Fun, Fresh and Makes Me Blush {Real Nursery Spotlight}

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This darling little nursery belongs to Zoey. Her mom is a design fanatic and DIY enthusiast, and her dad is handy. With a color palette inspired by fabric, this fun and fresh nursery will make your jaw drop!

Child’s Name: Zoey

Child’s Age: 3 months

Location: Cincinnati, OH

What was your inspiration for the room?

We knew we wanted something fun and modern for our daughter without being super girly. Since nurseries usually have a ton of fabric we knew that would be the place to start. After finally landing on the coral, lime, and light blue fabric collection over at spoonflower everything else just fell into place.

Describe your decorating style.

That’s a question I’ve been trying to answer for as long as I can remember. It varies from space to space, but always clean lined and fairly simple. After being exposed to so many different styles in design school it has been impossible to settle on just one ever since. My home is anything from modern to industrial to rustic.

Favorite items in the room.

Zoey’s wall of framed fabric. Super fun project gathering all of the various frames and we had fallen in love with the fabric from the start.

Any words of advice to share with us?

Have fun with it. Think ahead. They’re only babies for so long. Create a room that allows for some growth.

Focus less on the coordination of different pieces and more on what you really love. The end result won’t fail to make you smile every time you enter the room.

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.

Wall Paint Color: Ben Moore, Stonington Gray HC-170. Gray is a perfect color if you’re looking to make everything else in color pop!

Crib: Babyletto Modo Crib from Babies R Us – $379.00

Crib Bumper Fabric: Spoonflower’s Heather Dutton, Power Paisley – $/yard

Crib Skirt Fabric: Spoonflower’s Heather Dutton, Kelp Dot Green – $/yard

Window Panels Fabric: Spoonflower’s Heather Dutton, Barnacle Net Coral Colorway – $/yard

All Bedding and Window Panels: Made by RockyTop Design

Glider & Ottoman: Babies R Us, Graco Avalon Glider & Ottoman – $220.00

Rug: Cost Plus World Market, 5 x 7 Shag Rug – $229.00. We can’t wait for Zoey to start crawling. The shag will be so much fun to roll around on!

Love Print: Made By Girl, Love Pattern Print – $9.50

Framed Letter “Z”: Homemade

Letter “Z”: Anthropologie, Zinc Letters – $18.00

Crochet Elephant – Etsy’s Five Sisterz, Elliot the Elephant – $14.00. I love any handmade touches in a child’s room and since I’m not much when it comes to crocheting we took the Etsy route!

Duck Print – Ikea, Kort Art Cards 5-pack – $5.00

Galvanized Tub: Lowes – $20.00

Dresser: Ikea, Expedit Bookcase – $69.99

Dresser Double Drawers: Ikea, Expedit Insert with 2 Drawers - $35.00

Dresser Single Drawers: Ikea, Expedit Insert Single Drawer (no longer sold) – $35.00

Coral Knobs: Anthropologie, Granita Knob – $6.00

Dresser Legs: Ikea, Capita Leg 4-pack – $10.00

Galvanized Bins: Lowes, Galvanized Storage Bin – $10.00

Green Lamp: Home Goods, Not Sold Online – $30.00

Frames: Thrift Stores, Home Goods. A little spray paint can do wonders!

Window Blinds: 2″ Faux Wood Blinds – $29.00

Frame Ledges: Ikea, Ribba Picture Ledge – $15 & $10

Changing Pad Fabric Cover: Spoonflower’s Heather Dutton, Rockweed Coral Colorway – $/yard

Framed Fabric: Spoonflower’s Heather Dutton, Collection – $/yard


Thank you Jessie for sharing your home with us!

*Read more about Jessie’s renovations on her blog Cape 27.

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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. Gorgeous! Such great details. Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

  2. I love this whole nursery!! Tons of great ideas and colors! I’ve been on the hunt for cool nursery ideas lately and just posted some pics of a friends nursery, check it out:

  3. Absolutely love the light gray walls and every other little detail in this room! great job

  4. Love this room! We just bought this same crib and are thinking about the IKEA Expedit shelf as well. Do the whites match? We would have them fairly close in the room and I’m afraid it would bug me if they didn’t. The crib is so stark white and the Expedit looks a little creamier in the store.

  5. I saw this post and immediately left the house to buy a galvanized tub and a ton of stuffed animals for my nursery! I also ordered the metal letter from Antrophologie! Thanks for the ideas! Can’t wait to incorporate these things in my nearly finished nursery!

  6. i love the entire thing. i want to go to each place listed and purchase everything in this room. i want my baby to live in it. it is so perfect. i wish i had some money. the end.

  7. I LOVE RockyTop Design (the Bedding)! She is amazing!

  8. Can you please let me know where you got the shelves. I LOVE THEM and would like them for our nursery wall.

  9. Loving your nursery! Where did you get the changing pad? I just purchased the expedit unit for my son’s nursery but all the changing pads I come across are too wide…Thanks!

    • Hi Ashley,
      I just noticed that you had the same issue I m having with the changing pad. If you were able to find an appropriate size, would you let me know where you got it? Thanks!

  10. You are a genius!!! My husband and I loved the ikea bookcase turned sideways so much that we decided to use one in our nursery instead of a regular changing table. One question though, what size changing pad did you buy? I can only find the 32 x 16 and it’s a little too wide. I can’t seem to find a smaller one anywhere. Thanks for your help!

  11. Can you tell me the name of the spoonflower fabric prints that you hung on the wall? I love them and can’t find them:( thanks!


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