Girl’s rooms don’t have to be pink. We all know that. And new mom Jennifer took her love of aqua and crafts and put her design skills to the test by creating a refreshing space for her cute little girl. This room is like a breath of fresh air…
Child’s Name: Amaya
Child’s Age: 2.5 weeks (newborn)
Location: Northern VA
What was your inspiration for the room?
I. Love. Aqua. It’s my favorite color. So I knew from the beginning that the room would be aqua and that I would accent it with lots of different colors depending on the baby’s gender. Once I found out we were having a little girl, I found the perfect bedding to coordinate with the room. As I was looking for ideas, I started seeing the cutest whimsical owl items, so I decided to incorporate cute, whimsical owl touches throughout her nursery.
Describe your decorating style.
I’d say my style is mostly modern, but muted. I like colors that make me feel calm & decor that’s stylish but also functional.
Give us all the details about your room! Don’t forget to share with us any money saving tips you might have learned along the way.
Paint: Ocean Whisper by Valspar (Satin Finish)
Crib & Dresser/Changer Combo: Baby Cache – Oxford Collection (we purchased ours from Babies R Us)
Bedding: Coco Dot Nursery Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids
Canvas Bucket: In bright pink polka dot fabric from Pottery Barn Kids
Owl Throw Pillow: Brooke Decorative Sham from Pottery Barn Kids
Glider/Ottoman: By Newco (available at BabyDepot and JCPenney)
Small bookcase: Bentley Kid’s Cubby Bookcase from Target
Wall Shelf: Shelf Silverstein from Land of Nod
Owl on Tree Wall Decal: Etsy seller Designed Designer
ABC & “You Are My Sunshine” Prints: Etsy seller Pretty Smitten
DREAM Banner: Etsy seller Crepe Confectionary
Plush owl on shelf: Etsy seller I Sew Lucky
Decorative Pom Poms: Learn how to make your own with these pom pom tutorials
Shadow Box Owl Wall Art: DIY from Chic & Cheap Nursery using recycled greeting cards and an owl punch instead of a butterfly punch.
Ribbon mobile, pom poms, bow holder, owl reading lamp: All DIY – full details on my blog, World of Dennifer
I love everything in her room, but if I HAVE to choose, I’d pick the reading lamp, which was a Salvation Army find makeover by me & my hubby. I also love the ribbon mobile that we hung over her changing pad on the dresser, which was also DIY. Oh and I also love the owl/tree wall decal, I think it is definitely the focal point in the room!
Any words of wisdom?
Try to DIY as much as possible, it normally saves you a lot of money. I had a lot of the materials I needed for most of the DIY projects for her room on hand already, so I didn’t spend much on the materials for most of the projects. For items you purchase, always sign up to be on company’s email lists so that you can get coupon codes and keep an eye on the items you want so that you can purchase them during a sale or promotion. And finally, try to find low-cost ways to recreate items or details you find on more costly designer websites.
Read more about Jennifer’s nursery and all of her crafting projects on her blog, World of Dennifer.
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