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Nursery Decor & Baby Room Ideas


woodland wonder

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woodland baby room ideasI have received several requests for a woodland nursery board, so here are a few ideas for a cozy palette.  You could really go several directions, depending on what inspires you – the animals, the trees, a natural palette . . . I love that new crib from Land of Nod (so perfectly simple, and in a lovely shade, not to mention their furniture is 15% off right now!) and those paper pendant lights have such fantastic style at an equally fantastic price!

I’m working furiously (as furiously as possible while 36 weeks pregnant!) to finish up the nursery details, and complete the redesign of Lay Baby Lay, so my apologies for being especially slow on emails and comments right now!  We are in the home stretch . . .


Carrie Jane"One of my favorites, friend! "

Pillowthrowdecor"What a gorgeous collection here! Love the mushroom clock and LOVE the plaid chair. I especially wanted to say a …"

Ann"This would be an ideal nursery if our family lived in a cabin, sigh. "

Lindsay Andree Streufert"Wow! Those antlers are amazing!! Someone grab them! "

crjuday"I am lagging! Only 29 weeks, and have been all over this site for months. You have provided …"

Catherine Lajoie"I am 36 weeks along as well, and have used your site as inspiration for some key pieces for the …"


peanut #2’s nursery board

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black and white baby room ideasI am in the process of wrapping up details on Peanut #2’s nursery, so I thought I’d share what I started with for the design of her little room.  Some things have changed, but the dresser was the first thing I bought (I was super excited, because it was exactly what I had in my head and I found it on craigslist).  An entire room of wallpaper was out of budget, so we settled on one wall with pattern and painted the rest.  I’m glad we did, because I think it may have ended up a bit busy, and I’m really crazy over how the color turned out and I can’t wait to share!  The touches of pink were a later addition because the room was starting to look a little too sophisticated.  I’m really happy with that St. Barth’s fabric because it has just the right amount of playfulness.  Chip says it reminds him of Dr. Seuss.  We are getting so close to go time – only four weeks left – and I’m anxious to get all the details ironed out!  I sent the artwork to print yesterday, so I just have to paint one piece of furniture, finish up a few pillows, and oh, yeah, tackle that ottoman project.

(If you are wondering, Vivi slept in her big girl bed last night!  It went slightly better than I expected, but not as well as I had hoped.  It will be a transition!  She is overall very excited about it, but had a tough time letting us leave her last night.  And she decided to wake up at 5 a.m.  I hope we can quickly get back onto a good schedule, because bedtime is normally a very peaceful and quick process.  The good news is that I was completely dreading naptime, and she nodded off in her bed before I finished the second book . . . which has never happened ever before.  She wore herself – and her mama – completely out.  I’m hoping it will help her realize that it’s ok to sleep there!)


Lucky"Such a beautiful nursery for your peanut #2! She'll be one lucky little lady:) What size did your mixed lollies …"

Joni Lay"Hi Heather! I would try these search terms over and over: "mid century sideboard" "mid century dresser" "mid century …"

Joni Lay"Hi Katie! I know - it's frustrating you can't find one in stores! I'll certainly post more about …"

Joni Lay"Hi Carrie! I really like it - I will say that it does sit at a slightly odd angle …"

Alyssa Stewartson"Looks exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product!! :D "

Carrie"I LOVE the wallpaper! How do you like the Empire Rocker? Is it comfortable? I havent seen any reviews of …"


wee little bairn (revisited)

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baby room ideasThis board is a revisit of one of my favorites from last year; I love the cozy palette and the comforting mix of tartans.  How fun is that DIY ottoman?  I was looking for some inspiration for baby nursery 2 (I wanted to incorporate a little plaid/tartan) and I hope to try it as it would be the perfect addition!


Josie Molas"Oh thanks so much! This is really adorable, I just love it. "

Joni Lay"Hi Josie! All the sources are in the pink margin to the right of the image if they aren't …"

Josie Molas"Where's all the sources? There doesn't seem to be any on the other post either:/ "

Barbra Smith"Love simplicity and plaid. :) "

Ann"I'm mad for plaid now! "


Library Chic Nursery Inspiration

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I’m so excited to announce that Million Dollar Baby is offering a giveaway of a Jenny Lind crib (like Vivi has)  in the color (white, ebony, or cherry) of your choice!

library chic baby room ideas

Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about it; a re-imagining of a favorite board from awhile back.  To enter, like DaVinci on Facebook, follow MDBplayroom on Twitter and Pinterest, and leave a comment on this post.  Winner will be drawn randomly on Tuesday 9/18, and I’ll be sharing more inspiration between now and then!  We absolutely adore this crib, and it’s been great for Vivi – not to mention it is available at a fantastic price point.

P.S. Be sure to check out the interview they posted with Lay Baby Lay on their blog!


melissa"I'm so excited to find this giveaway! I likes, followed and pinned all the required things above! melissa melissapilsner@gmail.com "

Jenn Balsley"I am dying to get this crib! It is perfect! "

Becca Wieland"What a beautiful crib! "

Lizzy"I liked this and love the crib and the blog! Excited to set up the nursery for my first little …"

Kimiyo"Thank you for featuring my campaign dresser on your lovely site! "

Gloria Bearden Wolfgram"I have followed instruction :) Loving it all!!! "


moonrise kingdom

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moonrise kingdom baby nursery inspiration boardI saw Moonrise Kingdom last weekend, and couldn’t resist . . . go here to find the links!


Evans-family"Love your boards!!!!! Absolutely incredible and so inspiring. Even thought of doing a girly horsey themed room? I have two …"

Mabdiamond"my husband and I are making our nursery a 'moonrise kingdom' theme, too! so cute to see what you found …"

Meghan" I don’t know how you find all these amazing pieces and incorporate them all into one space so divinely! …"

Brianne Heape"I am about to purchase #3, that's just too adorable. However, I'm going to hang it in our bedroom our …"

Coryann"This board is exploding with creativity! Darn you haha ; ] "

Kelly Rhodes"LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  That movie was darling and so is this board. "