a classic, polished pink nursery for a baby girl

Monday, July 11, 2016

classic pink baby girl room

I’m excited to be sharing my sister’s nursery for her brand new baby girl, Stella.  We worked with RH Baby & Child to put together a sweet room that is both polished and classic with pieces that will grow well with Stella, and I love how it all came together.  (Be sure to check out this post about our experience visiting the gorgeous gallery in Atlanta!)

(sources for above photo: Dauphine Crystal Flushmount; Wingback Glider;  Wingback Ottoman; Marcelle Crib in vintage grey; Scallop Rug in petal; Kenzie side table; Ondine Bench; Mini Lourdes Lamp; Petite House Shelving in dove; Canvas Drapery and Valances in petal; Baby Animal Portraits; Hush Little Baby Sheet Music; Pull Whale)

classic pink baby nursery inspiration

Ashley really wanted a light pink nursery, as this is baby number two, and her first was a boy.  Her house is filled with trucks and little boy things, so she was excited to add some pink!  I love how the petal pink touches in the drapes and the rug add sweetness to the room without being overwhelming.  The walls, trim, and ceiling are all painted in Restoration Hardware’s Right White (you can get samples at the gallery!), and painting everything the same color gives a calming effect to the room, and makes the pieces pop a bit more.  If you are looking for a great white paint color, this one is an excellent choice!  It’s got enough warmth that it isn’t too stark, and I’d suggest trying painting everything in the color – it looks so good.

(How sweet is the Marcelle crib?  I love the upholstered sides, giving it a soft touch!)pastel pink baby nurseryThe bedding has the sweetest star pattern (those gauzy muslin sheets are so soft!) and the petal pink quilt is perfect for Ashley to cuddle up in during nighttime nursing sessions, and the sham is a nice little pop of color on the glider.  Both pieces feel like heirlooms, and I’m sure Stella will treasure them as she moves from crib to big girl bed one day.  The piped border crib skirt is also a sweet pop of color in petal.neutral baby nursery inspirationOne of my favorite pieces in the nursery is the ondine bench.  Two can sit comfortably; and it’s so nice to have extra seating for guests or big brother Henry to visit.  Also, speaking from experience, that piece will be the perfect place for bedtime stories with Henry and Stella.  It’s hard to all fit in one chair as the littles grow, and this bench will hold a lot of special memories of bedtime snuggles and stories.pink and gray baby nursery inspirationWe installed faux shiplap on two walls (I’ll be sharing more details later this week), which adds some interest to the space without making it busy.  I love the thoughtful, uncluttered walls and neutral palette.  It’s such a calm and peaceful space!  That rug is also really beautiful in person.  The subtle scallop pattern can pair well with a modern or traditional look, and again, I love that the pink isn’t overwhelming.

(sources for above: Marcelle Wide Dresser and topper in vintage grey; Pink Star Canvas Storage; Camellia Print; Dauhpine Crystal Sconces; Round Mirror)baby nursery shelf ideasThese petite house shelves are so perfect for displaying favorite heirlooms, small toys, or treasures.  We did a collection of three in the corner over the glider.baby room ideas

baby nursery bookcaseThis bookcase will definitely be a piece that will grow with Stella.  It has plenty of space for storing toys, books, and other items, along with a handy drawer.  The small canvas bins (one is shown on top of the bookcase) also fit perfectly on the shelves, and will be great for storing small toys when Stella is bigger.

(sources for above: Marcelle Bookcase in vintage grey; pink star canvas bins)sweet pink baby room

And how sweet is that Hush Little Baby print?  It’s so beautiful over the crib, and the wool felt bunny mobile makes the perfect pairing!classic pink baby girl roomThe print over the changing table is a photo of some of our grandmother’s camellias framed in a gorgeous artifact uprising frame (so easy!), and I love the crystal dauphine sconces flanking it.  Sconces are such a great choice in a nursery; put them on dimmers and they make the perfect glow for nighttime changes or feedings.  The changing table topper makes it so easy to keep things organized, especially with those caddies (they are the best!), and it’s easy to remove and transition to a dresser once it’s no longer needed!  pink and gray baby nursery ideas

classic pink baby room

pastel pink baby nurseryThere is Ashley and sweet little Stella!  Aren’t they both beautiful?pastel pink baby nursery with shiplapThe glider is also as comfortable as it is beautiful.  I love that it has a high back for resting your head, and it’s perfectly cushy without being overstuffed.  The clean lines are gorgeous, and the slipcover is stain resistant, and you can also spot clean it or have it dry cleaned if needed (so helpful!).  Paired with the wingback ottoman, it’s perfectly suited for nursing and feeding, and of course, cuddling.

I love how the space came together to create such a sweet, polished space.  We are so grateful to RH Baby & Child for working with us on this project, and can’t say enough about their helpfulness and expertise!  I’ll be posting more details Wednesday on how we installed the shiplap, as well as a few other things.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

8 responses to “a classic, polished pink nursery for a baby girl”

  1. Liz says:

    Gorgeous nursery.

    Joni, you have such an amazing aesthetic…and I love your kid spaces! Would love to see more shared family spaces…the IKEA catalogue is the only place I’ve seen a “designed” shared adult/baby/kid bedroom, and that situation (given room sharing recommendations for the first 6 months) is a reality for some of us!

  2. […] just posted and shared baby Stella’s sweet pink and white and gray nursery, and wanted to share some details about how we installed the #shiplap walls.  If you have […]

  3. Erinn Lowe says:

    Hey joni! I wanted more details on the shiplap since we’re thinking about doing this for baby #3’s room. How did you cut the plywood for a 10 ft wall if it comes in 8 ft pieces? Also, what is the paint color in the room? I assume you painted after installing all the plywood correct?

    • Joni says:

      Hey Erinn! So sorry for the delay in my response! My dad drew a pencil line down all of the studs on each wall, and each board would end on a stud. So, you may have to trim down an 8′ piece so that it ends on a stud, and then trim the next board down to fill the remaining part of the wall, and be sure that you are always attaching the boards on a stud. Just offset the joints – you can hardly see them once they are painted. He also said it’s essential to use a level to make certain your first row of boards are level. Does that make sense? Feel free to email me if you want more details!

  4. Lauren says:

    I have the same mobile from RH. I am wondering if you could give me specifics on how you hung it securely above the crib. Trying to determine if I need anchors or just a cup hook! Thanks

  5. Sarah says:

    I love that glider! What fabric do you recommend? I am also looking for white but want something easy to clean.

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