Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roomspiration Linky Party! Show Us Your Nursery....

Link up your NURSERY!!!

Hi ya'll!  My name is Shelli and I am so happy to be hosting the nursery Roomspiration party today!  When Ange asked me to share my baby girl's nursery with you I was super excited, what an honor!  I am a new 'ish'  blogger of 8 months, and am enjoying learning more and more as I delve into blogland.  Wow!  Who knew?  If you are new to my little blog, I am a former corporate junkie in the world of medical device sales, turned stay at home mommy to the cutest 19 month old hot mess, baby K.  I blog about all things stylish with an emphasis on interior design with a budget in mind-  here at a' la mode

I'd like to share a few details on baby K's nursery and I am honored to do so!  My life changed in February 2010, as my little girl entered the world.  Her nursery is one of my FAV rooms in our home.  It is bright and cheery and makes me happy- I can only hope it does the same for her (fingers crossed).

I started with the basics.  I knew I wanted an iron crib for an old school feel.  I also knew that I wanted to go with white furniture basics for a fresh crisp feel to the space.  The glider is great for late night rocks with baby, but has a club chair feel.  No need for an ottoman, just use a stool!  Mine came from a garage sale over 15 years ago, and has been upholstered in every fabric on the planet.  Well, not really, but you get the idea!  I repurposed a slipper chair from a guest room for extra seating and bought a changing table on clearance knowing that it will not stay in her room forever (thank goodness diaper changing doesn't last forever!).

The color palette of this nursery came from this $29.99 lamp from Tuesday Morning.  I love the bright fun green (very unisex) and the straw shade that gives some texture.

I am a big believer in creating a warm and fresh space for baby with pops of color for visual stimulation without being too literal.  In fact, the pillow on her glider was found in the clearance section of HomeGoods.  You certainly don't need to find your nursery decor in a baby boutique.

Never underestimate the power of etsy!  The possibilities are endless.....  I found these very 'non baby' fabrics (Modern Meadow), found a shop specializing in crib decor, and presto!

Storage is important in EVERY room, right?  The basic bookshelf tower came from ikea, but the mix of baskets and buckets were all from TJMaxx, HomeGoods, and from various rooms in the house.  No need to waste money on specific containers sold at places like Potterybarn Kids (though some are super cute!), it makes it more interesting when the containers aren't as expected.  Oh, and a little ribbon never hurt either!

My favorite new item in the room is this fun take on an animal skin rug.  Gotta love a splash of whimsy! Afterall, it IS a room for little people, right?  Some fun is always good!

I love adding a dash of history in a room to ground the decor.  We all like to reminisce and love it when a piece has a story to tell.  In my baby's room, it is right inside of the shadow boxes.  These sweet little outfits were my husband's baby clothes.  How was he ever that small?  I can't wait to share them with our little girl one day when she is old enough to understand...and kudo's to my mother in law, for keeping his baby clothing in PRISTINE condition (no pressure! lol)

A BIG thank you to the Roomspiration girls for having me today!
For all sources, head over to my nursery home tour!

Now it is YOUR turn to show off a gorgeous nursery!  It can be yours, a friend, a nursery mood board, etc!  
Show us your posts! 
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  1. So sweet and stylish! I love the color combo you picked - indigo and bits of lime are so unexpected in a nursery! I am sure your little girl loves it!

    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  2. I love her nursery! I love all the bold pops of color paired with the crisp whites. She will be able to grow with the room easily.

  3. What a fabulous nursery! So classy and chic. Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

  4. It's a beautiful nursery, Shelli! Baby K is one lucky little girl! ;)

  5. The colors are fantastic. What a beautiful nursery!

  6. Such a pretty nursery. Love the accessories.

  7. Oh Shelli! I'm pretty sure I love your little girl's nursery more and more each time I look at it! LOVE IT! I've posted a nursery inspiration post today since I don't have one of my own! Happy hosting day to you!

  8. Your nursery is one of my all-time favs!!! Love love love.

  9. So excited to have found you through Homemaker on a Dime! Thanks for hosting . . . thrilled to be linking up!


  10. Great Job , Shelli! The nursery is gorgeous. I love the colors:))

  11. Hmmm....The computer was being funky and I didn't think the picture loaded. Whooops! Now it is up there three times. Sorry guys.

  12. Shelli, You nursery is beyond gorgeous and super sophisticated.

  13. Thanks for hosting! Your nursery is gorgeous! I love the framed onsies from your husband. So sweet! I somehow linked up twice! Sorry!

  14. Shelli, This is one of my all time favorite nurseries...Perfecto!

  15. Your nursery adorable! Love the mix of different colors and textures. Thanks for hosting & I linked up ours that we just finished!

  16. Thanks for hosting the party. You have a beau-ti-ful gosh! I'm a new blogger and follower, thanks for the entertainment.

  17. Where did you find that your wrought iron crib! I have been looking for one everywhere and I love the classic style of yours! Please email me at and let me know! Thanks!

  18. I love the pretty green accents! Great post.

  19. That is SUCH a special, beautiful nursery! She's a lucky girl. PS - My little man is 19 months old too! Didn't realize our kiddos were the same age. I'm LOVING this stage so much. :)

  20. Shelli,
    So your post went off just fine and look at how beautiful your room is. Of course I've seen it before but every time I see it I love it even more! :) Thanks for joining up on this crazy venture! hugs!

  21. Hi Shelli!

    Thanks so much for hosting! Nurseries are always a good theme, and yours is so crisp and fun! Love it.

    Just linked up my little girl's room (#59) and am ready to snoop around all the other awesome links!

    Lovely site! Would love it if you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

    ~Abbie (

  22. What a beautiful room! I love the colors and Daddy's baby clothes in the frame. Adorable! Thanks for hosting!

  23. I'm new to your blog and love it so far! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

  24. wha a fabulous nursery!! i would also love to live in a room like that :)

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  25. This room is AMAZING. I LOVE the Joel Dewberry fabric. That line of fabric was the inspiration for my whole room! So so cute.

  26. LOVE! The bright colors and especially your hubby's clothes! Here's mine:

  27. LOVE! The bright colors and especially your hubby's clothes! Here's mine:

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