Nursery Reveal

Happy Monday! Never have I ever been more excited for a room reveal. Amalia’s nursery is far and away my favorite room in our house, and not just because she lives in it. The light is beautiful, and it has an amazing energy to it. This room used to be my home office, but it’s closest to our bedroom so we decided to turn it into the nursery instead.

It has an amazing energy and incredible light. I’ve loved nursing her in this room with Boots sitting at our feet for the last few days.

I teamed up with Serena & Lily to design the space, and am beyond grateful for their help and generosity with this project. Back in January, I met up with Allyson, their head of visuals, to talk about how the space would look. In only one meeting, we picked out pretty much everything. I had told her that I wanted it to be pink and white, but had no real vision beyond that. All of my friends and family tried to convince me to keep the space more toned down with white and greys and pops of pink, but I’m so glad I went with my gut.

I knew that I wanted an accent wall, so we started by picking out the wallpaper. Sadly it’s now discontinued but I love the sage green in it, something I never would have chosen on my own. It’s a little bit preppy, a little bit whimsical, and the perfect amount of color that doesn’t overwhelm you. Because it’s so busy, we chose a simple jute rug for the floor… I ended up layering a Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor rug over it because they’re so easy to clean and I love the leopard print.

For the crib and glider, I wanted the simplest designs possible to keep it feeling clean, but had fun choosing fabric for the glider in a soft, dusty rose.

Instead of buying a changing table that would only get used for a few years, we went with a gorgeous raffia dresser (I’ve had my eye on it for years!) that gives the room a beachy feel and looks stunning in person. I added a changing tray on top which I didn’t have when we took these photos. It’s the perfect height, and she’ll be able to use it as a dresser forever… unless I steal it for my own room.

For storage, we chose a set of three seagrass baskets: We use one as a hamper, one for extra blankets and crib sheets, and the other for toys. This kid has a lot more stuff than I had imagined, so I’m glad Allyson suggested these!

One of my favorite pieces in the room is the commissioned painting of Boots by Megan Carn who is insanely talented. I sent her a photo of him along with our color palette and she created it in one shot! The other custom piece is the dreamcatcher we have hanging on the window by Erica Kane Fink. I saw her dreamcatchers in the Serena & Lily store and reached out to her about creating one together. It came out perfectly.

For the reading area, my sister bought us this pink wall monogram as a shower gift which I just love, and we went with a simple Ikea bookshelf that is nothing fancy but fit perfectly in the room. We’re still on the hunt for artwork to go behind the glider, but want to find something perfect so I’m practicing my patience skills.

Scroll down for all of the room details and see double the photos today on Glitter Guide where they’re featuring the space and a little interview with me!

Baby Jack Rogers

Serena and Lily Blake Dresser

Custom Nursery Dreamcatcher

Crib c/o Serena & Lily
Crib Sheet c/o Serena & Lily
Jute Rug c/o Serena & Lily
Wallpaper (sadly this one is discontinued) c/o Serena & Lily
Glider c/o Serena & Lily
Moroccan Poof c/o Serena & Lily
Dresser c/o Serena & Lily
Mirror c/o Serena & Lily
Set of 3 Baskets c/o Serena & Lily
Elephant Quilt (on chair) c/o Serena & Lily
Throw Pillow
Leopard Print Rug
Chandelier
Custom Painting
Custom Dream Catcher
Book Shelf
Wall Monogram
Lamb Baby Shusher
Pink Crib Blanket

Thank you to Serena & Lily for gifting us an insanely generous amount of product. We are so grateful! All opinions, as always, are my own. Photos by Courtney Ann Photography.

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Comments

  • Such a gorgeous room, wow! I have loved watching you in your newborn days of parenting, brings back such sweet memories of my tiny babies. You’re doing so great! It’s so overwhelming at first, it gets so much easier.

    • Aww thanks Kelly! Glad to hear it gets easier 🙂

  • Alyssa Thomas

    Beautiful room, and it will be so easy for her to grow into it too! I’m glad you went with your gut on the design. So important!

    I have to say, as a fellow dog-mom, I think my favorite is the portrait of Boots!

    • ME TOO! My sweet pup needed a feature. I love how he guards over the crib.

  • Taylor Cannon

    What a lovely nursery! That wall paper is so pretty!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

  • Bee

    It is SO cute, Julia! Kind of reminds me of a room suited for a preppy Eloise.

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

  • Brittany Olander

    such a pretty room! and i love the picture of your doggie!! congrats on the glitter guide feature!

    xo, brittany
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  • Georgeous! Love the light fixture and painitng of Boots. Congrats!

    • The Boots painting is my absolute favorite too 🙂

  • Amalia’s nursery is gorgeous, Julia! I love how you decorated with all of the light pinks- so cute!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • All of the touches of pink are so pretty!! I really love those baskets, so adorable. Congratulations by the way!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Mary Fremeau

    Oh my gosh! I seriously got goosebumps looking at your beautiful pictures! You are sooo blessed! And I am so happy for you! I have been a fan for quite some time, and just seeing your happiness with the birth of your daughter makes my heart swell! I know that sounds crazy, not knowing you “for real”, but you deserve it!!! 🙂 And all those tiny little darling shoes!!!! <3
    xxoo
    Mary
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  • Christine

    My husband and I just found out that we’re having a girl and I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks so much for sharing Amalia’s nursery details. Her room is perfect. I know it can be considered cliche, but I want to use it for our little one’s nursery as well!

  • Bonnie Keane

    Congrats on the birth of your beautiful daughter! Enjoy every minute (even the challenging ones)! All the best, from a fellow “girl-mom!” 🙂

  • Bets

    This is the most beautiful nursery I’ve ever seen. I love all the personal touches as well.

    • Oh my gosh, thank you so much! We had so much fun designing it 🙂

  • Cutest little nursery ever! Love all the effort you put into creating this masterpiece!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • Nataliya

    Dear Julia, the nursery is lovely! However, a word of caution – I think the pad on the changing table should be well secured. The baby will grow and you will be surprised how wiggly she will be there. She will spend LOTs of time on it, believe me LOL…. Also, if possible, I would recommend the changing table that can accommodate the pad that is perpendicular to the wall (they do exist). It’s not just safer for the baby( she won’t roll down), but also it would be much more comfortable for you to care of the little princess.
    God bless this precious baby!!!!

    • Yes! I should have mentioned that in the copy, but these were taken before the tray came in. She’s all secured now, not to worry!

  • Sepideh

    I love all the beautiful details! I hope that this will be a sanctuary for you and Amalia to bond and connect and have beautiful memories together as a family.
    http://www.elleisforlove.com

  • SUCH a gorgeous space! I love love love that glider and scalloped mirror! How sweet is it that her puppy sibling was already there and waiting. I loved those pre-baby nursery dream sessions, just sitting there imagining all the love and growth that would happen in that space. Congratulations (again) to you guys, so happy for you!

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    http://www.attentiontodarling.com