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Caroline’s Boudoir…The Nursery Reveal

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March 1, 2012

So here it is
friends! Caroline’s nursery, finally…I had a few sneak peaks
along the way, but I couldn’t leave you hanging any longer. 
It’s crazy how much this room has been transformed. From what was going to be my “home
office” to a sweet abode for our little peanut, I am ecstatic at the finished product
and know that loads of joy went into each and every detail. What
was supposed to be a fairly gender neutral space quickly changed into a world
of pink, and I am so happy we decided
to go all out.

The
Crib, Bedding, and Dresser/Changing Table
Since we had bead board added to the walls, I ventured away from a white crib, so lucky me when I stumbled upon this.
To contrast with the French Grey finish, I ordered bedding that had a clean
palette of antique white/linen with pops of pastel pink. I absolutely love it!
P.S.
For those of you scared over the bumper, we’re keeping it in for now {because
she’ll be sleeping in a bassinet in our room when she first comes home}. Then
once she moves to her nursery, the bumper will come off)
With a small
room, we needed to make the most of our space, and we knew having a dresser
that served a dual-purpose was a perfect solution! The dresser offers so much storage room for her necessities and then we ordered a topper for easy
diapering. Even better, the topper is removable so once she is potty-trained,
Caroline will have a fully functional {and
still gorgeous}
dresser.
Emelia PanelDresser/Topper: RH Baby and Child
The
Nightstand/Lamp/Chair/Rug/Curtains
I wanted a fun accent piece for the nightstand, something that added a different color…I love the crystal glass knobs and
subtle lines to give it that “vintage” look. For the table lamp, I went feminine
and girly. The base is a rubbed gold/silver matte finish and
the shade is a flax/linen with appliqué flowers. And, the chair…sure, there
were less expensive options, but the ease of having a slipcover rather than upholstery won me over. We can throw the cover in the laundry and have a
clean, almost-like-new chair in no time!
As for the rug,
this was a necessity since we have hardwood floors…little bit needs
some form of traction! I love the pale pink/antique white pattern—it’s comfy, too! And finally the curtains, these lovelies turned out to be the perfect shade. We paired them with thick brushed
silver hardware with crystal glass finials and clips, and I think this has to be my
favorite spot in the nursery.
·        
AppliqueTutu Pillow Cover,  TrellisDhurrie Rug in Petal, and    Linen Cotton Drapes in Oatmeal: RH Baby and Child
 SquareArm Small Glider: Pottery Barn Kids (slipcover in Organic Cotton
Basketweave)
·         Alexia Bombe Chest and Rosette Hayworth TableLamp:
Pier 1
Brushed Nickel Window Hardware: JCPenney
Peony
with Square Vase: Target
·        
Coral
Hobnail Glass Candle: Lulu
·        
Polka
Dot Frame with Pink Bow: Baby Shower Gift
The
Walls
I searched far and wide to find different accent pieces for the walls, as I wanted
an eclectic mix. Over the changing
table is the reclaimed wood print I had been eyeing for a LONG
time. It’s the song my Mom always used to sing to me when I was little so it
has that sentimental factor, too. For the gallery wall, I
wanted to switch it up with framed quotes, pictures, and other odds and ends…accents
we hope to add to as she gets older! There is the wall ledge with other frames as well as the wire card holder for storing sweet cards from loved ones. 
·        
YouAre My Sunshine Reclaimed Wood Art Print: Chez Renee
·         Somewhere Over the Rainbow Print/I am a Child of God Print: Sugarfresh on Etsy
Rustic
Wood Brown/Pink Frame:  Shoppes on Main
·        
5×7
Twinkle Twinkle Stormy Art Print: SugarFresh on Etsy
Wooden
Letter “C” in charcoal grey:  Vintage Blue by Sophia on
Etsy
·        
Crown
Art:  Francesca’s Collections
·        
LOVEWooden Art Plaques: Pottery Barn Kids
·        
WireCard Holder: RH Baby and Child
·        
Mercury
Glass Mirror: The Iron Gate
·        
Dream/Laugh Wood Plaques: The Iron Gate
Framed Flower Shadowbox, Oval Bird Art, and Gold Rose Print : Target
·         Modern
Alphabet Print: Gus and Lula on Etsy
Caroline plaque/”Every gift…” painting: Baby Shower Gifts
Holman Ledge: Pottery Barn
Wooden Key: Homegoods
Frames: Pottery Barn, Pier 1, and Pottery Barn Kids

