About Chic & Cheap Nursery™

Our Mission

Empower moms (expectant, new and veterans) to create unique and affordable spaces for their children that reflect their style, by inspiring them with beautiful finds and creative design ideas.


About the blog

It all started when founder and editor Nicole Abbott was planning for the arrival of her daughter Sophia in 2008. She was married, working full-time and studying Architecture at Columbia University. Nicole was frustrated when she realized that her dream nursery would remain a dream because everything seemed to be out of her budget.

But a resourceful Nicole did not give up hope. And she set out to create a dream nursery on a small budget and discovered a wonderful world of DIYs, independent shops and incredibly creative ideas from real moms!

The lesson she learned? That design sensibilities and tastes don’t have to be sacrificed just because you’re on a budget.

In December 2009, ChicCheapNursery.com went LIVE. Since the launch CCN has received many press mentions, been a finalist in several blog awards and winner of a 2011 Cribsie Award for Coolest Design Ideas for the Nursery.

CCN features real rooms and professional design advice for nurseries and kid’s rooms. We’re also big supporters of handmade and love a good party!


We’ve recently started expanding our family and bringing on new voices to contribute to Chic & Cheap Nursery and inspire our readers. Click to meet our contributors!