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Isla's nursery reveal

Finally! The nursery reveal! Isla’s nursery is officially my favorite room in the house. It gets the most light of any other room, which makes me feel so happy when I’m in there. And those hardwood floors were so worth it! I searched high and low to find every perfect piece to make the room look exactly how I pictured. Rather than come up with a theme, I decided to go crazy with colors and prints. I really want her to be stimulated at every turn and to feel inspired by the space. I wanted elements that can grow with her, like the beautiful rug, the love seat and the prints on the walls. I was also adamant about repurposing things we already owned rather than buying sets of furniture. I much prefer the mismatched look.

The love seat, which has been in my family since my mom was young, was the first piece I knew I wanted so it served as the foundation and my main inspiration piece. The dresser was next. Chris has been using it for years so we decided to paint it (though the color was undecided until we found the rug). The best part about the dresser is that it once belonged to Chris’ older brother. Chris lost his brother tragically a few years ago so I just love that there is a piece of him in our daughter’s room. For the crib I knew I wanted something sleek and simple but not overly modern. The second I saw this one I had eyes for no other. Then came the rug. I am in love with this beauty. I think it helps bring the room to life and really brings out the color of the love seat, which by itself can look a little dull since it has faded a bit over the last 100+ years! The wardrobe was a gem of a Craigslist find and we got it for a steal, and the bookcase and lamp were last minute additions. There are a few elements I’m still waiting to add (like pillows for the love seat and some belly baskets I ordered from Serena and Lily on backorder), and I can’t wait until Isla is big enough to play and make a mess in there. I’m so looking forward to seeing her make the space her own!

Keep scrolling for more details and pictures, as well as a list of all the items and where I bought them at the very bottom. Enjoy!

Garland tassel in nursery

[that tassel garland served as a bit of flair on our wedding cupcake table. now it’s isla’s mobile.]

nursery prints and love seat

[Chris spray painted those gold frames, which were originally black.]

baby moccasins

oeuf crib, lulu & georgia rug

nursery bookshelves

[the puffin is from our trip to iceland. i was pregnant and no one knew so technically isla was with us! the calligraphy print is from Manayunk Calligraphy (via HOME Boutique) and i just couldn’t resist the bumblebee plate (her middle name is bee after all!]

nursery reveal

[the dresser handles are the originals that came with it, but i swapped the top knobs for fun scalloped white ones.]

nursery details 2

Nursery wardrobe

vintage love seat (in my family for decades) // West Elm white frames // Joann Fabrics frames spray painted gold // Etsy Maybe Sparrow + One King’s Lane + Society6 prints // West Elm curtains // CB2 pouf // Lulu & Georgia “indie” rug

Oeuf “sparrow” crib // Etsy ModFox sheets // Hazel Village Flora the Fox // gifted Miyim bunny // West Elm throw blanket // One King’s Lane pillow // Etsy The Flair Exchange tassel garland (from our wedding)

vintage dresser (in Chris’ family for decades!) // new dresser knobs and original handles // Summer Infant changing pad // Aden & Anais muslin changing pad cover // Lowe’s floating shelves // Target lamp // Container Store bookcase // West Elm giraffe // A.C. Moore zebra // Manayunk Calligraphy print (via HOME Boutique) // Anthropologie bumblebee dessert plate

armoire from craigslist // Freshly Picked + Minnetonka moccasins // Baby Gap booties // Guavaboots // Zara Mini jumper // Target mirrors // Container Store bin // Target storage baskets // Serena & Lily belly baskets (on backorder)

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  • Reply Me And My Mini Me January 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    WOW this is absolutely gorgeous! Looks so regal and beautiful, fit for a princess.

    • Reply reallyrisa January 31, 2014 at 4:30 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Lynzy (@sparklingsteps) January 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

    It is so gorgeous! Olivia’s nursery is also my favorite room in the house! :)

    • Reply reallyrisa January 31, 2014 at 4:31 am

      Thanks, Lynzy! I love Olivia’s nursery, too!

  • Reply lexi (@glitterinclexi) February 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    What a gorgeous nursery!! So in love with that vintage loveseat and the rug!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  • Reply Becki Huebsch November 19, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Absolutely beautiful!! What is the paint color on the walls?
    Thank you!

    • Reply reallyrisa November 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Thank you! Antique White by Valspar.

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