The
Bookcase/Side Nook
We had our
contractor build a small bookcase in the “nook”, as it was an odd space. I wanted it to be simple and short, and offer a way to display her
keepsakes, special mementos from family and friends,
books we’ll read to her, etc.
·        
Antique
White/Pink Piggy Bank: Homegoods
·        
Pink
Heart Vase: Target
·        
Swarovski
Crystal Ring: Wedding Gift
·        
Vase,
Eggs, and Hydrangea: Homegoods
·        
Various
Stuffed Animals: Baby Shower Gifts
·        
Pink
Jewelry Stand: Target (with her adorable baby pearl bracelet and silver
monogrammed locket)
·        
BronzeBunny Bookends: RH Baby and Child
The
Closet

Oh the closet, well, I take it back, maybe this is my favorite part of the room. We had custom built-ins added to house all of Caroline’s essentials and the organization is perfect for my Type-A self. I’m hoping this will help Jeff learn where everything is, too! I wanted everything to have a proper place which is why we invested in some great canvas bins and totes. All her outfits are categorized by size…foolproof, even for Daddy. And yes, I know we have gone way over on the clothing situation-I make no apologies, though, because baby girl frills and dresses are just too cute to pass up. 
Canvas Bins: Target and The Container Store
Custom Clothing Size Rings: Babyfables on Etsy

So there you have it!! I hope you all like it as much as we do…Jeff has been catching me in there practically every night, reading “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and just rocking away, trying to pass the time-I’m officially ready for someone to come! 

  1. Katie says:

    So beautiful! definitely inspiration if baby #2 someday is a girl!

  2. Cait says:

    omg hunny it look BEAUTIFUL! i love all the details!! Great job!

  3. its stunning!! i love love it!!

  4. Oh so pretty!! All the attention to detail is amazing. I can't believe you've already done all of this! You've thought of everything. I think it's time for her to be here. 🙂

  5. Julia says:

    I love it! So pretty and well-done. The details are AMAZING. I am so bad with little personal touches. I worry my "details" will look like tacky "knick-knacks" but your details are so tasteful and appropriate for a baby girls room. Congrats! You must be so pleased with the final product!

  6. Julie says:

    so so so beautiful! This belongs in Southern Living. I need your special touch at my house!!!! I am in awe 🙂

  7. Nicole says:

    Officially the most gorgeous nursery I've ever seen.

  8. I ADORE little Miss Caroline's room!!! She'll be the most stylish baby ever! Amazing job on the decorating!!

  9. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness, I am in love with your little peanuts nursery, it's so beautiful!

  10. Becca says:

    Wow, Natasha, it is beautiful!! I know Caroline will love it!

    The nursey is definitely "pin" worthy 😉

  11. Finally, the post I have been patiently waiting for! Girl, this room turned out so unbelievably beautiful. It looks like it came out of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog and I am sure these photos will be gracing every girl's "when I am a mommy" Pinterest board in no time! I love every.single.detail. The only thing missing – baby Caroline! CANNOT WAIT to see this post all over again, but with C in her crib! Now it's time to sit back and relax, she'll be here before you know it!

  12. Brittany says:

    love the nursery! cute and cozy! 🙂

  13. This is one of the prettiest I've seen!!love.

  14. Wow!! It seriously looks amazing!!! What a beautiful room she has. Congratulations!! Xo

  15. gorgeous! lucky little peanut!

  16. jayme says:

    it's a shame baby caroline will have to live naked because she doesn't have any clothes. 😉

    amazing room, you are truly talented! XO

  17. Kaitlyn says:

    It is absolutely beautiful! Pinning on pinterest now. 🙂 It is so very peaceful. I cannot wait to see pictures of Caroline in it. So, so sweet. You did a perfect job.

