Yes I know it’s cliché – pink for a baby girl’s nursery. But what can I say, for me there is nothing sweeter then a pink and white room layered with soft textures and love! After having two boys, I wanted to fully embrace the pink!
The curtains are one of my favourite purchases and really inspired the rest of the room. White linen drapes made in India with a ruffled bottom found at Homesense. They come to just the perfect length on the floor to fall gently to enhance the ruffle . Although they are stunning to look at, they aren’t necessarily practical in a blackout sense for a baby’s room. I added some blackout blinds as the main source for blocking out light during naps.
Picking the right pink was a little tricky, but lucky for me the local paint shop was patient with me taking home sample after sample until I found the right choice. The wall colour is Benjamin Moore Dream Whip 2174-60. The right combination of coral, peach and strawberries & cream.
Adding soft textures is a must for a nursery as baby starts moving around and exploring things on her own. The knitted grey yard pouffe is a versatile piece her older siblings love sitting on to observe and help with the baby’s daily activities.
The budget friendly open shelf unit from Ikea is perfect to allow toddlers to reach items and keep soft things like blankets stored neatly. The vintage inspired fan was another great find from Walmart that went perfectly with the room’s style and double functions as a white sound machine – great for my restless sleeper.
The French-white crib was a splurge from THE BABIES ROOM in St. Jacobs. It is made with Canadian hardwood and has nontoxic paint keeping baby safe. As baby grows, the crib grows with her transforming to a toddler and eventually a full bed. The perfectly coloured ribbed blanket adds more texture for those little baby fingers to explore.
All artwork displayed was hand-painted and displays a labour of love.
The dresser came with the crib and serves double function as both storage and change table. This piece will be able to grow with baby as well. I imagine it eventually being topped with novels, jewellery and makeup (eek!). Baskets add much-needed open storage, when hands are full, for things like diapers and wipes, A necklace stand serves as a headband display for all of baby’s pretty accessories. The antique mirror was repainted and repurposed from another space, adding just the perfect touch of vintage inspiration to the room.
This room is not too juvenile that it will be unsuitable in a couple of years for my sweet girl. Although if she grows up to be anything like me, she’ll be requesting to make her own design choices early.