bedding from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and this wallpaper from Hygge & West, I decided to go with a clouds and stars theme.  I also wanted to make sure the room felt special–like a jewelry box (with a little less bling 😉 ). The room is small, so I took my husband up on the offer to install a beautiful planked wood ceiling with crown moulding (something I wanted to do downstairs, but was not feasible) as well as board and batten on the walls.  I couldn’t be happier with how the room turned out!


My vision for the room was to paint the walls mint green, but I also wanted to use the Hygge & West Daydream wallpaper. So I compromised and decided to cut the clouds out from the removable wall paper tiles, and use them like decals. While cutting the clouds out was tedious, the benefit of this was I only needed six tiles to do the whole room (and I still had clouds and  birds that I could use in another room) and I ended up with a completely unique wall treatment. We started by installing the board and batten and painting the upper portion of the walls Spearmint Stick by Behr. I then applied the clouds in a semi-random pattern around the room. I think it turned out so great!

For the ceiling light fixture, I really wanted a Moravian star pendant. The two limiting factors were size (the ceilings are only 8 feet) and price. I ended up going with this one, as at the time, I was able to get it for less than $100. It did however require converting the fixture from a plug-in to a hardwired fixture (including adding a ground wire), as well as purchasing a separate light canopy to complete the installation (Note: this conversion of the fixture should be completed by a licensed electrician). The mobile is a DIY based on this one from RH Baby & Child. The lamp is from Target.


The dresser is IKEA, which I updated with new pulls. My husband made the changing pad holder and the diaper caddy, and the lamp is vintage. The art above the dresser was another easy DIY inspired by canvases from RH Baby & Child (no longer available). The rocking chair is from Pottery Barn Kids, the side table is from Homegoods (though I refinished it), the lamp is from Target, and the lamp shade was a great clearance find at RH Baby & Child. The curtains are technically from Pottery Barn (the 120″ panels were on super sale, and it was cheaper than  buying equivalent fabric), but I added the trim and made the valance from the extra curtain length. I made the quilt on the chair 🙂


My husband made the bookshelf (based on my design) and I applied the paint finish. It is probably one of my favorite things in the room and I love the way it turned out. The “to the moon and back” canvas as well as the globe are both DIYs. The globe was inspired by some globes I saw at Anthropologie (no longer available), though I actually like mine better than the originals and it was a super easy project. I purchased the globe from Target, painted it with black chalk paint, and drew the constellations of each zodiac sign as well as some extra stars with a gold paint pen. The quote on the globe is: “I know nothing for certain, but the sight of the stars makes me dream” by Vincent Van Gogh (I love this quote and it seems so appropriate for the room).


Well that is Emma’s nursery (I had to end the post with a picture of her in her nursery). I hope you love it as much as we do.

Crib – Sorelle Bedford Classic Convertible Crib (no longer available in white, espresso, similar)
Bedding – RH Baby & Child Boucle’ Cloud Bedding (same)
Wall color – Spearmint Stick by Behr (same)
Wall paper (used as decals) – Daydream (Orange) Tiles, Hygge & West (same)
Ceiling Light Fixture – Moravian Star Pendant (same, similar)
Floor lamp – Target (exact no longer available, similar, similar, similar)
Mobile – DIY, inspired by this from RH Baby & Child
Dresser – Hemnes dresser from IKEA (same) updated with these ring pulls
Square canvases – DIY, inspired by these (no longer available)
ABC animal quilt – handmade by me using my own embroidery designs
Bookshelf – made by my husband (similar, similar)
Bunny bookends – RH Baby & Child (same)
A Z bookends – DIY
Rocking chair – Pottery Barn Kids (same chair but fabric unavailable)
Globe – DIY
To the Moon and Back Canvas – DIY
Curtains – DIY using clearance Pottery Barn curtains (similar look, similar, similar)
Accent table – Homegoods (similar, similar)
Table lamp – Target (exact unavailable, similar, similar)

Thanks for reading!

~ Elizabeth

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