Caroline’s Bold & Girly Nursery

A looooong while ago, I promised a post about my daughter’s nursery. If you are a new reader, you may be surprised to know that this business began with my love of design. I then fell in love with photography. Now I merge the two. Love of color + love of photography= neat imagery! So here we are.  Over a year since the concept came to me in a dream (as most of my good ideas do) and here I am. Finally posting some nursery pictures!!! I love her room. I spend a lot of time in there every day and each day, the hard work that went into it seems worth it. I hope she enjoys it as she grows up. We won’t live here forever, but long enough to make the project worthwhile. Here it is!


above shot is as you walk in the door…

•walls stenciled by me, in a color I mixed for the perfect shade of pink
•curtains off eBay, pottery barn teen linen panels 70% off! I attached black ribbon to make them a little fancier to match the accents
•just wish I could get rid of that awful fan, but in TX, they are a must. esp. with the reduced incidence of SIDS
•kicking myself for leaving her white sheetsaver on the crib when I took the photos…could have photoshopped them out, but don’t have the time!

I don’t believe in changing tables. I like grow-with-you furniture.

•dresser IKEA, replaced knobs. Knobs from hobby lobby, 50% off
•lampshades from homegoods, sewed the embellishments & hand made the flowers for sass
•frames from homegoods (major score–marked $100. got for $10 each!) inside, the pink is the same fabric as her dust ruffle on the crib & the prints are scanned & photoshopped images from our fave book-guess how much I love you.
•chair is IKEA, I sewed the slip cover. Fabric was three throws I got for $10 in the clearance section of marshalls. All the polka dots are embroidered!
•woven basket houses my Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapering system
•grey walls are Mt. Rainier by Ralph Lauren

Every girl needs an armoire!

•armoire used to serve as our pantry in Omaha! WOAH for re-purposing! The glass is lined with the same fabric as the chair slip cover. inside are black & white polka dot bins!
•wall frames were collected from discount stores, and spray painted black. mats are cheapest at hobby lobby, just FYI. 11×14 were $7, vs the $55 Michael’s quoted me!

Princess quarters! Caroline loves staring at the high contrast damask pattern on the walls!!!

•bumper was $4.97 (orig $100!) from the pottery barn outlet!!! SCORE! It’s the “callie” line with contrast diamond pattern stitching. The bows were too small, so I sewed on bigger ones.
•sheet was a PB outlet score as well.
•sewed the dust ruffle, which is a wavy pattern of light magenta on magenta.
•wall frames are of prints from piggies & paws–very special. a fairy & butterfly made from her 6 week hand & foot prints!
•and the beautiful mobile! More on that…

Custom mobile from the incredibly talented Irma with Gifts Define. She makes the MOST ADORABLE children’s room decor! We picked the animals & she made them to match! The ribbon at the top is the same ribbon on her curtains!

And Lastly…I stumbled upon the Design Your Own Bed tool on the Pottery Barn Teen Website & was tickled to find some big girl bedding to match the room. I decided to mix & match some of it with the polka dot sheeting she has now (also available as regular sized bedding). Caroline’s crib turns into a Full size bed, so the plan is to use the pink & white bedding you see below with the polka dot sheeting above (in pink & white). I also ordered an extra set of the polka dot sheets so I can sew a custom toddler sized duvet for her transitional bedding. I know I have seen the pink quilt & puff shams @ the PB outlet so I am going to keep my eyes open for those.

This having a girl thing is just a wee bit fun!!!!

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.