  18. Kayln says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! so classic, chic and beautiful!!! i absolutely LOVE it!

  19. . says:

    So so beautiful! You certainly have a knack for decor!! Good Luck with the arrival of Baby C:)

    ~Mrs.HVK

  20. Such a beautiful room! Caroline is a lucky girl!!!

  21. Ashley Marie says:

    the nursery is absolutely darling! I LOVE it!!!

    I am totally making my way to homegoods this weekend in search of the key! =)

    Great job on the nursery – it is beautiful!

  22. ~Katie says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Baby Caroline is one lucky girl!

  23. Wow, it came out SO goregous! I love all the details, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  24. So so so gorgeous! You did an amazing job. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for a comfortable rest of your pregnancy!

  25. Kendyl says:

    Oh wow!!! The nursery looks amazing, like something out of a magazine!!
    Best of luck in these last couple of weeks! I look forward to hearing of her arrival!!

  26. Molly says:

    This is the perfect nursery. I love every detail and you did an amazing job.

  27. Jennifer SS says:

    It looks AMAZING Natasha! I can't wait to see it, and her {that being the most important thing}, very soon!!!!

  28. Carolyn says:

    IT IS SO CUTE!!! I love that it's super pink without being obnoxious!!! She's one lucky little girl! 🙂

  29. Olga says:

    It's precious! You have great taste 🙂

  30. Amanda says:

    WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! She is going to love her new room. I'm seriously calling you when it comes time to create an abode for my little one down the road! You should go into business 🙂

  31. SSM says:

    Very pretty!

    You will eventually get use out of the bumper later on.

    Enjoy!

  32. Natasha! It looks wonderful!! So fun and feminine, yet clean and fresh too! Love the gallery wall over the crib and the cute little pig! So many great details. You really did a wonderful job! Caroline is so loved! 🙂

  33. Karah says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the nursery. It is so classy and feminine. It looks great. Congrats

  34. Caroline says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you. This is one of the most beautiful rooms I've ever seen. Little C is one lucky little girl!

  35. Amber says:

    What a beautiful nursery!!! I love all the wall art and the colors you used. It will look even better once she is here!! 🙂

  36. Lindsay says:

    Her room is absolutely gorgeous! It seriously looks like something out of a magazine – I love it!

  37. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness, Natasha it is absolutely gorgeous!! So sweet and fun at that same time!
    I know you are so glad to have it all finished!

  38. Katherine says:

    oh my goodness! i totally LOVE it! perfect for little miss caroline to come home to!

  39. Katherine says:

    lol and just realized that the comment above me started with "oh my goodness" too! 🙂

  40. omg perfection!! you knocked it out of the park! from the gallery wall to the delicate lampshade- everything is so amazing. perfect boudoir for the little baby girl! and btw, this little girl is going to be the best dressed baby around- the closet is to die for.

    thanks for sharing 🙂 16 days to go!

  41. PinkLouLou says:

    OMG perfection. Simply perfect. Great job sweet girl!

  42. AllyceR says:

    You did such a wonderful job. You can just see the love in every little detail. She will absolutely love it. I think it is so sweet you read in there at night!

  43. Amanda says:

    Seriously, this has to be one of the best nurseries I’ve ever seen in my life! It is exactly how I would want to decorate a nursery when the time comes and I think you totally knocked it out of the park. I hope you don’t mind if I Pinterest the heck out of it. It truly is perfection!

  44. elizabeth says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  45. Britt says:

    Beautiful! What a lovely sanctuary for little Miss Caroline & you:)

  46. Lori Supek says:

    You TOTALLY need to become an interior designer of children's rooms!!!!! So Fab!!!

    fitfashlife.blogspot.com

  47. Shut your mouth! That is so stinkin cute!! I am a BIG fan of wall collages so I fell in love with the the decor over the crib!

    I love LAMP. too!

  48. Britton says:

    WOW!! You did an amazing job with her nursery!! It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful!!! It looks fantastic!!!!

  49. Kate says:

    wow! The nursery is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so impressed with every detail. I love the pillow on the glider (and everything else!).

