Kittens and Pastel Pom Poms

Another fabulous Swedish find! It’s always interesting—and inspiring!—to see how others live on the other side of the pond. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover some amazing nurseries and kids’ rooms from around the world but there is something extra special about the decor in Sweden that gets me every time!

This charming and feminine girls’ room was designed by Madeleine of Bonjour Vintage. It’s simple and understated but it has lots of delicate, vintage details to love. I’m head-over-heels in love with the kittens wall print and the pastel pom poms hanging above the crib.Read More...

Baby Girl Owl-Themed Nursery {Featured Room}

Putting together a nursery on a small budget can be challenging. But doing so while you are a renter presents a whole new set of complications — no painting allowed, for example. Jordana K. is a new mom and CCN reader. She resides in Canada and designed this neutral, owl-themed nursery for her newborn baby girl in her rental apartment—for about $1,000!


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Fresh and Modern Boy Nursery {Featured Room}

Oliver's Modern Nursery

Emily Hewett, an interior designer, of A Well Dressed Home conceived this neutral, modern nursery design following the new mom’s vision of a gray and yellow nursery. The wall stripes are bold and the details are delicate. You’ll be sure to love baby Oliver’s nursery.

Oliver's Modern Nursery

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Scarlett’s Vintage Teacup-Inspired Nursery

Scarlett's Vintage Teacup-Inspired Nursery

There are two great advantages to DIY projects for the nursery. First, you have the opportunity to make something yourself —giving the room a more unique and personal feel. And second, you can same some cash and splurge on the things you really want! Blair from The Ellwood Avenue Chronicles put together this lovely room for her soon-to-be-here baby girl, achieving the perfect balance between DIY projects and splurge items to create a vintage teacup-inspired nursery.

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Feminine, Sophisticated and Sweet

Feminine Baby Girl Nursery

This week’s featured nursery is a beautiful and feminine room from CCN reader Meghan S. She took her time putting together this sweet room together for her little girl and it certainly paid off! These new parents wanted to keep the color palette and feel of the room consistent with the rest of their home but also wanted it be a pretty space for their little girl.  The result? A sophisticated, feminine look in shades of tan, gray, white and soft pink.Read More...

Featured Nursery: Retro and on a Budget

I have to admit that I’m always flattered to receive emails from readers that want to share pictures of their nursery and tell me how useful they found this blog. It’s been over two years now and I still can’t wrap my head around how wonderful you guys are. Really!!!

Baby Boy Room: Gray Vintage Nursery 5

This week’s featured nursery comes from CCN reader Amoreena. She put together cozy, vintage-feeling nursery with a small budget and lots of creativity. Armed with a few pre-loved items found at garage sales and Craigslist, she and her husband took a hands-on approach and together created a very personal space for their little baby boy.

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Neutral, Nautral, and Striped: Featured Nursery

Looks like last week’s trend spotting post about tree branches in the nursery really caused a splash! And I was thrilled to receive an email from Kelle, the mama behind one of the featured nurseries in the post. Kelle sent over more images of her nursery and a few words about her design ideas and inspiration, and we’re happy to be able to share them with you today.

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Description: A Coastal Nest
Child’s Name: Xavier
Child’s Age: 5 months
Location: Gold Coast, Australia

What was your inspiration for the room?
I wanted a space that felt fresh, clean and modern with blue and yellow accents. I spent months collecting the perfect pieces to add to the room – I didn’t want anything in there that I didn’t truly love.

Describe your decorating style.
Our home is a modern coastal style, with Asian influences.

Favorite items in the room?
I fell in love with the “I Love You More” print — I think it sums up the feelings of any parent about their child! I carried the butterfly theme from the mobile hanging above the crib to the wall around the print using decals, which show up so well against the striped wall. My other favorite is the driftwood hanging wardrobe I made – it’s such a simple but effective DIY idea to display your favorite baby clothes.

Any design advice for mamas designing their nursery?
(1) Think outside the box! Don’t just search baby stores for items to create your nursery - etsy.com and homewares/interior stores are full of great ideas to furnish your room.
(2) The internet is your best friend for shopping and idea sourcing — particularly as your pregnancy progresses and it’s harder to get around!
(3) If you need help – ask for it! I had so much fun decorating the space for Xavier. My interior design company Habitat & Beyond now offers eDesign and Nursery moodboards so I can continue creating beautiful spaces for parents and their little treasures!

Room Resources.

Moroccan Pouffe – adaanddarcy.com.au (find a similar one on amazon.com)
Replica Marcel Wanders stool – sokol.com.au
Boori Country Sleigh Cot – babyshopdirect.com.au (here’s a similar one from amazon.com)
Mini Louis Ghost chair – clickonfurniture.com.au (check out the Lou Lou Ghost Chair from Kartell)
Frames – IKEA
Lack shelves – IKEA
“Once upon a time” bookends – adairs.com.au
Butterfly mobile – adairs.com.au
French Provincial chair (similar from mattblatt.com.au)

The following items were all purchased from Etsy:
Sock monkey – Super Sock Monkeys
“I Love You More” print – Gus and Lula
“You Are My Sunshine” print – Jessica Swift Shop
Yellow baby blanket – Baby Buttercup
Butterfly decals – Surface Inspired
Blue zebra pillows – Mi Casa Bella
Butterfly print – Ish and Chi

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Would you like to see your nursery featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery?
Shoot us an email with a few images of your room to contact[at]chiccheapnursery[dot]com.