Watercolor Blue

A Nursery Reveal

You may have caught a whiff of what this baby nursery reveal would look like in previous posts, but the *official* reveal is finally here!

If you didn’t already know, my previous work and education was as an interior designer…and boy, do I miss those days! So, it’s always a fun time for me when I get to design a new space in my own home. Today I finally get to reveal all of the sweet details in our newest member’s room: the nursery.

This room was always destined to be what I call watercolor blue…

…you know, that deep, vibrant blue that only watercolor paints can seem to create?

I was inspired by the Briar Hill Bequest collection a few years back, snatched up THREE jelly rolls (more than I could every possibly need for a baby quilt) and decided that my next baby was getting this quilt and that it was going to be awesome.

From there, it evolved from the baby’s new quilt to the baby’s new room.

I must confess that I’m slightly obsessed with this backing fabric, a new release from Art Gallery- what a perfect way to pull together my pink and blue nursery theme!

My house is a little cape cod, so we have some interesting ceiling situations when it comes to the upstairs. I like to do a white wall and colored ceiling in the kid’s rooms to make it more interesting and purposeful!

Did you see my gallery wall tutorial? Make sure to check it out if you want to turn your family heirlooms into wall art!

As if sloped ceilings weren’t enough of a challenge, we then come to the dormers! I created this little nursing nook with a thin glider and skinny floating shelves, a few hooks, and a flush mount touch light for those late-night feedings.

This room only measures 10×10′! I did some creative work when it came to making the most of my space. You can’t see it now, but that dresser/changing table actually slides into the wall when the top surface isn’t needed, freeing up 6 extra square feet!

The changing area needed some extra lighting, so I found this awesome lamp on Amazon – it’s got three settings ranging from VERY bright to dim – I think baby girl will just love looking at this lamp!

Since we are dealing with pretty limited space, I added some hanging baskets on these cabinet door knobs for a little extra storage – I love how they pick up the gold details that are scattered around the room!

I love the sense of privacy that the draping curtains provide. They also make for a great book nook when baby gets older!

On one wall, I tried to incorporate some of the pink and blue with this awesome world map wall paper! Our older daughter has really enjoyed learning about new places in the world with this giant map!

We are all ready & so excited to bring out little girl home, not just to a new space but to a new life as a family! I hope you’ve enjoyed our little 100 square foot tour and feel inspired to try something new in your own space!

Where’d I get everything?

I’m sure there were one or two things that caught your eye – who can resist these vibrant colors?! Here’s a list of my favorite pink and blue nursery items and links to make your shopping easy-peasy:

The quilt pattern came from Rachel Zupan’s shop, LoRayMe. You can get a downloadable copy on Etsy! Make sure to shop around while you’re there – she’s got a lot of great patterns available!

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  1. Oh, Rachel, the nursery is soooo beautiful! Excited for you guys!

  2. Congrats on the new arrival. The room looks great! Iā€™m sure she will love it.

  3. Beautiful! Looks so peaceful, yet lively with the added florals.

  4. Where did you get the pattern for the bear quilt?

    • Thanks for your question Ann! That is my Timber! quilt pattern. If you click on the image of the bear quilt, it’ll take you right to my pattern shop where you can purchase a copy for yourself! šŸ™‚

  5. The nursing nook is pure genius Rachel!! I wish I’d had something like that when I was nursing my babies. (of course, back then, we couldn’t have afforded the glider to go in the nook, but that’s beside the point! šŸ™‚ And, as I am reading about your new baby coming home to you -my first baby, Kinsey, was born 18 years ago today! I can’t believe how fast it goes.

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