May 10, 2010

pink + navy nursery

My client was a few weeks away from having her baby girl when she approached me
about designing the nursery for her new little bundle.
 I absolutely adore
designing spaces for kids and especially babies,
 so I jumped at the opportunity.
your first "real" peek!
(thanks for being so patient...)
the creation of this nursery was truly a labor of love...
with family and friends and neighbors pitching in to
paint and sew.
most of the plates were picked up at tj maxx.
i scored the square plates there for $1 a piece!
the mirror was found at hobby lobby.
this pretty plate was a gift from the babys's grandmother,
who brought it back from a trip to portugal years ago.
the walls are painted benjamin moores
"yours truly"

the pennant adds a dose of blue to the bed, and ties together the many blue fabrics we used in this room.

a graphic pattern on the valances is a 
fun contrast against the pink walls.
simple ikea sheers trimmed in navy blue pom pom fringe 
finish off the windows.

you  can find the tutorial for 
recovering these shades here.
the desk nook behind the chair was transformed using a
 stock shelf from a hardware store, a tension rod, and some fabric.
i will be posting a tutorial later in the week.

a tutorial for these pillows will also be posted soon.
you won't believe how easy they were to make!

a subtle motif, stamped on the back wall 
adds another layer of whimsy.
the old light fixture was changed out
for something more feminine.
since little amelia was born on valentines day, we framed
4 vintage valentines in the room. 
can you spot the other 3?
the scalloped trim and shirred skirt hide extra storage.
the ceiling medallion was purchased at a hardware store 
for $15 and painted pink.
i know, the clock is sideways.

the sweet, vintage gown that amelia was blessed in.
(we'll get around to painting those screws...sometime.)
the chandelier started out a bronze-ish gold color, 
but we spray painted it a crisp white.
instead of the typical mobile, we opted for something a little more
organic and unique, an idea i first saw used here.
i love to create kids rooms that have a sense of history, and one
way to achieve this is to 
use and create accessories that have meaning.
for instance, each of the birds represents a member of this family.
there are 3 boys...
two girls...
and a pair of lovebirds that 
started the whole thing!
you can find the template for the birds here.

the tutorial for the 
fabric silhouettes is found here.

the anthropologie knobs look perfect on the closet doors,
and drawers of the changing table.
the valances are trimmed in simple grosgrain ribbon.
hope you enjoyed the tour!
i've got some neat tutorials scheduled for 
later in the week, so be sure to stop back by.


  1. This nursery came out so nice :0) It looks so inviting and cozy, she's a lucky baby girl! :0)

  2. my absolute favorite thing is the organic art/mobile on the wall-- i love how every piece represents the family! you did a great job autumn, so many thoughtful touches.

  3. *sigh* it's PERFECT in each and every way!!! LOOOOVE!

  4. love, love, i have to adopt another baby to get a room like this? i especially love the mobile and the pillows in the chair.

  5. Wow it looks even better since I was there to see it in person, I wish you could come up to Canada and do mine!

    Bekah's little sister!

  6. This is SO classy! Great job!

  7. Autumn..what a beautiful really came together.

    love the navy blue and pink color combination.

  8. I love this! The love bird tree is my favorite and the beautiful pillows. Well done Autumn!

  9. wowza!

    what a beautiful room. all the touches vintage & new. bought & made ALL of it goes perfectly together.
    amazing detail.

  10. WOW!!!! SO beautiful! .... I am redoing my eldest daughters room and we are doing a bird theme in there too.... can't wait to try and make these birds! thank you!

  11. very beautiful!!! I love the branches and birds over the changing table.

  12. love the colors! Every tiny detail is perfect!

  13. Amazing! I have been looking for navy fabric for months now and haven't found anything as lovely as the several that you have. Where did you find it? (Hopefully they might still have some in stock from last year!)

  14. Gorgeous! I never would've thought of pink and navy but I love it. I also like the little details like the pink medallion and the stencils.

  15. I love this! I was online getting ideas for baby rooms and came across this. WOW! Beautiful colors.Where did you get the baby bedding?

  16. the baby bedding is from land of nod.

  17. Autumn, you did an amazing job on this room! I love the color scheme. I am expecting in July and would love to use this room for inspiration. Would you mind sharing where you purchased the navy fabrics?

  18. the window fabric is from premier prints.
    all of the other fabrics are from joann fabrics or from a local quilting shop.
    hope this helps!


  19. I love the pillow with the rosettes!!! I'm a total sucker for anything with rosettes. I have been making them and attaching them to everything I possibly can. Beautiful Job!!!!

  20. WOW!! This is my FAVORITE little girl nursery I have EVER seen! I LOVE navy and pink!! SO cute!

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  22. Where did you find that changing table? I'm in love :)