  50. Samantha says:

    WOW- this is amazing. You are very talented!

  51. Kristin says:

    It looks amazing! You sure do have an eye for design! I love the built-in shelf and the wall gallery! Great job!

  52. Alyssa says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous! You should come decorate my child's when we have another one, hehe!

  53. Beautiful. The nursery turned out just perfect! Such wonderful details!

  54. Shari says:

    It is just as perfect as I thought it would be. Absolutely beautiful. Well done, friend. 🙂

  55. I love it!!!!! I'm so going to pin these if you don't mind on my "eventually" baby board. LoVE it:)

  56. Allyson says:

    Oh I love it! That pig in the crib is precious!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

  57. Miss V says:

    It's just the right amount of everything. I love the soft feminine feel without it feeling overpowering or cheesy. You did an excellent job and thank you for the breakdown!! Bookmarking for when it's my turn one day! xoxox.I envision many beautiful memories being made in that room.

  58. girl it looks so good! starting on my nursery this weekend! this has me all inspired! xoxo

  59. Natasha! This is SO so precious! Caroline will love it I'm sure 🙂 You did such a great job making this girly and beautiful! I love the colors you chose – so calm and pretty!

  60. P*P*P says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Love every detail!

  61. KRISTIN says:

    It's absolutely incredible! I love how sweet and classic it is with little modern touches. She's going to love it! 🙂

  62. Callie P says:

    So cute- you could have a 2nd career as a decorator! I may have missed it, but have you done a post of your 2nd baby shower yet? I'd love to see pictures!

  63. Andrea says:

    I love it all!! I especially love the photo wall and the lamp, so cute!

  64. I have been waiting for this post and you did NOT dissapoint!! 🙂

    You did SUCH a great job on the nursery!! It is BEYOND gorgeous and needs to be submitted to a magazine!! I LOVE how you did the wall above her crib and styled the shelving!!! I'm obsessed with the closet organization too!! I spent a couple hours yesterday reorganizing Olivia's closet and know what a HUGE task it is to fit all their things!!

    GREAT job!! Love it! 🙂

  65. You did such an amazing job – it's just lovely!!

  66. Jamie says:

    It's absolutely beautiful! Y'all did a great job 🙂

  67. Kristen says:

    wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous! so pretty and feminine but not over the top girly or baby…love it!

  68. Tiffany says:

    Soooo beautiful!!!!!
    I love love love all of the pictures & things above her crib. Sooo amazing.

  69. Allison says:

    The nursery is darling! It's fit for a princess! You did a beautiful job. Every detail is wonderful.

  70. I love the room, especially the key on the wall. Made me think of my Kappa girls. Have a wonderful day!

  71. sSe says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, the attention to detail is amazing!

  72. A.M. says:

    Natasha- you did an AMAZING job! I am so jealous of baby Caroline's room! It is absolutely perfect in every way-such a lucky little girl 🙂

    You need to start designing nurseries for a living!

  73. lori says:

    this is beautiful!!! all thats missing is baby caroline. so sweet!

  74. Nicole-Lynn says:

    It's so girly! Love it!

  75. Rhiannon says:

    It looks absolutely incredible, Natasha! What a lucky girl, Caroline is 🙂 xoxo

  76. Gorgeous nursery!! I love the soft colors, picture collage and especially the You are my Sunshine lyrics!

  77. Love Caroline's room. It's adorable 🙂
    xoxo
    Samantha

    betterblondesam.blogspot.com

  78. Samma says:

    It looks fabulous! She is such a lucky girl to come home to such a beautiful room, and such a sweet mama to put so much thought and love into her space 🙂

  79. Anna & Kirby says:

    LOVE this! I wanted to do similar colors if we had a girl. I love all your details too… she's going to LOVE it!

  80. Renee says:

    It's gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I am so excited to see that print right where you wanted it!

  81. Natasha it's beautiful !! You did such a fabulous job! Caroline is one lucky little girl 🙂

  82. Looks great!! I love the gallery wall and nightstand!

  83. Alex says:

    Wow. This is beautiful!

    Alex
    Bump to Baby

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